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John W. Hart Building

The Hart Building is BYU-Idaho’s center for physical fitness and wellness.
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The Center for Physical Wellness

The Hart building was named for a prominent Idaho state legislator who served on the school’s Board of Education for over 20 years, the last 8 years as chairman. He led the appeal to the state legislature and the Church during the 1930's to keep the school open. The Fitness Center now includes a cardio section with treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines and bikes, a spinning section where classes are held, and an open gym area with dumbbells, bench presses, and various machines.
Cycling Calss is one of the fitness class hold at the Hart Fitness Center.
Stay Active & Have Fun
The Hart Building is the best place on campus to stay active and have fun. Enjoy swimming, racquetball, fencing, cycling, running, weight-lifting, yoga, Zumba, and much more.
The Fitness Center in the Hart Building.
Get Fit at the Gym
The Hart Fitness Center now includes a cardio section with treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines and bikes, a spinning section where classes are held, and an open gym area with dumbbells, bench presses, and various machines.
The Scottish band, Skerryvore, performing for their second time at BYU-Idaho.
World-Class Entertainment
Each semester, Center Stage, the university’s performing arts series, brings a variety of concerts and performances to campus. Students and the community can enjoy these events at affordable prices. Past concerts include David Archuleta, Madilyn Paige, Lindsey Sterling, Ben Rector, Alex Boeyé, Josh Turner, Scotty McCeery, and more.
Did You Know?
The Hart Building’s fitness center was the original location for the Field House, an indoor practice facility for the Ricks College football team.
"One of the reasons I love the Hart Building is for all of the concerts that go on in there. I’m a Performing Arts major and was actually able to perform onstage with one of the actors from the Broadway show Hamilton when he was here for a concert."
"I don’t really like working out to workout. So, if I’m having fun, then it doesn’t feel like a workout. That’s one reason I love all the activities and sport options available in the Hart. I’m always having fun and end up getting a workout while I’m at it."
Did You Know?
Weekly devotionals and other campus-wide gatherings were held in the Hart Building’s auditorium and basketball arena before the BYU-Idaho Center was built.
Slam Dunk  Competition at the Hart Gym.

Hart Building Services

  • Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Centerstage Concerts
  • Equipment room & Dance studio
  • Swimming Pool
  • Racquetball & Basketball courts
  • Volleyball, Pickleball, Wallyball, Fencing, Archery, Yoga, Zumba, High Fitness
  • Fit4Life