Cleveland State University
Downtown Recreation Center at Cleveland State University

What Is Campus Recreation at CSU?

Fit for All

Campus recreation is more than just exercise. CSU Campus Recreation Services is dedicated to providing an inclusive and comprehensive collection of programs and services that promote health, wellness, and leisure. We encourage anyone AND everyone to participate, regardless of skill, ability, age or any other factor. We're proud of what we do and the supportive atmosphere we foster. Join the fun - fit for all!!


February 26: Please read the parking update about East Garage here.

In accordance to Spring break, this group fitness schedule will be in effect from March 7th to March 15th.

March 10:
11:30a.m. Pilates will be in Studio 112
12:20p.m. PiYo will be in Studio 227
4p.m. Step-n-Sculpt will be in Studio 227
4:30p.m. Pilates will be in Studio 112

Pool Closings - UPDATED 2/25/15
Mar. 7: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet
Mar. 13: Both pools closed at 4pm for a swim meet
Mar. 14: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet
Mar. 15: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet

Click here for a full list of closures and cancellations.

Summer Camp Mobile App 5-Punch Pass Gear Rental Personal Training at the Rec! Massage Therapy at the Rec! Register Online

Enter Our T-Shirt Design Contest!

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our t-shirt design contest! We are reviewing submissions and will announce our winner soon.

More About Campus Recreation Services

CSU's Campus Rec Center is a 110,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility, including the Busbey Natatorium. Open to CSU students, faculty and staff – as well as local community – membership gives you access to a wide variety of group fitness classes, the latest exercise equipment and exclusive benefits, including equipment rental and discounted rates on all of our programs and services. And that's only scratching the surface! Join today or stop in for a tour – we'd be happy to show you around!!

Adventure Rec at the rec!


Step out of the gym and try something a bit more adventurous!
Climb up here!
Aquatics at the rec!


From lessons and certs to competitive training, we have it all for you!
Swim this way!
Fitness at the rec!


You may break a sweat in our fitness classes and programs, but you'll never be bored with our variety!
Sprint over here!
Sports at the rec!


Shoot, spike, dribble, cue and much more - we have sport teams and clubs for everyone!
Get in the game!
Wellness at the rec!


If fitness is the yang, wellness is the yin. A healthy you is complete with support services such as personal training.
Wellness awaits!
Youth Programs at the rec!


The Rec Center isn't just for fitness - it's also for fun and learning!
The Kids' zone is here!

CSU Recreation Blog

Flexing While Lifting

If you’re trying to build up muscle mass, you’re probably missing out on a key technique that helps increase the size of your muscles...

Links to Health 2/26

Nearly two months into 2015, we’re starting to see some fitness trends for the year shake out. From squats to surfing, these are the biggest trends in fitness for the year so far...

5 Nutrition Bars

You Need to Try

Grabbing an energy, protein, or granola bar is quick, but most are loaded with weird chemicals. Here’s a list of my favorite nutrition bars that don’t taste like a flavorless pile of granola....

7 Healthy Classic Recipes

It can be difficult to say no to a heaping plate of spaghetti or a big pile of fried rice, so why not try and make old favorites a little more nutritious?...

7 Ways to Spice

Up Your Rice

Rice is the easiest side-dish to turn to for a quick and easy dinner. But just going with the same old, bland recipes is so boring. These seven really easy recipes will help you to spice up your rice...

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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RC
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Recreation Center
2420 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.802.3200