Recreation Center

The CSU Rec Blog

The CSU Rec Blog is a fantastic way to read about what's happening at the CSU Rec, as well as noteworthy news and info related to health, wellness, sports and fitness. Check back often for our latest updates, how-to's, and features.


Cleveland Burger Week LogoJuly 17, 2019 

Cleveland Burger Week at the CSU Rec

As a way to kick off Cleveland Burger Week at the CSU Rec, we stopped by Hatfield's Goode Grub to try their $5 specialty burger, the "Rookie 'Bacon' Mayfield". Read more...

 


Walnut Wednesday Food TrucksJuly 3, 2019

Going WalNUTS for Walnut Wednesday

A few members of the Cleveland State Marketing Department decided to check out "Walnut Wednesday," a lunch break special hosted by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance every Wednesday featuring food trucks, games, and music. Read more...


woman relaxing in hammock by lakeJune 26, 2019

5 Outdoor Activities to Fill Your Free Time this Weekend

If you find yourself looking for something to do this weekend, we've compiled a short list of outdoor activities to fill your free time. And the best part is many of these could all be combined in to 1 epic day spent outside! Read more...


Shake Shack ClevelandJune, 24, 2019

Shaking Up Cleveland Pride

A new Shake Shack just opened in downtown Cleveland in the midst of pride month and wasted no time in showing their support. So, we decided to check it out. Read More...
 


Bodypump class at the CSU Rec CenterMay 30, 2019

The Story of Our First Bodypump® Class

Bodypump® is a class that can challenge everyone, from beginners to even the most seasoned exercise enthusiast. Some curious and ambitious CSU Rec student employees decided to give it a try and see what it's all about. Here is their story... Read more...


cleaning equipmentMay 29, 2019

A Recap of Shutdown 2019

We accomplished A LOT this year during our annual Maintenance Shutdown, including new carpet and graphics installations, refinishing a number of hardwood floors, extensive painting, deep cleaning and more. Check out this recap of Shutdown 2019 to see everything we did to keep the CSU Rec Center looking shiny and new! Read more...


friends having a good time outsideMay 24, 2019

A Memorial Day for Memories Around Cleveland

Keep active this Memorial Day weekend and make some memories with family and friends! We've compiled just a few things going on around northeast Ohio, but be sure to check your local listings for even more cool things to do this weekend. Read more...


Man standing in front of lake and mountainsMay 21, 2019

The Emotional Benefits of Outdoor Activity

Soak up some sun, get some fresh air, or stop and smell the roses. No matter what, take advantage of all the emotional benefits of being in the great outdoors. Read more...
 


guy sleeping on couchApr. 24, 2019

Is More Sleep Better Than More Exercise?

There isn't much debate that both sleep and exercise have wide-ranging benefits and impacts on our day-to-day life. But is one more beneficial for your health than the other? Read more...


group of kids runningApr. 23, 2019

New Study Examines the Influence of Pedometers on Childhood Weight Loss

Finding the best way to help children lose weight can be hard if you don’t know the science behind the process. A new study presented in the ACE® Fitness Journal takes a look at the influend pedometers and wearable activity trackers can have on childhood weight loss. Read more...


F45 participants at the CSU RecApr. 17, 2019

CSU Rec Facility Feature: Safety First for F45!

In a facility like ours with tons of different things to offer our members and lots of multi-purpose spaces, it can be a delicate balancing act to ensure participant safety without inhibiting facility usage too much. Read more...


Michelle RiegerMar. 27, 2019

Working Against the Odds: How Being a Woman Doesn't Hold This Manager Back!

Risk Manager, Michelle Rieger, talks about education, career experience and how she is a successful professional after years of working in the field. Read more...


man and woman using Jacob's LadderMar. 7, 2019

CSU Rec Facility Feature: The Jacob's Ladder

Are you looking for a unique new workout that's high-intensity and low impact? Come try out Jacob's Ladder, located in the center of Cardio Row on the 2nd floor of the CSU Rec Center! Read more...


iced coffee with cream swirls - photo by Demi DeherreraFeb. 18, 2019

Coffee Options that Won't Derail Your Diet

If you're like many of us, we can't "officially" start our morning until we've had that daily cup o' joe. There are A LOT of coffee drinks out there to choose from, but as with many beverages, you may inadvertantly be sabotaging your diet and nutrition. Read more...


couple running outsideFeb. 6, 2019

4 Reasons Why Working Out Together Should Be a Relationship Goal

One of the easiest ways to show someone you care is spending time together, and a great way to do that is working out together. In addition to the physical and emotional benefits of regular exercise, working out together can also yield great benefits to your relationship. Read more...


Cleveland Police and CSU Club Dodgeball TeamJan. 22, 2019

CSU Club Dodgeball Challenges Cleveland Police for a Good Cause

Game On! On January 17th, an epic dodgeball match-up came to fruition between CSU Club Dodgeball and the Cleveland Police, all for a great cause - to raise money for Cops for Kids. Read more...


New CSU Rec turnstilesJan. 16, 2019

New CSU Rec Turnstile Is First Upgrade of Front Desk Renovation

CSU Recreation Services is excited to showcase our upgraded access control optical barrier turnstiles as the first upgrade that will ultimately see a complete renovation to our front desk and entry. Read more...


exercise goals checklistDec. 17, 2018

6 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Motivation Going Strong

When the motivation sustaining your New Year's goals starts to wane, use these 6 strategies to boost it back up and keep you moving forward. Read more...
 


gingerbread cookie with biteDec. 12, 2018

9 Tips to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Season

This Healthy Holiday Survival Guide is packed with simple tips to help keep you on track this holiday season... Read more...
 


Thanksgiving table and mealNov. 19, 2018

Healthy Holidays: 6 Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving the Healthier Way

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but it can also be a tough time to maintain healthy habits... Read more...
 


women's club volleyball teamOct. 22, 2018

Women's Club Volleyball Bring Home a Championship!

A BIG congratulations to Cleveland State’s Women’s Club Volleyball team who brought home a championship on October 7th at The University of Akron! Read more...
 



Matrix C7XE Climbmill2018 Facility Features

See all the write-ups from our Facility Features series and learn a little bit more about some of the different equipment available at the CSU Rec Center! Read more...