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Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex (AARC)

For on-the-job fitness convenience, look no further than St. Paul’s North Campus, site of the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex.  This 180,000 square foot facility contains a fitness center, weight and aerobics rooms, aquatic center, walking track and more.  Work out on your own or enroll in one of the different fitness classes that are offered such as yoga, spinning, aerobics or boot camp.

Current regular full-time and regular part-time employees (including faculty adjuncts) of the University of St. Thomas receive complimentary AARC access with a valid UST identification card.  This complimentary membership is valid for the individual only.  Should a member wish to bring a non-member to the AARC, guest passes or community/alumni memberships may be purchased.  All AARC users must be 18 years of age or older and must present a valid UST ID card for access into the fitness areas of the facility.  Please note that there is a charge for fitness classes. 

McCarthy Gymnasium

The McCarthy Gym, located on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas’s St. Paul Campus, is a multi-purpose gym facility intended to support the recreational, intramural and athletic activities of the UST community.  The facility is free and open to all St. Thomas students, staff and faculty.  A valid UST ID card must be presented for each visit. 

Fitness Classes

The AARC offers a variety of fitness classes which are available for students, faculty and staff at a discounted rate. The class offerings and schedules are always changing, so click on the link below to see what's being offered now!


UST Intramural sports are not just for students! All faculty and staff are eligible to form a team of their own or to join a team that already has been formed.  Intramural sports vary by season and include softball, basketball, volleyball, bean bag toss, soccer, tennis, dodgeball, kickball, badminton, floor hockey and many others.  Registration is simple: Follow the link to find out how to get started!

Tommie Walkers

Tommie Walkers is a weekly walking group for faculty and staff that walks together over the lunch hour (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). This is an opportunity to get moving and to get to know your fellow UST employees! Walkers meet at the AARC check-in desk, MWF at noon.  Tommie Walkers can earn Vitality points for walking!

Currently, Tommie Walkers meets MWF on the St. Paul North Campus.  The Wellness Committee is seeking interested participants for a Tommie Skywalkers group to form in Minneapolis.  If you are interested in participating in either group, please contact

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Phone:  651-962-6510
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