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.

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

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...

Links to Health 2/17

You could be severely damaging your knees by following basic exercise guidelines prescribed by many fitness experts. See which rules and exercises are damaging your knees the most...

Links to Health 2/13

The treadmill can get boring quickly. Running in place at the same pace doesn’t exactly get you excited for working out. So here are 3 different treadmill regimens you can use to give some variety to your treadmill workouts...

Exercises for the


If you’re one of those who breathed a sigh of relief and maybe a little fist-pump over the news last week that copious running can be “just as deadly as couch-sitting,” you’re not alone...

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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