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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.
Fitness Center Info
Lower Level of Carnesecca Arena
Fitness Center Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Zumba® Step: Combines the awesome toning and strengthening power of Step aerobics, with the fun fitness-party that only Zumba® brings to the dance-floor.
Contemporary Fusion: A fusion of contemporary dance and other popular styles such as jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Each class will incorporate technical elements with choreography and musicality.
Interval Training: A combination of cardio and weight intervals, including, but not limited to, tibata, HIIT, and sculpt.
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.
Sculpt: A full body workout that will challenge every muscle. Strengthen and sculpt your body using dumbbells and your own body weight.
Spin and Sculpt: This class combines cycling with total body sculpting for a fun mix of high/lo cardio combos, drills and muscle conditioning. Torch fat and gain lean muscle in this fun class!
Pilates- It is a total body workout that helps with physical and mental strength, flexibility and muscle tone. Also it can help improve posture and fitness goals.
Zumba- Is a fun and active dance class that incorporates dance moves with cardio that burns fat and builds muscle.
Cardio Kickbox: - It is a high intensity cardio class that has martial arts techniques. It builds stamina, flexibility and burns an amazing amount of calories.
Bootcamp: The perfect balance between cardio, calisthenics and partner exercises. Boot camp is as challenging as you need it to be, with all the fun you never expected it to be.
Black Light Spin: Black light spin gives you the best lower body workout perfect for toning, all while building your cardiovascular endurance. Spin is one of the best calorie-blasting exercises, averaging 600 calories burned per class all while riding to music that's sure to pump you up.
Butt + Gut: Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two-part intensive class that features a series of exercise combinations that target, you guessed it - your belly, butt, and thighs.
HIIT Spinning : Raya will take you on some high intensity intervals to get your heart pumping with this 45- minute high-energy, motivating ride that incorporates interval training, and riding to the rhythm!
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: An active, dynamic yoga class, linking breath with movement. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina while breathing deeply and quieting the mind.
Abs & Conditioning: This class combines training circuits with ab exercises for an intense fun workout.
Meditation: Take a journey inward by focusing on your breath and claiming your mind. You will always find Peace, Strength and Clarity within.
Yoga Stretch: Take some time out of your day to relax and get a deep stretch with this quick, beginner and intermediate-friendly yoga course. This course is alignment focused and is good for anyone looking to relieve physical and mental stress.
Boxing: Using the elements and fundamentals of boxing to provide a vigorous workout.
Arms & Abs: An upbeat strength class where we target our core and upper body.
Hip-Hop: This class teaches a dance routine that integrates various Hip-Hop and street styles to dancers of all levels and experiences. The Hip Hop Classes use creative moves to learn new choreography . The classes will also use dance as a way to exercise.
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.
- A valid St. Johns University ID card is required for admission to all recreation facilities.
- Guests are not permitted to use St. Johns facilities.
- Alcohol and drug use is not permitted in any recreation facility.
- Smoking is not permitted in Carnesecca Hall or on any recreational fields.
- Proper athletic attire must be worn in all recreation facilities. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the facility. Proper attire includes: sweatpants; jogging suits or gym shorts; t-shirt or sweatshirt; sneakers.
- No one will be permitted to leave their clothes or book bags in the gym or hallways. There are locker rooms and mini lockers to secure your belongings.
- Spectators may not enter the main gym floor wearing shoes, boots, or jeans. Spectators may observe the activity from the bleachers.
- During Campus Recreation contests, only those participating may be on the gym floor. Others may not infringe on this space. This includes during play, time-outs, and between halves.
- Sneakers and rubber-soled cleats (no metal) may be worn on the outdoor fields.
- No food or beverages, other than water, are allowed in any recreation facility or on any recreational field.
- ID cards must be carried at all times. If you do not have an ID card you will not be permitted to access any of the recreation facilities.
* 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:
- A team is responsible for the actions of its individual team members and for spectators directly associated with the team.
- Harassment of the officials, program supervisors, and other players will not be tolerated.
- Abusive language, verbal harassment or threats, physical harassment, striking, or intentionally pushing another participant, official or supervisor will not be tolerated.
- Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in an initial warning, a penalty, technical foul, or ejection from the facility, game or contest. Players or teams may be dropped from the Intramural event, tournament or league, and/or future events.
- Protests concerning the judgment of officials will not be considered. Therefore, their calls are not open to debate. Questions regarding rule interpretations can be made before or after a game or during a time-out.
- Malicious behavior, such as striking another participant will result in immediate dismissal from the facility or event, and from future Campus Recreation events.
- Spectators are also responsible for behaving in a sportsmanlike manner. Anyone exhibiting improper behavior will be asked to leave the facility.
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.
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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 behavoir. We appreciate your help.
Meet Our Fitness Instructors
Hi everyone, my name is Kristine and I'm a sophomore in the biology program. I am student worker at CRec and dancing is my favorite form of exercise.
At SJU I teach interval training and spin, but I also like to instruct full body sculpt and barre. I work out because it gives me strength in mind and body, and provides me with the energy to get me through each day!
I teach spin and total body sculpt. I have been in the exercise industry since the 80's. I love to motivate people to live a healthy lifestyle. I do believe working out helps you to stay young. I can't imagine my life not working out. We really have no excuses. There is always time to workout. Just do it!
I'm 20 years old studying economics and a junior at St. John's University. I teach Zumba, cardio kickboxing and pilates. I love to workout because it is how I keep in shape and stay healthly both physically and mentally. It is also a great way to de stress from everything going on.
I am an incoming first year law student at St. John’s School of Law, and I first started practicing yoga close to six years ago. Yoga has helped me in every aspect of my life from my physical health to my emotional well-being. I recently completed my 200 Hour Teacher Training course and am excited to teach at St. John’s!
I'm a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor here for Campus Recreation. Over the past 4 years I've taught bootcamps, ab classes and Spin Classes (which are my favorite). Many people like to exercise for looks, (I mean who doesn't?) but the benefits of daily exercise are far more than just physical appearance. I love to exercise because of the physical and mental stress relief that comes with spinning for an hour or lifting weights. Daily exercise is especially essential for students in order to maintain a well balanced life in such a hectic part of our lives like college.
I have always enjoyed working out whether it’s playing volleyball, spinning, or doing TRX! I use exercise as a daily stress reliever and confidence booster! My HIIT Spin and Butt + Gut class are a great way to boost up your energy and get fit!
I am a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. At St. John’s, I teach alignment-based vinyasa flow yoga classes. My challenging, yet relaxing classes include philosophical themes, gentle adjustments, eclectic music, and essential oils.
I teach the Abs & Conditioning class! Fitness is a passion of mine. I have always been involved in athletics because they help one grow mentally and physically, both individually and as a team.
|Diana Carolina Albujar|
Having started dancing at the age of four in Peru, I was professional by the time I was 17. When I came to the United States, I continued dancing and became a licensed Zumba® fitness instructor. I show all my students that dance makes them feel alive, beautiful, confident, and energetic. It’s not just about looking good. If you make dance and music part of your daily life, your soul will start shining. Zumba® is the best anti-stress relief you can find. In my classes we laugh, we dance, we work out, we feel sexy, and we sweat like crazy. I am passionate about dance, choreography, and teaching.
I am a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor who attended The Long Island Yoga School and The Yoga Teacher Training Institute. I practiced Zazen Meditation at Saint Ignatius Retreat House and continue to practice at The United Unitarian Church. I like to explore the various aspects of Yoga and Meditation. Sharing my enthusiasm with my students brings me much joy.
My name is Owin Farrell. I am a junior in Business Management. I am currently the Hip Hip Dance Teacher in the Fitness Center. I like to exercise and dance because it keeps me active as well as keeps me always continuing to train and learn more.
Hi I’m John and I teach two classes three times a week. I teach “Arms and Abs” as well as “Boot camp”. I started to find my love for fitness my junior year of high school and haven’t stopped since. I feel that fitness creates a balance for my life and without it there would be something missing. The gym is where I am able to release any tension and create more positive results for myself. This is the place I love to be.
|Sydney A. Johnson|
Hey guys! I am one of St. John’s University’s newest instructors. I’m is a junior from Arlington, Virginia who is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Journalism. My first love is soccer, which I played competitively up until college. Soccer was primarily how I stayed in shape, but when I fractured my back during my sophomore year of high school, I had to find some other ways to do so. That’s when I discovered spinning and fell in love with it so much I decided to become instructor. This August, I received both my Primary Group Exercise Certification and G.E.A.R. (group indoor cycling) Certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I love group fitness classes because it’s a motivational atmosphere and there is a sense of teamwork. Everyone in class has his or her own goals which might vary from person to person, but they’re still goals. I enjoy being able to choreograph fun, challenging classes because I want to help my class participants in their fitness journeys. Long distance running, boot camp classes, and weight training are the other ways I enjoy staying fit. I hope to see you in my classes! Be ready to sweat!
Hi my name is Jennifer Hug and I am a junior at St. John’s University. I have grown up in an athletic family with all of my brothers and my sister engaged in various sports. We all participated in at least three sports growing up and constantly played outside together. Since then exercising through sports and physically activity has always played a major role in my life. I am now on the Universities Dance Team and a Zumba instructor in the Fitness Center. Working out and involving an activity I love, such as dance, has always been fun instead of a chore. I believe you should always stay active and have an interest in your bodies’ health. If you have never taken a Zumba class I highly encourage you to try. Zumba classes are a ton of fun and you will get a great workout in as well. Hope to see you there!
I'm a junior here at SJU. I've been boxing back home in Washington DC for 4 years at Sugar Ray Lenords boxing gym. I've been teaching boxing here for 2 years I think boxing is more than a sport. it's an art of body motion. I'm here to give help and all the information I know to everyone that's trying to learn.