State Gym

A modern gym to power you everyday


Experience State Gym, located on the west side of campus. Open daily, this facility was renovated in 2012 and it features exciting amenities like a rock climbing wall and a leisure pool with a high-dive. Discover a haven for relaxation, fitness, and thrilling adventures at State Gym.

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    Basketball Courts

    Play basketball at any of the 5 uniquely designed courts.

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    Volleyball / Badminton Courts

    Experience the thrill of volleyball or badminton on State Gym's exceptional 3 courts.

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    Weight and Cardio Equipment

    Fin your potential with a wide selection of 125 weight and cardio equipment at State Gym.

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    Indoor running tracks

    Enjoy the convenience of 2 indoor running tracks: West (8 laps/1 mile) and East (12 laps/1 mile).

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    Indoor leisure pool with 25 person spa; vortex; 3-meter diving platform; water basketball; water volleyball; 3 lap swim lanes, 16’ x 9’ television

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    Rock Climbing and Bouldering Wall

    Conquer the 40 ft. rock climbing wall and 13 ft. bouldering wall at State Gym.

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    Fitness Suites and Multipurpose rooms

    Unleash your fitness potential in the yoga, Pilates/Barre, and multipurpose activity rooms at the Fitness Suite.

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    Cycling Studio

    Experience the dedicated Cycling Studio at State Gym.

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    Skywalk featuring Precor Ellipticals that connects the State Gym addition to Beyer Hall.

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    Locker rooms

    Locker rooms with lockers to rent and individual changing/shower rooms and Day Use Lockers (located on main floor) – No overnight storage/Locks reset & lockers cleared out every evening before close.

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    Bring any questions to the Recreation Services Administration and Outdoor Recreation Program Offices at State Gym.

State gym covers an area of

  • 169,509

    total square feet

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Reserve it for yourself

Space is available to reserve for tournaments, student groups, and special programs. A Facility Request Form must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

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For the whole family

Current Recreation Services members that are 18 years of age or older may bring up to four (4) guests (under the age of 18) and one other adult dependent/guest during Family Hours.

Family Hours at State Gym, Beyer, and Lied Recreation Center are Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Hours may vary. Please confirm facility hours prior to arrival

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State Pool

  • Shallow water space (3 ft 6in) that includes areas for water basketball and water volleyball
  • Deep water space (12 ft 6in) with a 3-meter diving platform
  • Vortex pool for walking against or floating with the current
  • 25-person hot tub
  • Utilizing State or Beyer pool for private swim lessons not sponsored by the University is prohibited


State Gym 2642 Union Dr. Ames, IA 50011-2029 Service Desk phone: (515) 294-6640