Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

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Taking Wellness by Storm

Georgia Southwestern's recreation and wellness facility is located in the newly renovated Florrie Chappell Gymnasium. The facility is free for students, staff, and faculty to use with a valid GSW ID. The facility is supervised by our Student Fitness Staff and certified Recreation and Wellness Staff. The gym now features a variety of state of the art equipment for cardio, strength training, and functional fitness including treadmills, ellipticals, a functional fitness turf area, free weights area, and more.

Florrie Chappell Gymnasium also focuses on health and nutrition, mental health, and other wellness initiatives. Two unique spaces separated from the fitness area by partition boards will allow students to recharge mentally and physically. The Helms Family Sports Bar and the Chill Lounge both include televisions, seating, and charging stations for students.

In addition to equipment featured, Florrie Chappell Gymnasium also offers:

  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms with shower and changing facilities
  • Personal Training Space
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Staff Offices

Department Contact

Office of Recreation and Wellness

Florrie Chappell Gymnasium


Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm Friday - Sunday: 2:00pm-8:00pm


What is the appropriate attire?

We suggest the following fitness attire while in the fitness center and attending group fitness classes:

  • Close-toed running, tennis, or weight lifting shoes
  • Comfortable athletic shorts or leggings
  • Athletic or tee shirt

Keep Our Gym Running!

We ask that shirts cover the chest and midriff area at all times and footwear be in the form of running, tennis, or weight lifting shoes. Boots and open toe shoes are not allowed. No cargo shorts, jeans, belts, or pants that could potentially harm the equipment should be worn.


Is there someone who can show me how to use the machines?

Yes! The Fitness Supervisors at the front desk during operation hours can assist those who need help with the equipment.

Why is an ID required to access the gym?

An ID is required to protect the interest of those who have paid to use the facility. Students pay activity fees every semester where a percentage goes toward the facility usage. Additionally, as a safety precaution and statistical analysis, we require that IDs be presented and swiped at the front desk.

Are you open to the community?

No, we are not open to the community at this time. Recreation and Wellness facilities are only open to GSW students and employees in accordance with GSW guest guidelines.

We are working to have the gym accessible for community members this Summer.

Are masks required in the gym?

Masks are not required though unvaccinated students are highly encouraged to wear masks in shared spaces.

To help better control the spread of illness and disease, sanitizing spray and disposable towels are available to use, so please make sure to wipe off equipment after each use.