Fitness & Recreation


Every Fairfield University student has unique fitness needs, goals, and challenges, and we seek to meet them all. The Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex (the RecPlex) is home to a 25-meter swimming pool, an aerobic/cardiovascular area, weights, three racquetball courts, saunas, basketball courts and more. 

Learn more about the RecPlex, including classes and hours of operation.‌


Recreation Schedules

Schedules subject to change. Please call the RecPlex at (203) 254-4141 to confirm.

RecPlex Features

  • An aerobic and cardiovascular area
  • 3 racquetball courts
  • A multipurpose room
  • Locker rooms
  • Saunas
  • A whirlpool
  • The Birkenstock Field House with 4 courts used interchangeably for basketball, tennis, and volleyball

Adjacent to the RecPlex is Alumni Hall, which houses the recreational weight room.

Contact Information
Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex
Phone: (203) 254-4141
Fax: (203) 254-4079

Philip J. Palumbo, M.A.

John Paladino, B.S.
Associate Director and Sport Club Administrator

Bill Farley
Assistant Aquatics Director

Betsy Blagys
Operations Assistant

Gina Switter
Operations Assistant

Christiane Becker
Graduate Assistant

Gregory Nero
Graduate Assistant

RecPlex Training Rooms and Fitness Classes

In addition to a variety of fitness classes, the RecPlex also offers many types of equipment such as treadmills, rowing machines, and ellipticals, as well as weight and Nautilus training rooms so you can get a total body workout!

RecPlex Equipment

The RecPlex contains two open areas that include:

  • Exercise bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Rowing
  • Stair climbing
  • Elliptical
  • Cross training machines

Despite their heavy usage, there is generally little or no wait time to use the equipment.

Recreational Weight Room
Located on the ground floor of Alumni Hall, immediately adjacent to the RecPlex, the recreational weight room includes over 8,000 pounds of free weights including benches, machines, racks, and dumb bells.

Nautilus/Cybex Strength Training Room
This room contains over 15 pieces of the latest equipment to aid in strength training. While open to all members, this room was created in response to survey data provided by female members of the RecPlex.

Appropriate workout clothing and footwear should be worn at all times while utilizing the RecPlex.