Upcoming Events



We are pleased to be the ONLY Minnesota venue for the BIC SUP One Design Challenge as part of the River City SUP Series!  This worldwide series of citizen stand up paddleboard races continues for a second year in a row in St. Cloud, Minnesota!

This is a an opportunity for novice stand up paddleboarders and spectators to learn about the stand up paddleboarding and participate in some friendly competition. SCSU Outdoor Endeavors will provide all the SUP equipment & safety gear for participants!

About the Event
The River City SUP Race Series targets beginner/novice stand up paddlerboarders to compete in a friendly & supportive atmoshpere. We are entusiastic about including two of these events (6/21/14 & 6/28/14) in the 2014 Minnesota Star of the North Games and sharing the event with those participants. 

There are three divisions for participants: Men’s Women’s & Youth (under 18). SUP racers start along shore, aside their boards, until the horn is sounded. The racers then traverse around buoys over the length of the 300 yard course back to the finish line. Each heat is 6 participants, with places 1-3 competing in sunsequent heats to participate in the finals!

Heats generally last 15-20 minutes and the overall time of the event will depend on the actual number of participants that register.

The event will occur rain or shine, but SCSU Outdoor Endeavors will reserve the right to alter the schedule or cancel the event should there be lightning or thunderstorms on the day of the event.

Event Location
Lake George Boathouse
425 East Lake Boulevard
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Start Time
A mandatory participants’ meeting will be held prior to the race on the morning of the race.
The race director reserves the right to re-assign divisions based on participant numbers.

Age Divisions and Eligibility
There will be three divisions:
Youth 12 – 17 years old
Men 18 years old and up
Women 18 year old and up
*Age determined by age on the date of the event

All participants are required to wear the following:
-Bib number assigned the morning of the event
-USCG approved personal floatation device
-SUP leash attached to ankle or calf
-12’6″ regulation paddleboards will be provided
-No personal SUP’s allowed

Registration & Entry Fees
Registration & online payment ensures your spot in this limited participation event. The day of the event, you will need to check in, receive your bib and sign an event release. Minor participants will require a parent or guardian to complete the release form. Cost to participate in the 2014 River City SUP Series is $15 per participant.

Medals will be awarded to all participants with places 1-3 in each division taking home a BIC SUP One Design Challenge Medal!  

Look for the River City SUP Series events on the Lake George Boathouse website! Or on the BIC SUP One Design Challenge wbsite at http://www.bicsuponedesign.com/


Want to see what the event is all about? Watch here.

2014 Dates for the River City SUP Series – BIC SUP One Design Challenge

Saturday, 6/21/14 11:00am-2:00pm (Star of the North Games Event, Public Welcome)

Saturday, 6/28/14 11:00am-2:00pm (Star of the North Games Event, Public Welcome)

Saturday, 7/19/14 11:00-2:00pm

Saturday, 8/9/14 11:00am-2:00pm

Sunday, 8/24/14 11:00am-2:00pm

Please contact Ivan Bartha, Coordinator, directly with questions about the River City SUP Series – BIC One Design Challenge. Ivan can be reached at ilbartha@stcloudstate.edu or at 320-308-6691.


The SCSU Health Fair will be featuring the fourth annual Treadmill-A-Thon. Students, faculty and staff from Minnesota’s two largest state universities – St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Mankato – will face off on treadmills. Participants will vie to determine which school can accumulate the greatest number of miles on a treadmill between 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Where: SCSU Atwood Memorial Center

When: Wednesday, April 23. Join Campus Recreation at Health Fair in Atwood Memorial Center from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.  

Here are the rules to the Treadmill-A-Thon:

1. ) The first participant will turn on the treadmill at 12:30 p.m. and select his/her speed. Incline of 0% is recommended but not necessary.

2.) The treadmill must be paused OR slowed down to at least 4.0 mph between competitors.

3.)  If no competitor is ready to go when the previous competitor decides to stop, the treadmill must stay paused until the next person shows up. Be sure to record the distance accumulated in case the treadmill goes into a power saving mode and shuts itself off.

4.) Competitors can “volunteer” for a specific time (ex: 15 minutes, 30 minutes) or a specific distance. Competitors MUST go for at least 10 minutes, but no longer than 30 minutes. They can also stay on the treadmill longer than their previously agreed upon time if the next competitor is not ready to go. (example – the next runner is late by 5 minutes… the person on the treadmill can stay on until he/she arrives)

5.) Competitors can sign-up for a timeslot ahead of time or they can volunteer on the spot. Have a sign-up sheet ready if someone wants to sign up for a later time. (example – Jen is on the treadmill from 8 am – 8:45 but Jon comes in at 8:20 and wants to run. He can sign up for the 8:45 timeslot and then go warm up until his time comes).

6.)  If you are worried about competitors forgetting to show up, gather their phone number when they sign up so you can call and remind them a few minutes before their sign-up time.

7.)  If a competitor needs to stop to tie shoes, get a drink, readjust clothing or use the bathroom, the treadmill must be paused. Don’t leave the treadmill running while the competitor straddles the belt to tie his/her shoes. (this competition may come down to 1/100 of a mile so we need to be accurate!)

8.) Encourage people to get on the treadmill even if they only walk – it’s better to accumulate walking miles than to have the treadmill sit empty!

9.) Competitors can participate more than once in a day. No limit on how many minutes/miles someone goes unless they are “monopolizing” the treadmill and not allowing others to compete.

10.) This competition is open to all people affiliated with your university (students, faculty, staff, alumni who have memberships, etc.). This competition is NOT open to the general public. 

11.) The last participant will turn off the treadmill at 2:30 pm. The final distance will then be recorded and reported to the other university.  (On paper and hopefully with a camera!) Trophy given at next get-together (NIRSA summer golf outing, state workshop, etc.)

Be sure to join us Thursday, April 23 afternoon to visit and to race or cheer on runners.  


Kettlebell workouts are the perfect opportunity to work on your cardio and strength all in one. Besides cardio and strength, kettlebell workouts also work on building flexibility and is constantly changing so you won’t get bored with the workout.

These type of workouts are great for those who are looking to combine strength-building with cardio [that is very hard to do with many workouts] and for those whom have busy schedules. These workouts put all your muscles to work without breaks, making the workouts not last as long as a normal workout does.

Having a short workout is already great, but kettlebell workouts also act as a fat shredder. Tossing a kettlebell becomes exhausting on your muscles, forcing the secondary muscles to work, creating an intense calorie-burning workout. The kettlebell is an equipment that works the body harder than any barbell or dumbbell could.

Kettlebell workouts focus on the movement, not the amount of weight an individual can use. SCSU group fitness classes and the open gym hours both offer kettlebell, working every muscle in the body! During these sessions they stress the importance of safety and proper form, which is great for core stabilization and definition.

For group fitness and open gym times to try out kettlebell, click here.



Campus Recreation presents FREE Olympic Lift and Barbell Sessions! For those of you that are afraid or unsure how to properly do olmypic lifts or simply want to advance your workout, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

What the sessions include: In each session, participants will learn how to do the “lift of the week” safely and effectively. You will go over the presented lift step-by-step, you will learn how to spot another individual doing the lift and you will learn the proper stretches to help prevent injuries.

When: The sesions are held every Wednesday. There will be two different sessions held, one for women and one for men.
Women’s Session: The women’s session will take place from 9-9:30 a.m. in Group Fitness Studio A.
Men’s Session: The men’s session will take place from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Fitness Center.

Weekly featured lifts:
April 2-Barbell Squat
April 9- Bench Press
April 16- Deadlifts
April 23- Push/Shoulder Presses
April 30- Cleans

Registration: There is no registration required.

For any questions, contact the Head Trainer Hunter Coil at personaltraining@stcloudstate.edu.


Fitness members have the opportunity to earn prizes for referring a friend to purchase a fitness membership, combo membership or group fitness pass.

Fitness members wishing to participate will have a two-sided card [one side includes the program details and the other side is where an SCSU front desk worker will stamp]. When members are with friends whom purchase a pass, they will get a stamp and a prize.

If fitness members that are participating in the program are unable to be with a friend at the time of purchase, they can bring in the receipt their friend received for a stamp and prize. After the receipt is validated, the front desk worker will stamp the receipt as well so it cannot be reused.
For each additional friend referred, participants will get another stamp and prize, to keep track of the number of referrals.

When a participant refers one person, they will receive a GNC shaker bottle; for their second referral, participants receive a four-pack GNC post workout drink; on the third referral, participants receive a GNC t-shirt; and on the fourth referral, participants will be able to choose their GNC prize [shaker bottle, workout drinks or a t-shirt].

When participants complete their cards completely (four+ referrals), they can be left with the front desk along with the participants name and email to be entered into the grand prize drawing which includes one combo pass for spring semester, one hour massage and one seven-week group fitness pass (or $15 towards a combo pass).

The Refer-A-Friend program will continue while supplies last.



Take your interest in climbing to the next level by participating in a Rock Climbing Belay Clinic! Learn fundamentals that will make you a safe and skilled climber. By successfully completing the clinic you will be issued belay certification that allows you to belay during open climbing hours.
Climbing Wall Belay Clinics:

4/3/14 6-8pm
4/17/14 6-8pm
5/1/14 6-8pm

Cost for the Climbing Wall Belay Clinic is $20 and advanced registration is required due to limited space! Registration is easy and can be done at Outdoor Endeavors or Guest Services.

Additionally, we can schedule instructional climbing programs by demand for groups of 4 or more depending on current schedules and staff availability.

For more information about Climbing Wall Belay Clinics please contact us at 320-308-3772 or by e-mail at outdoor_endeavors@stcloudstate.edu


Join St. Cloud State University’s Outdoor Endeavor’s on a trip to Powder Ridge to ski or snowboard. Experienced riders and beginners are all welcomed.

When: Friday, Feb. 28.

Time: The bus Leaves at 5 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.
The bus will be loading in M Lot by Halenback Hall.

Bus Ride: $5
Lift Ticket: $12
Board or Ski Rentals: $12

Beginner lessons are FREE at Powder Ridge and there will also be food and beverage specials for participants.

To claim your ticket visit: scsutickets.com.


Any SCSU Campus Recreation fitness member can now attend the NEW Open Gym for additional training. Members have the opportunity to design their own workouts or use on of the workout cards provided to use equipment in a non-intimidating atmosphere. This is an opportunity to try the equipment you have always wanted to try without being in a busy gym.

When: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Location: Group Fitness studios 51A & 53B.
Staff will be available in the fitness studios to assist, time, cheer and count reps for you.

Equipment available for use:

  • Battle Rope
  • Jump Ropes
  • Kettle Bells
  • TRX
  • Row Machine
  • Pull-up Bar and Assisted Bands
  • Medicine Balls
  • Muscle Pump Bars
  • Plyo Box
  • Gliders
  • Slack Line
  • Bike
  • Policies:

The Open Gym is only available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. No exceptions.

  • Participants must have a current fitness membership (Combo, Fitness Center or Group Fitness pass).
  • Clean shoes are required.
  • Participants must assist in wiping down equipment and returning to storage after use.
  • Must demonstrate safe technique prior to using the Kettle Bells.


Do you want to improve your running skills for the Earth Day 5k, half marathon, or another race? This 12-week running program is the perfect match for what you hope to achieve.

The 12-week running program includes:
•Training Plan
•Initial Presentation on Sports Nutrition
•Workshops covering: Mapping Runs, Managing Time, Foam Rolling, Strength Stabilizers, Fueling and Yoga.
•Questions answered by Campus Recreation Staff and Campus Dietitian
•Availability of Group Runs/Workouts
•Weekly Support: Newsletter with Motivation, Tips, Encouragement, Health Information.

Start Date: January 28

Cost: The program is FREE to those with a SCSU Fitness Membership, Combo Membership, or SCSU Group Fitness Membership.

How to sign up: E-mail SCSU’s Dietitian Hannah Hokanson at Hannah.Hokanson@sodexo.com.

When you sign up, please indicate: Name, e-mail address, what race you plan on doing if any (5k, Half Marathon), If it is your first race and if not, the other races you have completed, and if you are willing to have your e-mail address shared for coordinating group runs.

How the program works: After signing up, you will receive a training plan based on the race you indicate/experience presented. Participants are encouraged to attend presentations on sports nutrition (Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.), to learn the impact nutrition has on your performance as well as having the opportunity to attend workshops on various topics that will help with your running experience. Participants will be e-mailed weekly newsletters about health topics with motivation, tips and encouragement. Those that are willing to share their e-mail address will have access to others also in the program to meet up for group/buddy runs.

Optimizing Physical Performance: This session takes place Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m., in Voyageurs South. This session will discuss sports nutrition, hydration, and what to eat before, during and after runs to help optimize your running performance. The session will also go through the training plans and answer any questions you may have.

Hannah Hokanson, a registered Dietitian with Sodexo at St. Cloud State University will be presenting the Optimizing Physical Performance. She ran her first half marathon her junior year of college, and has now completed several half marathons, three full marathons and is currently training for her first ultra-marathon.


Mapping Runs and Managing Time [Presented by Hannah Hokanson]

Date: Friday, Feb. 7 from noon-12:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Studio #51.

Learn how to map your runs outside using the trails and streets of St. Cloud (or any other city for that matter) and learn how to manage your time with your training plan and a busy schedule.

Foam Rolling and Mobility [Presented by Chris Haukos]

Date: Friday, Feb. 7 from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Studio #51.

Add a new dimension to your workout. This class introduced a variety of mobility and foam rolling exercised, which are important for supporting flexibility and recovery.

Strengthen Stabilizers [Presented by Chris Haukos]

Date: Friday, Feb. 28 from noon-12:45 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Studio #53.

Many gym goers train to improve strength but forgo the importance of training stabilizers. Core strength helps prevent back pain, corrects posture, and prevents running injuries.

Fueling with Food [Presented by Hannah Hokanson]

Date: March 21 from noon-12:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Studio #51.

We will discuss specifically what to eat and drink before training runs and during the race.

Hip-Hop-Hooray for Yoga [Presented by Chris Haukos]

Date: March 21 from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Studio #53.

There are so many benefits to doing yoga hip opening poses. They help release negative emotions, ease back pain, improve alignment, improve circulation in your legs, and create a more smooth and agile gait.

With any questions regarding this program, please contact SCSU’s Dietitian Hannah Hokanson at Hannah.Hokanson@sodexo.com.


As a St. Cloud State student, you have access to the fitness center for the entire semester for a one-time fee of $35, which breaks down to around $8 a month. You won’t find anything cheaper in town, and the fitness center is conveniently located right on campus.
With our brand new equipment and clean facilities; there is something for everyone. Free weights, treadmills, stair masters, cross trainers, exercise bikes and many more options to choose from.
Want to add a little something extra to your workout? Purchase a combo membership for full access to Group Fitness classes and the fitness center, seven days a week! Everything from R.I.P.P.E.D, Zumba, Yoga, Butts N’ Gutts and more. See a full list of classes here.
Fitness Center Membership: $35/semester
Combo Membership: $55/semester
Group Fitness membership: $15/ 7-week membership
Looking to purchase a semester membership? Head down to the Guest Services desk in Halenbeck Hall -OR- simply purchase your membership online here.
Any questions regarding the fitness center, group fitness, or membership- call Guest Services: 320-308-3325.


New Group Fitness schedule- begins Jan. 13 and runs through March 7.
Stay active while having a fitness instructor lead you through a great workout. This semester, be sure to try out the NEW R.I.P.P.E.D class and intense cycling classes that will be sure to kick you in shape, fast!
Want to know more about the classes that are offered? View the class descriptions.
For the full group fitness schedule, click here.
Free week for Group Fitness classes will also be held Jan. 13 -Jan. 19. This is your opportunity to give all the group fitness classes a try before purchasing a membership.
Fees are $15.00 for the group fitness membership or classes are free for those with a Combo pass. For more information on memberships click here.


Entries for the spring session of Intramural Leagues are due Tuesday, Jan. 21. Leagues offered for the spring session include:
5 on 5 Basketball
6 on 6 Volleyball
Boot Hockey
Indoor Soccer

There is also a Wrestling Meet [Entry due Feb. 8], Basketball Slam Jam [Entry due March 20] and Table Tennis Doubles [Entry due April 8], and Outdoor Tennis Doubles [Entry due April 29], which all are either an event or a one-day tournament.
For the schedule, information on when entries are due and for entry forms click here.
Turn in entries at the Campus Recreation front desk located in Halenbeck Hall, and send any questions to Chris Stepan at: castepan@stcloudstate.edu.
For more information on Intramurals or if you do not have a team, click here.


Fitness members now have the opportunity to earn prizes for referring a friend to purchase a fitness membership, combo membership or group fitness pass.

Fitness members wishing to participate will have a two-sided card [one side includes the program details and the other side is where an SCSU front desk worker will stamp]. When members are with friends whom purchase a pass, they will get a stamp and a prize.

If fitness members that are participating in the program are unable to be with a friend at the time of purchase, they can bring in the receipt their friend received for a stamp and prize. After the receipt is validated, the front desk worker will stamp the receipt as well so it cannot be reused.

For each additional friend referred, participants will get another stamp and prize, to keep track of the number of referrals.
When a participant refers one person, they will receive a GNC t-shirt; for their second referral, participants receive two GNC protein shakes; on the third referral, participants receive a GNC shaker bottle; and on the fourth referral, participants will receive two GNC protein shakes.

When participants complete their cards completely, they can be left with the front desk along with the participants name and email to be entered into the grand prize drawing which includes one combo pass, one hour massage and one seven-week group fitness pass.

The Refer-A-Friend program will continue while supplies last.


Prorated Fitness Center passes begin Monday, Oct. 28.

Membership pricing:
Unlimited 7-weeks of fitness classes:
Members: $15.00 (members include all SCSU students and those with a level 2 or 3 membership)
Non-members $40.00 (community members/faculty staff who do not hold a level 2 )
·Prorated Fitness Center Pass:
Faculty/Staff: $55
Students: $20.00
·Prorated Combo Passes: (unlimited group fitness classes and access to fitness center)
Faculty/Staff: $70.00
Students $30.00
Not available to community

Membership information


The second session of group fitness kicks off Oct. 28 and runs through Dec. 15. Attend these classes while participating in 21 Days of Fitness [free for group fitness members]. 21 Days of Fitness is a great way to keep up with group fitness classes while earning great prizes at the same time. Yes you heard correctly, you can win prizes for working out.

Start date: Nov. 4
End Date: Dec. 15

This means in-between these dates you must:

•Purchase a $15 7-week Group Fitness Pass.◦Free for current pass holders
•Have an instructor sign a box after the completion of each class.
•After attending 10 classes, show your card to an instructor and receive a sport towel.
•After attending 21 classes, present your card to receive your custom-made t-shirt and submit the card into a drawing for a FREE combo pass [includes a semester of unlimited Group Fitness classes and Fitness Center access].
•The first 50 participants to complete the program are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Not a group fitness member? No problem. You can sign up at any time this semester for 7 weeks of unlimited fitness classes for only $15 (for SCSU students), $40 for community members.

View the Group Fitness schedule.

To get started, simply pick up a card at any group fitness studio at the Recreation Center. If you have any questions, simply email us at groupfitness@stcloudstate.edu.


Stop on down to Halenbeck Hall during the week of Oct. 29- Nov. 4 to attend as many fitness classes as you would like for FREE! Get your friends to Halenbeck and workout as a team. Group Fitness classes are the perfect way to de-stress. Whatever your schedule is, there are plenty of classes available throughout the day.

Check out the schedule for this weeks FREE classes.


St. Cloud State welcomes everyone to participate in the annual Husky Spirit 5K Run/Walk or 1k junior run on Sept. 28. This year’s course starts and finishes on Atwood Mall. The course follows the Mississippi River along the Beaver Islands Trail. Pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt, refreshments, and a chance for door prizes. Awards presented to the overall male and female finishers. Also, awards to the top three finishers in each age group.

No pets are allowed at this event.

To register online: http://bit.ly/16dHnJz

For more information regarding this event please contact Chris Haukos-320-308-6692 or e-mail clhaukos@stcloudstate.edu


Looking to test your fitness? The Husky Combine is a fun, challenging opportunity for all levels of fitness. This event is free for all SCSU fitness center/group fitness members and only $10 to participate for those who are non-members.

The Husky Combine Challenge will be taking place on Friday, Oct. 18. The event starts at 5 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. with rules being reviewed at 4:45 p.m.
Participants will compete in a 1000 M row [time determines points], pull ups [ one minute], pushups [one minute] and squats [ two minutes]. The number of reps the participant is able to complete in the allowed time will determine the number of points they receive.

Participants with the highest combined point values from each event wins.
The competing categories in the Husky Combine are fraternity vs. fraternity [four-person male team], sorority vs. sorority [ four-person female team], dorm vs. dorm co-ed [two male and two female teams], two-person male team vs. two person male team and two-person female team vs. two person female team.

To sign up: visit the fitness center to complete a form.


Hurry and get signed up for Fall Intramurals, deadline is next Tusday, Sept. 10! Play your favorite sport, with your friends, without a huge commitment. Available for block one are 6’s Volleyball, Flag Football, Dodgeball, Broomball, Softball and Outdoor Soccer.

Get your team together by Tuesday, September 10th, play beings on Monday, September 16th.


Let SCSU Campus Recreation help train you for the upcoming Husky Spirit 5k on Sept. 28. Each Thursday, Tyler Hecht, SCSU fitness instructor will be leading the 5k and two-mile fitness walk/run. This is to get you out and moving for fun, as a way to help you prepare for the Husky Spirit 5k; any age is welcome and participants decide the speed and distance they want to travel.

The walk/run will take place at 6:15 p.m., with no registration required. The weekly events are FREE for all. The events will be taking place Thursday evenings of Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26; starting and finishing at the SCSU Husky Hub by K Lot. This event can be taken seriously to prepare for the run or it can be used as an opportunity for some exercise.

Contact Tyler Hecht with any questions: hety1102@stcloudstate.edu


Don’t miss FREE group fitness week! Today’s classes are:
Cycle and Sculpt and Butts and Guts at 4 p.m., Cycling and Zumba at 5 p.m., Express Abs and Yogalates at 6 p.m. and TABATA at 7 p.m.

5 Beverage Tumblers are being given away each day. Attend a class to find out how you can win! All you need to do is simply bring your valid student ID to participate in each class.


Stop on down to Halenbeck Hall during the week of Sept. 3-9 to try out group fitness classes for FREE! Get your friends to Halenbeck and workout as a team. Group Fitness classes are the perfect way to de-stress as you settle into your new classes. Whatever your schedule is, there are plenty of classes available to work with your schedule.
Check out the schedule for this weeks FREE classes.


As the fall semester has now fully kicked off, it is time to start thinking about staying active while at school. In order to keep that figure you admire, you have to be ready to work. At Campus Recreation, we offer many different ways for you to make sure you keep the look you want. With personal trainers, group fitness classes, fieldhouse intramurals and fitness center, we will help you achieve and maintain your fitness goals. Come check out what we have to offer in Halenbeck Hall. Grab your teams for fall intramurals or join a team already created to stay active doing the activities you love.


It’s your time to get creative. Now through April 17th, you have the opportunity to win a brand new pair of Nike shoes.

How might you do this you ask? Simply take a photo of your shoes in any of the Campus Rec facilities. Grab your camera or smart phone and simply snap a quick photo whether you have time to plan or are simply passing through, we want to see your shoes!

After you take your photo, post that photo on the Campus Recreation Facebook page, it’s that easy.  The winners will be determined by creativity and number of likes, so encourage your friends to help you out!

Be creative and don’t forget that one photo could determine a brand new pair of shoes. Take a look at some examples to get some ideas here .

This contest is open to all students at St. Cloud State University, and runs through April 17th. Good luck!


Campus Recreation’s FREE WEEK! This week March 18th-24th is free week for group fitness classes and the fitness center! No matter if you have had a pass before or never, you can bring your student ID to Campus Recreation and work your heart out. Give our 40 different amazing group fitness classes a try, or try out our fitness center. If you aren’t sure if the fitness center has the right equipment for you, try out a free fitness center orientation! All you have to do is email us at personaltraining@stcloudstate.edu to set up your appointment. This week also now available are prorated fitness passes for the remainder of the year. Check out these great reduced prices for students and the community here. For the schedule of group fitness classes for the remainder of the year visit here.

2013 Slam Jam

Campus Recreation’s 8th annual Slam Jam will be taking place Thursday March 21st. The 3-point contest will be taking place at 8 pm followed by the dunk contest at 9:30 pm. The events will be taking place in Halenbeck Hall’s main gymnasium where there will be great entertainment and prizes. Bring your ID to come enjoy the event at no cost. No registration is required, both men and women will have divisions, so come give it your all and cheer on your friends. Check out the highlights from last year here.

21 Days of Fitness

Attend 21 group fitness classes during the second session of group fitness classes and receive prizes! 21 Days of Fitness for the second session of group fitness classes is taking place from March 25th-Sunday May 5th.

Attend 10 classes: Receive a sweat-rag

Attend 21 classes: Receive a free t-shirt.

After attending the 21 fitness classes you may also turn-in your completed card into a drawing for a FREE combo pass. In order to qualify you must hold a current group fitness or combo pass. Cards are available to pick up in the group fitness studios. For a schedule of classes visit here.

SCSU on The Move 5K

SCSU on The Move is hosting their annual 5K run/walk on May 2nd. Those who are part of the SCSU on The Move get a free entry to the 5K, but those who are not part of the program can STILL DO THE 5K. This is a great way to get yourself in shape. Get your friends together and join the run together. Make this your goal to get to the gym to prepare for this fun day. A 5K can be a great place to start yourself off or it can be something to work towards.

When: Thursday May 2nd. Registration is at 5 pm. Race begins at 6 pm.

Where: Atwood Mall, SCSU Campus (Rain Site check-in is inside Stewart Hall)

Price: FREE for SCSU on The Move incentive program participants. (Must still register by April 22nd)

$10 if registered by April 22nd.

$20 if registered after April 22nd.

Parking:  Parking will be in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. The cost is $1.00/hour. Street parking is also available, in designated areas. Map of campus.

Prizes:  Awards will be given to the top 3 placers, prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, and the top 3 finishers of each age group. These age groups are: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Contact: Chris Haukos, Fitness Coordinator & Special Events Director

Email: clhaukos@stcloudstate.edu

For more information visit here.

Take a peak at last years results to know what you are in for here.

Annual Earth Day Run 2013

The 2013 Earth Day Run will be taking place April 19th & 20th. This run attracts over 4,500 runners to St. Cloud and to the campus of SCSU. The Earth Day run supports the community and student based programs offered by SCSU. The Earth Day Run includes all of the following events:

To register for one of these events please visit here.

To visit the Earth Day Run page with more information about the courses and any other questions please visit here.

2013 SCSU on The Move 

February 11-April 26

Celebration and 5k or 2 mile run/walk Thursday May 2nd 

What is the SCSU on the Move Wellness Challenge?  An ten-week wellness challenge to help you move more, eat better, feel great and live green.

Grab a goal and own it.  When you have a specific goal you are more likely to stick with it.  Just saying” I want to lose weight” doesn’t work.  Saying,” I am going to work out 4 times this week, pack my lunch and plan 2 healthy  dinners this week,” does work! Tracking keeps us moving forward.  You are invited to join the 10 week SCSU on the Move incentive program.  

The SCSU On the Move Wellness Challenge program includes: fitness workshops, weekly newsletter, snowshoe outings, speaker series workout bag, water bottle t-shirt, free entry to the May 2nd 5k run/walk and prizes!


·Fitness Center or Group Fitness Members: $10.00

 ·Non- Fitness Center or Group Fitness Members: $30.00 


    The first 300 to register are guaranteed a workout bag
§  Friday, February 1: “Go Red Day” –Atwood lounge 11am-1:00pm
§  Monday, February 4 Campus Recreation Student lounge- 4:00pm-     6:00pm
§  Tuesday, February 5—Atwood lounge 11pm-1pm
§  Thursday, February 7 –Atwood lounge 11:00am-1:00pm

§  Friday, February 8 Campus Recreation Student lounge 4:00-6:00pm  (following the 8th all registration material will be available at the fitness center) 

For more information please visit here

SCSU on The Move is guaranteed to be challenging & a success for those who participate. Take a look at what REAL people have experienced in the past and see what they have to say:

The Incentive Program gave me the motivation to change my lifestyle. I now am a much more active person and am cognizant of what I am eating. This journey has also led to the discovery of some health issues that I was not aware of. My journey will continue even though the program is ending. I look forward to being more involved with future healthy lifestyle programs as they arise.

-A healthier and happier SCSU employee

I am not much of a “joiner” and rarely participate in group activities such as this. I really needed something to get me back on track to healthier ways, however, so I signed up (mostly for the pedometer). Counting steps really makes me think about how much I move (or not) each day. I am now much better about taking stairs, parking farther away, and making sure that I get in at least 10,000 steps a day. My family helps out, asking me “what am I up to” (in terms of number of steps) and someone is always willing to walk with me if I am falling short. I did attend the nutrition presentation (didn’t learn much that I didn’t already know) and I was able to get to one of the Wednesday walks on time to walk with the group. The rest of the time, I walked on my own. I am still wearing my pedometer even now that the challenge is over. It is a good reminder for me to move! Thanks for the opportunity (and the pedometer). 

-SCSU Professor

Ever since I got to the U.S., I gained weight and I knew I have to exercise. However, my motivation dies off after awhile. However, my friend has encouraged me to join SCSU on the move. Initially, I joined with the purpose of getting the free bottles and t shirt. However, I felt that I need to set target, so I did, I aim to exercise 3-4 times a week. Overall, I achieved the goal and of course, I feel more connected with people especially the fitness instructors.

-SCSU Student

Spring Rec Fest featuring the fourth annual Treadmill-A-Thon 

This Thursday join Campus Recreation as we celebrate Rec Fest from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in Atwood. Rec Fest will include all Campus Recreation departments, the Treadmill-A-Thon, and DJ Mike Nelson for your entertainment.The massage department will only be available from 10:00 am-11:00 am at Rec Fest.

Be sure to join us for the fourth annual Treadmill-A-Thon. Students, faculty and staff from Minnesota’s two largest state universities – St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Mankato – will face off on treadmills. Participants will vie to determine which school can accumulate the greatest number of miles on a treadmill between 10:00am-2:00pm. Help SCSU hold their current title as they compete once again.

Be sure to join us Thursday afternoon to visit with the different departments, race or cheer on runners, and to enjoy some awesome music!

Group Fitness Free Week

Get your mind off all the finals you are about to ace by attending some special Group Fitness sessions for FREE! Come on down to the Group Fitness studios in Hallenbeck Hall December 17th-19th to enjoy classes you will love:

  • Tabata
  • Neon Glow Zumba
  • BNG
  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Power and Performance Boxing
  • Partner Step
  • Yoga
  • Butts-N-Gutts

*Help Campus Recreation and the Women’s Center this holiday season by donating an item in need. When you donate a single item your name will be qualified for a free hour long massage! *



  • Tabata 4 pm
  • Neon Glow Zumba 5 pm
  • Cycle 5 pm
  • Pilates 6 pm


  • Butts-N-Gutts 4 pm
  • Zumba 5 pm
  • Power and Performance Boxing 6 pm


  • Partner Step 4 pm
  • Yoga 5 pm
  • Butts-N-Gutts 6 pm

Spring Fitness Instructor Training

Ever want to be the one in front of the class teaching the class? Now is your opportunity to attend the training, and try out to be part of the SCSU Group Fitness Instructor Team! The training is intense, the moves are unbeleievable, but we promise it will all be worth it. Get in shape while at work, doing what you love. Motivating others to get into shape with these amazing classes are the best reward you can possibly imagine. The Spring Training Schedule:

Informational Meeting: February 17th 8-9 pm

Weekend Training:February 22nd-24th.

  • Friday February 22nd 6-9 pm
  • Saturday February 23rd 9-4 pm
  • Sunday February 24th 12-5 pm

Demos take place Thursday February 28th 7-9 pm

For more information click here.

21 Days of Fitness

Love group fitness classes? Now is your chance to “commit to be fit” by attending group fitness classes at SCSU, getting a great workout while also working towards great prizes now through December 16th. When you complete 10  classes, you receive a FREE water bottle. Once you complete all 21, you receive a 21 Days of Fitness t-shirt AND are entered in a drawing for a grand prize basket including an hour long massage as well as a free group fitness pass.

Schedule of group fitness classes

Sign up at the group fitness studios in Halenbeck Hall or email groupfitness@stcloudstate.edu to get started today.


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