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Campus Rec provides a flexible fitness program that is convenient for Portland State students who want a simple way to keep healthy on their own schedule.  

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Visit our Schedules & Events page for fitness scheduling information.


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Group X

Drop-in Group X Fitness classes are fun, challenging, appropriate for all fitness levels, and included in your membership at no additional charge.


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Personal Training

Certified personal trainers are available at about half the cost of other gyms. Buddy Sessions, Fitness Assessments, and Body Composition Tests are also available.

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Workshops, Clinics & Classes

See Schedule & Events page for dates/times.

Olympic Lifting Workshops

Interested in learning about our new Olympic lifting equipment? This workshop introduces participants to basic lifts, form, set up and safety tips. Meet in the Weight room by the platforms -- no registration required.

Women on Weights

Monday & Friday \ 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Build your confidence in the weight room with the guidance of a female personal trainer and the support of other women. Learn the different muscle groups, how to set up equipment, and proper exercise form and technique. Meet by the Fitness Center desk on the 3rd floor -- no registration required.

Small Group Training

Veterans Small Group Training

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30 \ 11 - 12 p.m. \ Free

A Campus Rec Personal Trainer and Air Force Veteran will lead PSU vets in this weekly series of group workouts. Join other vets with similar goals and interests under the guidance of a qualified fitness professional. Limited to first 8 registrants. This small group training is for veterans, service members and dependents. Register at the Veterans Resource Center on a first-come first-served basis. Made possible by a private donation. 

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Weights & Cardio

  • We have over 100 pieces of strength equipment and staff ready to help you with any questions you might have. You can also watch instructional videos (YouTube) to help you set-up and learn to use some of our equipment. We offer Weight Room Orientations to guide you through our equipment and provide introductions to a variety of equipment. Contact Ric, the Personal Training Student Coordinator, at to schedule an appointment.
  • More than 80 pieces of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, incline trainers, cycle bikes, and rowing machines are available during all operational hours.

Fitness On-the-Go

Fitness On-the-Go provides the opportunity for specific PSU student groups or departments to request a custom Group X class just for them.

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For accommodations please contact Jen Armbruster at 503-725-2927 or