Campus Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Your Options (and your muscles!)

Godbold Center is the place to get your heart rate up. Inside, the fitness center offers a wide array of aerobic and strength training equipment. The six outdoor tennis courts are nearby, or if you'd rather practice your free-throw technique, walk a few steps to the gymnasium. And there's three dance studios for when you're ready to bust a move.

Fitness Center 

The Fitness Center is located in the Godbold Center next to the tennis courts.  The equipment features treadmills, exercise bikes, ellipticals, free weights, and multiple Nautilus strength machines. 

The Fitness Center is open to students, faculty, and staff year-round.  Before use, patrons must attend a fitness center orientation and will be issued an identification number. If you have questions about the Fitness Center or need to schedule an orientation, contact Greyson Deal at gdeal@columbiasc.edu 

Hours:

Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm

Saturday 1pm – 6pm

Sunday 2pm – 8pm

The Pool

The junior Olympic-sized pool is located in the Godbold Center and is available for use by faculty, staff and students.  Outside groups can rent the pool for parties, swim team practices, swim programs, dive classes, etc.  Open swim hours for faculty, staff, and students are posted each semester according to lifeguard availability.  To use the pool you must have gone through orientation in the fitness center and you will need to sign in to the pool with your student/staff number. If you have questions about the pool, contact Lindsey Hughes at lhughes@columbiasc.edu.

Humphries Fitness Trail

Follow the purple koala tracks! The fitness trail is a walking/running circuit around campus that is roughly two miles in total length. It is marked with koala tracks to make it easy to follow the winding route. Click here for a map.

The Wellness Program

The mission of the Columbia College wellness program, coordinated by Dr. Richard Krejci, is to empower members of the campus community to make proactive and responsible choices regarding their health through opportunities promoting social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Classes and More

Group fitness classes such as body sculpting, aerobics, dance, yoga, and/or pilates may also be offered each semester by The Wellness Program for a minimal fee. T-shirts, shorts, dynabands, towels, and other incentives are offered for regular attendance in these classes.

There are leadership opportunities for students who may wish to become certified in the community in order to teach land and/or water aerobics classes. Certifications for First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are offered through the PEHP program to help prepare students to teach aerobics classes.

Special events or other fitness/wellness programs may be offered on occasion. Examples may include fitness challenges, health fairs, anger management classes, intramural events, stress reduction programs, etc.  Special events and programs will be advertised through campus wide emails.