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Fitness Center West

Residents in the Fitness Center West weight room

Fitness Center West, FCW, located in Elm Hall, is a large fitness facility that also offers cardio equipment, free weights, strength equipment, yoga, zumba, and meditation classes.

This facility is open to HFS residents only. 


  • Cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes

  • Strength equipment and free weights
  • Two large, wood-floored studios 
  • Zumba and meditation classes
  • Water bottle refill station
  • Secured entry and exit
  • Convenient access for residential students 

Hours of operation

Monday–Friday, 6:30 am–11 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–8 pm

Register for Classes Using a Credit Card

Service and operations updates

Fitness Center West operations and usage guidelines have been modified per current UW and state restrictions, to ensure a safe and healthy facility through enhanced cleaning and physical distancing protocols.

What to look for

  • Posters and digital display screens have information on physical distancing, hygiene practices, and other safety information. Hygiene guidelines are also posted in each restroom.
  • Floor markings and posters provide traffic flow patterns.

Enhanced cleaning

  • HFS custodial staff clean public areas daily using EPA-registered disinfectants.
  • High-touch areas in all buildings are disinfected twice daily.
  • FCW staff clean equipment between each use with EPA-registered disinfectants.
  • Appropriate cleaning protocols are in place to respond to a positive COVID-19 case.
  • The entrance to FCW has hand sanitizer dispensers for resident and staff use.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at the reception desk.
  • Staff wear face coverings at all times and will enforce face covering requirements for all users. Staff will wear gloves if required for their job.

Take care of yourself and others

  • Face coverings are optional but strongly recommended after March 28, 2022.
  • It is recommended that users wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer prior to entering FCW and when leaving FCW.
  • All users must check-in at the desk. Observe traffic flow patterns and physical distancing requirements outlined by the floor markers.
  • Return borrowed items (resistance bands, jump ropes, exercise balls, etc.) at the end of your workout so they can be disinfected for the next person.
  • Wipe down the equipment  when you have finished your workout.

Fitness Center West staff

Fitness Center West Front Desk
Phone: 206-685-2260  Email:

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