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    We are excited to announce that we will reopen the Wellness and Athletics Center on Tuesday, July 7.  We hope this email will provide you with valuable information and make you feel safe and comfortable resuming your workout routines with us. Ensuring the health and safety of our members and staff is our highest priority, so we have implemented numerous sanitizing and safety measures. 

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are instituting necessary changes to our membership structure and hours of operation.  These changes are being implemented in accordance with the directives set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health in conjunction with the policies of Hendrix College.  We appreciate your continued support regarding these changes. 

    Summer Hours of Operation – WAC                          

    Monday-Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Sunday:  Closed


    Summer Hours of Operation – Pool

    Monday-Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Saturday:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Sunday:  Closed


    Due to the changes in our hours of operation, we have decided to create a new membership structure that includes reduced pricing (see the end of this message for new structure and rates). This membership structure will be a permanent change for all paying community members. Once our students return to campus and our hours expand, we will require that community members check into the WAC before 3:00 p.m. during the weekdays. During all weekends, holidays, and summer hours, members may work out any time the facility is open. This will allow for social distancing in the evening hours when our students, faculty/staff, and Hendrix retirees normally utilize the facility.  

    Membership billing will resume, at the reduced rates, beginning in July. We understand that some members may not be comfortable returning at this time. We will allow members to freeze their memberships until they are ready to return. If you would like to freeze your membership, please do so in writing by emailing Cheri Alexander at alexanderc@hendrix.edu.

    Personal training will also resume July 7, 2020! Restrictions have required us to become creative so that this can happen. All group personal training sessions will be held primarily in the recreation gym. Personal trainers have worked very hard to create workouts for their clients, given the 12-foot distancing directive. Group exercise classes will remain online at this time, and in-person classes will be addressed at a later date.  

    In addition, because your membership was interrupted in March, we want to give a free 30-minute personal training session to all members who had an active paying membership at that time. This session may be used once for either an individual or a couple training together who are on the same membership. Please contact me at mccrackenj@hendrix.edu for details on how to schedule your free personal training session.

    Until further notice, guest passes will not be issued, excluding personal training clients. This limitation applies to all facility rentals, e.g., birthday parties, basketball/volleyball court reservations, tennis center reservations, indoor climbing wall, and field trips. 

    To stay connected to the Hendrix College WAC, we encourage you to update all contact information by emailing Sheila Rupert at ruperts@hendrix.edu. Also, please follow us on Facebook by searching Hendrix College WAC. You can receive text updates by texting Hendrix WAC at 84483.  

    We will be sending another email in the near future to outline the health and safety protocols that all patrons of the Wellness and Athletics Center and the Courtway Pool must follow during all visits.  

    We cannot wait to see you in July! 

    All the best,

    Jennifer McCracken
    Director of Recreational Sports and Special Events

    FOR More Information:

    For membership information or to schedule a party or event, contact the front desk at (501) 505‑2966.

    Hendrix College Wellness and Athletics Center at the northeast corner of the roundabout at Harkrider and Siebenmorgen.