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Your Guide to Summer Membership

The end of the school year is fast approaching and you’re looking forward to warmer weather and freedom! Your daydreams about lounging beside Truman’s Pond all summer have started to consume your thoughts, but wait! Do you know where your MizzouRec membership stands for the summer?


  • The facility will be CLOSED July 29-Aug. 12 for maintenance.
  • The facility will be CLOSED May 26-28 for Memorial Day.
  • The facility will be CLOSED July 4 for the Fourth of July.
  • The West Entrance will be CLOSED May 12-Aug. 19 and facility access will be through the Southeast Entrance ONLY.


Absolutely! If you are enrolled in more than 5 on campus (online classes don’t count) credit hours this summer, you will automatically be assessed the summer Recreation Activity & Facility Fee of $75.38. Students not automatically assessed and enrolled can opt- in to the same fee. Just stop by the Member & Guest Services Desk to add the fee to your account any time after May 1st.


Whoa, there. We want to see you just as much as you want to see us. For those that are not enrolled in any summer classes, you can pay a weekly intersession fee if you were enrolled in this past spring semester and are enrolled in the fall. The fee will be $10 plus tax a week, granting access Monday – Sunday. Even if you purchase the pass on a Wednesday, you will still be charged $10 for the week. But hey! That’s still less expensive than buying a daily entry pass ($11 plus tax)!

Students must be enrolled in Spring and Fall courses to be allowed to pay the weekly fee.  If not enrolled in any Summer courses or you were not enrolled in both Spring and Fall courses, the only option is to sign up for an MUAA or Recent Grad membership (see below).

You can buy weekly intersession passes a week at a time or you can buy them in bulk. We encourage you to buy as many weeks as possible up front to avoid possible long lines. Payment for the weekly intersession fee is with your credit/debit card or with a check.

*Unfortunately, incoming freshmen or transfer students will not be able to use the facility until the fall session starts (August 13) unless they are enrolled in summer classes.


The last day for regular spring session student access is May 13. BUT you can begin purchase your summer weeks of access as soon as May 1! Just stop by Member and Guest Services during all facility hours to purchase your weekly intersession passes. Make sure to leave some time in your schedule! The line tends to get long during the first several weeks.


Then nothing that was just said will have a huge impact on you. Just be sure to hurry back in on August 13 when access begins for fall semester students. We can’t wait to see you all back here! It’s just not the same without you. *sniffle sniffle*

Fall access starts August 13!


If you purchased a grad pack from the Mizzou Store, which included your first year membership of the Mizzou Alumni Association, you can get your membership for $39 per month (two months minimum). If you didn’t purchase a grad pack, you’ll pay a $40 Mizzou Alumni Association fee, and then your MizzouRec membership will be $39 per month (two months minimum). You can pay your Mizzou Alumni Association fee and your membership fee at MizzouRec.

Have a great summer, Mizzou!


  • Spring access ends May 13
  • Intersession passes are required for student access May 14-25
  • Facility closed May 26-28 for Memorial Day
  • Summer membership via Recreation Activity and Facility Fee runs May 29-July 28, intersession passes still available.
  • Full facility closure from July 29-August 12.
  • Fall access begins on August 13.
  • Please direct any questions you have about summer membership to Member and Guest Services at the Southeast entrance!


Team Mizzou Profile: Lizzy Dreifuss

Lizzy Dreifuss

Lizzy has worked at MizzouRec for nearly 4 years now. She knows this place like the back of her hand to say the least! Lizzy is majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences and plans to attend graduate school here at the University of Missouri in the fall! She loves the beach and above all, breakfast food.


Why is MizzouRec important to you?

“MizzouRec has not only given me life long skills professionally, but through my time working for the rec I have gained and irreplaceable family through Team Mizzou (MizzouRec employees). I have been challenged here personally, physically and mentally in so many ways that will benefit my college career and life in general!”


What does Lizzy do at MizzouRec?

Lizzy works as a zouLIFE lead so she is the one to go to for all things zouLIFE. She makes sure zouLIFE Spa is running smoothy and members leave relaxed and happy. She is also on Selection Team which means she conducts interviews with potential Team Mizzou members to see if they are the right fit for the job. We are not done yet, she is also a bronzing specialist and does a fantastic job making people look perfectly sun kissed. Finally, Lizzy also is a part of TMAC (Team Mizzou Advisory Committee) where her, along with members from every area of Team Mizzou, discuss ways to enhance Team Mizzou and the Rec.


What about zouLIFE is important to you?

“Students well-being is very important. zouLIFE is a relaxing place where people can come to pamper themselves. This helps relieve stress from school and life in general. Another favorite part of zouLIFE is personal training which helps students get more involved in their own fitness journey and I love that we are able to offer that to students.”


It’s hard to imagine Lizzy having any free time with four different positions at MizzouRec. She says “it’s funny because people say I live at the Rec, but when I am not here I am binge watching Netflix shows or just hanging with friends.” We are thankful to have Team Mizzou members like Lizzy making MizzouRec a great place for everybody!


Valentine’s Partner Workout

Love is in the air this month! Valentine’s Day is coming up and we wanted to provide you with a workout you could turn into a romantic date or just do with your swolemate! Two is better than one when it comes to these exercises so grab your sweetheart OR friend and head to MizzouRec! We included some pictures and gifs to help give you a visual! (Make sure to warm up before starting these exercises by taking a lap around the track or doing some dynamic stretching.)


Medicine Ball Sit-Ups

  • First grab a medicine ball (not too heavy) and face your workout buddy. While holding the ball, do a sit up and then pass the ball to your partner!



Fist Bump Push-Ups

  • You and your partner will get in push-up position facing each other. Go down, come back up and then fist bump! Repeat as many times as you can!



Lunge with Medicine Ball Pass

  • Make sure to have some space in between you and your partner for this one! Step into a lunge and then pass the medicine ball to your partner. After your partner catches the ball, they will do a lunge and pass it back!

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Squatting Ball Pass

  • Get back to back with your partner and hold a squat. One of you will start with the medicine ball then rotate and hand it off to your partner. Make sure you stay in the squat position the whole time.



Wheelbarrow Push Up and Squat!

  • Remember wheelbarrow races when you were younger? This exercise is similar. The partner holding the ankles will do a squat every time the other partner goes in for a push-up!  



Extra Tip: These exercises are more effective with proper partner motivation so be sure to encourage each other!

We Planned Your Healthy Meals for the Week So You Don’t Have To!

Between organization meetings, group projects, too many shifts at work and finding time to catch up on Stranger Things, it can seem impossible to find options aside from frozen meals and fast food to eat. With this in mind, we caught up with MizzouRec’s registered dietitian and got the scoop on what’s quick, easy and affordable to eat during our jam-packed semesters.

Breakfast – Yogurt parfait

  • Layer your favorite yogurt with fruit and granola

Lunch – Turkey and cheese sandwich, pita chips, carrot sticks

Snack – Protein balls

  • There’s tons of recipes out there with all sorts of ingredients. So whether you like peanut butter or protein powder or chia seeds (or all 3!), you’re bound to find a recipe for you. Our dietitian recommends searching on Pinterest for the perfect protein balls for your palette.

Dinner – Poached salmon

  • Mix a tablespoon of honey and olive oil, and spread the mixture onto the salmon. Season it with the seasoning of your choice, and it’s ready to cook! Salmon can be cooked on the stovetop, in the oven, or even in the microwave! If you choose to microwave, cook the piece in short intervals until it is thoroughly cooked.

Breakfast – Oatmeal with fruit

Lunch – Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, green snap peas with two tablespoons ranch dip, two small cookies

Snack – Popcorn

Dinner – Loaded potato or sweet potato

  • Another recipe that you can make in the microwave! Our dietitian recommends going light on the sour cream and cheese. In addition, she suggests cottage cheese as a healthier alternative for sour cream – YUM! Other great low calorie toppings include salsa and barbecue sauce.

Breakfast – Scrambled eggs

  • Did you know you can microwave eggs?! Lookin’ at you, friends still in the residence halls! Add cheese and your favorite flavorings to spice ’em up.

Lunch – Buffalo chicken sandwich

  • Add 2 Tbs of olive oil mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp (or to taste) buffalo chicken sauce and 1 Tbsp blue cheese (or cheddar cheese!) to 1/3 cup of canned chicken or pre-cooked grilled chicken. Mix it up, serve it on whole wheat bread and you’ve got a flavorful, protein-packed meal! For more flavor, you can add 2 Tbsp of chopped celery or diced tomato to this one.

Snack – Nuts

  • Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, oh my! You name it – all nuts are a great source of protein to power you through your busiest days.

Dinner – Beans and rice

Breakfast – Banana and frozen breakfast sandwich

Lunch – Quesadilla

  • Combine a tortilla/flatbread, cheese, and a protein like beans, chicken or beef, and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and green chilies. Microwave until the cheese has melted. Buying canned beans, chicken and/or tomatoes with chilies will shorten the amount of prep time required – a.k.a. more time to binge-watch that Netflix show you love!

Snack – Pita chips and humus or chips and salsa

Dinner – Pesto chicken

  • Microwave directions: place 3-4 oz frozen grilled chicken in the bottom of a bowl or plate. Top with 1 Tbsp store-bought pesto, 1-2 slices fresh tomato (or 1/4 cup canned diced tomato) and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Microwave for about 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. Add 1/2 cup pasta or bread and a piece of fruit for a complete, healthy meal!

Breakfast – Breakfast bagel sandwich

  • 1 whole wheat bagel + 1 slice of cheese + 1/4 avocado sliced + 1 slice of deli ham (or 2 pieces of bacon) = perfect breakfast to end the long week.

Lunch – Bento Box

  • Bento boxes don’t always have to include sushi! Take 10 whole wheat crackers, 2 ounces of your favorite cheese and a thinly sliced apple. Then, add some grilled chicken to your box and 1/2 cup fresh sugar snap peas. Try different combinations of toppings on your crackers, or eat them separately! (Pro tip: if you’re making this in the morning to eat later in the day, add 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice to your apple to prevent browning!)

Snack – Fruit and vegetables are always great snack options.

  • Add two Tbs of dip if you need extra flavor.

Dinner – Bean and cheese burrito

  • In a 10 in. whole wheat tortilla, add 1/2 cup refried beans and 1/4 cup cheese. You can also add anything from diced tomatoes to olives to avocado slices. This is another microwavable recipe!

QUIZ: Which TigerX class should you try during Maximum Participation?

Looking for extra motivation this month? We’re here to help!

TigerX is hosting Maximum Participation throughout October to help you reach your fitness goals and integrate an “all-in” energy into classes.  During this month, members will receive DOUBLE PERKVILLE POINTS for signing up and attending classes. Additionally, get bonus points for our 8 highlighted classes this semester!

  • Ballet Boot Camp
  • Endurance Cycling
  • Knockout
  • Meditative Yoga
  • Piyo
  • Pilates Plus
  • Sunrise Cycle
  • Zumba

Wondering which class to try? Take this quick quiz for some ideas!

  1. What’s your main objective during exercise? 

    1. Burn baby, burn!
    2. Drippin’ sweat
    3. Relaxed and limber
    4. Strong and collected
  2. What do you prefer to incorporate into your workout?

    1. A bicycle!
    2. Nothin’ but me
    3. My trusty mat
    4. Anything and everything I can find!
  3. What is your ideal exercise atmosphere?

    1. Hardcore jams
    2. One big party!
    3. I prefer peace and quiet
    4. I’m open to anything
  4. What motivates you to keep going?

    1. I’m all about the music
    2. Accountability with other members
    3. It’s all me, baby
    4. Friendly encouragement from my instructor
  5. What class style do you most prefer?

    1. Fast and furious — I’m here to push through!
    2. I like following set choreography
    3. Self-paced, with gentle flows
    4. I want something new every time, as long as each move is explained individually


You’re a boss at pushing through those tough cardio workouts, and #pumpupjamsonly, please. Endurance cycling, sunrise cycling and Knockout might be your new best friends!


Dynamic, pre-choreographed classes were made for you, so you should try Zumba, endurance cycling and PiYo!


Kudos to you for your major intrinsic motivation! Classes like Pilates Plus and meditative yoga will allow you to build strength, focus your mind and deepen your flexibility, all while listening to your body and going at your own pace.


You like your workouts to be a bit of a wild card and love shaking things up with different equipment and unique exercises! You should def give Pilates plus and Ballet Boot Camp a try.


Check out more information on all listed classes and more on our website, and reserve your spot in a class today!