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Fitness

The Cooper and Glimmerglass Fitness Centers strive to promote students' personal wellness by offering programs and services that enhance physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. 

We aspire to create a community committed to enthusiastic, lifelong involvement in physical fitness for continued happiness and personal growth. Both centers are operated by Campus Recreation professional staff, student staff, and graduate assistants and are conveniently located on campus. Use of the fitness centers is free for Students. Employees and campus affiliation groups are able to use campus recreational facilities for a nominal fee. See Membership for details.

Locations

  • Cooper Fitness Center is located between Hart and Funnelle Residence Halls. Off-Campus students, faculty and staff can access Cooper through the double doors in the Hart-Cooper tunnel. 
  • Glimmerglass Center is located between Oneida and Onondaga Residence Halls. Glimmerglass can be accessed through the door next to the sand volleyball courts near University Police. 

Group Fitness

Our group fitness classes change each semester to meet students’ needs. We offer a wide range of class options, all led by trained student instructors. The class schedule is available on the first day of each semester and remains the same throughout the semester. Classes start on the first day of the semester.

Group Class Schedule
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
4:00–5:00pm
Pilates Fusion
Lee Hall
Led by Lizzie
10:00–11:00am
Power Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Katie
10:00–11:00am
Slow Flow Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Jayda
10:00–11:00am
Power Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Katie
10:00–11:00am
Slow Flow Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Jayda
6:00–7:00pm
No-Sit Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Sean
 12:15–1:00pm
Sculpt & Burn
Cooper
Led by Jenny
12:15–1:00pm
Zumba®
Cooper
Led by Jenn
6:00–7:00pm
No-Sit Yoga
Cooper
Led by Sean
12:15–1:00pm
Sculpt & Burn
Cooper
Led by Jenny
7:00–8:00pm
Now & Zen Yoga
Cooper
Led by Alyssa
 7:00–8:00pm
Now & Zen Yoga
Cooper
Led by Alyssa
7:00–8:00pm
Pilates Fusion
Lee Hall
Led by Lizzie
7:00–8:00pm
Undo & Renew Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Joe
7:00–8:00pm
Undo & Renew Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Joe
 
 8:00–9:00pm
Zumba®
Cooper
Led by Elise
8:00–9:00pm
Undo & Renew Yoga
Glimmerglass
Led by Joe
8:00–9:00pm
Pilates Fusion
Cooper
Led by Lizzie
  

Cycling

You'll burn plenty of calories with this high-energy class as instructors guide you through various sprints, climbs, and flats. Open to all levels of experience, but seats are limited so arrive early!

Core & Conditioning

Combining aerobics and toning, this high-energy class guarantees an all-around workout for your body and helps improve the tone of your physique and your physical fitness.

Full Body Blast

This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class blasts your body into shape by incorporating challenging cardio intervals, weight training, and intensive core work! 

High-Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is a training technique in which you give an all-out effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, active recovery periods.

Kickboxing

This class blends aspects of martial arts with an intense cardio workout and full body exercises to help you work up a sweat and relieve some stress!

STRONG Nation

This class combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music specifically designed to help you make it to that last rep!

Yoga

All skill levels welcome! Styles include Vinyasa, Mobility, Restorative, and Renewing Yoga. Instructors base class on participants' requests to ensure a positive, relaxing experience. 

Zumba®

This dynamic fitness program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms, easy-to-follow dance moves, and resistance training  to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Personal Training

Personal training is provided to students for free through our fitness centers. All our personal trainers are students who have successfully completed our personal training class. These trainers are available to design and demonstrate a safe and effective exercise program to help you reach your goals.

Individual sessions are between 30 and 60 minutes, with the entire program lasting between 2–4 weeks, depending on your goals and skill level. Our main objective is to give you the ability to exercise effectively on your own. Your personal trainer will be available for follow up appointments throughout the year.

Program Sign-Up

You can request personal training at the front desk of either Fitness Center or by submitting the form below. We also offer the option to sign up for a one-day orientation to get acquainted with our facilities and equipment. Typically, our staff can conduct a one day orientation within a week of signing up. During the orientation, our personal trainer will show you how to use some of the equipment and get you started on a simple program.

After submitting the form, you will be contacted by one of our personal trainer coordinators to set-up a 15 minute initial evaluation. At this evaluation you will complete a basic health history and discuss your exercise goals. Following this evaluation, you will be contacted by one of our personal trainers to schedule your first meeting time. We ask that you please be on time and keep all of your appointments.

Please be aware that our personal training program is quite popular and we have limited numbers of personal trainers and resources. We are on a first come, first serve basis, so please be patient. If you have further questions or are curious how much longer you may have to wait, please email us at [email protected].

Personal Training Sign-Up Form

Amenities

Both of our fitness centers have a variety of training equipment, weights, storage spaces, and more.

Cardio Equipment

A variety of state of the art cardio equipment, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, Arc trainers and 37 stationary bikes. Each piece of equipment is equipped with its own personal viewing screen with a full selection of cable channels.

Strength Equipment

Similar types of strength equipment can be found in both centers, including a full free weight area and Cybex selectorized circuit. The strength areas are designed to meet the needs of all fitness levels, from an absolute beginner to an advanced weight lifter.

Group Exercise Floor and Core Training Area

With over 20 group exercise classes offered every week, the exercise floor is an ideal space for our wide variety of classes. In addition, while group exercise classes are not in session, members may use this area for additional unique training opportunities. A variety of equipment is available for use in this area, including stability balls, medicine balls, yoga and floor mats, balance discs, power bars, jump ropes, plyometric boxes, gliding discs, bosu balls, steps, rubber coated dumbbells and resistance bands/tubing.

Showers, Changing, Storage Area

Cooper Fitness Center has shower areas in both the men and women's restrooms. Glimmerglass Fitness Center does not have showers available in the facility, however, the men's and women's restrooms may be used as changing areas. Both fitness centers have "day use only" lockers available for storage of belongings. Extended overnight use of lockers may result in the removal of the lock.

Members who do not choose to use the changing/shower areas or the lockers are asked to store coats, duffel bags, boots, etc. at the coat racks while using the center.

Sound System

Stereo sound systems are used by the exercise class instructors when they are conducting classes. When classes are not in session, the stereo system is used for the purpose of providing listening pleasure to ALL members in the center. Only Fitness Center staff members are allowed to operate the stereo systems.

1000 and 500 Pound Club

To become a “member” of the club, one must perform one repetition of a Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. After all 3 lifts are successfully completed, the total weight lifted is added up. To be a member of the 500 lb. club (women only), the total weight lifted must be 500 lbs or greater. To be a member of the 1000 lb. club (open), the total weight lifted must be 1000 lbs or greater. All members of the club will receive a t‐shirt.

Cooper Fitness Center 

315.312.2431

Glimmerglass Fitness Center 

315.312.2185