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Heartland Community College Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC)

Supporting Heartland Community College's commitment to educating the whole student, the College's Fitness and Recreation Center provides an engaging environment for students and employees that will promote community learning and personal development. Academic programs that relate to careers in sports management, recreation and physical education also are housed in the facility.

Where is the Fitness and Recreation Center located?

The FRC is located on the east side of the College's Normal campus adjacent to Millennium Avenue. The center's physical address is:

Fitness and Recreation Center
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8432
Fax: (309) 268-7960

Who can use the Fitness and Recreation Center?

Students & Staff

The FRC is free to all current students enrolled in at least one credit course at the College, as well as all current employees.

Community Members

Public Access Membership to the FRC is available through Community Education.

Heartland Smart Steppers Walking Group

Heartland Smart Steppers Walking Group provides use of the Heartland walking track to all community members.

Enjoy the benefits of a walking group:
  • Accountability
  • Friendship
  • Motivation
  • Safety
  • Socialization

The Heartland Smart Steppers walk anytime from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and each person receives a free pedometer, coffee in the lounge area off the track, and incentives for miles walked. Walkers can use the Fitness and Recreation Center track anytime the center is open but are discouraged from using it between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. because it's in high use at the time by student athletes.

To register for the group, call Heartland's Outreach office at (309) 268-8188.

How do I access the Fitness and Recreation Center?

Eligible members are required to check in at the FRC front desk, located on the first floor at the bottom of the main stairwell, or at the desk located inside the south entrance.

  • Students will need to log in using their Heartland Student IDs
  • Employees will need to log in using their Heartland Employee IDs