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Mission Statement
Recreational Services within the Division of Student Affairs 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

Jan
11
Mon
all-day Aquatics – Session I Registratio...
Aquatics – Session I Registratio...
Jan 11 – Feb 8 all-day
Interested in learning to swim or improving on your techniques? Or do you have a child that wants to learn how to swim. Register for our adult or child classes at the Service Counter in… more »
all-day Instructional Clinics – Registra...
Instructional Clinics – Registra...
Jan 11 – Feb 8 all-day
Interested in learning a martial art, a new type of yoga, or how to ball room dance? We have many clinics to choose from! Visit our clinic page to see all we offer. Sign up… more »
Feb
6
Sat
all-day Georgia’s Tallest: Old Wagon Trail
Georgia’s Tallest: Old Wagon Trail
Feb 6 all-day
Hike to the top of Brasstown Bald on this 150 year old historic trail. This 14 mile round trip hike has large elevation gain.Gardner Neely & Elise D’Alessandro Rating: moderate, 5.8 miles $10/$12/$16
11:00 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 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 Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
Feb
8
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 8 @ 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 Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 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.
4:00 pm HIIT @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
HIIT @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:25 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. This high impact class is not for the faint at heart! Combining plyometrics, weight training, and cardio drills, this interval training course will get your blood pumping!
4:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 4:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
5:30 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 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.
6:30 pm Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
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!
Feb
9
Tue
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 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 »
3:00 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
5:00 pm Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 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 Panther Pump
Panther Pump
Feb 9 @ 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.
7:00 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 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.
Feb
10
Wed
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Feb 10 @ 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 Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing @ Martial Arts Studio
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 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.

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    Would you like to gain new skills and get a great workout? Register for an Instructional Clinic by 2/8! #GSU #SRC https://t.co/E4QWRIeFbw

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    Sign up for a #TTE Cataloochee Ski Trip! There are only two left! https://t.co/dZJApMu3mj https://t.co/uk6zepKkdi

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    Come to the #FREE Zumba class at noon today, February 5 at the #GSU #SRC! https://t.co/1jf6RNNE5P

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    Good Morning Panthers!

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    Sign up for the Crystal River Canoeing, Florida #TTE Trip February 12-14! Register by 2/9 to go! https://t.co/0EYXvBzSV3

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    The Student Recreation Center Aquatics Center offers adult and child swim classes for all ability levels! Sign up by Monday, February 8!

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    Would you like to add stretching to your workout routine? Check out these basic stretches! https://t.co/orOCGPjSIQ

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    Would you like to relax after a long week? Stop by the Game Room in the Student Recreation Center! https://t.co/Qf2IN67mCQ

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