How to Reserve Your Workout Time

SUMMER 2021 UPDATES--Effective Monday, July 12th reservations will no longer be required for Campus Recreation facilities.


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Reservation Policies

  • Reservations will be able to be made three (3) days prior at the IBC and Pearson/McGonigle 3rd Floor Cardio Center.  The pool will be five (5) days prior to the reservation.
    • Reservations will open at 7:00pm.
  • Spaces are only reservable by currently enrolled Temple University students with a valid OwlCard.  For more information visit our membership page.
    • Alumni and Guests will not be permitted to reserve space during the Fall semester.
  • Reservation blocks will be as follows:
    • Indoor Spaces--40 minutes
    • Pool--45 minutes
  • A patron will be limited to one reservation per space, per day.
  • If you are unable to attend your session please unregister to allow another patron to utilize the space.
    • After a 3rd missed reservation, a patron can have their reservation priveleges suspended for 7 days.

How to Reserve Your Workout Time

Campus Recreation will be operating all Fitness Facilities via a reservation system.  Registrations will be conducted via IM Leagues Reservations. Please review our guidelines below prior to registering:

  • Participants will need to create an IM Leagues account.
    • You will be required to use your email account to create your account.
    • If you participate in Intramurals that account can be utilized for group fitness.

Creating an IM Leagues Account

Video with Steps to Create IM Leagues Account

  • Visit IM Leagues
  • Select Temple University as the School/Organization for Main Campus
  • Enter your information into the form
    • You will be required to use an email account.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your email account to verify your account.
    • This e-mail may end up in your junk mail.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your registration.

Selecting Your Workout Time

Video with Steps to Reserve Your Workout Time

Video showing how to use the FREE IM Leagues App on your smartphone

  • Log into your IM Leagues account
  • Once in you will select the WORKOUT RESERVATIONS tab at the top
  • You will have the option to search for reservations via Facility or Calendar
  • Once you select you will be able to view any available opportunities for that date or facility.
    • Once the maximum occupancy has been exceeded, it will prompt a wait list
  • Select SIGN UP for whichever workout block
  • You will then be required to review and accept the assumption of risk waiver
  • Next we encourage you to review the General and Activity policies for the spaces so you are aware of what to expect
  • You will be able to select how many days in advance you would like to receive a reminder
    • Select 0 if you do not want one
  • Click Sign Up and you are registered
  • You will receive a confirmation email instantaneously

General Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Reservation requests are handled on a first come-first serve basis, and will be managed based on available equipment and max occupancy standards for indoor spaces.
  • Your reservation is for a time block, once you enter you will select a unique piece of equipment.  Moving on to another machine or to a piece of equipment that is not part of our reservation system is strictly prohibited.
  • Reservations may only be made, and utilized, by matriculated Temple students, as well as Temple Faculty & Staff who have paid their recreation membership fee.
  • Please remember to bring your Temple Owlcard (Physical ID or via SmartPhone App) with you to be able to tap card reader at the fitness center entrance.
    • Failure to have a valid OwlCard will result in your  inability to access the facility.
  • Please arrive promptly at your reservation start time and check in with Campus Rec staff at area entrance once access has been verified. 
  • Your reservation block is only good for the duration of your original request, and will not be adjusted due to a late arrival.
  • Please be respectful of our reservation blocking system.  Your adherence to your reservation end time is greatly appreciated in order to prep the area for the following reservation block.

Activity Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Please adhere to the university’s guidance on their 4-Pillars of Public Health for COVID-19 prior to coming to your reservation.
    • Face Coverings - Please ensure you are wearing a mask at all times while within an indoor fitness facility. 
      • Face masks are required even while exercising.  Please refer to the university protocol document on TUPortal for detailed information on this protocol: Use of Masks or Face Coverings During Exercise.
    • Physical Distancing - Please ensure you are maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others within the fitness center.
    • Hand Hygiene - Hand sanitizer, restrooms and locker rooms are all available options for patrons to keep hands clean during your reservation/workout.
    • Personal Health Monitoring - Please be sure to monitor your own health prior to coming to any recreation facility.  If you don’t feel well - please stay home.
  • In order to maintain safety and reservation efficiency, access to locker rooms will be limited to just restroom use and/or to change.  There will be no locker rentals, locker usage or shower usage.  We recommend that you arrive ready to work out in order to maximize your reserved time.
    • Please bring your belongings with you and bring them to your reserved piece of equipment while exercising.
  • Flex disinfecting wipes are available for your use throughout the fitness floor(s).  These wipes have been approved by the CDC and Temple’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety for disinfecting contact us at with any questions or concerns