Finley Recreation Center

Renovated in 2008, this 11,000 square-foot facility contains a gymnasium, group exercise room, and a fitness center, which houses a complete circuit of Cybex strength training equipment, free weights, a large stretching area, and 23 cardio machines. And you need not worry about boredom while you’re walking, running, biking, rowing, or stepping your way to good health; the center includes 42-inch plasma-screen  TVs with wireless transmitters and receivers. There’s always something good on at Finley!

Membership type Monthly Cost

UNE students, staff & faculty


Single individual
Family (two adults)




UNE spouses, partners & family members


Non-matriculated students

Day Pass $10

For a more detailed look at Finley's membership fees, click here.


The Finley Recreation Center is staffed by professional and student employees. Student staff and work-study positions complement your education by providing experiences in leadership and management. 

Work study positions


  • The internship can be between 10 and 40 hours per week for the length of the academic semester or summer. You will develop the skills and confidence needed to provide these services to a diverse group of clients.
  • You observe and participate in each of the programs and services (as your academic schedule permits).
  • You develop a special project of choice (e.g., a Lunch 'n' Learn presentation to the UNE community) and see it through from start to finish.
  • You assist the Director of Health and Wellness Education and the Fitness Center Manager/Wellness Educator in a variety of duties. Duties may include planning and implementing programs, managing the Fitness Center, conducting fitness assessments, designing individualized exercise prescriptions, personal training, designing and hanging bulletin boards, researching Wellness Education materials, making and distributing newsletters, and any other tasks associated with the Department of Health and Wellness Education.

Student Group Exercise Instructors & Student Personal Trainers

The Finley Recreation Center offers opportunities for you to instruct and train other UNE community members. As a Student Group Exercise Instructor, you must be CPR certified and have some experience instructing others. You must also hold a current Personal Trainer Certification (ideally from ACSM, NSCA, ACE or ISSA), and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a related field is recommended. A demonstration class and/or training session may be required prior to hiring.

Student Manager

This position is available to returning staff only. As a student manager, you are responsible for organization and accuracy of front desk paperwork, assisting in training new staff, verifying cleanliness of fitness center equipment, occasionally stopping by during early and late shifts, and being a positive role model for other student staff. For a complete job description please reference the Student Manager job description or contact a professional staff member.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the front desk, as student manager, as personal trainer or as group exercise instructor, please contact the Director.