Programs & Services

The Fitness Center offers a variety of exciting programs throughout the academic year.  Program dates and times are posted at the fitness center and will be updated on this page.

Great Pumpkin Run (Fall)Great Pumpkin  Run
The Fitness Center hosts 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. This year's event is Saturday, October 5 at 1:30 and you can register at either Fitness Center starting around the middle of September. Registration is $3.00 and all proceeds go toward the Susan G Komen Foundation for the Cure. Register now at the front desk of either Fitness Center. Course map here.

 The O-mazing Race (Fall)
Come try out this unique 2 person team competition that challenges both your mind and body by challenging your problem solving skills while getting both wet and muddy. This program will take place on Saturday, September 14. More information about registration will be posted soon. Check out a video of last year's action.

Zumbathon (Spring)Zumbathon
The Fitness Center sponsors a Zumbathon in the Swetman Gymnasium. All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Friends. Come take part in up to 3 hours of Zumba for a good cause. This event will take place on Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 pm in the Hewitt Ballroom.



Take it Off!!! Weight Loss Challenge (Spring)
Looking to lose some extra holida 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 as well. Registration will take place on Monday, February 2 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Swetman Gym. Co-sponsored by Campus Recreation, The Lifestyles Center and Auxillary Services. Visit the website for more information. 


Bench Press Competition (SpBench Pressring)
Each Spring semester the Fitness  Center holds 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 competition are also available. The Bench Press Competition will be Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 pm. The rules can be found here

Aerobics Marathon (Spring)GE Marathon
In conjunction with the Bench Press Competition, the Fitness Center also holds a 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 also provided. More information will be available at the beginning of the Spring Semester. The Group Exercise Marathon is Saturday, March 8 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The schedule can be found here.

TriathlonIndoor Triathlon (Spring)
The Fitness Center 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. The indoor triathlon has been postponed this year. If you are intersted in bringing the event back, please let us know!!!


Color Run

Color Oswego (Spring)
In conjuction 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 highlights from last year's event here. This event will take place Friday, May 2 at 4:00 pm. Registration details will be posted later in the semester

Beach Volleyball TBeach  Volleyballournament (Fall and Spring)
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, 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 Labor Day tournament will take place September 2.  The spring beach volleyball tournament will take place  Saturday, May 3.

Fitness Testing (Both Semesters)
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 Fitness Test
  • Height/Weight
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Resting Pulse Rate 
  • Body Measurements
  • 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.

Training Courses (Spring). See employment page for more information

Group Exercise Instructors Training Course
Each spring semester, the Fitness Center staff presents an eight week training course on how to properly instruct a basic group exercise class (kickboxing, step, muscle toning etc.) . In addition, we know offer a class on how to instruct a basic yoga class. Both non-credit classes are open to everyone and are required for the group exercise instructor application process.

Personal Trainer Course
Each spring semester, the Fitness Center management staff instructs an eight week, non-credit instructional course on how to be a personal trainer. This class is open to everyone and is required for the personal trainer application process. Following completion of the class, participants will have a basic understanding on how to create and demonstrate a healthy and effective exercise program in a one-on-one environment.

Throughout the year, we invite an international organization (i.e. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) to come to campus to certify group exercise instructors and personal trainers. The two courses offered through the Fitness Centers are great precursors to these certifications. Discounts are also available.

Residence Hall Programming

Throughout the year, the fitness center staff try to visit each of the residence halls. At these programs, the staff present 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.

Look for other Special Events such as:

  • Diet Analysis
  • Group Exercise Rewards Program
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Race accross America
  • Fall into Fitness
  • Fit it in
  • Co-sponsored events with Campus Recreation and Lifestyles Center