If you are a CSI student, why not start the fall season off right by being active and taking a group fitness class? They are free for students. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. You can go to any and all classes that interest you. Just be sure to bring your student ID card. Remember, beginners are welcome in all classes.

For November, CSI staff and faculty can try out classes for free as part of CSI’s School of Health Sciences SHAPE UP CSI program. Pre-registration is required for the classes that are listed in the  schedule that is posted online. Requests will be approved on a space-available basis. If you’d like to try group fitness classes, send an email to marianne.mclaughlin@csi.cuny.edu with information about the date and time of classes you would like to try.  Registrations will be confirmed once your request has been approved.  After that, all you need to do is put on your sneakers and show up for class. Be sure to bring your staff ID card with you.

Members of the community can take advantage of the program by purchasing a Sports and Recreation membership, which includes access to all that the Sports and Recreation Center (Building 1R) has to offer (e.g., group fitness classes, cardio room, weight room, racquetball courts, pool.)  Those who want to participate in group fitness classes can only purchase tickets for group fitness classes. Group fitness tickets are sold in books of five for $40. More information about membership fees and purchase of group fitness ticket booklets is available at the membership desk in the Sports and Recreation Center, Room 204 or by calling 718.982.3150. Membership desk hours are:

-Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am to 8:00pm

-Saturdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm

-Sundays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

If you are still a little hesitant about getting started,  give us a call at 718.982.3084 and we can talk about your goals and what might be an appropriate place for you to start.  Do you have ideas about fitness classes or services you would like to see offered? Feel free to send suggestions or questions about the program to marianne.mclaughlin@csi.cuny.edu.

Note:  The schedule for December will be posted on the College’s Website  at the end of November.