The fitness centers located within Werblin, Livingston, Cook/Douglass Recreation Centers, and the freestanding Rutgers Fitness Center are equipped with many pieces of equipment that can be used in adaptive/ inclusive fitness programs.

Each fitness center has:

  • Cable CrossOver with attachment points at several different heights and numerous attachments.
  • Selectorized weight machines with ample space and low seats for wheelchair transferability.
  • Machines include but are not limited to:  Leg Press, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Hip Ab/Aduction, Shoulder Press, Chest Press, Lat Pull-down, Seated Row and assisted dip and chin-up machine.
  • Treadmills, Ellipticals, AMTs, and stationary bikes.
  • Free weight areas with wide pathways that can be easily navigated.
  • Ab and stretching mat areas with medicine ball and exercise tubing
  • A combination upper/lower body ergometer cycles are located at the Cook/Douglass Fitness Center.
  • Fitness Assistants are available for center orientations and assistance with the equipment.

Personal Training: We offer personal training for adults with special needs by arrangement to ensure the best possible  accommodations are made. Programs will be designed specific to the individual with consideration by an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT).  The CIFT trainer is well versed and understanding in the physical and mental limitations on people with a myriad of disabilities.  The CIFT trainer can assist people with disabilities in the safe use of fitness equipment and facilities, up to ADA code and recommendations, and provide effective and adaptive exercise programs.

Please contact Nick Occhipinti to  discuss any adaptive or inclusive needs for fitness centers and fitness programming, including classes and personal training.nick.occhipinti@rutgers.edu

UPACE app is available for Individuals who are looking to avoid a crowed and/or loud center. Click here to view