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Rowan University Recreation Center. 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ, 08330 Main Phone # 856.256.4900 Fax # 856.256.4428 Created By: Casandra Smith For students Interested in working in a gym setting. About the RECREATION Center:. Built 15 years ago

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rowan university recreation center

Rowan University Recreation Center

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ, 08330

Main Phone # 856.256.4900

Fax # 856.256.4428

Created By: Casandra Smith

For students Interested in working in a gym setting

about the recreation center
About the RECREATION Center:
  • Built 15 years ago
  • The facility is 92,000 square foot
  • Features:
      • indoor track,
      • 25-yard pool,
      • three-court basketball court,
      • four racquetball courts,
features continued
Features Continued!:
  • a spinning room,
  • a group exercise studio,
  • fitness and free weight room areas,
  • Locker with shower facilities,
  • and a juice/smoothie bar!!
main office staff
Main Office Staff:
  • The Main Office is in charge of helping members and students by providing information on the REC Center.
  • MO workers sell group exercise passes, swipe people into the gym, and answers the phones.
  • Work under Melanie.
intramural staff

These students run and ref all IM games that are played through the REC Center.These students report back to Kevin George.

weight room supervisors
Weight Room Supervisors:
  • Responsibilities:
    • Enforce policy
    • Assist member with questions and concerns
    • Clean fitness area
    • Ensure members and students are safe
    • Check Spin Passes
    • Report to Laurie and Mark Paul, the new manager.
additional staff lifeguards swim instructors
Additional staff:Lifeguards/Swim Instructors:
  • Certified lifeguards!
  • Pools Hours to work:
    • Monday - Thursday


    • Friday


    • Sat8:00am - 3pm
    • Sun 9:00am - 4pm
group exercise staff
Group Exercise Staff:

Group Exercise is huge at the REC center. The staff consist of certified instructors who teach Pilates, Yoga, Cardio BOSU, S/E, Spin classes, and Dance.

Classes are offered all morning and all night. A copy of the classes can be found online.


personal trainers
Personal Trainers:

All Rec Center PT’s are certified through ACE Personal Training or ACSM Personal Training.

The Current staff and their bio’s can be found upstairs in the hallway to the Fitness Area.

Courtney and Megan ( Nutrition only)

Lauren, Crista, Shelia

Edwin, Casi, Scott, Anthony

Not pictured: Crystal


PRO Staff

The Professional Staff at the Recreation Center works together to help create a positive and enjoyable atmosphere for all the students, works, and members.

the 2007 2008 pro staff
The 2007-2008 PRO Staff:

Keith, Joy, Ryan, Ken, Kevin

Melanie, Anne, Laurie


The PRO Staff Women

Laurie Dwyer

Assistant DirectorFitness & Wellness

Melanie Alverio- Dorsey

Assistant DirectorMarketing & Member Services


The PRO Staff men

Kevin George

Assistant Director

Intramural Sports &

Facilities Operations 856-256-4927

Ken Reynolds Assistant Director Sport Clubs

& Youth Programs856-256-4908reynoldsk@rowan.ed

my role at the rec center
My role at the Rec Center:
  • Personal Training
    • Certification- July 2008
    • One on one sessions with clients
    • Q & A board
    • Facebook group- Rec Center Personal Trainers- Q & A board online
  • Weight Room Supervisor- 9/2007- present
    • 10 hours per week
    • Enforce policy
    • CPR certified
    • Assist Members with machines and equipment
on being a personal trainer
On Being a personal trainer:
  • Studied with Laurie Dwyer Spring 2008 semester
  • Shadowed PT’s at Gym Spring 2008
  • Reviewed material summer 2008
  • Tested in Edison Summer 2008
  • First Client September 2008
    • Fun
    • Enlightening
    • Adjustments to be made
on working in the weight room area
On working in the Weight Room Area:
  • Must be loud and heard
  • Helped to increase confidence and eye contact
  • Straightforward, but nice
    • Students and members break policy
    • Must enforce everything to everyone.
  • Confident and Friendly
    • Members will listen and respect you more if you are confident.
reasons for working at the rec center
Reasons for working at the Rec Center:
  • Friendly staff
  • Involved Professional staff
    • Everyone knows your name.
    • Everyone says hello
  • Fabulous on Resume
  • Contact Hours
  • Motivating

Its fun too!

what the rec center has done for me
What the Rec Center has done for me!:
  • Taught me to Speak Up/ not Back Down
    • Taught me to be confident
  • Always Ask Questions
  • Friends
  • Networking skills
  • Certifications
    • Personal Training and CPR
  • Job Skills
why not work at the rec center
Why not work at the Rec Center!?
  • Applicationcan be found here and online on the Rowan University Web Site.
  • Interview- with Professional Staff and current employees.
  • Shadow current workers to get a feel for the job and its responsibly.
  • Enjoy it, make create connections and friends.