In addition to the wellness benefits of having an ARC Membership, members receive additional perk programs and services. Members have the privilege of their dependent youth, ages 12 and under, being included on their membership. Youth are permitted in the facility in the accompaniment of their parents during youth hours. Youth Hours are Sunday through Thursday from opening to 7:00 p.m. during the academic year. These hours are not in effect on Fridays and Saturdays as well as during holiday breaks and summers when youth are able to access the facility with their parent members.
Each child will be issued a Kid's Card ID that must be presented during each visit to the ARC. To retain this privilege, youth and parents must abide by all rules including presenting their ID and being in the accompaniment of their parents.
Fitness Perk Programs: The Russell Wright Fitness center (RWFC) Team is comprised of one professional staff member and multiple exercise specialists (upper-class exercise science majors) who are prepared to assist all students and patrons in enhancing their exercise programs and improving the fitness levels. Please ask a member of the RWFC Team member on duty to assist you in any fitness program.
Equipment Orientations: Fitness Center orientations include instruction on how to correctly and safely operate cardiovascular, electrolyzed, plate loaded and free weight equipment. Other topics that will be covered include proper seat adjustment, movement speed, posture, breathing and muscle group isolation.
Exercise Programming: The RWFC Team is trained to assist members in development of individualized fitness programs. Exercise programs include guidelines for aerobic, muscular fitness and flexibility activities based upon individual goals.
Students and patrons can climb the ROCK Wall during regular hours of operation of the wall, belay staff is on duty and patrons may become belay certified. Climbing wall supervisors offer a 'hands on" clinic on basic rock climbing skills. "Bouldering" can be done during all hours of the ARC.
With a SRU/ARC ID, the following services are provided to SRU students and ARC patrons:
- Locks, board games and sports equipment can be secured from the Welcome Center.
- Program price breaks
- Party rental price breaks