This 36,000-square foot facility provides members with a state of the art facility featuring cardio, strength, and functional equipment. Members also enjoy a wide variety of physical education classes, student activities, intramurals, and free fitness classes. Includes three multi-purpose courts, a three-lane running track, batting cages, and a 9,000-square foot fitness center equipped with weights, cardio equipment, a multi-purpose classroom and an aerobics-dance studio.

(Updated 3/17/20) Per Gov. Inslee's direction, the Rec Center will be closed until the end of March. Everything will be re-evaluated at this time. The rest of campus remains open. Campus Rec is working to create recreational opportunities for students who are on and off campus.

We know staying fit and active is our best way to build a strong immune system and stay healthy. While the Rec Center is closed, our on-demand class programs through Les Mills is a free option to help keep you active and working out at home.

Access free on-demand workouts

Usage policy

The Charneski Recreation Center is free to all current student, faculty, staff, and Abbey of Saint Martin's University. 

Must present valid SMU ID card for entry. 

Saint Martin's students playing basketball at Charneski Recreation Center
Open gym

The gym is available for open recreation throughout the week. Join in our informal, pick-up game format.

  • Mondays, 5-8 p.m. - basketball
  • Mondays, 7-9 p.m. - soccer
  • Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. - volleyball and basketball

Or join us for Friday night soccer from 7-9 p.m.

Guest Policy

Guests are welcome at Charneski. Must be with a valid SMU cardholder, sign for responsibility, and pay a $3 day pass good for one calender day. 

Alumni are welcome!

All SMU alumni have the opportunity to purchase a one-year pass to the rec center for $150. Contact David Crawford for more information. 


The studio, classroom and courts number two and number three are available for reservation with 24 hours in advance notice. You can call or email David Crawford at 360-486-8851 to make all next day reservations. 

Learn more about reservations