Fitness Center Activities
Group Activity Classes
Update for Fall 2020 Session:
Starting Monday, August 31, group exercise classes are being offered outdoors, on
the Memorial Hall field at noon Monday through Thursday. 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 15 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.
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 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
- Hoop fitness
Indoor Climbing Wall
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 and 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.
- Do You Need Any Equipment?
- Does It Cost Money to Participate?
- Who Provides Instruction?
- What Do You Have to Do? How Does It Work?
- When Is It Open?
- Climbing Wall Rules and Regulations