Cleveland State Recreation Center

Cleveland State Recreation Center


Cleveland State Recreation Center & Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym joined forces to offer the Voyage Membership! One membership for 3 gyms! CSU Rec gets you weights, basketball courts, swimming, cycling, zumba, yoga, barre, and pilates. Nosotros Downtown AND Nosotros Lakewood gets you climbing, weights, yoga, and Kilterboard training!

Become a Voyage Member now for the intro price of $85/mo (normally $108/mo). You’re about to become so strong and healthy! 🤜 🤛 Tag someone to join with you! Sign up now at CSU Rec’s front desk! Tell them you want the Voyage Membership!


Why CSU Rec Center? The 110,000 sq ft state of the art facility offers premier fitness

Why Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym? The fun people and nice climbs make exercise enjoyable. Anyone can be a climber!

Is climbing gear included? No. Members can buy shoes or rent for $4

Is 24/7 access included? No

What’s my first step? Setup payment in-person at CSU front desk!

Is this a big deal? Yes! This is Cleveland’s largest offering! We’re excited for you!
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Finals week is here! Whether you de-stress along the way or save relaxing for when the hardest part is over – Cleveland State Recreation Center has options to help you take care of you. Read about it on the Engaged Blog Good luck finishing strong, Vikings!
WELLFEST 2021 | Be well! Win prizes! Tomorrow, Wed. 2/17 Medical Mutual and the Cleveland State Recreation Center presents this all-day, interactive, virtual conference featuring cooking demos, exercise classes, discussion, and games. All are welcome! To register:
Can we have more frequent updates on what you are working towards regarding resumption of regular hours/service please? It would be nice if you gave us an update on what's in store for the members who wish to return to the pool and do lap swimming. Thank you.
When will the Rec, center be reopening?
‪Take fitness and wellness classes from the comfort of your home through Cleveland State Recreation Center’s Virtual Recreation Program!

‪Learn more here:‬
This is why I was so animate about the twins constantly spitting on the shower walls this year!
‪Learn more about Cleveland State Recreation Center’s live virtual group fitness classes! Click on the link below to learn more:‬

Cleveland's Premier Recreation Center: Affordable and State-of-the-Art Campus Recreation Services is housed in the 110,000-square-foot, 3-story Recreation Center that adjoins the Physical Education Building, allowing shared use of the Busbey Natatorium.

Amenities include two lap pools; basketball, volleyball, racquetball and squash courts; a multipurpose gymnasium; weight rooms and cardiovascular areas; a circuit training area; an indoor track; an air hockey table, table tennis tables and a billiard table; three multipurpose activity studios; locker rooms and lounge areas.

Operating as usual


"Specific to the Rec Center: members, participants, and guests will only be required to wear a mask indoors while not actively participating in recreation activities." Please see the full campus mask announcement below: 👇

Dear CSU Rec Center Members, Friends, and Guests:

In line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and given that COVID-19 levels in Cuyahoga County are now rated “high,” Cleveland State University has announced an updated mask policy. Please read the following information in full as there is direction related specifically to the Rec Center.

With the rising number of COVID infections, CSU believes additional safety protocols are necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19 and help keep our campus community safe and healthy until conditions improve. Effective Wednesday, June 1, properly worn masks will be required inside indoor CSU facilities. Specific to the Rec Center: members, participants, and guests will only be required to wear a mask indoors while not actively participating in recreation activities.

We appreciate your cooperation in working together to keep our members, staff, and yourself healthy and safe!


Congrats to Halle for being our first chosen member in our F45 Member Spotlight!! Halle continues to push herself in every workout and never shys away from a challenge! Well deserved, Halle! Keep up the great work 💪🏼

Join Halle and the rest of the team for a workout if you haven’t tried it yet!

Photos from Cleveland State Recreation Center's post 03/04/2022

In line with new CDC guidelines and given that Cuyahoga County is currently rated as “medium risk,” and the county has ended the indoor mask mandate for its facilities, CSU will begin rolling back its campus mask requirements next week.

Effective Monday, March 7, masks will only be required in our classrooms and laboratories, where spaces are more confined and there are less opportunities for physical distancing. Masks will be recommended, but not required, in all other indoor spaces on campus, including offices, meeting rooms, recreational facilities, and common areas.

We fully recognize and respect that some of our members and patrons will choose to continue to wear a mask, especially those still advised to do so through CDC guidance. We ask everyone to do what is best for you while also respecting the choices of others.

As a reminder: vaccination plus a booster shot continues to offer the absolute best protection against serious illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19. CSU will continue to monitor and act upon guidance from public health officials and the CDC. As always, we will share any updates or changes as they develop. Thank you!


American Red Cross Swim Lessons begin March 7 at the Rec!

Registration closes today. Don’t miss out on the fun.


Register today at for American Red Cross Swim Lessons! All ages, all levels, all fun & learning! Our next session starts in just over a week and registration will close on Monday Feb 28. We can’t wait to see you in the pool!

Photos from Cleveland State Recreation Center's post 02/24/2022

With all the negativity swirling around in the world today, it's easy to get caught up in a negative mindset. But the good news is you can practice positivity - especially to ourselves! These 7 tips and reminders are just a few of the ways you can PROP YOURSELF UP! 😄

🙌 Practice positive self-talk.
Instead of being our own worst critic, how about we be our own biggest fan instead? Cheer yourself on, tell yourself you can do it, remind yourself how awesome you are – and do it often and until you believe it!

🙌 Don't beat yourself up.
Everyone falls off the wagon and suffers setbacks. This is normal and ok. Let yourself off the hook and just pick up where you left off. One treat, one meal, one day, one week won’t make or break your progress.

🙌 Celebrate the small victories, too.
Recognizing the small and incremental wins is important for your motivation, consistency, and mental resiliency. Every accomplishment, large and small, is worthy of a little celebration!

🙌 Failure is not really failure.
Sometimes, we miss the mark or fall a bit short of our intended goal. But failure isn’t really failure if you got something from the experience.

🙌 Fuel thyself.
Like a well-oiled machine, we can’t function at our highest potential without fueling ourselves properly. Avoid extreme eating tactics and fad diets, and stick to healthy nutrition habits like those outlined at or work with a licensed dietician for customized nutrition help.

🙌 Rest days are important.
Burnout is a very real thing. Both your mind and your body need time to rest and recover to strengthen and enhance themselves. It seems counterintuitive, but building breaks and days off into your routine will actually accelerate your progress.

🙌 Progress, not perfection.
Perfection is a subjective idea. It means something different to everyone and is therefore unachievable. So, shift your focus to continual personal progress and improvement and you just might be surprised how far you can go – and how much happier you’ll be!

Hours | Cleveland State University 02/18/2022

Hours | Cleveland State University

Due to the inclement weather, the Rec Center will delay opening until 8am on Friday, February 18th. Please stay tuned for possible additional updates. Stay safe!

Hours | Cleveland State University Operational Hours: Facility Hours* SPRING SEMESTER: JANUARY 18 - MAY 15: Monday–Thursday: 5:45am – 10pm Friday: 5:45am – 9pm Saturday–Sunday: 9:30am – 5pm Busbey Natatorium (Pool) Hours* SPRING SEMESTER: JANUARY 18 - MAY 15: Monday–Thursday: 5:45am – 9pm Friday: 5:45am – 8pm Saturday...


Due to inclement weather the Recreation Center will open at 8:00am on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Photos from Cleveland State Recreation Center's post 02/08/2022

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, we’re here to help! 😄 We have 6 simple tips for you that can help you stay on-track - swipe to see! 👍

✅ Start slow.
You have to walk before you can run. Trying to do too much too soon can result in adverse effects like exhaustion, extreme soreness, and injury that will hinder rather than help you.

✅ Choose activities you enjoy.
Like anything, if you enjoy doing something you’re more likely to keep doing it. Create positive healthy experiences for yourself by choosing activities you find fun and satisfying.

✅ Use different measures to show progress.
Forget your focus on (and fear of) the scale! Progress can show is multiple ways and the scale is only one measure. Build a more complete picture by also tracking body fat %, strength gains, sleep quality, energy levels, or even how your clothes are fitting.

✅ Write it down or track it.
Keeping a workout or nutrition journal, or utilizing a tracking app, is one of the best and easiest ways to see your progress, make adjustments to maximize results, and motivate yourself!

✅ Build a support network.
Communities, chat groups, motivation apps, friends and family - they don’t even have to be workout buddies or teammates, as long as they support you with establishing your healthier lifestyle.

✅ Healthy habits are more fun with a friend.
Workout buddies can hold each other accountable, challenge and help each other, making healthy habits more enjoyable and more likely to stick.



**UPDATE: 2/3/22; 5PM***
Due to the continued effects of Winter Storm Landon, the following updated operational changes for the Rec Center will take place:

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Rec Center will only be open from 3-6pm for open gym use only. No scheduled classes or programming will take place.

Friday, February 4, 2022
The Rec Center will, again, only be open from 3-6pm for open gym use only. No scheduled classes or programming will take place.

The Rec Center will open under normal hours on Saturday, February 5, at 9:30am and resume normal operations, including scheduled classes and programming.

Stay safe out there!



Due to the anticipated effects of Winter Storm Landon, the following operational changes for the Rec Center will take place:

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Rec Center will CLOSE at 7pm. All programming that ends prior to 7pm will proceed as planned, including F45, Pink Gloves Boxing, massage, and personal training. Dance Fitness will be canceled for this evening.

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Rec Center will only be open from 3-6pm for open gym use only. No scheduled classes or programming will take place.

A determination for Friday, February 4, will be made at a later time as conditions are monitored. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Stay safe out there!


We are inviting YOU to help us continue CSU’s advancement towards better health and well-being tomorrow 11 am-1 pm for our traditional Wellness fair in the Student Center Ballroom. Our 16th annual WellFest event will feature both in-person and virtual content for our community. We can’t wait to see you all there!!

For more details about the event, click on


The Deadball Slam, an exercise with both cardiovascular and strengthening benefits! 🙌

In this video, Michelle Rieger, ACE-certified instructor and exercise physiology specialist, explains how to perform and get the most out of this exercise. 💪



Basic Movement Breakdown: The Push-Up 💪

If you’re new to exercising, trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution, or simply wanting to maximize the benefits of your workouts, it’s important to master the basics first! ☺️

In this video, @jessicaesaal breaks down the push-up, a quintessential body weight exercise! Push-ups engage almost your entire body to execute properly - use these pointers to help get the most out of your push-ups.

Master the basics and build a stronger, more solid physical foundation that will benefit all activities of exercise and daily life! 😄


Basic Movement Breakdown: The Conventional Deadlift 💪

In this video, @__lizsnow walks you through the Conventional Deadlift (not be confused with an Olympic Deadlift), reviewing key form cues and execution pointers to remember when performing this exercise. Like any exercise, the old adage of “quality over quantity” is always best for safety and max benefit.

If you’re new the exercising, trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution, or simply wanting to maximize the benefits of your workouts, it’s important to master the basics first!Then, you’ll be better prepared and ready to tackle more advanced movements and activities! 😄


Basic Movement Breakdown: The Squat 💪

If you’re new the exercising, trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution, or simply wanting to maximize the benefits of your workouts, it’s important to master the basics first! ☺️

In this video, @jessicaesaal breaks down the squat, outlining the key pointers to keep in mind to perform your squats for maximum benefit and safety.

Master the basics and you’ll be better equipped to tackle more advanced movements and activities! 😄


Heads up to our community! The Rec Center will be open from 11am on Tuesday, January 18th! Hope to see you there. Stay warm and safe!


Monday, January 17

The Natatorium is closing at 12pm for the remainder of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow!


Happy New Year everyone 🎉 Let’s make 2022 a great one!

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