Our fitness center is the perfect place to get fit year round with new cardio and strength machines, and an expanded selection of free weight equipment including kettle bells, medicine balls, and bumper plates. Come see us for your next workout.

Meet Scott Broyles, Director of the Fitness Center, and find out more about our services in this video:

IL Tier 4 Resurgence Mitigation

The state has moved back to Phase 4 of the COVID-19 mitigations. The Fitness Center can increase the capacity limit to 50% occupancy which would be about 24 users, Group Fitness classes of up to 50 people with at least 6 ft. social distancing between individuals is permitted; Indoor recreation is to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity, Outdoor recreation allowing group sizes of up to 50 multiple groups permitted given facilities have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between groups.

These are the only changes needed:

•  Fitness Center Max Capacity 24 users

• The Group Fitness Room Max Capacity 10 users

• The Locker Rooms are open with a max capacity of 2 users, however the showers are not in use.


The following guidelines are for your safety in using the Fitness Center and outlines procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The Fitness Center will be enforcing the IDPH Health & Fitness guidelines and procedures and can use either option (a) or (b) protocols in  the check-in process before you use the facility. Fitness Center staff will be wearing face coverings at all times.

  • Option A) At the entrance of the Fitness Center members will be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms and will have a non-touch temperature check. Members with any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been around anyone with COVID-19 symptom’s or a temperature higher than 100.4 will be asked to leave and can return if symptom-free and no fever without the use of fever reducing medicine for 72 hours.
  • Option B) Before coming to the Fitness Center each day, all individuals will be required to fill out the pre-screening form at https://richland.edu/prescreen. Following pre-screening you will immediately receive an email with one of the following status indicators:

BLUE – indicates that you are clear to come to campus for an onsite temperature check. You will receive a 3-digit code that you must use to verify your status during your onsite temperature check. Upon arrival onsite personnel will • Enter your 3-digit code to verify your BLUE status • Check your temperature with a no-touch thermometer • Record your temperature (information will remain confidential) • Verbally allow (or disallow) access to the Fitness Center based on your temperature reading, which must be below 100.4°F.

RED – indicates you have a risk factor, and should not come to campus.

  • To use the Fitness Center you will need to use a Richland ID card and scan in and out using the scanner located at the front of the Fitness Center desk. There is a barcode on the back of the ID card that can be scanned using the no-touch scanner. If you don’t have an ID card, provide your ID# to the staff and they will enter it in our system. If you are a new user and don’t have an ID card or FC card the ID cards will be printed and distributed to users when they are available.
  • To maintain social distancing please maintain 6 feet from each user while exercising. The free weight area can only have two people in each area as described: the area in front of the dumbbell racks, kettlebell rack, bench press stations, and squat racks while maintaining 6 feet of distance between each user while exercising. Also to use the strength and cardiovascular machines users must keep one machine vacant in between each user. Example: We have 6 treadmills however only three can be used all at the same time with one treadmill vacant in between users. If practical, members should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while exercising (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering)
  • Keeping the equipment clean and disinfected is very important and will protect you from germs/viruses. Users will be asked to use disinfectant before and after using the equipment. Disinfectant spray bottles and paper towels are available in multiple locations throughout the Fitness Center. There are also signs where the disinfectant is located. Please also wash your hands often and refrain from touching your nose or mouth.
  • Users should wear face coverings over your nose and mouth whenever you’re not exercising (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering) If you have a conversation with someone please maintain at least a minimum of 6 feet between you and the other person.
  • The locker room and bathroom can only have one person in it at a time. The only exception is if someone is using the bathroom stall. If that is the case a maximum of two people is allowed. Showers are not in service at this time.
  • If you need assistance from someone to spot your lift, the spotter must wear a face covering. If you don’t have a face covering they are available at the Fitness Center desk. Please dispose of your face-covering in the trash receptacle and don’t leave it on the equipment.
  • The equipment will be disinfected by the Fitness Center staff throughout the day and every hour. The staff will also be monitoring the use of the equipment. The failure of a user to comply with the guidelines, maintain social distancing and disinfect the equipment before and after use will result in the user being asked to leave the Fitness Center.
  • Equipment should not be shared between members at the same time unless from the same household.
  • The Fitness Center fans will not be in service to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Location and Hours

The Fitness Center is located in WDI116
Monday – Thursday: 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 5:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed during summer hours
Phone: (217) 875-7211 Ext. 6324

Fitness Center Fees/Memberships

  • Register at the Fitness Center Desk
  • Payments are made in the cashier’s office in the Workforce Development Institute or at the Fitness Center Desk.

The following services are provided for FREE:

  • One Week Trial Membership
  • Fitness Orientation
  • Professional Fitness Assessment
  • Professionally Designed Workout Program
  • Indoor and Outdoor Walking Program with maps

Membership registration is available on an open enrollment basis to students and the public for one of four non-credit B-Fit memberships or one of two non-credit Individualized Personal Fitness Training Packages. After registration, please schedule your FREE Fitness Center Orientation.

Richland Student Memberships

Currently enrolled students receive membership to the Fitness Center as part of their tuition.

B-Fit Memberships

B-Fit members have unlimited usage of the Fitness Center anytime during Fitness Center hours.  Students/members are encouraged to use the Fitness Center on a daily basis. The Fitness Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis; usually there is no waiting for use of the equipment.

  • Fitness I – FIT 8131 – 1 month – Cost $25
  • Be Fit I – FIT 8227 – 3 months – Cost $65
  • Be Fit II – FIT 8228 – 6 months – Cost $125
  • Be Fit III – FIT 8229 – 12 months – Cost $200

Corporate/Group Memberships

To qualify for the discounted corporate/group memberships a minimum of 3-5 patrons from the same corporation, business or organization must enroll on the same date and provide proof of identity in the form of a name badge, or company id and a driver’s license or state id card.

  • FIT 8230 – Corp/Group Fit I – One month $20
  • FIT 8231 – Corp/Group Fit II – Three months $60
  • FIT 8232 – Corp/Group Fit III – Six months $120

Personal Fitness Training Membership

Personal training clients look better and feel better – faster and more efficiently. Our personal trainers tailor every fitness workout customized to your unique body and your individual health and fitness goals. Each of the personal training workouts optimizes your time for maximum results. A Qualified Personal Trainer is a Personal Trainer educated properly to help you achieve your health fitness exercise goals quickly and safely.

  • Individualized Personal Fitness I – FIT 8214 – 6 weeks (30 minute sessions 3 times per week) – Cost $120
  • Individualized Personal Fitness II – FIT 8215 – 6 weeks (60 minute sessions 3 times per week) – Cost $250

Richland Community Employee Membership

Fitness Center Fees are waived for Richland Community College Employees working 15 or more hours per week during the semester.

Fitness Center Services

Fitness Assessments

Fitness assessments are designed to help you track your progress and help assist in the development of your fitness program. Regular fitness testing can objectively measure the effectiveness of your program and can possibly save you months or even years of hard work. If progress is not significant, immediate changes can be made to your program. The P.E. Instructor & Fitness Center Assistants can help you decide the assessments most compatible with your fitness goals and how often you should test.

Circuit Training

Circuit training is a form of cardiovascular and resistance training designed to be easy to follow and target fat loss, muscle building and cardiovascular fitness. An exercise “circuit” is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. Our trainers conduct free orientations that include full-body exercise training using a combination of strength, cardio machines and free weights. Workout Training Log Cards are utilized in conjunction with our unique interactive fitness assessment system. The program helps guide you through your own personalized exercise routine and tracks your performance. The trainers will assist you in updating your workouts to ensure your continued success.




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