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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.

Daily Events

Mar
28
Tue
12:00 pm Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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1:00 pm Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
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4:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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5:00 pm Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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7:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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Mar
29
Wed
7:15 am Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
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11:00 am Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
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12:00 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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4:00 pm Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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4:00 pm Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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5:00 pm Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
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5:30 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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6:00 pm Cardio Hip Hop – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Hip Hop – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
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7:00 pm Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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Mar
30
Thu
12:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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12:00 pm Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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1:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
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5:00 pm Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
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6:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
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    The Free Weight Area in the #SRC will be closed starting April 30, 2017 for renovations. The anticipated reopen date is August 21, 2017.

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    RT @MyPlate: Pair veggies w/ hummus instead of creamy dip. You’ll add in another food group & cut back on sodium & saturated fat! https://t…

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    The Dive-In Movie is tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the #SRC Aquatic Center! https://t.co/OaAp7c0h85

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    Meet us outside for Panther Bootcamp! Get your heart pumping April 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the #SRC Pool Patio! https://t.co/BLE6KZUXEF

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    The Dive-In Movie is tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. in the #SRC Aquatic Center! Relax, have some snacks and enjoy Finding N… https://t.co/nGoNuLWvj4

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