The Dr. Robert E. Dunker Student Center is our a top-of-the-line athletic center open to Western Iowa Tech students. There is no charge for students to use the facility or its amenities.  

All students and employees must scan their Western Iowa Tech ID to enter the gym.

  • Full-size gymnasium with court 
  • Weight room  
  • Fitness equipment 
  • Free fitness classes for students
  • Indoor walking/running track  
  • Video games, pool table, and ping pong table are available 
  • Sauna, steam room, and showers

Fitness Classes for Students

Fitness classes are free for students.


This dynamic workout combines 30 minutes of high-intensity cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your body sweating, followed by 30 minutes of body sculpting and core-focused exercises that target specific muscle groups. It's a balanced session that offers both fat-burning and toning benefits in a single class.


Spin classes are an indoor cycling workout where participants pedal their way through various intensities and terrains, all while following the guidance of an instructor. These classes are known for their energetic music, motivating instructors, and the potential for a high-calorie burn, making them a favorite choice for cardiovascular fitness enthusiasts.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT is a workout format characterized by short bursts of intense exercises followed by brief rest or recovery periods. It's designed to maximize calorie burn, boost cardiovascular fitness, and increase overall strength in a relatively short amount of time. HIIT workouts are known for their efficiency and versatility, making them suitable for individuals with busy schedules looking for a challenging and effective fitness option.

Student Center Hours *

Mon - Thu 8am - 10pm
Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat 8am - 12pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

* The gym and all amenities will close four hours prior to scheduled games.
All hours and classes are subject to change.

Student Center Rules and Regulations

  • All students, student athletes, and employees must scan their Western Iowa Tech ID to enter the gym at all times.
  • You will need your physical Western Iowa Tech ID to check out gym equipment
  • Only clean, dry shoes are permitted in gymnasium; please change shoes prior to passing the front desk workers
  • You must have a change of shoes to use the basketball court (tennis shoes only). Absolutely no street shoes allowed on court, and no bare feet.
  • Water and energy drinks in a closed container are allowed in the gym. Food and other drinks are prohibited.
  • Personal sound systems will not be allowed in the gym except for trainers during classes, athletic practice, and organized student activities.
  • Gym facilities can be used only in the allotted time slots
  • Dress code enforced!
    Tennis shoes (clean/dry), pants, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops (covering the entire torso).
  • Everyone is expected to wipe down all equipment after use. Paper towels and spray are available at stations around the gym.