Fittest Colleges


Mizzou is currently ranked ninth out of the top twenty fittest colleges in America on fitbie. The colleges were ranked for their efforts towards helping students eat right, lose weight, squash stress, and achieve their fitness goals. Mizzou received an A+ for our ‘decked out’ campus gym. It was said that if students aren’t hitting the books you will probably find them hitting the gym or at the campus Tiger Grotto. This is so true. If you are unfamiliar with our campus, our rec center is home to an aquatic center that has everything… and I mean everything. It has a hot tub, steam room, sauna, waterfall, and a lazy river! I can’t forget to mention our lovely palm tree decor. We also have a 50m lap pool, which I love using. Swimming is a great low-impact exercise, and is a nice change up from running time to time. If you aren’t de-stressing here, you’re probably at the Jungle Gym. Yes, I said Jungle Gym. The Jungle Gym houses more than 100 cardio machines and 24 flat screen TVs, a strength training room known as the Pump Room, and a rock wall. There are also several basketball, volleyball, and racket ball courts. An indoor track is also available for use. One of my favorite de-stressing services available is the Tiger Spa, located downstairs in the rec. Here you can receive massages, facial therapy, waxing, nail therapy, and personal training.  The rec offers several ways to stay fit, whether it is through Tiger X, Zumba, Cycling, or Yoga. You can even join a rec sports team. I played flag football! The rec is also open until 11 – so there is no excuse why you can’t work in your daily exercise! We also have access to an outdoor track, which surrounds three full size football fields called Stankowski Field. Stankowski field is located next to four sand volleyball courts. The courts are always packed with people, so good luck finding an open court! Our rec center was even talked about on ESPN for being one of the best. Check it out for yourself:

Here is the link if you would like to see what other colleges beat us out of our number one spot on fitbie: