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The mission of the Fitness Center is to implement, provide, and facilitate quality fitness related activities that assist in fostering an outstanding educational experience by enhancing the physical and mental well-being of its participants.
The Fitness Center opened in September of 1994 and has become known as "the place to be" on the Plattsburgh State campus as it offers high quality programming and services to its members. Membership routinely peaks over 3,000 students per semester (over 55% of enrollment) in addition to over 100 college faculty, staff and alumni. The Fitness Center provides a comprehensive array of the latest exercise equipment and fitness services in a clean, comfortable environment.
The 5,000 square foot Fitness Center houses cardiovascular equipment, resistive weight equipment and a free weight area. A separate, 1,800 square foot Aerobics Studio is dedicated to aerobic class offerings. A 2,700 square foot Group Activity Room is home to SPINNING and cardio-kickboxing classes. The Climbing Wall offers 1,800 square feet of varied climbing terrain.
The Fitness Center is a component of the Department of Sport and Wellness. It is managed by a full-time Director and Assistant Director, while the group exercise program is coordinated by a half-time group exercise specialist. The Fitness Center staff is comprised of student trainers, supervisors, aerobics, SPINNING, and cardio-kickboxing instructors. They provide individual and group instruction and are available to develop and implement safe and effective personalized programs for members of the fitness center.
The Fitness Center is located on the lower level of Memorial Hall in the center of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
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Matt Salvatore, Fitness Center Director
Office: 120 Memorial Hall, Department of Sports and Wellness
Phone: (518) 564-3142
Front Desk Phone: (518) 564-3143
Fax: (518) 564-4155
Connie Fesette, Group Exercise Director
Office: 117 Memorial Hall, Department of Sports and Wellness
Phone: (518) 564-3161