Welcome back for the start of an exciting new academic year.

New beginnings are always a good time to start something new. A copy of the group fitness schedule for September of 2015 is online. Information about the group fitness program is also available online or on the Group Fitness App (search CSI Dolphins at the APP store.)

For those of you who have never taken any of our classes, if you are interested in getting in shape and improving your health but don’t know where to start, we can help.

The Sports and Recreation Group Fitness Program offers opportunities to exercise and have fun at the same time. Classes include aqua aerobics, step aerobics, body sculpt, yoga, resist-a-ball training, tone and stretch, Pilates-style mat workouts, and ZUMBA!   Individuals of all fitness levels are welcome in classes. Instructors will provide special assistance for those who may be new to exercise.

CSI students: Why not start your semester off right by being active and taking a group fitness class? They are free for students.  Just be sure to bring your student ID. Remember, beginners are welcome in all classes.

CSI staff and faculty, and 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 has to offer (e.g., group fitness classes, cardio room, weight room, racquetball courts, pool). Those who want to participate only in group fitness classes can 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 in Building 1R, Room 204 or by calling 732.982.3150. 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.  If 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.

Please note that the schedule for October will be posted online at the end of September.