Solheim Recreation and Activity Center

The 75,000-square-foot Solheim Recreation and Activity Center is LeTourneau University’s hub for its 13 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III athletic teams (and intramural sports, which are a pretty big deal at LeTourneau).

Students may check out sports equipment from the equipment room free of charge

As a student of LeTourneau University, you will have full access to the Solheim Recreation and Activity Center, which boasts:

Fitness Center

The Solheim Center gives students access to a wide range of exercise spaces and equipment, including:

  • Treadmills, stationary bikes & ellipticals
  • A variety of strength training machines
  • Free weight and Nautilus room
  • Aerobics/Martial arts room
  • Indoor running track (11 1/4 times around = 1 mile)


Fitness Classes (PDF Schedule)

Free fitness classes are available to all LETU students. Faculty, staff and guests may attend for a small fee. (Punch cards are available for purchase from the Solheim Center front desk: 1 class $3, 10 classes $30, 20 classes $50, 30 classes $70)

Available classes include (click link above for schedule):

  • BODY COMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness all while having fun. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu
  • BODY PUMP is the original barbell workout that will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body, fast! Body Pump is one of the world's fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift, and curl.
  • Buzz Club Runners is a place for newbie and veteran runners. Whether you are wanting to get into shape, train for a race, or maintain mileage and speed, this class is for you! All abilities welcome! Meet outside at Solheim
  • Pump & Shred is a combination of the popular Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump in a 60 minute total-body, blast! The class consist of 30 minutes of Combat followed by 30 minutes of Pump.
  • Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves to create a dynamic cardiovascular workout system that will blow you away.  The motivating Latin and International music is inspired by cumbia, salsa and merengue.
  • Power Flow Yoga is a more intense form of yoga for tone, strength, and balance. All fitness levels welcome!
  • Sports Yoga is to help build endurance, strength, balance, and lower the risk of injury for athletes or anyone who needs strength and flexibility training.
  • Aqua Zumba will take your water exercise to a new level with Latin/International-inspired dance moves. This pool party is a great workout for all fitness levels.
  • Triple Threat is awesome if you like variety and want a full-body workout, then you will love the spontaneity of this class because it changes every time! Three dynamic formats are packed into one intense hour -- strength, cardio, and core -- but every week will be a surprise and challenge you at any fitness level!
  • Hope Yoga is a safe place to come to calm and connect yourself with the Lord. This class will focus on worship through the movement and training of one’s body. 100% Jesus 100% yoga!
  • Water Aerobics This is not your Grandma’s workout! Come get wet and get fit! This water workout includes a high intensity aerobic segment followed by strength, toning, and stretching in the water.

Waveless Swimming Pool

LETU students, staff and faculty are able to enjoy a swim in our waveless indoor swimming pool year-round.

The pool is also used for the water aerobics fitness class, as well as for the first lessons in LETU's introductory scuba diving course, which can be taken as a kinesiology elective.


Two sand volleyball courts

Many students enjoy playing sand volleyball on the outdoor volleyball courts. Necessary equipment may be borrowed from the equipment room free of charge.

Teams of students often use the outdoor volleyball courts to hold intramural games.

Three Racquetball Courts

Racquetball courts are available for student, faculty, staff and their guests. Equipment may be borrowed free of charge from the equipment room.

Students may also take a Racquetball class as a Kinesiology elective. Classes are offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Six Lighted Tennis Courts

Davis Tennis Courts is the home of the LeTourneau University tennis team and is located next to the Solheim Center. The area is beautiful place to watch a varsity match or get a workout of your own.

Students may also take a Tennis class as a Kinesiology elective. Classes are offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Two Gymnasiums

Solheim Arena, located in the Solheim Recreation Center is the home of the LeTourneau University basketball and volleyball team.

In 2012, a brand new scoreboard and new hardwood surfacing was added to the arena. Installation of new seating will take place in the near future.

Coaches and Departmental Offices

The Solheim Center is home to LETU's Kinesiology department as well as many of the university's athletic teams.

For this reason, many university coaches and kinesiology faculty members' offices are located in the Solheim Center.

Exercise Lab for Kinesiology Students

The LeTourneau University Exercise Labs allow kinesiology students a place to put their knowledge into practice. 

In the labs, LETU students learn about the human body and its movement in a hands-on environment.

To learn more about kinesiology at LeTourneau University, visit the kinesiology department web pages.


Questions? Contact:


Solheim Front Desk:

(903) 233-3790


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