The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness at UNCG opened in the Fall of 2016. An enhanced “student recreation center,” at over 216,000 sq. ft., it is more than double the size of the previously existing student recreation center. It includes several multi-purpose gyms, a 23,000 sq. ft. weight/cardio space, group fitness studios, a 54 ft. climbing wall, racquetball courts, two running tracks, lap and leisure pool, numerous meeting rooms, as well as many other amenities and services. The Kaplan Center is named in honor of the businessman and philanthropist Leonard J. Kaplan, and was made possible by a gift from his widow, Tobee Kaplan.