What's the Plan for the New KREC?

We are excited to announce that Kinross Recreation Center (KREC) will be opening on September 28, 2017. Located steps away from the previous KREC, this new fitness facility will feature improved amenities for graduate students and members, including:

  • New floor layout features a 30% increase in cardio exercise equipment
  • 70% increase in strength training options including new squat racks
  • New highly requested items such as heavy punching bags and multi-station pull up bars
  • Expanded functional training zone with a larger courtyard
  • Improved locker rooms and meeting spaces

Opening Week Events Include: 

Tuesday, September 26 

4:00-7:00pm: Graduate Student Welcome & Sneak Peek

Exclusive access for graduate students. Classes, refreshments, tours and access to all equipment.

Wednesday, September 27

10:00-2:00p & 4:00-7:00p: All Member Welcome & Tours

Graduate students & Members welcome. Refreshments, tours and membership sign-ups.

Thursday, September 28: KREC opens at 5:30am.

As a reminder, graduate students and KREC members will still have access to the John Wooden Center and BFit until KREC opens on September 28. All LA Fitness access ends on August 31, 2017. For KREC facility hours and more information, visit KREC's relocation website, call Sales & Service at the John Wooden Center, 310.206.8373, or email info@recreation.ucla.edu.

Below we'd like to share some recent photos taken of KREC's current status:

Main Floor, Studio, and Shower Facilities

  • To download full project with renderings, click here

KREC Reconstruction Updates:

8/31/17: KREC is opening September 28th! Opening events begin September 25th! 

6/22/17: Still working hard! We're anticipating opening late summer. See you soon!


5/22/17: Three of our units have been delivered and the shade installation is officially installed! Get excited :)



4/25/17: The new KREC is coming along! Check out our progress. 
What have you been doing to stay fit this week? Comment on our Facebook page to let us know! 


3/21/17: Happy Spring Bruins! The new KREC is currently being constructed off-site. Stay tuned for more!


What Happened with the Old KREC?

The existing Kinross Building (including the old KREC) closed for renovation on:

December 16, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

As a result of the projected construction timeline, we anticipate an exciting grand opening of the new KREC in Summer 2017. We greatly value and appreciate the Graduate Student Association for their advocacy, and after consulting with graduate student focus groups and members, we are pleased to announce a variety of options to keep you active and healthy during the period of construction, with instructions on how to opt in:  

  • Complimentary Access to John Wooden Center (JWC) - Open automatically to KREC members. No action is required.  Facility Hours
  • Complimentary access to the Bruin Fitness Center (BFIT) - located in Carnesale Commons (This new facility offers over 14,000 square feet of cardio, strength, and conditioning areas).  Open automatically to graduate students and KREC members.  No action is required. Facility Hours
  • Complimentary access to Westwood Village fitness Center - Our partnership with LA Fitness, and all UCLA memberships at LA Fitness, end on August 31, 2017.
  • KREC Recreation Membership Changes -KREC Recreation members may adjust or cancel their KREC membership and/or other Recreation services by completing a membership refund/transfer request form.  Forms may be returned in-person, by email, or by fax. Full refund policies and information, as well as Sales & Service hours, may be found here

How Do I Stay Updated?

In the meantime, please check back for updates, email info@recreation.ucla.edu with any questions, or subscribe to our email list for updates.

Initial Renderings