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!!


April 3, 2015
Lifeguard Instructor Training on May 27 - May 29 has been cancelled. The next lifeguard instructor training will be June 16 - June 18th.

Click here for a full list of closures and cancellations.

Viking Quest Obstacle Race Swim School Summer Camp Mobile App 5-Punch Pass Personal Training at the Rec! Massage Therapy at the Rec! Register Online

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced!

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our t-shirt design contest! We've received some great and very creative submissions, but ultimately congratulations go out to our contest winner, Colette Uliano! Colette's design will appear on a t-shirt that will be available in our Pro Shop later this month (April).

Thanks again to everyone who participated and submitted to our design contest! We look forward to seeing your creativity again in future contests!

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

Links to Health 4/16

Fitness trackers are all the rage amongst fitness buffs and laypeople looking for a way to meet their fitness goals alike. But are fitness trackers actually harming your health?....

Links to Health 4/14

Getting into pilates can be intimidating, what with all its various moves, some of which can be quite challenging. So here are 7 simple pilates moves that will remove that steep entry barrier for those looking to give it a shot....

Links to Health 4/9

Planking is a great exercise for building up arm, leg, back, pec, and especially ab strength. But not many people realize the dangers planking poses for those who aren't fitness pros....

6 Simple Coconut Oil Uses

Coconut oil is on the rise, and claims of its amazing benefits are actually true. One large 32 oz. container generally costs around $15-20, but the uses are endless. Check out these 6 coconut oil uses....

Beat Defeat

When you Overeat

As I not so bashfully stated on Facebook, Easter is apparently like every other holiday…#atetoomuch. But that Doesn't mean we can't fix it....

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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RC
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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2420 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.802.3200