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.

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. 

open gym

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

From January 25 through early May, we will feature the following sports:

  • Mondays, 7-9 p.m. - soccer
  • Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. - badminton and volleyball
  • Fridays, 7-9 p.m. - soccer

Guest Policy

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

Alumni are welcome!

All SMU alumni have the opportunity to purchase a year pass through the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion for a one-time fee of $150 for the year. Contact Amanda Moore in athletics 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. 

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