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Getting and Staying Physical

The Burns Wellness Commons is a 63,000-square-foot field house complex with something for everyone.

Run or walk on a six-lane 200-meter running track

Play and practice on four multi-purpose sports courts and two batting cages

Lift and move in a well-equipped weight room, fitness/dance studio and a cardiovascular fitness mezzanine

Climb our 40-foot climbing wall with a bouldering field

Take the action outside out to our nearby intramural sports field, turfed soccer and football field, a softball field and miles of scenic hiking and running trails.

The Burns Wellness center also houses the Reif Gymnasium where you can catch games and support Saints Athletics.

Facilities are available (along with memberships) to current students, faculty and staff. Memberships are also offered to alumni and their spouses.

For more information on Campus Rec programming or making court reservations, please contact the Burns Wellness Commons Recreation Info Desk at 218-723-7022 or email us at campusrec@css.edu.

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Open Recreation

The Burns Wellness Commons features two indoor 200-meter running tracks, four multi-purpose sports courts, two batting cages, a weight room, a fitness/dance studio, a cardiovascular fitness mezzanine, 40-foot climbing wall with a bouldering field, Reif Gymnasium and locker rooms. The campus also contains an intramural sports field, turfed soccer and football field, a softball field and miles of scenic hiking and running trails.

Weight Room and Cardio

The weight room contains several bench and squat stations along with multiple free weight stations, cables, and numerous stacked weight machines. There are plyo boxes, stability balls, medicine balls, BOSU, jump ropes, and more.

The cardio area features Cybex, Precor, and True fitness equipment including ellipticals, arc trainers, steppers, rowing machines, treadmills, and traditional, recumbent, and spin bikes. There are a variety of stacked weight machines, as well as free weights, kettlebells, BOSU, medicine balls, stability balls, resistance bands, jump ropes, stretching mats, and more.

The Campus Rec info desk also carries additional fitness equipment that can be checked out with your CSS ID.

Reif Gymnasium

Catch a Saints game at the Reif Gymnasium, which contains the main floor basketball and volleyball courts with 2 side basketball or volleyball courts.

Sports Fields

The Saints Field located on campus near the Monastery is used as a practice field for the Saints teams as well as for outdoor intramural sports leagues, tournaments and fitness classes.

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Participate in Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program is one of the most popular extracurricular activities on campus with nearly half of all students participating in our 30+ leagues, tournaments and other special events throughout 4 unique sports seasons. Intramural Sports is open and free to all St. Scholastica students and employees and is a great way to meet new people, continue playing the sports you love and learn fun, new sports along the way.

St. Scholastica students walking in front of Tower Hall.

WellU

WellU strives to live the Benedictine values and create a campus culture that promotes the entire College community to be actively engaged in a lifestyle of holistic health and wellness.

Students have access to CampusWell, an online lifestyle magazine, events, programs such as pet therapy, bright lights and more!