Independence Blue Cross Student Rec Center

Due to COVID-19 the Campus Recreation facilities will have a staged reopening. This facility is open as of August 24, 2020. For information on this facility please see below. For information on how to reserve your spot to use this facility, as well as, other open rec facilities on the main campus go to the How to Reserve Your Fitness Time page.  For the most current information regarding Campus Recreation check back to the Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates page or our social media platforms.

Questions or concerns please contact,

1701 North 15th St. (Entrance is on 15th St. across from the Liacouras Garage)

Front Check-In Counter: 215.204.2200

**Please note effective August 31st both floors will be open.

Click here for information on locker and locker room availability

1st Floor Policies

  • The 4 Pillars of Health must be followed at all times within the facility, including wearing a mask while exercising.
  • Patrons will be restricted to the station that you reserve for the entirety of your workout block.  
  • Once your workout has ended, please leave all the equipment at the station and our staff will clean and disinfect prior to the next reservation.

Know before you go--Check out our video of the IBC 1st Floor

1st Floor Stations Available

  • Smith Machine Station
    • 3 available reservation per block
    • Includes--1 adjustable bench, a variety of plates and a choice of 2 sets of dumbbells (options based on availability)
  • Dual Adjustable Cable Station
    • 5 available reservation per block
    • Includes--1 adjustable bench, a variety of cable attachments, pull-up apparatus and a choice of 2 sets of dumbbells (options based on availability)
  • Selectorized Machine Circuit
    • 1 available reservation per block
    • Includes--Access to a full body workout with 17 different machines targeting chest, back, legs, arms and core muscles.

2nd Floor Equipment Available

  • Step Mills
  • Treadmills

At a Glance

The Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center provides patrons with a variety of quality recreational opportunities and is the primary area for general fitness activities and programs. Access is available to students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Temple University who have paid the rec fee; access policies are strictly enforced. Located at the corner of 15th Street and Cecil B Moore Avenue, the entrance to the center is off of 15th Street across from the parking garage.

Facility Policies:

  1. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have valid Campus Recreation access to enter Campus Recreation facilities.
  2. Patrons must carry a valid Temple University issued identification card at all times.
  3. Use of Campus Recreation facilities and programs is voluntary.  Patrons assume all risk associated with participation.
  4. The following actions are cause for immediate dismissal from the facility and may result in temporary or permanent loss of privileges:
    • Disorderly conduct
    • Inappropriate behavior
    • Abuse of facility or equipment
    • Abuse of staff members
    • Disregard for Campus Recreation policies
    • Violation of university policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the Student Conduct Code
  5. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  6. Equipment must be used as intended by the manufacturer.
  7. Staff has the right to prohibit any outside fitness equipment.
  8. Proper footwear is required at all times.  Proper footwear is defined as a sneaker that has a rubber, non-marking sole and covers the entire heel and top of the foot.
  9. Shirts must be worn at all times within Campus Recreation facilities.
  10. Food and non-sealed beverages are restricted.  All drinks must be in sealed, non-glass containers while in activity areas.
  11. Unauthorized use of camera/video/audio recording devices is prohibited.  Authorization must be in writing and may only be provided by Camus Recreation full-time staff.
  12. Personal music playing devices must be used with headphones at all times.
  13. Personal Training services may only be administered by Campus Recreation staff.  Unauthorized Personal Training is strictly prohibited.
  14. Weights must be controlled at all times.  Slamming, dropping and throwing of weights or equipment is prohibited.
  15. Return all weights and equipment to proper storage areas after use.
  16. Organized groups must receive proper approval to exercise within Campus Recreation facilities.

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