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    We offer high quality programming and services to the campus community in a welcoming and friendly space.

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    We bring the outdoors indoors for novice and accomplished climbers.

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    We provide a comprehensive array of the latest exercise equipment and fitness services in a clean, comfortable environment.

Fitness Center


Individual Attention & Programs

The Fitness Center is a component of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. Fitness Center staff is comprised of student trainers, supervisors, aerobics, spinning, Zumba, yoga and cardio-kickboxing instructors. They provide individual and group instruction and are available to develop and implement safe and effective personalized programs for members of the campus community.

The mission of the Fitness Center is to implement, provide and facilitate quality fitness-related activities that assist in fostering an outstanding educational experience by enhancing the physical and mental well-being of its participants.

News & Events


Welcome to 2024! — Fitness Center operations will be moving back to Memorial Hall over winter break and opening new facilities to start the spring semester. There will not be a winter break schedule.  

Fitness Center Update

  • The Memorial Hall Fitness Center will reopen when classes resume to start the spring 2024 semester on January 29 with a completely renovated fitness center, all new equipment and expanded group activity space.
  • Starting January 8 at noon, tours of the new facilities will be offered  
  • Stay tuned for information on the ribbon cutting ceremony

Coming 2023–2024 — Memorial Hall Construction Updates

Get ready for a new and improved Memorial Hall Fitness Center with holistic health, fitness and fun in mind. This new community hub will have an improved layout, cardio equipment overlooking the Saranac River, a new climbing wall feature, a spacious aerobics and multi-use studio and a fitness area dedicated to student athletes. Learn more about the project below.

2D rendering of the new fitness center from above showing layout

Image above: 2D rendering of the new Memorial Hall Fitness Center layout with the student athlete-only room (far left), climbing wall and welcome desk (center), weights area (upper right), cardio equipment (bottom) and aerobics studio (far right bottom)

Facility Updates Construction Phase II

Facility Operations During Construction

Rec Fee Structure

SUNY approved a mandatory Rec (recreation) Fee for eligible students that started Fall 2019. The fee is $85 per semester ($170 academic year) and will appear on the SUNY Plattsburgh tuition bill. Faculty/staff and alumni rates remain unchanged.

Requests for an exemption from this fee must meet certain criteria.

View description of mandatory fees

Fitness Center Membership & Dues Information


The Fitness Center is a major hub of activity on campus and membership provides access to aerobic and strength training machines, classes and much more.

The Fitness Center is a pay-for-use program available to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Details on all of our programming is available. Call 518-564-3143 or 518-564-3142 for more information or review our website. Our staff of instructors are here to help you get the most out of your fitness experience.

Sign Up for Membership

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