(740) 454-4767

NEW Hours of Operation  

Monday-Friday:  5:00am-9:00pm 

Saturday-Sunday:  7:00am-7:00pm


1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville OH

The Muskingum Recreation Center (MRC) is located on the Ohio University Zanesville Campus adjacent to the Littick Hall Gymnasium. The MRC opened on March 24, 2014 to current Genesis Lifestyle & Fitness Center Members and March 31, 2014 to the public. The MRC promotes health and wellness through recreational, fitness, and educational programming to a multi-generational population from infants through older adults. These activities include swimming, basketball, volleyball, indoor cycling, walking/running, strength training, yoga, group exercise classes, water aerobics, cardiovascular exercise and so much more.  In addition to standard health and wellness activities, the MRC offers programming to specifically targeted at-risk residents such as those identified as suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and other major health issues.  Some of the amenities that the MRC offers are:


MRC Amenities

  • Open 7 days a week.
  • Fitness Center Floor 10,000 sq. ft.
  • 3 Group exercise rooms (large room 2000 sq. ft., cycling room, mind body room)
  • Warm water Activity Pool 2000 sq. ft.
  • 25 yd.-  8 lane lap pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Member-only locker area
  • Sauna/Steam in both women’s and men’s locker rooms
  • 8 showers in each with an additional handicap shower in each
  • 2 High School regulation basketball courts
  • Elevator to 2nd floor
  • Indoor track around perimeter of fitness floor
  • Concession area and lobby
  • Turn around drop off
  • Accessible parking in close proximity to the entrance
  • Massage therapy
  • Wellness Coaching by Certified Well Coach
  • Childcare for members’ children