Events & Special Programs

You'll always find something special happening that is organized, sponsored, hosted, or just promoted by the Wellness & Recreation Center! If you have a great event idea, or would like to host an event at our facility please contact us! 

Please note, events are in chronological order.

  • Fitness Instructional Programming

    Intro to Weight Lifting with Chris ~ Min/Max Participants - 3/6
    Register at the front desk of the WRC


    Focusing on technique, power, and strength, this program will focus on participants learning the proper techniques and cues to effectively and safely increase strength and knowledge on weight lifting. There will be 4 main lifts comprising this program, with accessory lifts added to help aid and improve posture, performance, and balance.

    Tuesdays: 5:30pm-6:45pm
    Functional Training Room

    TRX with Cindy ~ Min/Max Participants - 3/6
    Register at the front desk of the WRC


    The TRX program uses suspension training bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. This program is perfect for those looking to burn fat, build strength and increase the overall health of your heart. From beginners to pro-athletes, a workout can be designed for everyone. The TRX Training classes will be tailored so that participants receive a full body workout each time. This small group atmosphere will provide participants with in depth knowledge on suspension training with the goal to be able to create your own TRX workouts after the program ends!

    Wednesdays: 4:30pm-5:30pm
    Functional Training Room

    Slay & Squat with Maria ~ Min/Max Participants - 5/25
    Register at the front desk of the WRC


    Come take your slay game to a whole new level with our new Slay & Squat instructional program! In this class you will learn how to walk in heels, roll your hips, whip your hair, arch your back, and isolate your body parts. This heels edition class is great for those who want to take their dancing to the next level or just learn how to pick up choreography. So grab your heels (maybe some knee pads) and come slay.

    Wednesdays: 8:30pm-9:30pm
    Blue & Gold Room

    $50 - Students/Members
    $75 - Non Members

    • Each program will meet once per week for 5 weeks
    • Registration closes on February 2nd
    • Session dates: February 5 - March 9
    • Please register for these classes at the front desk of the WRC


  • Yoga Under the Stars

    Yoga Under the stars

    Take your practice outside with us as we get our Zen on outdoors! All levels of yoga practitioners welcome, but please bring your own mat! 

    Date: Tuesday, March 27

    Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC Rec Field

    Registration: Opens via MindBody app on March 19

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty and staff (including faculty/staff who are non-members!)

    Questions? Email Ashley Allen (

  • 3-Way Soccer


    Three-Way Soccer is a variation of soccer where there are three teams instead of two! This version of soccer is fast-paced, high-scoring, and is plated on a smaller, hexagonal field than regular soccer. Come learn how to play!

    Date: Wednesday, March 28

    Time: 4:00pm

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC North Turf

    Registration: Visit IMLeagues

    Open to ALL FIU students.

    Questions? Email Patty Suarez (

  • Kickball Tournament

    Date: Saturday, March 31

    Time: 10:00am

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC North Turf

    Registration: Deadline is March 29, Visit IMLeagues

    Open to ALL FIU students.

    Questions? Email Patty Suarez (

  • Blindfolded Yoga

    Blindfolded yoga

    Over 285 million worldwide are more than 3.4 million people in the United States are visually impaired. This event is an experience in visual sensory deprivation to help individuals gain empathy and understanding about how visual impairments affect all facets of life. Yogis of all levels are welcome. Blindfolds will be provided. 

    Date: Monday, April 2

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC Blue and Gold Rooms

    Registration: Opens via MindBody app on March 26

    Open to ALL FIU students and WRC Members.

    Questions? Email Ashley Allen (

  • Sitting Volleyball

    sitting volleyball

    Join us for this Diversity Week event and try out sitting volleyball! This sport is a para-Olympic team sport featuring constant motion, communication and bursts of explosiveness. Two teams of six players are separated by a net and try to score points by grounding the ball onto the other side’s court.

    Date: Tuesday, April 3

    Time: 4:00om

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC South Gym

    Registration: IMLeagues Website

    Open to ALL FIU students and WRC Members.

    Questions? Email Patty Suarez (

  • Kukuwa Fitness African Dance Class

    Come move your Boomsey with Kukuwa Fitness! Kukuwa's classes focus on African dance, history, and culture, and she has been endorsed by Oprah Magazine, Essence Magazine, and People Magazine as well as AFAA, ACE, and other international companies. 

    Date: Wednesday, April 4

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC Blue and Gold Rooms

    Registration: Opens via MindBody app on March 26th

    Open to ALL FIU students and WRC Members.

    Questions? Email Ashley Allen (

  • Special Programs


    TRAC Ropes Course

    Located next to the Kovens Conference Center on the BBC campus, TRAC, FIU’s Team Ropes Adventure Course, offers half, full-day, and multi-day challenges on both low and high ropes courses. Registration is open to all and can be geared toward any type of group and goal(s).

    Art Park

    Outdoors @ FIU

    Florida International University has a beautiful campus that provides many opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors once you get outside of your classroom, the library, GC, or your residence hall room. In addition to recreation facilities like the tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, the pool, outdoor basketball courts, and the Recreation Field, there are a number of other areas to consider.

    Outdoor Sculpture Park
    FIU is the site of the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park, one of the world's most important international outdoor sculpture collections that includes works by Calder, de Kooning, Nevelson, Serra, Dubuffet and other well-known artists. Guided tours are available to groups (coordinated through the Frost Art Museum), or just walk your own tour. View a campus map via the FIU App (available on iTunes and Google Play

    Lakes, Ponds & Gazebos

    The University Park campus is adorned with both natural and man-made lakes and ponds that attract a wide variety of wildlife. Catch early morning flights of birds, the open wings of an anhinga, and late afternoon mating calls. Many of these campus environs have gazebos nearby where you can sit and watch nature's interplay. Taking a walking tour of the various trees around campus. 

    Play in the Residence Hall Quad
    Created by surrounding Everglades Hall, UP Towers, Lakeview, and Panther Halls, the Res Hall Quad always has something going on. Whether its a pick-up soccer match, a game of sand volleyball, tossing the frisbee, or relaxing at the pool, the Quad can be THE place on a lazy afternoon.

    A Day in the Park - Tamiami Park
    South of campus and north of Coral Ave. lays Tamiami Park, one of Miami-Dade's largest public parks. Playing fields, a pool, tennis courts, a playground, and lots of open space are available. FIU students, faculty and staff can swim for FREE at Tamiami Pool during open swim hours (12:00-3:00pm) - just show your FIU Panther ID.

    Outdoor Basketball Courts
    You can find outdoor hoops at 4 MMC campus locations: next to the Tennis Center (across from FIU Arena), near Parkview Garage, at the University Apartments, and on Fraternity Row.



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