Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need in order to access the Brumbaugh Fitness Center, Binder Natatorium, and the other facilities in the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center?

To access any of our recreation centers you need to obtain membership.  You can obtain membership in person by contacting Lori Hoffman in the Juniata College Athletics Department Office, located on the second floor of Kennedy S+RC. It is recommended you call ahead of time at 814-641-3507 to schedule a time to purchase a membership. Once you have purchased the membership, you will need to have your membership card on your person whenever you are using the facilities.

Use of all athletic facilities is free of charge to Juniata College students, as well as for Juniata faculty and staff and their immediate dependents. Use of the facilities is also free of charge for residents of Westminster Woods retirement community as part of its “Passport to Juniata” program. Use of the facilities is limited to their regular business hours.



May I sign up my spouse/partner for membership?

Spouses and/or partners may use the facilities only if a family membership has been purchased.


May I bring in a guest?

Guest passes are not available; only paid members may use the facilities.


Is parking available for recreation users?

The Juniata Athletics Department does not control the available parking near our facilities.  There is limited on-campus parking available for guests, located in the lot off 19th Street on the side of the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center.


What services does the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center/Brumbaugh Fitness Center/Binder Natatorium offer?

Kennedy S+RC services include the use of the 25m pool in the Binder Natatorium, three racquetball courts, and the strength training machines and cardio equipment in the Brumbaugh Fitness Center.  Membership also permits play in “noon time hoops” on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, although a separate “Noon Time Basketball Membership” is available for $50.

Members should bring their own equipment and towels; equipment sign-out, towel services, locker rooms are not available.


Is someone available to show me how to use the cardio and strength training equipment?

Doug Smith, CSCS, Juniata’s strength and conditioning coach and Sarah Simeone, CSCS, assistant strength and conditioning coach, are available to demonstrate the correct techniques on all the strength training machines in the Brumbaugh Fitness Center. It is advisable to make prior arrangements if you will need assistance with the correct use of the equipment.


Is personal training available?

Personal training services are not available at the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center.