The Fitness Center offers a wide variety of cardio equipment including treadmills, arc trainers, ellipticals, stationary bikes, rowers, and Stairmasters. Strength training equipment, free weights, cross-fit area and a stretch/abdominal area are also available.
The Fitness Center is located on the east side of Carnesecca Arena. You may enter the Fitness Center from the lower level of Carnesecca Arena. A valid St. John's ID Card is required.
Carnesecca Arena, Lower Level
Fitness Center Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m.
Body Blast is an energetic, full-body workout that incorporates weights and gets your blood pumping. It is like an espresso shot for your body!
Boot Camp is a challenging cardio and strength training combination focused on fat burn and muscle tone.
Boxing uses the elements and fundamentals of boxing to provide a vigorous workout.
Butt and Gut focuses on abs and lower body. The exercises are targeted for your abs, thighs, and buttocks to burn fat and sculpt.
Contemporary Conditioning begins with a dance-based conditioning routine built to tone, shape, and increase flexibility. Learn and execute a dance routine while using these techniques.
Contemporary Fusion is a dance class that combines traditional contemporary concepts with popular styles such as modern, hip-hop, and conditioning exercises.
Full-Body Calorie Burner is a high-intensity class that combines cardio and sculpting to target all major muscle groups. It burns fat and many calories.
Full-Body Conditioning works out your entire body while burning a lot of calories! This workout is a multilevel full-body workout that targets all of the major muscle groups. The workout features challenging exercises and circuits that increase strength, decrease body fat, and improve overall conditioning.
Hip-Hop includes class teaches a dance routine that integrates various hip-hop and street styles to dancers of all levels and experiences.
Meditation allows you to practice relaxing your mind and body by taking a journey inward. This class includes some gentle stretching and breathing techniques.
Pilates is a mind/body experience designed to condition and stabilize your core muscles. Other benefits include increased flexibility, coordination, balance, stabilization, relaxation, and body alignment.
Sculpt is a full-body workout that challenges every muscle. Strengthen and sculpt your body using dumbbells, body bars, step, and bands.
Spin is an exercise program that utilizes a specially designed stationary bicycle and a series of cycling movements to provide you with both a physical and a mental workout.
Spin and Sculpt combines 15 minutes of spin with total body sculpting for a fun mix of cardio and sculpting. Torch fat and gain lean muscle in this fun class!
Yoga is an active, dynamic class, linking breath with movement. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina while breathing deeply and quieting the mind.
Zumba is a dance fitness program based on international rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience.
The Personal Training program offers you to have one-on-one sessions with a qualified personal trainer. The team of personal trainers will design a customized fitness program, and provide the motivation needed to accomplish your fitness goals.
For complete information, please visit the Personal Training page.
* Failure to present an ID card when requested by a university faculty or staff member is a violation of the code of conduct and subjects the holder to disciplinary action (suspension). Please see the Student Handbook.
The development of sportsman-like behavior is one of the goals of Campus Recreation. Individual or team competitors must be able to accept defeat without blaming others. Officials, intramural event supervisors or representatives, teammates and opponents all deserve each other’s respect and courteous behavior.
Participants must realize that these are not varsity sports and there are no professional coaches or officials. The following rules regarding sportsmanship will be enforced:
All students, faculty, staff, and administrators currently enrolled or employed at St. John’s University and presenting a validated ID card may use any recreational facility during recreation hours or participate in any of the intramural events or activities. Any individual who is currently a varsity athlete shall be ineligible to take part in the sport or related sport in which he or she is currently competing. Each student participating is responsible for his or her own eligibility. Any player using an assumed name or another individual’s ID card shall be barred from participating in any event offered by Campus Recreation for that school year.
All injuries must be reported to Campus Recreation immediately. Campus Recreation will contact the Student Health Office and Public Safety.
Any questions regarding lost or found articles should be brought to the attention of Campus Recreation and/or Public Safety.
All recreational facilities are under the supervision and control of building managers, Public Safety, and Campus Recreation personnel. Any person on the premises without a validated St. John’s ID card will be removed from campus. Any person caught stealing will be prosecuted. If any other building user observes looting or stealing in progress, please alert any Campus Recreation personnel or Public Safety. Let us work together to protect each other. Please report any illegal or criminal behavior. We appreciate your help.
Located on the Union Turnpike side of campus, adjacent to Taffner Field House. Proper athletic attire is required. Courts are used by men's and women's varsity tennis teams before 3pm each day. During this time we are unable to rent equipment and do not have access to the courts even if there is no one playing.
The hours of operation are weather permitting: