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About Us

Mission Statement
Recreational Services promotes healthy lifestyles through exceptional recreational programs, services and facilities.

Vision Statement
Recreational Services will be the leader in recreational programs among urban universities serving a diverse student body.

History
Recreational Services was formed in 1973 with the task of developing recreational programs and overseeing the operations of the newly built Physical Education Building (what is now called the Sports Arena). The building shared offices and program space with the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance academic departments and the Athletic Department. Outdoor intramural sports were hosted at Piedmont Park until the state of Georgia offered property at Panthersville in the late 1970’s. Frank B. Jernigan served as the department’s first director of Recreational Services.

The Indian Creek Recreation Area was purchased by the university in 1938. Recreational Services took responsibility for the swimming pool in 1974 and for the rest of the 15.5 acres, including the tennis courts and Indian Creek Lodge, in 1991. The first Challenge Program ropes course was added in 1985. A new ropes course and outpost was built in 2014.

In the spring of 1994, former University President Carl V. Patton appointed a task force to investigate the feasibility of building a dedicated recreation center at Georgia State University. The faculty, students and staff members of the task force spent the spring and summer soliciting information from other universities about the impact, magnitude, costs and contents of such centers. The group focused on urban university comparisons. They collected floor plans, photos, statistics and fee information. The combination of their hard work and dedication played a significant role in planning this facility and establishing its policies. Student employees serve in a variety of capacities. A full-time professional staff supervises the Student Recreation Center’s daily activities and administers a variety of non-credit instructional programs.

Dailly Events

Jun
13
Mon
all-day #STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
#STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Jun 13 – Jun 30 all-day
Event Description: Interested to see how many steps you take in a day? Come sign up for our step challenge and see how far youcan go. Pedometers will be given out to the first 100… more »
Jun
30
Thu
11:30 am Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Want to know where you stand on the cholesterol spectrum? Take a step into living a healthier life by becomingmore aware of your own health risks. FREE cholesterol screenings for the first 25… more »
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
12:00 pm Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers or our Escape Decks to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and… more »
4:30 pm Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Description: Want to know where you stand on the cholesterol spectrum? Take a step into living a healthier life by becomingmore aware of your own health risks. FREE cholesterol screenings for the first 25… more »
5:00 pm Kickboxing
Kickboxing
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers or our Escape Decks to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and… more »
5:30 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
Jul
1
Fri
9:00 am Pilates @ Studio B
Pilates @ Studio B
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A challenging class that uses mind/body exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the powerhouse/abs, and works the rest of the body through the core connection. All levels are… more »
12:00 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
Jul
5
Tue
12:00 pm Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers or our Escape Decks to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and… more »
1:00 pm Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. This class is a combination of cardio, boxing and marital arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance.
5:30 pm Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop in. A popular interval class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio and strength training.
6:30 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
7:00 pm Cycle & Abs @ Studio B
Cycle & Abs @ Studio B
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. This class will combine a 40 minute ride with 10 minutes of core work.
Jul
6
Wed
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
4:00 pm Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers or our Escape Decks to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and… more »
5:00 pm Pilates @ Studio B
Pilates @ Studio B
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A challenging class that uses mind/body exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the powerhouse/abs, and works the rest of the body through the core connection. All levels are… more »
5:30 pm Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Grab your weights and get ready to squat and curl your way to a sleek, toned you! This sculpting class uses bands and weights to define your arms and sculpt your legs.
6:30 pm Ab Ablst @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Ablst @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.

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    Lipids Don't Lie is tomorrow, June 30 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in the #GSU #SRC Lobby! https://t.co/ioXgIhTP0t

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    Are you ready to play? Sign yourself or your team up by July 3 for Phase II Intramural Sports! https://t.co/MAT2juQuR9

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    Good Morning Panthers!

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    The #GSU #SRC will be closed Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day! https://t.co/r5JNE2J4Wy

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  • GSURecreation

    Join @GSUSpotlight for a FREE yoga class at Hurt Park on July 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m! https://t.co/NOCnnga1PI

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  • GSURecreation

    Lipids Don't Lie is in 2 days! Come to the #SRC Lobby on 6/30 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m. https://t.co/0rsFLbd4q0

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    Good Morning Panthers!

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  • GSURecreation

    Lipids Don't Lie is in 3 days! Come to the #GSU #SRC Lobby on June 30 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.! https://t.co/WFp8WDByTH

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