Finley Recreation Center

By actively involving itself in the formation of University events, academic departments, health and wellness initiatives, and the preservation of campus traditions, the Finley Recreation Center plays an essential role in enhancing student life and sustaining the campus identity.


The Beverly Burpee Finley Recreation Center includes a gymnasium, a fitness center, group exercise room, and complete locker facilities. A variety of recreational, wellness, and fitness programs are held in the facilities, as well as intramural sports. The fitness center is equipped with cardio equipment and a strength and conditioning area.

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The Finley Recreation Center is currently open seven days a week.

A group of students posing in front of a basketball hoop in the Finley Recreation Center
A student performing a Romanian deadlift with a barbell


  • Monday–Friday 6 a.m.–10 p.m.*
  • Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.*

*Hours may be reduced during holidays and breaks. Please call the front desk at (207) 221-4349 for the most up-to-date hours.

The UNE community is welcome to utilize the facility during all operating hours. Everyone must use their UNE ID card to enter the facility. Those without an ID card will not be allowed into the facility.

Group Exercise Class Schedule

March 18–May 3

Salud at Finley Rec

Finley Rec has partnered with Salud Portland to offer new group exercise classes. All classes are 44–55 minutes. No need to sign up, just show up.

View class descriptions

6:30 a.m.Cardio DancerMobility and StrengthEnergy BarrePure Pilates and StrengthStretch and Tone
12 p.m.Walking and Running GroupsWalking and Running GroupsWalking and Running GroupsWalking and Running GroupsWalking and Running Groups
5:15 p.m.Kettle BellsEnergy BarreSpinCircuit TrainingPure Pilates
6:15 p.m.Pure PilatesYoga FlowDancitySculpt and RhthymBooty Barre

Classes are subject to time changes, substitute instructors, and cancellations. Cancellations will only be announced on the Finley Recreation Center Instagram and Finley Recreation Center Facebook accounts.

Professional Services

We offer personal training sessions, fitness assessments, equipment orientations, fitness training programs, as well as nutrition and stress management programs.

Equipment orientation

This half-hour session includes an introduction to the cardio, strength training, and functional equipment in the fitness center. If you are a beginner or unfamiliar with the equipment offered in the fitness center, you should take advantage of this service, which is offered free to all fitness center patrons.

Fitness assessments

This hour-long appointment begins with a medical health history review and a current activity chart. Testing includes height, weight, blood pressure, O2sat, BMI, resting heart rate, percent body fat, circumference measurements, waist-to-hip ratio, sub-maximal aerobic capacity test, muscular strength and endurance test, and flexibility test. Physician clearance may be required for you to participate in testing and any of the below services. This service is free to you as a UNE student or employee.

Personal and small group training

A personalized hour-long, one-on-one or small group training session with a Certified Personal Trainer is available to you. A Fitness Assessment is required prior to any personal training session. Sessions and training styles are individualized to fit your needs and interests. Appointments are available to students and employees and have limited availability.

Exercise prescription

This is an individualized fitness program to assist you in reaching your fitness goals. You must first have a Fitness Assessment with us. This service is intended to assist students and employees in reaching their fitness goals in a healthy and safe manner using an individually designed fitness program. As a UNE student or employee, this service is free to you.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Portland Campus Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Events and Wellness Opportunities

Finley Recreation holds regular fitness and wellness events, including group exercise classes, workshops, intramural leagues, blood drives, CPR classes, outdoor events, and a stress relief program at the end of each semester.

You can also participate in the student olympics, intramurals, and the student fitness challenge or join the Student Health Advisory Council or Outdoor Adventure Club.


This ongoing student challenge has designated periods of competition each semester. You compete to set both semester and all-time campus records. If you set a set semester record, you win a T-shirt, and if you set an all-time campus record, we place your name on the oversized record board inside of the Fitness Center. And most important of all, you win bragging rights. This competition includes an Academic Program Challenge where the program with the most participation wins prizes for each student who competes.

There are 14 events in which you may compete, including bench press, mile run, squat, deadlift, 4,000-meter relay row, hula hoop, basketball free throws, etc.

For a complete list of events, visit the Finley Recreation Center.

Student Fitness Challenge

The Student Fitness Challenge is a Portland Campus incentive program aimed at encouraging students to exercise 150 or more minutes per week. It is an interprofessional challenge as academic programs compete against one another for the duration of a semester for Finley Recreation Center swag such as apparel, hats, towels, and bags. You are encouraged to self-report your weekly minutes spent exercising either at the Front Desk iPad or by using the form below.

All entries must be submitted by 9 a.m. on Mondays (submissions are time-stamped). Late submissions will not be factored into results. The full program description and rules will be sent to UNE email addresses at the start of each semester’s challenge.

Current standings are posted on our Bulletin Board in the Fitness Center. For more information, please contact Colleen Lundgren.

Participate in the student fitness challenge


A great opportunity to participate in friendly play to connect with other UNE individuals, hone your skills at a sport or two, and have some fun while doing it. Teams play in weekly sessions or small tournaments. Intramural activities are held at Gullivers Field (PDF).

Register for intramurals

Outdoor Recreation

The student-led Outdoor Adventure Club and the Finley Recreation Center co-sponsor trips such as white water rafting, hiking, rock/ice climbing, and ski/snowboarding. Are you new to outdoor pursuits? Beginner trips are offered frequently.

Five students using the treadmills in Finley Recreation Center
A student gives two thumbs up in front of a mountainside that another student is rock climbing
A row of students biking on stationary bikes during a Cycle for Life event
Five students each holding a type of weight available in the Finley Recreation Center
Graduate students white water rafting

The Department of Health and Wellness Education

The mission of the Department of Health and Wellness Education at the Finley Recreation Center is to promote and enhance the lives of its users through social, physical, and wellness activities. Its programming initiatives support the education and development of students, faculty, and professional staff by promoting their optimal health and well-being. We provide opportunities and encouragement to our community to develop and practice health, wellness, fitness, and recreational activities that become a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Student Employment

You are encouraged to apply for a variety of leadership positions at the Finley Recreation Center. These positions complement your academic education by providing real-life skills in customer service, leadership, enhancing skill sets, and management.