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Fitness Centers

Main campus


The Bittner Center is a 46,000-square-foot, leading-edge fitness facility that offers:

  • A skywalk that provides indoor access throughout the year
  • New athletic equipment throughout the facility including free weights, resistance machines and functional fitness equipment
  • High-tech cardio equipment equipped with Internet, Dish TV and Preva, a program that allows users to track and log their workouts
  • State-of-the-art group fitness areas, including a digital fitness room where users can choose from a wide variety of on-demand fitness programming
  • A fully-equipped outdoor fitness area
  • A three-lane indoor track
  • Two athletic courts equipped for basketball, volleyball, pickleball and more
  • A varied schedule of fitness classes, intramural competitions and club sporting events

Enjoy more great photos by viewing our Bittner Center photo gallery.


The Bittner Center is open to all Palmer students, faculty, staff, their spouses and their children between the age of 16 and 26. Children under 16 aren’t permitted in the facility. Retired faculty and their spouses also are welcome to use the Bittner Center.

All users will be required to scan their Palmer ID badge at the main desk, located on the Bittner Center lower level. To obtain a Palmer ID badge, spouses, children and retired faculty members must fill out a request form and have a photo taken. Forms are available at the Bittner Center main desk. Upon approval, a badge will be issued. Bittner Center users aren’t permitted to park in the Visitor Parking Lot, but may use other lots on campus to which they have access. Questions? Contact Ron O’Brien at 563-884-5856 or


Weekdays 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Summer Break Hours -

Friday June 18 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday June 19 & 20 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday - Friday June 21 – 25 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday June 26 – 27 Closed

Monday – Friday June 28 – July 2 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday July 3 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday July 4 Closed

Monday July 5 Closed

Tuesday – Friday July 6 - 9 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday July 10 & 11 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday July 12 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday July 13 Regular Hours

Florida campus


The Florida campus community may utilize the nearby YMCA fitness center.

For information on recreation clubs, visit our Clubs & Organizations page.

Questions? Contact Jason Brewer at or 386-763-2781.

West campus


The West campus fitness center is available to Palmer students and their immediate families.

For information on extramural sports clubs, visit our Clubs & Organizations page.

Questions? Contact Michael Crump at or 408-944-6122.

Contact Us

Main campus
Student Services
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5214

Florida campus
Student Services
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129-4153

West campus
Student Services
90 East Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134-1617

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