One of the benefits of being an ALI student is that you get a free Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) membership (teacher training and part-time programs are not included). Take advantage of world-class facilities. It's a great way to stay fit and to have fun, but most of all, the group classes and team sports are a great way to meet American students and to practice English.

There are many choices for fitness and fun – the Aquaplex (swimming pool, see below), rock climbing wall, cardio and weight room, and tennis and racquetball courts. And, there are many group classes – yoga, spinning, Zumba and Pilates. Team sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, and more. Visit for more information.

On-campus, World-class Facilities

  • Spinning Studio – Use the newest spinning bikes.
  • Group Fitness Studio – Complete with mirrored walls, suspended hardwood floor and a state-of-the art sound system and 60+ classes per week including Yoga, kickboxing, spinning, Zumba, Pilates, Step, Barre, and boot camp.
  • Fitness Room – Use any of the dozens of weight machines or the variety of dumbbells and barbells.
  • Cardio Room – Choose one of the 25 treadmills, 18 stationary bikes, 23 elliptical machines, 6 adaptive motion trainers, 8 Stairmaster StepMills or 4 indoor rowers.
  • 30-foot Climbing Wall – Climb your way to fitness on the indoor rock.
  • Gymnasium – Decide which sport – basketball, dodgeball, indoor soccer, wiffleball or volleyball – to play on one of the four full-sized hardwood courts.
  • Weight-training Room – Take advantage of Olympic plates and thousands of pounds of dumbbells, barbells, freeweight benches, plate-loaded machines and more.


Included in the gym membership to the ARC is access to the Aquaplex pool.  See below for all the Aquaplex has to offer. Visit for more information.

  • Lap Pool – 50-meter pool is 51 x 23 meters with a one-meter movable bulkhead and two, three-meter and two, one-meter diving boards.
  • Recreation Pool – A shallow pool with a beach-style entry leading into a depth of five feet. It has steps, a seating area and several lanes for lap swimming.
  • Hydrotherapy Spa – A cloverleaf-shaped hot tub that is large enough to hold 20 people.
  • Pool Equipment – Lounge chairs, floating lounges, kickboards, pull buoys, water basketballs, water volleyballs, and umbrella tables are available at no additional charge.
  • Water Fitness Classes – Low-impact routines designed to keep you moving while you work all the major muscle groups of the body.