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The Saint Leo University Wellness Center is a 59,000-square-foot, first class facility on the shore of Lake Jovita at University Campus. The facility was constructed to serve the university as a focal point for the development of the mind, body, and spirit in our Benedictine Catholic tradition. Here is a glimpse of what awaits you

The goal of the Saint Leo Recreation Department is to provide safe, quality programming through recreational activities that promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

Our activities are open to all students, faculty and staff. A valid Saint Leo ID must be presented when participating.

  • The Wellness Center includes an expansive infinity pool featuring two lap lanes, an area to play volleyball and basketball, and a shallow area for lounging.  
  • The patio and pool deck offer a 180-degree view of Lake Jovita with a variety of seating areas, in addition to outdoor features such as a grill and fire pit.  
  • The fitness area has a wide range of cardio equipment, free weights and resistance machines, including a separate area for high intensity training (HIIT).  
  • A variety of classes, including yoga, Pilates, and spinning, are held in the group exercise studio; mind, body, and spirit studio; and cycling studio.  
  • The 11,800-square-foot multipurpose gymnasium boasts an indoor walking track, and two basketball courts for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and floor hockey. The Wellness Center Intramural program offers 10 different sports per season including basketball, flag football, softball and soccer. 

Hours of Operation

Monday 6 am to 10 pm
Tuesday 6 am to 10 pm
Wednesday 6 am to 10 pm
Thursday 6 am to 10 pm
Friday 6 am to 8 pm
Saturday 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 8 pm

Alternative Hours of Operation

  •  Summer Break and Winter Break hours are subject to change 

Wellness Center Fitness Floor

Enjoy our 7000 sq ft facility with state-of-the-art equipment and professional trainers.

  • Work out with a variety of dumbells, free weights, and machines that suit your fitness level and goals.
  • Use a variety of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, stairmasters, and four different types of bikes
  • Get personalized guidance and support from our certified and experienced personal trainer.


Enjoy a relaxing and fun experience in our pool, which is heated to a cozy 82 degrees all year long. You can swim laps in one of our two 25-yard lanes, or sit back and unwind in one of our two seating areas with soothing therapy jets. You can also spice up your pool time with our free equipment, such as kickboards, pool noodles, inflatable tubes, beach balls, and in-water basketball and volleyball sets.

The pool is currently opened from dawn till dusk while the facility is open. If dusk falls after facility closing – the pool will close 30 minutes before the facility. 


Take the canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards out on the water; hang out on the dock or even fish. Bring a group of friends down and take advantage of the various lawn games we have available. Enjoy the picturesque view while benefiting from a little peace and quiet from your busy day at the lakefront.

Lakefront Hours of Operation

The lakefront is open from dawn till dusk Monday -  Sunday. Please call the Wellness Center front desk to make a reservation

Outdoor Campus Fitness Routes

Looking to get out and get fit? Download a campus map of walking and running routes courtesy of Campus Recreation. Our gorgeous campus is filled with opportunities that suits a variety of fitness needs. These routes are a great way to explore Saint Leo outdoors.


Sport Registration Starts Registration Ends Sport Begins Where When
Basketball League January 15th January 29th January 29th Wellness Center M,T
Pickleball Tournament January 23rd February 6th February 7th Wellness Center Wednesday
Floor Hockey League February 6th February 20th February 21st Wellness Center Wednesday
Squat Competition February 8th February 22nd February 22nd Wellness Center Thursday
Bench Competition February 15th February 29th February 29th Wellness Center Thursday
Deadlift Competition February 22nd March 7th March 7th Wellness Center Thursday
Soccer League March 4th March24th March 25th Soccer Field M,W
Beach Volleyball March 5th March 25th March 26th Beach courts Tuesday
Flag Football March 7th March 27th March 28th Soccer Field Thursday
Kickball tournament April 4th April 17th April 18th Soccer Field Thursday
Tennis tournament April 9th April 22nd April 23nd Tennis courts Tuesday
Dodgeball Tournament April 10th April 24th April 24th Wellness Center Wednesday

Contact Us

    • Kathleen Pantalone 
      Executive Director, Wellness Center Services and Events
    • Conner Kilpatrick 
      Director of Recreation and Fitness
    • Robert Gazall
      Assistant Director, Aquatics and Fitness
    • Brian Williams
      Graduate Assistant, Intramurals
    • Isaac Standridge
      Graduate Assistant- Fitness