Two students use equipment in the Charneski Rec Center weight room

Fitness services


Reservations can be made for the Charneski Recreation Center at 360-688-2890. 

Charneski Recreation Center reservation policies:

  • Reservations are limited to one hour maximum in half hour blocks
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of two hours in advance
  • Must be a current Saint Martin's student, faculty, staff or abbey
  • If more than ten minutes late for scheduled time your reservation is automatically cancelled
  • Reservations are limited to two hours maximum in half hour blocks
  • Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance
  • Scheduled SMU classes have priority in the classroom and the aerobic room
  • Reservations are limited to two hours maximum in half hour blocks
  • Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance


The following policies and guidelines are developed and shared with members to ensure we create a community that shows respect for one another, ensures our safety, and takes pride in our facility. Failure to comply with policies and guidelines may result in loss of Charneski Recreation Center privileges.

  • Charneski Recreation Center members entering must be a current member with their active SMU card. 
  • No card = no access.
  • To be a current member for the Charneski Recreation Center you must be one of the following; a current student (registered for at least six credits), a current faculty member, a current staff member, or part of the monastic community
  • To access the facility you must have you current SMU ID card. No members will be allowed to access the Charneski Recreation Center without their current SMU ID card.
  • Alumni may purchase a yearly card for $150. Call 360-438-4305 for more info. 
  • Individuals are responsible for properly securing their own belongings
  • Charneski Recreation Center is not responsible for lost or stolen property
  • Food and drink are permitted in lounge area only. Closed-cap non- glass bottles are allowed unless otherwise noted.
  • Gum is strictly prohibited in the facility.
  • Indoor non-marking closed toed athletic shoes should be worn in all indoor activity areas.
  • Please wear proper workout attire

For a complete list of Charneski Recreation Center policies click here.


To be eligible to access the rec center one must be a current student (at least six credits), staff or faculty member or in the monastic community or accompanying a current member. Must have current SMU ID card.

All current SMU ID card holders may attend the wellness classes for free, all classes are first come first serve. Schedules are listed under the wellness class tab.

All current card holders may bring in a guest if willing to sign for responsibility of a guest and there is a $3 day pass fee.

Yes, 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. Before accessing facility, you must take the proof of purchase to the SMU security office (Old Main 251) to receive their SMU alumni ID card.

Yes, 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 Taylor Boster to make all next day reservations at 360-688-2890.

Yes, all Charneski Recreation Center staff are trained on how to use the equipment and are happy to help! 

The Charneski Recreation Center is free to all current faculty, staff, student and monastic community members.


Charneski Recreation Center

This 36,000-square foot facility provides students, staff and faculty access to 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.