The Washington and Lee University Department of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation promotes and complements the University’s liberal arts mission. The Department’s fundamental goal is to contribute to a students’ educational experience by enhancing academic learning with health, physical fitness, and wellness.
The Washington and Lee University Fitness Center is a 10,000 sq.ft. complex located in Doremus Gymnasium, a 1900's colonial refurbished building . Originally built in 1914, the refurbishing project, completed in August of 2002, enabled the complex to keep its tall colonial white pillars and columns which give the Fitness Center a very distinctive and unique style intertwined with the fitness equipment. The facility is equipped with 38 pieces of cardio, Body Masters strength equipment, a full line of dumbbells, stability balls, exercise tubing, and medicine balls.