Fitness at RUC

Fitness Center at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital

The Radford University Carilion (RUC) fitness center, called the Momentum Fit Studio, is located at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) on the 1st floor. It is available to the College community, including students, faculty and staff.


Sign up

To join, visit the Student Affairs office to fill out an application and waiver. After this, your prox card will be activated for the Momentum Fit Studio.

Hours of Operation

In general, the Momentum Fit Studio is open 24/7 while RUC is in session. During the academic term, the fitness center may be closed for short periods if the Health & Exercise Science Class is conducting a laboratory. In such cases, these closures will be noted on the fitness center door.

Dress Code

The following dress code is for your comfort and safety as well as the comfort and safety of those around you.

  • Shoes (Tennis, Jogging, Walking, Aerobic etc.) are REQUIRED!
  • Shirts are REQUIRED!
  • No street clothes.

Personal Items

We strongly recommend that you secure all personal items. RUC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Items left for a period of time in the Fitness Center will be taken to RUC Security. Lockers are provided in the Cardio Room for day use only. You will need to provide your own lock.


Bring your own workout towel, as they are not provided. Paper towels and spray cleaner are available to clean off equipment.

Food and Drink

Please, no food or drink (other than water) in the Momentum Fit Studio. If you do bring your own water, use a sport bottle or similar spill proof container.

Exercise Equipment Use and Care Guidelines

  • If you are doing multiple sets on a piece of equipment please allow others to “work in” with you or trade sets.
  • It is appropriate fitness center etiquette to ask politely if you can work in with someone on a piece of equipment. Normal courtesy is to accommodate the request.
  • If you are “working in” with another person, please consider that they may be on a timed recovery schedule between sets. Normal courtesy is to accommodate their schedule.
  • If others are waiting please limit your time on each machine to 30 minutes.
  • Users need not feel rushed to relinquish their machine prior to 30 minutes unless they choose to do so.
  • It is appropriate fitness center etiquette to ask politely how much longer the user will be on a cardiovascular machine. Normal courtesy is to let them know so they can plan their workout accordingly.
  • Return weights to the proper racks.
  • Do not drop weights on the floor.
  • Respect others by wearing headphones while listening to music.
  • Sanitize/clean each piece of equipment after use. Cleaning spray and paper towels are available.
  • Visitors are not allowed in the fitness center.  Please do not bring children, family, or guests, as it is a liability.
  • Maximum capacity is 22 people.


The restroom next to the Fitness Center has a shower and changing area for your convenience.

Important note: Please keep your workout in the fitness center.  Do NOT use the hallways for exercise during business hours as we have staff and patients on the floor.


Carilion Wellness

RUC students can join Carilion Wellness at no additional cost. Membership is paid through the fees that are part of annual tuition. Students need to complete a membership application at the beginning of each school semester to have access to all four convenient Carilion Wellness locations.

Membership applications are available at the Roanoke (Starkey Road) Carilion Wellness location at 4508 Starkey Road.

What is Carilion Wellness?

Carilion Wellness is the chain of fitness centers operated by Carilion Clinic, RUC’s partner in education and healthcare.

Each location offers opportunities for:

  • group exercise, like classes in water aerobics, yoga, cycling, jazzercize, Pilates, Zumba, Les Mills and much more;
  • personal fitness, including free weights, machines, cardio equipment, functional training, pickleball and racquetball (Roanoke); and
  • therapy and rehabilitation services for an additional fee, like medical programs, personal training, InBody assessments, swim lessons, karate (Botetourt) and massage therapy (Botetourt).

Plus, you can swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, run or walk on the tracks and more!

Where are the Carilion Wellness fitness centers located and when are they open?

  • Roanoke
    4508 Starkey Rd
    Roanoke, VA 24018
    Hours: Mon–Fri: 5:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
  • Botetourt
    105 Summerfield Ct
    Roanoke, VA 24019
    Hours: Mon–Fri: 5:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
  • Westlake
    157 Westlake Rd
    Hardy, VA 24101
    Hours: Mon–Fri: 5:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m
  • Blacksburg
    1715 Pratt Dr
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    Hours: Mon–Fri: 6:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

You can learn more about Carilion Wellness at

For more information, contact RUC Student Affairs at