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, semester pass $100)

Available classes include:

  • 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. (MWF 12:10-12:50pm, TTh 5:30-6:30pm)
  • Water Aerobics 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. (MWF 12:00-12:50pm)
  • Dance Fitness is a high-energy, easy-to-follow cardio and toning workout. We play all your favorite songs from the radio plus a little Latin, Bollywood and African rhythms that make you want to move and sweat. There is also a 10-minute intense toning and weights portion that will help you burn fat even faster. Burn up to 800 calories in one class and have fun! (M 5:30-6:30, Th 6:30-7:30pm)
  • FLEXcircuit is a challenging mix of cardio and resistance training using circuits, pyramid drills, body-weight exercises, plyometrics, partner work, tabatas and interval training. One of the most effective ways to increase cardiovascular endurance and lose body fat is to do H.I.I.T. (high-intensity interval training) to challenge your system for short amounts of time followed by a chance to recover and rest. This 45-minute class is great for all levels of fitenss, from beginners to athletes! (TTh 7:00-7:45am)
  • Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin, international, and fast-paced beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilerating. Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in great shape. (MW 6:30-7:30pm)
  • Shortcut to Shred is a fast-paced fitness attack that guarantees to torch body fat, build muscle, and boost your strength. It's an intense workout, including cardio acceleration and de-acceleration, that can be adjusted for all fitness levels. Shredz isn't easy BUT you don't want easy - you want results. (TTh 12:10-12:50pm)

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.