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.
Lower Level of Carnesecca Arena
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.
Ballet Barre: ballet-based conditioning class that incorporates exercises to improve flexibility, core strength and alignment.
Barre: Low impact moves (like balancing on your tiptoes) are done at a ballet barre. Expect lots of repetition and shaking muscles, this will create graceful definition in your abs, butt, inner thighs and outer thighs.
Body Sculpt: A full body workout that will challenge every muscle. Strengthen and sculpt your body using dumbbells, body, bar, step and bands.
Bootcamp: A challenging cardio and strength training combination focused on fat burn and muscle tone.
Boxing: Using the elements and fundamentals of boxing to provide a vigorous workout.
Butt and Gut: is a class that focuses on abs and lower body. The exercises targeted for abs, thighs and butt are for fat burning and sculpting.
Contemporary Dance: Challenge your mind and body with a dance based warm-up and combination, fusing styles of jazz and hip hop with contemporary basics.
Full-Body Calorie Burner: A high intensity class that combines cardio and sculpting that targets all major muscle groups of the body. Burns fat and a great amount of calories.
Hip-Hop: This class teaches a dance routine that integrates various Hip-Hop and street styles to dancers of all levels and experiences.
Kickbox: a high intensity class that combines martial arts and cardio workouts to build muscle and stamina, burn fat and a great amount of calories.
Meditation: Practice relaxing your mind and body by taking a journey inward. We will do some gentle stretching and breathing techniques.
Nighttime Theme Ride: Fun Spin class in the dark with special lights and a different theme every week, such as 90s music; 2000s music; Lady Gaga vs. Rihanna; Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake; etc.
Pilates: 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.
Power Yoga: An active, dynamic yoga class, linking breath with movement. The focus will be on building stamina and core strength.
Spin and Sculpt: This class 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!
Spin: An exercise program that utilizes a specially designed stationary bicycle and a series of cycling movements that provides the participant with both a physical and a mental workout.
Sports Conditioning: A high intensity class that focuses on sport specific exercises and provides excellent cardiovascular and muscular conditioning for the ultimate workout!
Yoga: An active, dynamic yoga class, linking breath with movement. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina while breathing deeply and quieting the mind.
Zumba: 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: