Fitness Center Activities
Group Activity Classes
Update for Fall 2021 Session
Indoor classes will resume and mask wearing, according to college policy, will be enforced. The fall schedule is now available (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.
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.
Classes may include (check schedule for specific offerings):
- Spinning/cross cycle
- Hoop fitness
Indoor Climbing Wall
Notice: The climbing wall is expected to open for the Fall 2021 semester starting Monday, Sept. 6, Monday – Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. An Acknowledgement of Risk form must be completed prior to participation and is available at the front desk of the Fitness Center.
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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