The Marshall University Recreation Center is set to mark its 15th anniversary with festivities beginning on Monday, Feb. 5.
Established in 2009, the 15-year-old comprehensive fitness and wellness facility has served the Marshall and Huntington communities by providing top-level training in a state-of-the-art facility on the Marshall campus. With a mission to foster a culture of health and wellness, the center offers a wide range of recreational activities, fitness programs and community engagement initiatives.

Michele Muth is the director of campus recreation and says the role the Marshall Rec Center plays in the community is vital.

“The recreation center has become a hub for not just physical fitness but also a space for personal growth, community connection and the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle,” Muth said.

The Rec will celebrate the 15th anniversary with a series of events and classes throughout the week for members, guests and students, beginning on Monday, February 5 with a celebration reception at 4 p.m. The reception will include the recognition of members who were the first to join in 2009, pictures of the Rec Center through the years and refreshments.

Each of the following days of the week will include special sessions like BODYPUMP, a step class, or a pickleball class. While attending the sessions, participants will have the opportunity to win giveaways, including a Stanley Cup, and on Friday the rec center will pick one lucky person who attended any session throughout the week to win a pair of Beats headphones.

“We are extremely proud of the work we have done in the Marshall and Huntington communities,” Muth said. “We look forward to continuing our journey of promoting a healthier and happier community through our initiatives. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this incredible 15-year journey.”

For a more extensive list of events each day, visit or contact the Rec Center at 304-696-4732 or by emailing

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