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Fitness Center Activities

Group Activity Classes

Update for Fall 2020 Session:

A combination of a limited number of classes are being offered either indoors or outdoors Monday through Friday (check Fitness Center Schedules page). In order to participate, you must be a student, faculty or staff member of the campus community and you must register/reserve a spot in the class through IMLeagues. Unless you already have established an account through recreation, you will need to sign up for the free app/service.  

Class size is limited to 14 participants. You must be masked upon arrival and will be socially distanced while participating in exercise. More information is provided on the Announcement page in IMLeagues and by the instructor upon arrival.  

To set up your account, go to IMLeagues.com/plattsburgh. Then go to the Group Exercise Classes tab.  Here, you will see the class offerings for the week. You have up to 24 hours to pre-register or reserve a spot in a class.  

All classes outdoors are weather permitting. Should a class need to be canceled, the instructor will send out an announcement.  

In addition, SUNY Plattsburgh Fitness Center offers a variety of group exercise classes via our Instagram page (@plattsfitness). These classes can be accessed on IGTV at any time, but are held live Monday through Thursday at noon. Classes presently include: cardio/core/yoga, yoga, HIIT and core class. More classes will be added. Stay tuned for Zumba, bootcamp, and meditation!

Classes May Include: (check schedule for specific offerings)

  • Spinning/cross cycle
  • Kickboxing
  • Yoga
  • Yogalates
  • Zumba
  • Bootcamp
  • Hardbody
  • Hoop fitness
  • Core
  • 10-10-10

Indoor Climbing Wall 

Notice: Operation of the indoor climbing wall is suspended at the present time.

State-of-the-Art Venue

Membership to the SUNY Plattsburgh Fitness Center includes access to the vertical world of rock climbing. Members can enjoy the benefits, challenges and excitement of our climbing venue located on the lower level of Memorial Hall.

Varied Climbing Terrain

The climbing wall offers opportunities to boulder, top-rope and lead climb. Eighteen hundred square feet of varied climbing terrain will reward both first-time and experienced climbers.

Expert Instruction for All Levels

The facility is supervised by experienced and credentialed climbers who are available to provide instruction to Fitness Center members at convenient times. Climbing equipment including harnesses and shoes are provided. Climbing is an all around fitness activity that helps to promote strength, flexibility and balance.

If you are looking to add a new dimension to your workouts, try indoor climbing today!

FAQs About the Climbing Wall

  • What is Bouldering & Belaying?

    Bouldering is climbing horizontally and vertically underneath a 12-foot line without being attached to a rope. Bouldering allows individuals to climb without a partner or the confinement of a rope so they are free to move easily in all directions. Bouldering problems (taped climbing paths) are set on a regular basis and holds are moved around to offer variations in the climbing terrain for individuals just learning to boulder as well as seasoned veterans. Bouldering can occur any time the wall is open for open climbing.

    Rope climbing involves at least two people. One person is the belayer and one the climber. The climber ties themselves into the rope and climbs vertically up the wall. The belayer holds the rope and catches the climber in case of a fall as well as lowers them to the ground. Vertical taped routes are set on a regular basis.

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