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Fitness Center

Recreation: Programs

Red Barn Climbing Accordion

Visit the Red Barn Climbing Gym for more information.

Personal Training Accordion

RIT personal trainers are the only trainers authorized to provide personal training services within our facilities. There are two programs that offer this type of service to the RIT community: The Wellness Instructional Program and Better Me, an employee wellness initiative.

The Wellness Instructional Program provides a "Personal Training" course (1109-014) as part of the Fitness discipline. Students can register using SIS, and the course follows the academic schedule. This course can be used toward the Wellness graduation requirement. For more information on the Personal Training course, contact Michelle Schrouder.

Better Me personal training services are available at any time throughout the year. For more information, visit their website.

Nutrition Education (free) Accordion

Nutrition is a very important part of our well-being. Student Wellness offers free nutrition advice in order to promote and enhance the connection between proper nutrition and fitness. Fourth-year RIT Nutrition Management students will help you learn how to make healthier food choices, customize your diet, create healthy goals, or guide you to learn more about nutrition.

All meetings are 30-60 minutes and take place in the Student Life Center, Wellness Consultation Office, Room 1262. This office is located after the SLC classrooms and just before the entrance to the upper level Wiedman Fitness Center.

Click here to schedule your appointment:

Fitness Center Basics: How to get started (free) Accordion

Take advantage of this FREE service provided by the Wiedman Fitness Center and learn the basics of how to use the equipment and get started on a program. This service is perfect for those who have never used the fitness center before or would like to learn how to use the equipment safely and effectively with proper technique. A student supervisor will guide you through a warm-up, basic weight training program with machines and/or free weights, and a short stretching routine. You will also receive an information packet which includes: the benefits of weight training, training tips, and a log sheet to keep track of your workouts.

What to expect at your appointment:

The student supervisor will meet you at the upper level desk in the Wiedman Fitness Center, located in the Field House. Please come dressed in appropriate workout attire and be ready to workout at the time of your appointment. Towels and locks are available for loan-out at the SLC Equipment Cage. You will need your RIT ID for facility access and equipment loan-out.

We look forward to working with you and helping you reach your fitness goals!

Instructions for creating a "Fitness Center Basics" Appointment

  • Click “Book Now” button to be brought to “Scheduler”
  • Select a location: Rochester 14623
  • Select RIT Student Services
  • Go to the bottom of the list, and select “Fitness Center Basics: How to get started”
  • Select a supervisor to view their availability
  • Each supervisor has unique availability, so choose one who is most convenient for you

Click here to schedule your appointment.

Functional Training Workshop (free) Accordion

Functional training is adapting or developing exercises which allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without injuries. A varied workout will develop the major components of fitness, which include: cardiovascular endurance, strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy, power and speed. An effective program should include a variety of exercises focusing on multiple movement planes.

The Wiedman Fitness Center offers a workshop taught by a certified CrossFit instructor. You will learn how to use the equipment in the "Functional Training Area" safely and effectively. You will also learn how to add variety to your workout routine and challenge yourself while having fun! Class sizes are small to provide greater attention to individuals. Beginners to advanced are welcome.

The instructor will meet you at the upper level desk in the Wiedman Fitness Center, located in the Field House. Please come dressed in appropriate workout attire and be ready to workout at the time of your appointment. Towels and locks are available for loan-out at the SLC Equipment Cage. You will need your RIT ID for facility access and equipment loan-out.

The weekly schedule for the fall semester is:

  • Tuesday, 10am - 11am
  • Saturday, 12pm - 1pm

To register, contact the Fitness Center and provide at least two days/times when you are available. We'll get back to you with a confirmation.

We look forward to working with you and helping you reach your fitness goals!

Children's Swim Program Accordion

This one-on-one instruction program is designed for children and grandchildren of faculty, staff, and students. The objectives of this program are to promote appreciation, skill and respect for swimming, while having fun and making new friends. The minimum age for participation is four years.

Registration takes place at the SLC Main Office. Payment is due in full at registration. Instructor requests are welcome. Although we do our best to have consistent scheduling of instructors, we cannot guarantee the same instructor every class.

Fall Session II

  • Registration opens Tuesday 10/14 at 8:00am
  • Saturdays: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
  • Choice of half hour lessons between 10:00am and 12:15pm
  • Cost $40

Follow these steps for registration:

Step 1: Login to our web portal and add dependents to your member account.

  • Click Sign In
  • Enter RIT credentials
  • Click on My Account
  • Click on Add a Dependent

Step 2: Complete the Registration Form and Waiver.

Step 3: Bring the Registration Form and Waiver with you to the SLC Main Office to complete the registration process.

Click here to view RIT campus maps with parking availability. Please be aware that special events on campus may impact parking.

Ice Arena Programs Accordion

Learn-To-Skate

Please visit University Arenas for information regarding program details and how to register.

Public Skate

The Frank Ritter Ice Arena has public skate hours available for the RIT community as well as the public.

Skating Fees:
RIT students - $2
Faculty, staff, alumni, RIT recreation members with a valid RIT ID - $5
Children 6 years and under - $3
Seniors - $3
Public - $5

Skating Services:
Skate Rental - $3
Skate Sharpening - $3

Ice Rentals
Contact person: Margo Clements, Ice Rink Activities Assistant
Phone: 585-475-5126