About the Facility

Cleveland’s Premier Fitness Facility

The CSU Rec Center is a premier fitness facility in Cleveland, Ohio, located in the heart of downtown. We offer a comprehensive line of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, 3 fitness studios, 2 weight rooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium, main gymnasium with 2 full-length basketball courts, functional fitness space with 70-ft turf, racquetball and squash courts, indoor track, outdoor green space, and access to the Busbey Natatorium which houses both 50-m competitive and 25-yd pools. We also offer a ton of health and wellness programs such as massage therapy, free group fitness classes, swim lessons, club sport leagues, and the global fitness phenomenon: F45 Training! No matter what you’re looking for in the gym, our facility has just the right option for you.

A Commitment to being Sustainable

We are also dedicated to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We have embraced several eco-friendly initiatives including a recycling program, water-refilling stations, low-flow capacity shower heads, toilets, and urinals, peroxide-based cleaning products and energy-efficient LED lighting. Our facility is LEED-certified, which means our building meets high standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. We believe that everyone can benefit from environmental wellness. Respecting and appreciating yourself, your surroundings, and all living things are valuable factors when reducing your footprint. Environmental wellness is about building awareness for how you impact the environment and understanding the importance of preserving it. We are committed to being as “green” as possible and doing our part to create a better facility, a better future, and ultimately, a better you.

Annual Maintenance Shutdown

We care about keeping our community safe and our facility top notch. Our annual maintenance shut down this year will be from August 5th 2024 – August 11th, 2024. During this time, the Rec Center is closed to complete large-scale facility projects, repairs, and upgrades that are not feasible or safe while we are open. This allows us to keep our facility in the best shape for each of you who take advantage of all it has to offer. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

Revamped and Refinished

In August of 2023, we started the process to sand the floor down to bare wood, repair existing dead spots, and refinish the floor. This type of work is necessary every 8-10 years to extend the life of maple floor. This also allowed us to refresh the design with Cleveland Pride in mind. We were able to bring the city skyline onto the courts with you!

The fresh main gym floors featuring the Cleveland Skyline.
Our new lockers available in the locker rooms.

New and Improved Lockers

We’re thrilled to announce that after 17 years of use, we removed all metal lockers from the Men’s, Women’s, and Inclusive Locker Rooms and replaced them with larger, modern, rust-resistant phenolic lockers and benches! Our standard Z-Tier lockers measure 15” wide compared to our previous 12” wide lockers, and the Z-Tier shape will allow for more space for taller items and hanging garments. Premium 18” wide lockers are also be available for rental. In addition to new lockers within our 3 locker rooms, we have also replaced the Day Use Lockers on the 1st floor near the MAC Gym and opened a brand new Day Use Locker bay on our 2nd floor near Cardio Row and in our 3rd floor Weight Room!

Locker Renovation FAQ

Will I still be assigned the same locker, in the same location as before?

Locker users will not have the same locker number or combination as before, but we will do our best to assign lockers in a similar location near your current locker.

Will I get any sort of refund for the time I won’t have access to my locker?

All monthly payments for lockers will be on hold for the time you will not have access to your locker. We will not charge you for the month of August while the lockers are being installed. Those who have paid in full already will have their rental extended for the time they did not have access to their locker.

Am I able to put my membership on hold as well during the time the lockers are closed?

Yes, members will always have the option to put their membership on hold. Please contact Cam Johnson at c.johnson82@csuohio.edu to discuss putting your membership on hold.

weight room with benches and squat racks

Want to Know More about the Rec?

We’d love to share more info with you about our facilities features and equipment, as well as all the benefits of a CSU Rec membership. Fill out the interest form at the link below to get started.