Dr. Marlys Palmer Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is on the second floor of Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC.) The ARCC is a multi-use facility for academic programs, athletics, recreation, fitness/wellness, student activities and specials events.

The Fitness Center is available to faculty, staff, current students, retirees, and booster club members. Patrons of the fitness center may choose from a variety of exercise equipment.


Spring Hours

January 9, 2017 - May 1, 2017

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on weekends

During Spring Break, Fitness Center Hours are shortened to 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To contact the Fitness Center call Thomas Burge, Fitness Center Coordinator at 240-500-2478.


Strength equipment includes:

● Dumbbells and Kettlebells

● Olympic barbells and Bumper Plates

● Squat Racks

● Gymnastic Rings and Iron Scap Training System

● Selectorized Resistance Weight Machines


Cardiovascular equipment includes:

● Concept 2 Rowers

● Treadmills

● Ellipticals

● Recumbent and UpRight Bikes


Power and conditioning equipment includes:

● Chains, Bands and Battle Ropes

● Jump Ropes, Speed hurdles and Ladders

● Medicine Balls

● Power Sled and Plyometric Boxes

● Sand Bags and Slam Balls


Other amenities include:

● Foam Rollers

● Towel Service

● Changing Rooms

● Full locker rooms with shower


Fitness Center Services

Physical Assessment: Includes a complete health history, cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance test, flexibility test and body composition analysis. You will receive a document with your results and two week personal exercise program to get you started on your fitness goals.

Fee: Call for pricing

Body Composition Analysis: Excellent tool to evaluate progress of your current program. Our staff will use skin-fold calipers to estimate your body fat and lean mass. You will receive a document with your results and how to analyze this information.

Fee: Call for pricing

The Fitness Center Services require you schedule a meeting with one of the Fitness Center Staff.

Please contact Thomas Burge to set up an appointment.


Fitness Center Quality Standards and Rules

You must present a valid, current HCC ID to access the Fitness Center.


● Proper attire includes closed toe, non-marking shoes, t-shirts, exercise shorts/pants.

● No sandals.

● Athletic gear must be worn at all times. No revealing clothing or clothing with offensive wording will be permitted.

● Please use dressing rooms or locker rooms downstairs for changing into exercise attire.



● Please secure your valuables and belongings in a locker.

● Ask staff at front desk for a locker key.

● Please do not store valuables on the floor or near equipment.

● Safety of all personal property is the responsibility of the patron.

● ARCC staff are not responsible for lost or stolen property.



● Wipe off equipment after every use.

● Re-rack weights and return all other accessories to their proper locations when finished.

● Collars are to be used at all times to secure weights on bars.

● Weight plates are not to be leaned against mirror, walls or machines.

● Dumbbells and weight plates will not be dropped on floor for any reason.

● Allow others to “work-in” or take turns. Do not monopolize equipment in the weight room while others are waiting.

● Ease weights into position on the machines and do not allow them to slam down.

● Users should keep head and limbs clear of weights and moving parts at all times.

● Never put head, hands, or feet in or under weight stacks.


● Personal music players are permitted only when used with headphones.

● Verbal or physical confrontation with staff or other patrons will not be tolerated.

● Profanity will not be tolerated.

● Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

● Vandalism will not be tolerated.

● Using or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.


*Members should seek staff assistance for any and all questions*

Failure to abide to these guidelines will result in loss of privileges. Management reserves the right to refuse admittance and/or eject any person from the Fitness Center premises failing to comply with any of the above rules and regulations.

We thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain our fitness center’s clean, safe, healthy, and friendly environment.

Thank You!
Dr. Marlys Palmer Fitness Center Staff