Holmes sports center has a weight room, indoor track, swimming pool, sauna, basketball and volleyball courts, and two dance studios. The one downside is that the pool hours are not necessarily the most convenient hours and the sprts center closes rather early. If you're the type to exercise after eight PM or before your early morning class that starts at eight AM then you need to go elsewhere.
As for location, it is conveiniently located right next door to the health center on the residential campus. This leads to the fact that Simmons has two campuses located about three minutes walk apart. One is the residential capus with Barthol dining hall, the Holmes Sports Center, a mailing room, Health Center, Residential Life Offices, practice rooms (with piano) and a cafe and small convenience store that opens at eight PM until midnight.
The other campus is the acedemic campus with all class rooms and faculty offices. The College center, financial services, student life, and counseing servees are located here. there is also another cafe as well as a coffee shop and dining center located on this campus and the meal plan covers all on-campus dining on both campuses.
Personally, I like the seperation as is clearly deliniates relaxing space and school space, like home and class.