Events & Programs

The Fitness Centers offer a variety of exciting events and programs throughout the academic year.  Program dates and times are posted at the Fitness Centers.

The Great Pumpkin Run 

Pumpkin Run

The Fitness Centers host a 5K campus fun run during the month of October. The 5K course takes place around campus and is open to all members of the campus community.  Registration is $5.00 and all proceeds go toward the Susan G Komen Foundation for the Cure.  This event will be on Saturday, October 18th.  Register at the front desk of either Fitness Center. Click the follwing link for the Course map.  For more information, check out this flyer

Yoga by the Lake and Lakeside Yoga

Yoga by the Lake

To kick-off the fall semester, the Fitness Centers hold Yoga by the Lake!  This event takes place in the green area behind Johnson Hall on Sunday, August 31st from 4-5pm.  Come relax and enjoy the beatiful view of Lake Ontario!  The Fitness Centers also offer a weekly Lakeside Yoga class in Riggs Hall main lounge, Wednesdays at 8pm. 

The O-mazing Race

O-mazing Race

Come try out this unique partner competition this fall that challenges both your mind and body!  This event taps into your problem solving skills while getting both wet and muddy.  Check out some of the action in this video.  This event will be Saturday, September 13th.  A link to sign-up will be posted when registration opens.

Take-it-off Weight Loss Challenge


Looking to lose some extra holiday pounds? Come try out this 10 week, team weight loss challenge and have a chance to win a ton of great prizes in the process!  This program takes place each spring semester and is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation, The Lifestyles Center and Auxillary Services. Visit the Take-it-off website for more information.

Group Exercise Rewards Program


This incentive progam takes place every spring, where you are awarded prizes for attending group exercise classes.  For each class you attend, one stamp is added to your stamp card.  After attending ten classes, stamp cards can be turned in for a prize.  You may complete up to four stamp cards to win four different prizes! 

Race Across the U.S.

Race Across US

Cooper and Glimmerglass go head to head in this race across the country!  Track your miles from our cardio equipment and record them onto our log.  Prizes are given to the runners whose miles get Cooper or Glimmerglass to designated cities on our map.  Help us make it all the way to Los Angeles! 

 Bench Press Competition 

Bench Press

Each spring semester the Fitness Centers hold their annual bench press competition. This event is open to the entire campus community and is a great way to not only show off some strength but also get to know some fellow weight lifters. Prizes are available to winners of each weight class for both men and women divisions. An overall winner is  also determined based on body weight and amount of weight lifted. Fitness testing, body fat measurement, diet analysis and curling competitions are also available. Click the following link for the Bench Press Competition Rules.

Group Exercise Marathon

Aerobics Marathon
In conjunction with the Bench Press Competition, the Fitness Centers also holds an aerobics marathon. This event is open to the entire campus community and is a great way to spend your day exercising and mingling with fellow fitness enthusiasts. The marathon itself consists of 5-6 back to back aerobic classes. Participants can come and go as they please throughout the day. Food and beverages are provided and various prizes are raffled off throughout the event. More information will be available at the beginning of the Spring Semester.

Indoor Triathlon

TriathlonThe Fitness Centers and Campus Recreation host a unique indoor sprint triathlon for all skill levels (including absolute beginners). The triathlon takes place in Lee Hall and utilizes the indoor pool and indoor cycling bikes along with a short run outside. Both individuals and teams may compete. Not sure how to train for a triathlon? Try our helpful weekly training session beginning 2 months prior to the competition!

Color Oswego 

Color Run

In collaboration with Campus Recreation and the LIfestyles Center, the Fitness Center hosts Color Oswego. Color Oswego is a 1.5 mile fun run where participants get powdered color thrown on them as they run through the course. Check out the fun by viewing this video.

Beach Volleyball Tournament

Beach Volleyball

The largest event for the Fitness Center, this program is a great way to get outside and celebrate arrival of Spring. This one day event is a co-ed single elimination tourney where all participants receive lunch, a t-shirt and are entered in a raffle to win prizes donated from local sponsors. Postings will be made at both Fitness Centers as the tournament approaches. The Fitness Centers also host a Labor Day Beach Volleyball Tournament, which will take place Monday, September 1st, 11:00am at the volleyball courts next to Glimmerglass Fitness Center.  Pre-register your team on IMLeagues or register on-site at 10:00am.  

Fitness Testing

Fitness Test

Personalized fitness tests are offered on select days throughout the academic year.  The tests are administered by the fitness center manager, assistant manager, and/or trained fitness center staff.

The tests include:

  • Body Fat Composition 
  • Height/Weight
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Resting Pulse Rate 
  • Body Measurement
  • Flexibility Test
  • Strength Test
  • Cardiovascular Test
  • Diet Analysis

Records are kept so members may re-test periodically for results of their participation in the fitness centers.

Residence Hall Programming

Throughout the year, the fitness center staff tries to visit each of the residence halls. At these programs, the staff presents on various fitness and nutrition topics such as:

  • A practical guide to exercise
  • Ways to avoid the freshman 15 
  • Total body workout in the comfort of your room           
  • How to be a Personal Trainer
  • Yoga

*If you are interested in seeing a program in your residence hall, please contact your Hall Director.

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