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Activity Areas

3-Court Gymnasium

This gymnasium like all of our activity areas, this is an open-recreation area. It is available at all times for open rec activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and pickleball. There is always a volleyball net set up and the badminton/pickleball nets can be set up upon request. The three courts can be partitioned off if necessary.

3-Court Gymnasium Rules

  • Volleyball has priority on Court #3. Basketball may not be played while a pickup volleyball game is in progress.
  • Pickleball/Badminton have priority use on Tuesday/Friday evenings from
    8 p.m. – Midnight on Court #1.
  • No boots or street shoes allowed on courts. Only Clean/Dry athletic shoes allowed.
  • No dunking allowed.
  • No throwing of equipment, including balls, against the walls or glass.
  • No equipment may be brought in from any other areas.
  • Lacrosse balls, Baseballs/softballs and soccer balls are not allowed.
  • Personal sound systems are not allowed.
  • Only trained Recreational Sports Staff can
    move goals.

3-Lane Track

The 3-Lane Track is open during all recreational hours. The track consists of three lanes designed for walking, jogging and/or running. Patrons must follow the running direction displayed at each entrance of the track. 

3-Lane Track Rules: 

  •  5 Lap equivalent mile.
  •  Running allowed only in outside lane.
  •  Walking allowed only in inside and middle lane.
  •  No organized team practices.
  •  Only running and walking allowed on track.
  •  No accessories or equipment are to be used on the track.
  •  Railing not to be used as stretching aid.
  •  No blocking lanes.
  •  No loitering on track.
  •  Only athletic shoes are to be worn on track. No boots, bare feet or spikes.
  •  No strollers on the track

Cardio Area

With over 70 pieces of equipment and 3,400 square feet, the cardio training area serves as an entrance to the suspended 1/5th mile track which circles the entire Student Life Center. This area is equipped with a wide variety of treadmills, elliptical fitness cross-trainers (which have personal viewing screens with TV and Internet), Expresso Virtual bicycles, stepmills, Concept II Rowers, Jacobs Ladders, an upper body arm cycle, and much more.

Cardio Area rules

  • Participants must be 17 years of age to use the Cardio Area.
  • The Cardio Area is operated on an open recreation concept. Therefore, team/group workouts are not allowed. Individuals or groups may not dominate any area of the facility or piece of equipment. Participants are also expected to move from machine to machine at a reasonable rate.
  • Machines should be cleaned after each use. Do not spray disinfectant directly on to console and/or electronic components.
  • In order to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, it is recommended that everyone have a towel in their possession at all times.
  • Appropriate fitness attire must be worn at all times. This includes athletic sneakers (no open footwear or boots). No jeans or cutoff jeans.
  • When using chalk:
    • Please “chalk up” your hands inside the chamber.
    • “Clap” your hands together inside chamber.
    • Remove hands from chamber.
    • Avoid clapping hands together outside of chamber.
  • Locker rooms must be used to change clothing.
  • Participants must follow all posted instructions for proper equipment use, according to the manufacturer's intended purpose. If you are unsure of how to use equipment, ask a Recreational Sports staff member.
  • Participants must return all equipment to its proper place after use and report malfunctioning or broken equipment to the staff.

Circuit/Free Weight Area

Located on the first floor of the Student Life Center with over 9,000 square feet, you can find a machine to work any part of the body you want to target on the selectorized machine side or head over to the opposite side of the facility which is equipped with dumbbells, squat racks, plate-loaded machines, Olympic benches and a stretching area.

Circuit/Free Weight Rules

  • Participants must be 17 years of age to use the Circuit/Free Weight Area.
  • The Circuit/Free Weight Area is operated on an open recreation concept. Therefore, team/group workouts are not allowed. Individuals or groups may not dominate any area of the facility or piece of equipment. Participants are also expected to move from machine to machine at a reasonable rate.
  • Machines should be cleaned after each use. Do not spray disinfectant directly on to console and/or electronic components.
  • In order to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, it is recommended that everyone have a towel in their possession at all times.
  • Appropriate fitness attire must be worn at all times. This includes athletic sneakers (no open footwear or boots). No jeans or cutoff jeans.
  • When using chalk:
    • Please “chalk up” your hands inside the chamber.
    • “Clap” your hands together inside chamber.
    • Remove hands from chamber.
    • Avoid clapping hands together outside of chamber.
  • Locker rooms must be used to change clothing.
  • Only bumper plates may be dropped, and this must be done on platforms.
  • Participants must follow all posted instructions for proper equipment use, according to the manufacturer's intended purpose. If you are unsure of how to use equipment, ask a Recreational Sports staff member.
  • Participants must return all equipment to its proper place after use and report malfunctioning or broken equipment to the staff.
  • All weights must be re-racked after each use.

Climbing/Bouldering Wall

No matter what your experience, the SUNY Cortland climbing gym has something for everyone. Our gym consists of a 42 foot roped climbing area with eight top ropes, three lead climbing routes, an auto belay system and a 13 foot bouldering wall. We offer basic and advanced clinics as well as competitions throughout the year. Stop in today for an orientation to begin climbing.

Learn more about the Climbing/Bouldering Wall

Combatives Room

This room is equipped with mirrors, kettlebells, dumbbells, physioballs, medicine balls, bosu balls, two heavy bags and a speed bag. Patrons can utilize this space for ab work, circuit training or to escape for a more quiet and secluded workout. 

Combatives Room Rules: 

·No dropping or slamming of any equipment.

·No equipment is to be brought into or out of the Combatives Room.

·No throwing of equipment, including balls, against the walls or glass. No feet may be put on walls.

·Participants must use equipment according to the manufacturer's intended purpose. If you are unsure of how to use equipment, ask a Recreational Sports staff member.

Participants must return all equipment to its proper place after use and report malfunctioning or broken equipment to the staff.

Equipment Checkout

Equipment Checkout allows patrons to check out a variety of recreational and sporting equipment. Most equipment,  may be checked out at no charge. Equipment and rental prices are listed below.

Equipment Checkout Rules

  • All Participants must present a valid SUNY Cortland ID card or Student Life Center membership card for checkout and rental privileges. ID must be presented when checking out/renting equipment and also when returning equipment.
  • Participants are responsible for repair and replacement costs of equipment damaged while in their use.
  • Participants will be subject to late charges for equipment that is not returned by 11:59 p.m. the same day of checkout or rental.
  • Equipment found in the Student Life Center that is not properly "checked-in" will be subject to a fine of $5.00.
  • Lost and found is located in Equipment Checkout. More expensive items will be brought to the Recreational Sports Office. Items will be donated after 2 weeks.
  • Participants must “check in” towels and jerseys before placing them down the laundry chute.

Items for Rent

Balls

Free

  • Basketball
  • Football 
  • Indoor Soccer Ball 
  • Outdoor Soccer Ball 
  • Volleyball 

Fitness Equipment

Free
  • Agility Hurdles
  • Agility Ladder 
  • Crossover Symmetry Set
  • Jump Rope 8ft
  • Jump Rope 9ft
  • Jump Rope 10ft
  • Mini Bands
  • Massage Stick 
  • Slider Pads 
  • Speed Rope
  • Strength Bands
  • Stretching Straps
  • Tubing with Handles
  • Weight Vest
  • Weighted Rope

Jerseys -

$1  

  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Light Blue
  • Neon Green
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow

Racket Equipment -

Free

  • Badminton Racket  
  • Pickleball Ball  
  • Pickleball Racket  
  • Protective Goggles
  • Racquetball Racket
  • Squash Racket
  • Tennis Racket

Rock Climbing Shoes

$1

Whole and half sizes 5.5 - 12.5
Whole sizes 13 – 15
($1.00)

Boxing Equipment

Free

  • Boxing Gloves Green, Pink, Red, White 
  • Punching Mits
  • Speed Bag

Golf Simulator 

Prices listed

  • Golf Simulator
    • Faculty/Staff/Others: $20.00/Hour or $10.00/Half Hour
    • Students: $10.00/Hour or $5.00/Half Hour
  • Lefty Golf Clubs
  • Righty Golf Clubs
  • *Hourly Rate can be split between multiple individuals using the same Golf Simulator 

Locker/Towel Service

Prices listed

Locker and Towel Service are also available through Equipment Checkout. Lockers can be rented by semester or full year. A Men's, Women's and Family Locker Room are available in the Student Life Center. Rented lockers include towel service. Towels may be picked up at Equipment Checkout.

Day-Use lockers are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Patrons must provide their own lock and lockers must be emptied each night. Day-Use lockers are labeled in the Men's, Women's and Family Locker Room.

Rates:

Faculty/Staff/Other Student Life Center Members: $30.00/semester, $30.00/summer, or $50.00/year. 

Student: $15.00/semester, $15.00/Summer, $25.00/year.

Miscellaneous Recreational Equipment

Free

  • Frisbee
  • Tug of War Rope 
  • Kan-Jam
  • Spike Ball
  • Swim Goggles

Items for Sale 

Prices listed

  • Racquetball Cans ($5.00/Can)
  • Racquetball Ball Single ($2.00/Each)
  • Shuttlecocks ($1.00/Each)
  • Squash Ball ($3.00/Each)
  • Tennis Ball Cans ($3.50/Can)

Fitness Assessment Room

This room is used for Personal Trainers to meet  with their clients and perform pre-and-post fitness assessments. Using valuable data gathered from the fitness assessment session, trainers are able to use this information to design personalized workout plans for their clients. With access to a brand new Bod Pod, trainers are able to measure their client's lean muscle mass and body fat percentage with little or no error. This allows trainers to develop a baseline for their clients as they start their journey to achieving their fitness/wellness goals.

Functional Training Room

Not to be confused with Cross-Fit, the Functional Training Room is designed for Cross Training, which encompasses Olympic lifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning to improve fitness and performance. Classes are held throughout the week and are taught by certified Cross-Fit instructors. When a Cross Training class isn't scheduled in this room, everyone is welcome to use the space and equipment which includes weighted tires, sand bags, Bulgarian bags, TRX Suspension Trainers, a resistance arm rope, monkey bars, battling ropes, and more. Members of the Student Life Center have unlimited resources in this room to help improve functionality in everyday movements!

Functional Training Room Rules: 

  • Participants must be 17 years of age to use the Functional Training Room Space.
  • Scheduled Cross Training classes have priority use.
  • Dropping or slamming of any equipment must be done on the lifting platform.
  • No equipment is to be brought into or out of the Functional Training Room.
  • Wall ball and other exercises (i.e. Handstands) must be done on designated wall on East end.
  • Tires must be flipped on North End closest to
    Multi-Activity Court.
  • Participants must use equipment according to the manufacturer's intended purpose. If you are unsure of how to use equipment, ask a Recreational Sports staff member.
  • Participants must return all equipment to its proper place after use and report malfunctioning or broken equipment to any Recreational Sports staff.

Game Room

The Game Room is the ultimate social/play area equipped with four Gaming Stations each with:

  • Wii, X-Box, and PlayStation
  • four billiard tables
  • two air hockey tables
  • one dome hockey unit
  • two foosball tables
  • two electronic basketball units
  • two Skee-Ball machines
  • two dart boards.

Everything is free of charge to use with a valid Cortland ID, except for table tennis balls, which are $1.00 each. The gaming systems can be used for as long as you want unless there is a wait list in which you would be limited to a two-hour time frame.

Game Room Rules: 

  • All participants must present a valid SUNY Cortland ID card or Student Life Center membership card for checkout and rental privileges. ID must be presented when checking out/renting equipment and also when returning equipment.
  • Absolutely no sitting, standing, leaning, or laying on any game room equipment.
  • Absolutely no food or drink, including water, in the Game Room at any time.
  • Participants are responsible for repair and replacement costs of equipment damaged while in their use
  • Participants will be subject to late charges for equipment that is not returned by 11:59 p.m. the same day of checkout or rental.
  • Equipment found in the Student Life Center that is not properly "checked-in" will be subject to a fine of $5.00.

Free Rentals

Game Table Equipment

  • Air Hockey Mallet
  • Air Hockey Puck
  • Billiards Ball Set
  • Billiards Chalk
  • Billiards Cue
  • Billiards Triangle
  • Dart Set
  • Dome Hockey Puck
  • Foosball Game Ball
  • Table Tennis Paddle
  • Chess/Checkers/Tic-Tac-Toe Board Game

XBOX One Video Game Equipment

  • XBOX One Console
  • XBOX One Wireless Controller
  • XBOX One Headset Controller
  • NBA Live 15 Video Game
  • Destiny Video Game
  • FIFA 16
  • Forza 5 Video Game
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • UFC
  • Need For Speed

Playstation 4 Video Game Equipment

  • PS4 Video Game Console
  • PS4 Charging Wires
  • PS4 Controller Black
  • PS4 Controller White
  • PS4 Headphones
  • Destiny Video Game
  • Drive Club Video Game
  • Madden NFL 15 Video Game
  • NBA 2K15 Video Game
  • MLB 14 Video Game
  • NHL 15 Video Game
  • Injustice Video Game
  • UFC 2

Wii U Video Game Equipment

  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U Super Controller
  • Wii U Wireless Controller
  • Wii U Slim Remote Controller
  • Wii U Nunchuk Controller
  • Just Dance Video Game
  • Super Mario 3D Video Game
  • Mario Kart 8 Video Game
  • Smash Brothers Video Game
  • Nintendo Land Video Game
  • Super Controller Charging Wires
  • Controller Charging Wires
  • Super Controller Charger
  • Super Controller Stand

Items for Sale

Table Tennis Balls ($1.00/Each)

Golf Simulator

With two Golf Simulators offering most of the major courses in the country, this is a great addition to our program where people can play 9 or 18 holes, have a golf swing analysis, and play games. Golf Simulators Stations must be reserved with a reservation fee of $20 per hour or $10 per half hour, and payment in the form of cash/check, is required when the reservation is made. This fee includes a golf club set and golf balls. Walk-ins are welcome only when there are no reservations for that current time slot. 

Patrons may reserve one simulator per day for one hour and reservations are made on the hour and on a "first come/first served" basis.  Reservations may be made from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday/Sunday at Equipment Checkout. Reservations may be made in advance, but "no shows" will forfeit the reservation fees.

Group Exercise Room

Located off the track and overlooking the pool, the Group Exercise Room houses our Group Exercise Program. Students, Faculty/Staff and their spouses/partners/dependents, and alumni that are members of the Student Life Center may purchase a membership to the program and participate in a wide variety of classes including; Zumba, indoor cycling, circuit training, gut & butt and more.

Group Exercise Room Rules:

  • The use of this room is for group exercise classes only. The combatives room is available for personal use.
  • All Group Exercise participants must purchase Group Exercise Memberships or day passes to participate in classes. All members must have their ID cards and present them to the instructor to be swiped each time they attend classes.
  • No boots or street shoes allowed in the group exercise room. Only Clean/Dry athletic shoes allowed.
  • No equipment is to be brought into or out of the group exercise room.
  • The instructor has the right to ask any participant to leave class if they are exhibiting inappropriate and/or disrespectful behavior.
  • No food or beverages, except water are allowed in any areas of the student life center, including the group exercise room.
  • No throwing of equipment, including balls, against the walls or glass. No feet may be put on walls.

Massage Therapy Room

The Massage Therapy Room is available based on appointments with the massage therapist on staff. We offer a variety of different massages from a 15-minute chair massage to a 50-minute Sport or Relaxation Massage.

Pricing Information

Mind/Body Room

Are you interested in learning how to relax and more fully tune into your mind and body? Come check out the Mind/Body Room, which has a unique lighting system that mimics the constellation and can be adjusted to control the ambiance in the room. Different types of Yoga including vinyasa, power Yoga, gentle Yoga and  meditation classes are offered to students and Faculty/Staff who are members of the Mind/Body Program. Classes include Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Gentle Yoga and meditation.

Multi-Activity Court

The Multi-Activity Court has a poured, rubberized floor that allows for a variety of activities to take place here. It is available at all times for open recreation activities such as basketball, soccer, and floor hockey. The only time that this area is reserved is for our Club Roller Hockey team, Intramural Indoor Soccer, and Intramural Floor Hockey as well as potential special events.

Multi-Activity Court Rules: 

  • Intramurals and scheduled club practices have priority use.
  • No boots or street shoes allowed on courts. Only Clean/Dry athletic shoes allowed.
  • Patrons are responsible for replacement costs for equipment that gets stuck in the rafters.
  • Only indoor soccer balls rented from Equipment Checkout can be used.
  • No equipment can be brought in from other areas.
  • Lacrosse balls, Baseballs/softballs and soccer balls are not allowed.
  • No dunking allowed.
  • Personal sound systems are not allowed.
  • Only trained Recreational Sports Staff may move goals.
  • Roller blades are not allowed on court except for scheduled Roller Hockey Club Practices.

Pool/Hot Tub

Following the Open Recreation platform, the Student Life Center Pool offers a wide variety of activities within  our 5,000 Sq foot facility. The pool has six lanes for lap swimming, a 25-person hot tub, a resistance walk and a recreation area for water activities including basketball.

Pool/Hot Tub Rules:

  • Participants must take a full soap shower before entering the pool/spa.
  • Do not use while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics or tranquilizers.
  • Participants must not urinate, defecate, spit or blow one’s nose in the pool/spa.
  • No prolonged underwater swimming or breath holding in pool and spa.
  • ASSUMPTION OF RISK: Participants are deemed to have knowledge of and assume inherent risks of spa/pool and informal recreation activities. These Inherent risks include, but are not limited to:
    • Injuries resulting from collisions/contact with other individuals/equipment in the pool or surrounding areas.
    • Injuries resulting from falls.
    • Injuries resulting from ingestion of water.
  • No shoes other than pool shoes allowed on the deck.
  • No personal belongings are allowed on the pool deck. All personal items must be stored in a cubby or locker.
  • No prolonged conversing with lifeguards.
  • No diving or running allowed in any area of the pool/spa.
  • Glass or sharp objects are prohibited in the pool and spa area.
  • No food, gum or drink allowed, except water in plastic, re-sealable containers.
  • Profanity, suggestive language, and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Participants will not behave in a manner that may cause or contribute to injury to themselves or others.
  • No outside equipment can be used in the pool.
  • Participants are responsible for damage and repair costs associated with reckless or negligent use of equipment and/or facilities.
  • Participants will cooperate with all Recreational Sports Staff.
  • Recreational Sports Staff reserve the right to remove any member or guest from the area if he or she exhibits behavior that is believed to be unsafe or inappropriate.
  • The pool and/or spa may be closed for maintenance, health conditions, or any other reason deemed necessary by the Recreational Staff or Facilities Operations and Services.
  • The pool and spa areas will be closed 30 minutes from the last strike/sound during a lightning/thunderstorm according to New York State Department of Health Code.
  • Help can be obtained by using the telephone and posted emergency telephone numbers for police, fire department, physician, ambulance and hospital.

Spin Room

Want to get a good workout in? The Spinning Room is the place to go. When you purchase your Group Exercise Program Membership, spinning classes are included! These classes are taught by certified Spin Instructors. There are 25 bikes in the facility, with an instructor's bike on a platform facing the class. Track your speed, mileage, and heart rate while you travel through beautiful beach scenery.

Spin Room Rules

  • The use of this room is for indoor cycling classes only. There are spinning bikes located in the cardio area for personal use.
  • All Indoor Cycling participants must purchase Group Exercise Memberships or day passes to participate in classes. All members must have their ID cards and present them to the instructor to be swiped each time they attend classes.
  • A workout towel is required to partake in all indoor cycling classes. Towels can be checked out for free at equipment checkout.
  • Water bottles are recommended for indoor cycling classes.
  • No boots or street shoes allowed in the spin room. Only Clean/Dry athletic shoes allowed.
  • The instructor has the right to ask any participant to leave class if they are exhibiting inappropriate and/or disrespectful behavior.
  • No food or beverages, except water, are allowed in any areas of the student life center, including the spin room.
  • Please report any malfunctioning bike parts to an instructor or Recreational Sports personnel.