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FALL 2011

Join the Team GSU for the Kaiser-Permanente Run/Walk September 8 • 7 p.m. Register early. The first 200 receive a team Georgia State t-shirt. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to show your Panther Pride! See page

42 for more details.


to US!

Its our 10th birthday! Celebrate with us at Day in the Rec! Food E E FR

October 13, 2011 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volleyball, inflatables, minute-to-win-it games, cake walk, free bike adjustments, food, birthday cake, prizes and fun!

Student Recreation Center . . . . . 2-5 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SCUBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Sport Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Fitness Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 Instructional Clinics . . . . . . . . . 19-23 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Touch the Earth Trips . . . . . . . 27-36 Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Challenge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . 39 Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . . . . . 40 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-43 Check out our special events section on pages 41-43.

Student Recreation Center WELCOME

At a Glance…

Caroline Cox The Department of Recreational Services welcomes Caroline Cox as our new Coordinator of Instructional Programs. Caroline will manage all aspects of classes and instructional clinics offered through the department. Caroline received both her BS degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Sport Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For the past 2 years Caroline has held the position of Assistant Director of Programs and Fitness at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with a multitude of responsibilities associated with recreational programming and facility management, Caroline collaborated with other departments on campus and created the Campus Steps Program, a walking initiative targeted to students, faculty, and staff. Caroline holds current certification in five fitness/wellness related national associations and has presented at State, Regional and National conferences and workshops. We are pleased to have Caroline join our team at this most important time in the history of the department, Division, and the University. Please stop by to say hello!

Important Numbers Administrative Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipment Issue Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Game Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Creek Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Creek Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

404/413-1750 404/413-1770 404/413-1779 404/413-1777 404/413-4272 404/413-1789 404/413-1754 404/413-1772 404/413-1780

AUGUST August 22 Locker rentals begin at 6 a.m. August 22-28 Try-Me Week and Demos. Look for details in SRC lobby. August 21-September 3 Panther Welcome Events, page 43 SEPTEMBER September 5 Labor Day Luau at Indian Creek Pool from 2-5 p.m. September 8 Sport Club Recruitment Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Library Plaza September 8 Join Team Georgia State in the annual Kaiser-Permanente run/walk, 7 p.m. September 14 & October 18 Racquetball and squash workshop on the Lower Level, 5-7 p.m. OCTOBER October 1-2 Golf the Trail October 13 Day in the Rec 10th Birthday Party, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. October 25 Annual walk to Oakland Cemetery, 5 p.m. NOVEMBER November 2 Dance Extravaganza, 5:30-9 p.m., SRC lobby

Fall lockers go on sale August 22 at 6 a.m. Renew your locker for Spring 2012 Mon., Nov. 21-Tues., Dec. 13!


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Quick Reference STUDENT RECREATION CENTER FALL SEMESTER 2011 Regular Hours Monday, Aug. 15-Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-7 p.m. Abbreviated Hours Fall Break—Sunday, Nov. 20-Wednesday, Nov. 23 Finals Week— Tuesday, Dec. 6-Saturday, Dec. 17 Semester Break—Tuesday, Jan. 3-Saturday, Jan. 7 Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Closures during Fall Semester Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 5 Thanksgiving Holiday— Thursday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 27 Holiday Break— Sunday, Dec. 18-Monday, Jan. 2

How do I get into the SRC? Students, bring your Panther card to the Service Counter and sign a waiver. It’s that easy. Faculty and Staff, bring your Panther card to the Service Counter. Choose a form of membership payment (cash, Panther cash, check, payroll deduction) and sign a waiver.

Q & A

How do I find out about policies and procedures? All members should go to the recreational services web site, to view the Policies and Procedures.

How do I get a locker?

A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2011. Go to the Equipment Issue Desk on the lower level. Full locker: . . . . . . . . $25/semester or $75/annual Half locker: . . . . . . . . $12/semester or $36/annual Third locker: . . . . . . . $8/semester or $24/annual Daily locker: . . . . . . . no charge; bring a combination lock

*Benefit for faculty and staff—pay for your full or half size locker via payroll deduction.

When can I renew my locker for Spring semester? GAME ROOM HOURS Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 p.m.

EXCEPTIONS TO STANDARD HOURS Inclement Weather Tune to any major Atlanta AM radio station for updates on weather-related university closings or call 404/413-2100.

How much does it cost to be a member of the SRC? Membership is limited to faculty, staff, students and graduates* of Georgia State University. Students have automatic membership through their student activity fee. Faculty/Staff (payroll deduction is available) ..........................$252/year or $84/semester Retirees ........................................................................................$252/year or $84/semester Graduates of Georgia State University................$306/year or $102/semester Spouse/Domestic Partner...............................................$306/year or $102/semester Children of Members 8-18 years of age..................................................................................................$25.50/semester 7 years of age and younger ....................................................................................................Free For detailed information call Brenda Webb at 404/413-1753 or visit our web site at *Graduation will be verified.

Renew locker rentals November 21- December 13. If you do not renew your locker, you must clean it out by December 13. Items left in lockers 14 days after December 13 will be donated to charity.

Can I have my blood pressure checked?

Yes! Either Fitness Attendants or the staff in the Fitness Center (room 150) can also check your blood pressure for free.

How do I sign up for instructional clinics, aquatic and SCUBA CLASSES? See the staff at the Service Counter to register for martial arts, dance, aquatic and SCUBA classes, and sports instruction. The Service Counter is located in the lobby.

How do I sign up for Touch the Earth trips and SCUBA TRIPS? See the staff at the Outdoor Rental Center, accessible via its outside entrance next to the S deck driveways. The center is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Can I bring a guest to the Student Recreation Center? Yes! You may bring up to three guests per visit. Each guest will be charged $5 and required to sign a waiver. All guests must be accompanied by the member throughout the visit.

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Student Recreation Center Lower Level




3 1 2

1. Equipment Issue Desk 2. Racquetball Courts 3. Squash Court 4. Free Weight Room 5. Climbing Wall 6. Outdoor Equipment Rental 7. Aquatic Center (includes leisure and lap pools, sauna, spa, showers, patio and lawn area, and family changing room) 8. Lockers

5 6

Lobby Level (first floor) 11 14 9 9. Main Lobby 10. Service Counter 11. Fitness Center 12. Game Room 13. Cyber Lounge 14. Exercise Room 15. Vending Machines


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15 12

floor plan Second Level


16. Main Gymnasium 17a. Martial Arts Studio 17b. Studio B 18. Aerobics/Dance/Martial Arts Studio 19. Administrative Offices



Third Level 20

20. Track 21. Omni Gymnasium

Note: Men and Women’s restrooms available on all floors.

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Safety Coordinator: Vacant Telephone: 404/413-1775 Email: Location: Room 90, lower level Student Recreation Center

About the Program Opportunities are available to acquire new skills for personal or professional development.

How to Register Sign up for these classes at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Registration begins August 22. Registration will close seven days before the start date of the class.

Cost Cost categories are divided as follows: GSU student fee/member fee/ non-member fee.

*Class Cancellation Health and Safety classes with fewer than four participants will be canceled on the date noted by the asterisk (*). Participants can still register after the cancellation date has passed if the class has not been canceled. If the class is canceled, the participant will receive a full refund.

Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels prior to seven days before the scheduled class. No refunds without receipt.

Lifeguard Instructor

Lifeguard Training

Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instruction. You will become certified to teach Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Shallow Water Attendant, Basic Water Rescue, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission and more. No absences allowed. You must be able to demonstrate all skills required for lifeguarding on the first night of class. Books are included. Bring swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/ lunch, pencil and notebook each day.

Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and lifeguard training techniques. No absences allowed. During the first class, you must be able to swim 300 yards continuously in the following manner: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breast stroke, 100 yards of either front crawl or breast stroke. For breast stroke, you must demonstrate the pull, breathe, kick, and glide sequence. You must also demonstrate: 20 yard front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve 10 pound brick; swim 20 yards with brick returning to starting point in a certain time. Books are included. Bring: swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/lunch, pencil and notebook.

dates: Tues.,Weds. & Fridays October 4-14 register by 9/28* time: 4-8 p.m. cost: $130/$170/$200 instructor: Adam Penn

Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training/ First Aid

instructor: Adam Penn

Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR, AED and First Aid.

First Aid

dates: Saturday, October 1 register by 9/27* time: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. cost: $55/$60 instructor: Rachel Burch

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Student will receive a certification in American Red Cross First Aid. dates: Friday, September 30 register by 9/26* time: 6-9 p.m. cost: $45/$50 instructor: Erica Robinson

Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR and AED. dates: Saturday, October 22 register by 10/17* time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. cost: $55/$60 instructor: Erica Robinson


dates: Friday-Sunday September 9-18 register by 9/6* time: Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. cost: $90/$150/$165

Water Safety Instructor will be offered in the Spring semester.

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404/413-1775

Fitness Center Coordinator: Melissa Buchheit Telephone: 404/413-1779 Email: Location: Room 150, first floor Student Recreation Center (inside the Exercise Room)

About the Program The Fitness Center has served the GSU community for over 30 years. The staff members are graduate students in the Exercise Science program. These professionals-in-training provide quality services at affordable prices while helping their clients achieve a healthier lifestyle.

How to Register Visit us in Room 150, inside the Exercise Room. To speed registration, have paperwork completed before you come by. Download the forms from; click on services, fitness center. Bring your PantherCard along with check, cash or Panther Cash.

Refund Policy for Personal Training Sessions Once scheduled, there are no refunds for personal training sessions unless there is a documented medical issue that precludes the completion of the training schedule. A maximum of three sessions may be carried forward for one semester. Any sessions not used by the end of the second semester will be forfeited.


Follow-up Assessment

The fitness assessment and two oneon-one personal training sessions will get you started on a healthier lifestyle. An evaluation of your fitness which will include cardio-respiratory fitness, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, total cholesterol screen, results explanation and personalized fitness program. Put your new program in action with two 50 minute personal training sessions.

Schedule a follow-up assessment to determine whether or not you have really achieved your fitness goals! Your pre-program assessment must have been at least three months prior.

GSU students: other members:

$42 $48

Starter Package Plus This more comprehensive package includes the fitness assessment and six one-on-one personal training sessions. GSU students: other members:

$75 $105

Additional Personal Training Sessions

$10 $15

Lipid Screening From a simple fingerstick, you will receive values for: total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL and glucose. Please note that an 8-10 hour fast is necessary for accurate results of all values. Register one day prior by 5 p.m. GSU students: other members: non-members:

$15 $20 $25

Most appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Other appointment times may be available.

After you purchase one of the packages, you may add as many personal training sessions. GSU students: other members:

$10/session $15/session

NUTRITION Pawsitive Nutrition Meet with a nutrition intern to learn about healthy eating choices, weight loss, weight gain or just about any other topic! Complete the nutrition assessment form before scheduling your appointment for the full analysis. Go to; click on Services then on Fitness Center. Drop off form in room 150, SRC then schedule an appointment.

GSU students: other members:

Starter Paws: $15 Assessment of two-day food/exercise diary, total cholesterol finger stick, detailed consultation ~ one hour plus two 30 minute follow-up sessions. Just Paws: $5 per session

These 30 minute sessions are tailored to answer to fit your individual needs, but does not include the assessment. Pick from healthy shopping, 30 minute recipes, cooking in the dorms or whatever you are curious about.

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SCUBA Coordinator: Melissa Buchheit Telephone: 404/413-1778 Email:

Register—SCUBA Classes Register at the Service Counter located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center.

Register—SCUBA trips Register at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Rental Center located on the lower level of the Student Recreation Center—the entrance is outside at the back of the building.

Cost Cost categories are divided as follows: GSU Student fee/other members/ non-member fee.

Refunds—SCUBA Classes A full refund is given if you cancel prior to the start date of the class. No refund is given if you cancel the class on the start date or thereafter.

SCUBA Info Sessions

SCUBA Assisting

Not sure what SCUBA is all about? Get your questions answered at either one of the info sessions and find out how easy it will be to shake off the stress of finals and spend a week in paradise!

This opportunity is for those people who are certified in SCUBA and would like to assist with current SCUBA classes. All assistants in training must participate in the skills review, which will be held on the third night of the listed SCUBA class. If you have not been diving within the year, you must participate in a refresher class, at your own cost, prior to assisting. There is no charge for assisting. Assisters may accrue credit hours to use for class discounts. See specific classes for information.

dates: time: place:

#1: September 7 #2: September 21 5:30-6 p.m. SRC lobby

Refunds—Trips Deposits and any money paid toward the trip balance are not refundable after the deposit deadline. All payment deadlines must be met or your trip spot will be canceled and your payments forfeited.

Free Diving or Snorkeling Skills will include use of fins, mask and snorkel clearing. Participants must be able to swim. cost:


Call Coordinator to schedule a class


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SCUBA NAUI SCUBA Diver This entry-level class prepares you for your certification dives as a SCUBA diver. Prerequisites include a 50 foot underwater swim, a 9 minute nonstop swim of 300 yards, a survival float for 10 minutes and a snorkel 440 yards without stopping (conducted the first night of class). Swim suits, note-taking materials, towels, a container for contacts and a lock for a locker must be brought to the first class. The SCUBA diver candidate supplies mask, snorkel, booties, fins and textbooks. Current GSU students may use GSU snorkeling equipment for this class only. GSU will provide all the scuba equipment for all participants. Non GSU students should purchase snorkel equipment after the first class. A minimum of 7 of the 8 classes must be attended and the first and last classes are mandatory. Open water training dives on the Marathon Florida Keys trip are required for certification. Non-members MUST be certified on the GSU Marathon trip. (NO REFERRALS WILL BE ISSUED TO NON-MEMBERS) The cost for the Marathon, Florida Keys open water training dives is additional. date: time: cost:

Wednesdays October 5-Nov 30 5-9:30 p.m. $50/$95/$150

No class November 23. instructor: Melissa Buchheit limit: 10

Trips If it has been a year since your last dive you are required to participate in a refresher class. (You can take a refresher class at GSU or through a local shop.) All participants are required to show proof of dive experience along with your certification card at the time of the departure.

Marathon, Florida This certification/pleasure trip consists of six days and five nights. Transportation, lodging and two boat trips are included. The Key Colony Beach Motel is located on the beach and has a refrigerator in each room. Trip price is based on three people per room. dates: departs: returns: cost:

December 14-19 Wed., Dec. 14, 6:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 19, 11 p.m. member non-diver–$325 member pleasure diver–$435 member certifying diver–$495 others–add $50 to listed cost

SCUBA gear rental: GSU students–free others–$25 IMPORTANT DEADLINES: deposit—$100, due Wed., Oct. 26 final payment due Wed., Nov. 16

payable at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center leader: Melissa Buchheit

Detailed information sheet available at the Touch the Earth Desk.

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Aquatics Coordinator: Vacant


Telephone: 404/413-1775

Session I — August 29-October 16

Session II — October 17-December 4


There will be no classes on September 5.

Registration begins October 3. There will be no classes Nov. 21-26.

Location: Room 90, lower level Student Recreation Center

About the Program Whether you want to learn how to swim, get some exercise or just have fun, you will find something that meets your needs. All of the swim instructors and lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross. On the first day of swimming lessons the swim instructor will assess each student to make sure they are in the appropriate class.

How to Register Register for these classes at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Guests and nonmembers are not allowed to register for swimming lessons. Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. You must have your PantherCard to register. Cash, PantherCash and checks are accepted. You may sign up for Session 2 if you don’t sign up for Session 1.

When to Register

Beginning Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Sat. 10-10:55 a.m.

Daniel Elisabeth Daniel

Intermediate Swimming M/W 10-10:55 a.m. Daniel M/W 6:30-7:25 p.m. Elisabeth Tu/Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. Adam Sat. 11-11:55 a.m. Daniel Advanced Swimming M/W 7-7:55 p.m. Sat. noon-12:55 p.m.

Daniel Daniel

5:30-6:25 p.m.


Cost for each 7 week session GSU students—$20 Children of GSU students—$20 Other members—$40 Children of other members—$40

Cost for Adult weekend classes GSU students—$10 Other members—$20

Session I: Aug. 22- Sept. 11 Session II: Oct. 3-23


Beginning/End Dates

Session I: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Sunday, September 4. No refunds will be given on or after September 6. No refunds without receipt.

Session I classes: Aug. 29-Oct. 16 Session II classes: Oct.17-Dec. 4

Session II: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Sunday, October 23. No refunds will be given on or after October 24. No refunds without receipt.


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Daniel Elisabeth Alan

Intermediate Swimming M/W 10-10:55 a.m. Daniel Tu/Th 5:30-6:25 p.m. Adam Sat. 11-11:55 a.m. Alan Advanced Swimming M/W 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. noon-12:55 p.m.

Elisabeth Alan

Masters Workout

Masters Workout Tu/Th

Beginning Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Sat. 10-10:55 a.m.


6:30-7:25 p.m.


Class Cancellation Swimming classes with fewer than the minimum participants will be canceled. This will be determined for Session I on September 7 and Session II on October 26. Participants will be allowed to move to another class or receive a full refund.

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404/413-1775


CHILDREN’S CLASSES CHILDREN’S LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. Direct adult supervision is required in the Aquatic Center while children are in the pool or in swimming lessons. Parents or adult supervisor may not leave pool area.You must adhere to pool policies in the Policy and Procedure Guidelines ( Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

ADULT CLASSES Beginning Swimming Overcome fear of the water and learn basic skills such as floating, gliding, kicking, rhythmic breathing and treading water.

Intermediate Swimming Adults with no fear of water who possess beginner swimming skills must be able kick and breathe using a kickboard for 25 yards without stopping. Students will learn front crawl, back crawl and develop comfort in deep water.

Session I: Aug. 29-Oct. 16 Tuesdays Preschool II 4:30-5:05 p.m. Adam

Registration begins October 3. There will be no classes November 21-26.

Wednesdays Preschool I 4:30-5:05 p.m.

Tuesdays Preschool I

Saturdays Parent & Infant 10-10:25 a.m. Parent & Toddler 10:35-11 a.m. Preschool I 11:15-11:50 a.m. Preschool II 1-1:35 p.m. Level 1 1-1:45 p.m. Level 2 noon-12:45 p.m. Level 3 2-2:45 p.m.

Elisabeth Alan/Elisabeth Alan/Elisabeth Alan/Elisabeth Daniel Alan/Elisabeth Alan/Elisabeth Daniel

Session II: Oct. 17-Dec. 4

4:30-5:05 p.m.


Wednesdays Preschool II 4:30-5:05 p.m.


Saturdays Preschool I Preschool II Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3

Daniel Elisabeth Daniel Elisabeth Daniel Elisabeth

10-10:35 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11:45-12:30 p.m. noon-12:45 p.m.

Advanced Participants must be able to swim front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke for 50 yards without stopping. Adults will learn breaststroke, flip turns, diving and butterfly, and develop endurance and proficiency.

Master’s Workout Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 1000 yards (20 laps) comfortably and demonstrate all strokes except butterfly proficiently. Adults who want to improve as competitive and/or recreational swimmers will receive individual workouts as well as and supervision.

Looking for Water Fitness classes? See pages 16-17 for cool ways to work on your fitness. It’s FREE!

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Aquatics CLASS DESCRIPTIONS CHILDREN’S CLASSES Parent & Infant For ages 6-18 months; parent must participate in the water with the infant. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

Parent & Toddler For ages 18-36 months; parent must participate in the water with the toddler. Students continue developing water acclimation and safety skills. Children will have fun in the water while developing swimming readiness.

Preschool I

Learn to Swim Levels 1-5

Level 3 – Stroke Development

3 to 5 year olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills.

These classes are for children 5-15 years old and taught in the leisure pool. Children are taught to swim and improve their level of skill.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool.

Preschool II Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool 1. 3 to 5 year olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front, treading with support and general water safety skills.

WANTED: Certified Swimming Instructors

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills Must be age 5 the first day of the program in order to participate and comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety and rescue skills.

Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement Objectives: Improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement Objectives: Refine front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, turns on front and back, long shallow dives and treading water. Personal safety and rescue skills are also covered.

Contact 404/413-1775 for more information.


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Sport Clubs Coordinator: Melissa Moutry Telephone: 404/413-1764 Email:

Current Georgia State University Sport Clubs Badminton

Indoor Soccer


Ice Hockey (men’s)* Swim


Lacrosse (men’s)

Table Tennis


Location: Suite 200, second floor Student Recreation Center





Rock Climbing

Ultimate Frisbee

See our web page at





Rugby (men’s)*



Soccer (men’s)*


Soccer (women’s)*

About the Program Sport Club student organizations are made up of individuals that have a desire to compete or participate in a sport outside of varsity athletics or intramurals. Sport Club teams function under student leadership and the monies needed to support them are generated through membership dues, fundraisers, donations and/or university support. Teams or groups hold regular practices and often compete in an organized league with other collegiate sport club teams.

*new clubs


Steps to Join a Sport Club 1. Contact the club. Access the club contact at Click on Intramurals and Clubs. Learn all about membership dues, fundraising and participation requirements. THEN complete the online registration process. 2. Register on line. All information must be completed PRIOR to any participation in club activities. 3. Complete and submit the online Club Participant Waiver. Please read the Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement carefully before signing. This must be completed PRIOR to any participation in club activities.

4. Read the Sport Club Handbook. You are responsible for understanding and abiding by all of the information contained in the Handbook. 5. Participate! Remember to access club info via the Recreation web page. You should hear from the club leadership regarding constitution, practices/meetings and membership requirements.

How to start your own Sport Club If you are interested in starting your own sport club, contact the Sport Club Coordinator at 404/413-1764.

The club serves as a platform for different players to meet play and learn from each other through weekly practices. Contact: Binh Ha –

Boxing — NEW The Panther Boxing Club is a member of the National Collegiate Boxing Association. We welcome all individuals interested in training and competing (not required) in amateur boxing. Contact: Kalidou Bizimana –

Breakdancing We hold weekly dance practices at the Student Recreation Center, perform for the Georgia State community and attend regional dance competitions. Contact: Samuel Cho –

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Sport Clubs Capoeira


Ice Hockey (men’s) — NEW

Our focus is both the musical and physical aspects of Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Contemporary, as well as the acknowledgement of the beauty of Brazilian culture. We compete at local tournaments and conferences. Contact: Louis Pine –

The Equestrian Club provides students with an opportunity to ride, travel and compete in horseshows through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). All levels of riders are encouraged to participate. Contact: Celeste Kohl –

The main objective of the Ice Hockey Club is to represent the Georgia State in the best way possible, to display great sportsmanship and win games. We compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Come out and skate! Contact: Chris Rogers –

Cricket — NEW


The Cricket Club was established to promote cricket, learn cricket, give a new student a chance to play cricket and win collegiate cricket competitions. Contact: Saurav Karmakar –

The Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club will bring together a number of grapplers and other athletes interested in wrestling or grappling. Contact: Matt Bogenberger –

Play indoor soccer on campus, participate in tournaments and have fun with people who love soccer. Contact: David Suarez –



Lacrosse (men’s)

We love to ride fast, long and strong as long as it’s on a bike. We promote the sport of bicycling by providing members with group rides and collegiate competition opportunities. All ability levels are welcome. Contact: Stephen Lockwood –

The Korean martial art of Hapkido seeks to spread peace and harmony of mind body. Contact: Justin Mills Webb –

The Men’s Lacrosse Club practices weekly and competes against other collegiate clubs. This competitive club is a member of the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC). Contact: Nick Graziano –


Indoor Soccer

Paintball Members participate in recreational and collegiate tournament paintball play. Contact: Michael Waters –

Rock Climbing

We promote all whitewater paddle sports by providing members weekly kayak-roll practice in the SRC Aquatic Center and monthly river outings. All levels of whitewater paddlers are welcome. Contact: Patrick Williams –


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We are a social and competitive rock climbing organization for all levels of experience. Members enjoy private climbing time at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall, outdoor climbing trips and collegiate climbing/bouldering competitions. Contact: Melissa Krasselt –

Sport Clubs Rowing


Our club is committed to expanding the sport of rowing and establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We teach new rowers the specific techniques, drills and strategies necessary to successfully compete in regattas. Contact: Nick Kolassa –

We love to ride fast, long, and strong as long as it’s on a bike.We promote the sport of bicycling by providing members with group rides and collegiate competition opportunities. All ability levels and disciplines are welcome. Contact: Stephen Lockwood – slockwood1@student.gsu.e du

Rugby Football (men’s) — NEW We offer students the opportunity to compete in a sport popular worldwide. Anybody interested in playing is encouraged to come and see what rugby is all about. Contact: Sam Rodriguez –

Soccer (men’s) — NEW The Men’s Soccer Club at GSU offers great opportunities to compete with other collegiate teams in the region. Any student who is interested in playing competitive soccer is welcome. Contact: Jorge Ortiz –


Ultimate Frisbee

Swimmers will be united in a structured workout program with an emphasis on competition and socialization through practice, fundraising and social events. Contact: Lauren Rogers –

We are a coed club that invites players of all abilities to participate in weekly practices and compete in regional Ultimate Players Association (UPA) competitions. Contact: Korey Meek –

Table Tennis


The Table Tennis Club provides a great experience for all levels of participation. You can join in a friendly match or help the club in local and regional competitions. Contact: Tuan Pham –

From March to October, we promote every aspect of water sports, not just wakeboarding. Everyone is welcome to join! Contact: Stephen Twynham –

Soccer (women’s) — NEW Women’s Soccer is new on campus and looking for interested girls. The team provides a support network for women at Georgia State interested in playing soccer by organizing a schedule each semester for playing games all over the Southeast. All skill levels welcome! Contact: Ashley Dyke –

Squash — NEW We are looking for dedicated individuals to have fun and compete. All skill levels are welcome. Contact: Saurav Karmakar –

Whitewater Triathlon We support personal fitness while promoting the sport of triathlon. The Triathlon Club offers weekly group practices and opportunities to compete in local and regional collegiate triathlons. Contact: Spencer Nowell –

We promote all whitewater paddle sports by providing members weekly kayak-roll practice in the SRC Aquatic Center and monthly river outings. All levels of whitewater paddlers are welcome. Contact: Patrick Williams –

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Fitness Classes Coordinator: Caroline Cox Telephone: 404/413-1774 Email: Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

About the Program Round out your exercise program with these FREE, drop-in classes. Members and fee paying guests of members may attend any of these classes as long as space permits! A minimum of 10 participants is necessary to keep a class active. Those entering late are responsible for warming up and being prepared for class.

No Registration Required! All fitness classes are FREE of charge. Class size is limited by space. Participation will be on a first-come/ first-served basis for each class. Pre-registration is required for weight training classes.

Class Cancellation After the first two weeks of the semester, classes with fewer than an average of 10 participants will be canceled. Class status will then be reviewed on the last Friday of each month. Classes will be canceled or adjusted as necessary. Current schedules are posted outside each activity space and can be found on our website.

Beginning/End Dates Classes start: Monday, August 29 Classes end: Sunday, December 4 No classes September 5, November 21-27.


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MONDAY Step Deep Water Fitness Spin® Shallow Water Fitness Kickbox Zumba® Ab Blast

7:30-8:20 a.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 5:30-6:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 11-11:50 a.m. Pool 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Studio B noon-12:50 p.m. Pool 4-4:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio 4-4:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 5-5:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio

Kimberly Matt Dorthy Anjulyn Dorthy Eric Reggie John

TUESDAY Total Body Conditioning 9:30-10:20 a.m. Ab Blast 11:30-11:50 a.m. 3-3:20 p.m. ® Spin noon-12:50 p.m. XFit noon-12:50 p.m. Kickbox 2-2:50 p.m. Aqua Boot Camp 4-4:50 p.m. ® Zumba 4:30-5:20 p.m. Shallow Water Fitness 5-5:50 p.m. Step and Sculpt 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Pool Aerobic/Dance Studio Pool Aerobic/Dance Studio

Naja Matt Eric Melissa Matt Eric Linda Angela Linda Anjulyn

Aerobic/Dance Studio Pool Studio B Studio B Pool Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Kimberly Dorthy Emile Cynthia Dorthy Freddy Takara Takara Eric John Matt

WEDNESDAY Step Shallow Water Fitness Spin®

7:30-8:20 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. 11:30-12:20 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. Deep Water Fitness noon-12:50 p.m. ® Zumba noon-12:50 p.m. Core Ball 3-3:50 p.m. Total Body Conditioning 4-4:50 p.m. Kickbox 4-4:50 p.m. Ab Blast 5-5:20 p.m. Step 5:30-6:20 p.m.

BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING CLASSES* If you are new to weight training or have taken some time off, you can get answers to the big questions of what, why, how and safety in one thorough session. Sign up in the Exercise Room.



THURSDAY Spin® Ab Blast XFit Cardio Funk Kickbox Cardio Kickboxing Deep Water Fitness Aqua Zumba® Step

7-7:50 a.m. 11:30-11:50 a.m. 3-3:20 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 3:30-4:20 p.m. 4:30-5:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Pool Pool Aerobic/Dance Studio

Caroline Matt Eric Matt Patrick Eric Naja Dorthy Dorthy Deborah

FRIDAY Ab Blast XFit Kickbox Zumba® Step

Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.

Aqua Zumba® An aquatic version of the popular dance class! This class mixes low-impact interval training with exhilarating Latin rhythms in shallow water. Participants do NOT need to know how to swim.

Aqua Boot Camp 11:30-11:50 a.m. 3-3:20 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 2:30-3:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Matt Eric Matt Eric Angela Deborah

SATURDAY Shallow Water Fitness Aqua Zumba®

Ab Blast

11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m.

Pool Pool

Dorthy Dorthy

Take your workout up a notch with this high energy class that uses intervals, plyometrics, and circuit training in the water to improve cardiovascular endurance and strength. Participants do NOT need to know how to swim.

Cardio Funk A cardiovascular class that combines the latest hip-hop, club steps, and jazz dance moves to a rhythmic beat. Participants get a high energy aerobic workout while toning and sculpting. continued on next page

WANTED: Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructors with current CPR/AED/FA certifications Email resume to

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Fitness Classes CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Cardio Kickboxing Jab, cross and kick your way to a slimmer you in this high energy class. This class uses simple kickboxing sequences to develop cardiovascular endurance and sleek muscles.

Core Ball A challenging class that uses the stability ball to take your toning to the next level. Perform exercises on the ball to strengthen your arms, legs and core.

Deep Water Fitness



Non-impact, high intensity exercise water resistance to improve strength, endurance and muscle tone with the use of resistance equipment. Flotation belts are provided and participants do NOT need to know how to swim.

Use steps and risers to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and every time!

A full body workout that combines weight lifting, cardiovascular work and dynamic stretching moves. A perfect all-around class to squeeze into your busy schedule!


Total Body Conditioning

Hone your skills while you focus on a combination of boxing, kickboxing, footwork, bag work and stretching for the ultimate workout!

This class has it all! Use bands, balls, dumbbells and your own body weight to develop a strong core, toned muscles and lean frame.


Spin® A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.

Shallow Water Fitness High intensity class that uses water as resistance to increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone. Participants do NOT need to know how to swim.


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Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.

“TRY ME” WEEK AND DEMOS! August 22-28 TRY ME CLINICS: Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week! Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. All Instructional Clinics will be available for you to try so you can select the one (or four!) clinic that is right for you. DEMOS: Sample some of the hottest Group Fitness classes in the Rec Center Lobby during Demo week. Don't miss out on the fun! Information on demo dates and times can be found on the website and at the Recreation Center.

Instructional Clinics MARTIAL ARTS

Coordinator: Caroline Cox

Registration is only good for the specific day and time that is listed on each line.

Telephone: 404/413-1774

Capoeira, Regional Tu 5-5:50 p.m.

Email: Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

About the Program Instructional Clinics are non-credit classes offered each semester. These progressive classes include instruction in dance, martial arts, sport, yoga and specialty. Registration for Instructional Clinics is required, and all participants must be registered in their respective clinic by the first official class.

How to Register Only current members 17 years and older may register and participate in these clinics. Register for these clinics at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center only during registration period!

When to Register • Registration starts Monday, Aug. 22 • Registration ends Monday, Sept. 12 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements (10) as of Sunday, September 4 will be canceled and refunds/transfers will be issued. Guests and Non-SRC members are not permitted to register or participate in Instructional Clinics.

Cost Pricing is per clinic/per semester GSU students—$20 Other members—$40 Registration is good for the specific day and time that is posted on the schedule. If a clinic is offered more than once, it is a separate clinic and requires registration.

Capoeira, Angola Th 5-5:50 p.m. Lotus Self Defense W 2-3:20 p.m. Karate Tu 5-6:20 p.m. Th 5-6:20 p.m. Mixed Martial Arts W 5-5:50 p.m. Hapkido Tu 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Th 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Fu Hok Th 3:30-4:50 p.m. Moving Meditation Tai-Chi F 5-6:20 p.m. Su 3-4:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio



Studio B Studio B

Mahogany Mahogany

$20/$40 $20/$40

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Studio

Satish Satish

$20/$40 $20/$40

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Ron Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40

Beginning/End Dates TRY-ME Week start–Monday, Aug. 22 Clinics start—Monday, Aug.29 Clinics end—Sunday, Dec. 4 No clinics Monday, September 5 or November 21-27.

Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on Sunday, September 4. No receipt = no refund.

TRY-ME Week — August 22-28 Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week! Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. All Instructional Clinics will be available for you to try so you can select the one (or four!) clinic that is right for you.

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Instructional Clinics SPORT INSTRUCTION Fencing W 7-8:20 p.m. Beginner 5K Running Th 8-9:20 a.m. Tennis, Beginner Sat 1-1:50 p.m. Sat 2-2:50 p.m. Tennis, Intermediate Sat 3-3:50 p.m.


Omni Gym



Aerobic/Dance Studio



Sports Arena Courts Sports Arena Courts

Tam Tam

$20/$40 $20/$40

Sports Arena Courts



9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



9:30-10:20 a.m. 8-8:50 a.m.

Studio B Studio B

Liz Liz

$20/$40 $20/$40

3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Alison Alison

$20/$40 $20/$40

9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Vinyasa W W

1-1:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Susan Susan

$20/$40 $20/$40

Yoga Mix F

noon-12:50 p.m.

Studio B



Yin F Su

6:30-7:50 p.m. 4:30-5:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Ron Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40

Hatha Tu Tu Power W

Considered the original form of Capoeira, this Brazilian fighting technique combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. Disguised as a dance, Capoeira is known for its quick, complex moves, power kicks and leg sweeps, punches and take-downs.

Capoeira Regional

YOGA Iyengar M Yoga Flow M T

MARTIAL ARTS Capoeira Angola

WANTED: Nationally Certified Instructors

with current CPR/AED/FA

Thought of as the modern version of Capoeira, this Brazilian fighting technique focuses mainly on attacks and counter-attacks, giving high importance to precision and discipline. This art form combines martial arts, acrobatics, music and dance.

Fu Hok Fu Hok Yao Gong Fut Pai (tiger crane soft hard buddhist style) “brings the hard out through the soft.” Its mix of internal power and external force yields focused and fluid movement combining meditation and fighting into a single art.

Hapkido A Korean form of attack and defense that utilizes joint manipulation, strikes and grappling.

Karate Shotokan is a traditional Japanese style of karate where participants are able to focus the mind and body towards a target and combine it with proper timing to deliver a devastating blow. Karate develops coordination, quickens reflexes, builds stamina and develops composure.

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Instructional Clinics DANCE Ballet M noon-12:50 p.m. Belly Dance M 6:30-7:50 p.m. Tu 6:30-7:50 p.m. Salsa, Beginner M 6:30-7:20 p.m. Th 6:30-7:20 p.m. Salsa, Intermediate M 7:30-8:20 p.m. West African Dance Tu 6:30-7:20 p.m. Break Dance W 4:30-5:20 p.m. Hip-Hop W 7:30-8:20 p.m. Salsa, Advanced Th 7:30-8:20 p.m.




Lotus Self Defense Lotus Self Defense is a martial arts style from Thailand. Basic moves covered: punches, kicks, blocks and rolls with an emphasis on practical self-defense. Lotus is a combination of Thai kick-boxing, Aikido, Judo and Kenpo karate.

Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Andrea Andrea

$20/$40 $20/$40

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Sara/Al Sara/Al

$20/$40 $20/$40

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Mixed Martial Arts

Studio B



Instructional Training will cover striking, defense, take downs, grappling and submissions.

Studio B



Tai Chi

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Aerobic/Dance Studio



Tai Chi uses yang-style 24 form as moving meditation. It incorporates slow-motion movements to balance and strengthen the body while the mental concepts calm the emotions and reduce stress.

SPECIALTY M.E.L.T. M 1-1:50 p.m. Pilates Tu 2-2:50 p.m.

Studio B



Pilates Tour F 1-1:50 p.m.

Studio B



Studio B



SPORT INSTRUCTION Beginner 5K Running Build endurance and stamina while learning the proper form for running. Participants use various prepatory methods to gear up for a group 5K run (3.1 miles).

Tennis, Beginner

“TRY ME” WEEK AND DEMOS! August 22-28 TRY ME CLINICS: Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week! Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. All Instructional Clinics will be available for you to try so you can select the one (or four!) clinic that is right for you. DEMOS: Sample some of the hottest Group Fitness classes in the Rec Center Lobby during Demo week. Don't miss out on the fun! Information on demo dates and times can be found on the website and at the Recreation Center.

Learn the mechanics of a forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Repetitive drills will be the emphasis with an introduction to the rules of match play.

Tennis, Intermediate Practice your skills while receiving specific instruction on stroke refinement. More time will be spent on match play including etiquette and strategy. continued on next page

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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS Fencing

Yoga Mix

Experience the exciting combination of athleticism, grace and steel that is modern fencing. Participants will learn basic footwork techniques and blade work skills.

A perfect combination of multiple yoga disciplines to help you unwind from a stressful day. Learn breathing techniques and different poses with this beginner-friendly class.


YOGA Iyengar Focus on precise and dynamic postures performed at a slow to moderate pace. Emphasis is placed on holding specific poses and constant critiquing of form.

A challenging class that uses mind-body exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the powerhouse/abs, and works the rest of the body through the core connection. All levels are welcome.


Pilates Tour

An introduction to traditional hatha yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work). The focus is on flexibility, strength and relaxation. Excellent for those who are just starting their own personal practice.


Yoga Flow The “flow” of the class emerges from a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises. Poetic, meditative, energizing and relaxing. Unlike other “flow” yoga practices that focus on strength, this class will place an emphasis on flexibility.

All-levels class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to incorporate Pilates into their daily workout. We start by learning the basic exercises of traditional Pilates and then explore new forms such as sculpt, stretch and core ball.

Traditional yoga techniques practiced in a way that challenges and develops greater muscular conditioning. Prior yoga experience and knowledge of the basic poses is required.

Vinyasa Flowing sequence of specific asanas (postures) coordinated with the movements of the breath. This class has a high intensity level with a constant flow of poses that will significantly enhance your strength and flexibility training.

Yin Develops flexibility and builds awareness using long held asana (postures) and meditation.


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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS M.E.L.T.TM Core and Stretch Join the M.E.L.T. (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) movement! In this unique class, participants focus on the muscles and nervous system. Using foam rollers and your own body weight, core strength and stretching exercises help create a fit, toned, flexible and pain-free you!

DANCE Ballet Beginning to Intermediate dancers are welcomed. This class focuses on beginning exercises at the barre and in the center. Using bands and balls at the barre will help increase flexibility and strength through dynamic ballet routines.

Belly Dance Belly dance is comprised of the traditional dances of North Africa and the Middle East offering a low impact, moderate intensity cardiovascular workout based on upper and lower body isolations. Cultural music, costume and dance styles will be reviewed during the class session.

Break Dance Participants will focus on all the basic components of Break-dance: Top-rock, Down-rock, Freeze, and Power-move. As the semester progresses, the class will transition from the style side of break-dance to the power components.

Salsa, Beginner

Salsa, Advanced

Covered in the course are basic steps, footwork and leading/following with a partner. The focus is on having fun and getting comfortable with this popular dance. Both men and women are welcome. No partner is necessary.

The advanced L.A. style salsa class will cover advanced leading/following technique, 360s/whips, free-styling, body movement, men’s footwork, ladies styling and advanced shine patterns. Participants must have taken an intermediate salsa class at GSU or an off-campus equivalent. No partner is necessary.

Salsa, Intermediate The intermediate L.A. style salsa class will focus on improving dance technique and learning more advanced dance patterns. Participants will also be exposed to basic footwork in other popular Latin dances. Students are expected to be familiar with basic salsa turns and cross body leads, and must have taken a prior salsa class. No partner is necessary.

West African Dance This class will teach an overview of dances from several West African countries. Participants will learn how to isolate body movements and become poly-rhythmic. Participants will also learn and perform a special choreography.

Hip-Hop This introductory class is perfect for the aspiring dancer. Learn the basics of Hip-Hop from isolations to freestyle. The movements are broken down to give you a solid base for learning, then stepped up a notch for a high energy work out. You will leave feeling like a dance machine!

WANTED: Nationally Certified Instructors

with current CPR/AED/FA

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Intramurals Registration Period

Start Date

Indoor Soccer*

August 22-September 2

September 8

Flag Football*

August 22-September 7

September 18

Racquetball League

August 30-September 14

September 20

Location: Suite 200, second floor Student Recreation Center


September 21-October 12

October 19


September 21-October 12

October 20

See our web page at

Ultimate Frisbee*

September 30-October 17

October 23

Registration Period

Start Date

Coordinator: Andy Hudgins Telephone: 404/413-1765 Email:

About the Program



If you enjoy engaging in competitive sports or just playing for the “fun of it”, we have an opportunity for you. Any current Georgia State University student, faculty or staff member is eligible to participate. Recreational Services initiates the sports programs, provides leadership and schedules, posts scores, establishes rules and regulations, and awards trophies and T-shirts to intramural champions.

Casino Night

no pre-registration required

August 31


September 5-26

September 28


August 29-September 23

September 30


September 12-October 3

October 5


September 20-October 11

October 13

3-on-3 Basketball

September 22-October 13

October 17


no pre-registration required

October 22



October 20-November 10

November 14

• Free to currently enrolled students! • Free to currently employed Faculty/Staff (Exception: Faculty/Staff are required to pay a fee for any sport where there is a cost per person, e.g. golf, bowling, etc.)

* Denotes captain must complete course on uLearn.

How to Get Involved

Forfeit Fee Policy

Free Agents

Intramural teams are formed through common bonds or associations within the community of Georgia State University, such as: • Fellow friends and classmates at Georgia State • Residence Halls (contact your CA) • Fraternity/Sorority Associations • Campus Organizations (social and educational) • Free Agents (see Free Agent for more info)

For the following league sports (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, and Flag Football), teams will be required to pay a forfeit fee of $50 in the form of a check made out to “Georgia State University.” If the team forfeits a game anytime during the season, the check will be deposited into the Intramural account. If the team does not forfeit, the check will be returned to the team. No team will be placed into the schedule without the check being submitted in advance.

If you would like to play a team sport but do not have enough teammates to form your own team, you can sign up as a free agent and be picked up by another team. As the date of play draws near and registration ends, you will receive an email with information regarding what team you are on, times, location, and rules. To sign up as a free agent, see instructions on how to register.

How to Register 1. Go to 2. Follow links and instructions to register for sports/events.


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Intramurals SPORTS DESCRIPTIONS INDOOR SOCCER Registration Period: August 22- September 2 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6-person Team; League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Mondays-Thursdays (evenings), starting September 8 Location: Omni Gym (3rd Floor) of SRC


Employment Opportunities Need a job? Enjoy sports? Get a job being an Intramural referee! You can make some extra money while having fun. No experience necessary.We provide all the training and equipment. Just come to the training sessions listed below for the sport you like.

Soccer Referee August 30 & 31

6 p.m., Room 215, Student Recreation Center

Flag Football Referee September 6, 7, & 11

6 p.m., Room 215, Student Recreation Center

Volleyball Referee October 11 & 12

6 p.m., Room 215, Student Recreation Center

Registration Period: August 22-September 7 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 7-person Team (8 for CoRec); League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Sundays, starting September 18 (afternoon) Location: Panthersville Intramural Fields *Note – Winners receive automatic bid to Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships in Statesboro, GA.

RACQUETBALL LEAGUE Registration Period: August 30-September 14 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: Singles; League; Several Weeks Day of Play: Tuesdays, starting September 20, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Racquetball Courts

BOWLING LEAGUE Registration Period: September 21-October 12 Format: 2-person Team; League; Several Weeks Day of Play: Wednesday (evenings) beginning October 19 Cost: FREE for students Location: Brunswick Zone–Delk Rd. in Marietta

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Intramurals SPORTS DESCRIPTIONS VOLLEYBALL Registration Period: September 21-October 12 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6-person Team; League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Mondays & Tuesdays (evenings), starting October 20 Location: SRC–Main Gym

ULTIMATE FRISBEE Registration Period: September 30-October 17 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 7-person Team; League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Sundays, starting October 23 (afternoons) Location: Panthersville Intramural Fields



Registration Period: August 29-September 23 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: 2-person Scramble; One day tournament Day of Play: Friday, September 30; tee times start at noon Location: Browns Mill Golf Course

Registration Period: September 22-October 13 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6-person Team; Tournament Day of Play: Monday, October 17, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Main Gym



Registration Period: September 12-October 3 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 5-person Team; Tournament Day of Play: Wednesday, October 5, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Main Gym

Registration Period: no pre-registration required Format: Teams of 2 Day of Play: Saturday, October 22 Location: Georgia Dome – Tailgate before homecoming game

CASINO NIGHT Registration Period: no pre-registration required Format: Individual; Blackjack, poker, craps & roulette Day of Play: Tuesday, August 31, 7 p.m. Location: Lobby of SRC

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT Registration Period: September 5-26 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 5-person Team; Tournament Day of Play: Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Main Gym


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DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT Registration Period: September 20-October 11 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6-person Team; Tournament Day of Play: Thursday, October 13, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Omni Gym

WALLYBALL TOURNAMENT Registration Period: October 20-November 10 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 4-person Team; Tournament Day of Play: Monday, November 14, 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Racquetball Courts

Touch the Earth Touch the Earth Inquiries: 404/413-1772 Email: Location: Student Recreation Center– outside entrance at the back of the building ____________________________________ Coordinator: Carson Tortorige Coordinator Telephone: 404/413-1773 Email:



Register in the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center. The entrance is on the Lower Leveloutside entrance behind the SRC. Pay with cash, check or PantherCash. Trips fill early. Register no later than the Tuesday before the trip. Liability waiver will be signed at the time of registration or on the day of the trip.

Receive a full refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the trip date. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to trip date or for no-shows. If the coordinator cancels a trip for any reason, you may receive a full refund or credit voucher for a future trip.

Cost Cost categories are as follows: current GSU students/GSU faculty, staff and graduates/others.

No refunds will be given for deposits on break trips. Money paid toward the trip balance is not refundable after the date of the pre-trip meeting. Payment deadlines must be met or trip spot and all payments will be forfeited.

Location: Room 30, lower level Student Recreation Center Click on the Touch the Earth tab at

About the Program Our outdoor recreation program offers a wide variety of experiences designed for all skill levels lead by a team of experienced volunteer trip leaders. In most cases, we provide equipment, transportation, leadership and handle all logistical planning. Unless stated, absolutely no prior experience is required. These programs are open to Georgia State students, faculty and staff and graduates who are members of the SRC. Student are given first priority on all trips. Guests are welcomed on a space-available basis. Minimum age to participate is 16 unless otherwise specified. A moderate level of fitness will allow for a more enjoyable experience.

The Touch the Earth trip program is made possible by the time and expertise offered by these awesome VOLUNTEER trip leaders! Tonja Bennett Dean Blake Sarah Buckner Erin Burt Forrest Callaway Rob Edison Lenka Hadamova Naveen Hiremath Amanda Hoppers Daniel Huang Jane Hudson Jim Hudson Steve Hudson Anna Inman Cory Inman Jennifer Johnson

Lauren Killion Melissa Krasselt Mickey Luckovich Tim Madison Brian Malone Bentley Monk Andy Mycroft Gardner Neely Isaac Ordaway Geoffrey Pecoraro Meghan Pendergast Randy Schiltz Ramsey Simmons Philip Strate Bobby Wess Bruce Wood

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Touch the Earth Trips at-a-glance AUGUST Wed. Aug. 24 SEPTEMBER Thurs. Sept. 1 Tues. Sept. 6 Sat. Sept. 10 Sat.-Sun. Tues.

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OCTOBER Sat.-Sun. Oct. 1-2 Sat. Oct. 8 Fri.-Sun. Oct. 7-9 Wed. Oct. 12 Fri.-Sun. Oct. 14-16 Sat. Oct. 15 Sun. Oct. 16 Fri.-Sun. Sat.

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Touch the Earth Open House Touch the Earth Open House Mountain Top Fire Tower Hike Beginning Fly Fishing Coosa Bald Backcountry Excursion Beginner Rock Clinic Costa Rica Free informational meeting Long Creek Falls Hike Ocoee Rafting White Water Kayaking School (pool) White Water Kayaking School (pool) Backpacking Clinic Overlook The Ocoee Hike Ziplining! & Nantahala Rafting White Water Kayaking School (pool) White Water Kayaking School (pool)

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White Water Kayaking School (river) Smithgall Woods & Creek Hike Standing Indian Loop Backpacking Metro Chattahoochee Canoeing Sea Kayak Cumberland Island Chattooga Rafting Beginner Outdoor Rock Course Chattooga River Canoeing/Kayaking Great Smoky Mountains Fall Tour Horseback Trail Riding Wild Trout Flyfishing Ocoee Rafting Silver Comet Trail Scenic Biking Sky Diving, Last Chance!

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NOVEMBER Tues. Nov. 1 Thurs. Nov. 3 Fri.-Sun. Nov. 4-6 Mon. Nov. 7 Thurs. Nov. 10 Sat. Nov. 12 Sat.-Sun. Nov. 12-13 Wed. Nov. 16 Fri.-Sat. Nov. 18-26 Sun. Nov. 20

Beginner Rock Clinic Backcountry Cooking Okefenokee Swamp Costa Rica participant pre-trip mtg. Metro Chattahoochee Canoeing Prentice Cooper State Forest Hike Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail Backpacking Steamboat participant pre-trip mtg. Costa Rica Jungle break trip Horseback Trail Riding

DECEMBER Sat. Dec. 10 Thurs.-Wed. Dec. 15-21

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The TTE Bike Shop is a resource available to faculty, staff and students at Georgia State. We offer only the most basic “whileyou-wait” services. Referrals to local bike shops are available to address more complex issues. Help us increase the awareness of using bicycles for transportation at GSU! Check out GSU Bikes at!

FREE Services ■ Pump air ■ Seat height adjustment ■ Brake adjustment ■ Derailleur Adjustment


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FEE Services ■ Front tube replacement: $10 ■ Fix flat: $7 (your tube) ■ Rear tube replacement: $12

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Touch the Earth CLINICS Touch the Earth Open House Days We understand you may have tons of detailed questions about upcoming trips. We’ll be in the lobby of the SRC to give you exclusive info from our trip leaders. Ask questions and see which trip(s) meets your desire before the season gets underway. Find out where to go on your own, and how to get equipment from us for you to use. dates:

time: place: cost:

Wednesday, August 24 Thursday, September 1 Tuesday, September 6 5-8 p.m. SRC lobby FREE

Beginner Rock Clinic We’ll not only belay certify you just like our standard belay clinics, but we also go over all the techniques, terminology, common equipment used in outdoor climbing, and safety issues. Combining this with the outdoor trip in October completes the entire Beginners Rock Course.

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You can gain a high your level of backpacking knowledge from our staff. Our clinic is a nice introduction to backpacking and what to expect along with gear you will need. Also, there will be in-depth tips and tricks you can use on serious outdoor excursions. dates: time: place: cost:

Wednesday, September 21 6 p.m. Touch the Earth Student Recreation Center FREE, pre-registration required

limit: 10

Backcountry Cooking

limit: 12


DAY HIKES Backpacking Clinic

Tuesday, September 13 & Tuesday, November 1 6:30-9:30 p.m. Climbing Wall $2/$4/$6

limit: 12

Your meals outside don’t have to taste like porridge. Join us for a scintillating evening around the campfire cooking up some culinary delights! Course fee includes a taste testing dinner of several courses from breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sides and desert. Holy chow! dates: time: place: cost: limit: 10

Thursday, November 3 6-9 p.m. Indian Creek Recreation Area $7/$9/$11

All of our day hikes and backpacking trips require no previous experience unless noted. Trip ratings indicate the assumed level of physical fitness demanded to accomplish the hike depending on terrain, average temp, speed, and carrying load; Distances are not always the primary factor. All trips require good health and will be challenging. Easy hikes are defined as relatively flat or have ample resting opportunities; Moderate hikes require several elevation changes and incorporate switchbacks demanding good physical fitness; Strenuous hikes contain extreme conditions or elevation changes and require very good physical condition.

Mountain Top Fire Tower This hike will find you climbing a moderate to strenuous two miles to take in a 360 degree view then a hike around an awesome mountain lake. This high elevation lake is unique and worth the climb. Enjoy swimming in the lake. Good clothing and physical condition are needed for this six mile hike. date: cost:

Saturday, September 10 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate, 7 miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

CUSTOM TRIPS Rafting/Camping/Hiking Bring your GSU group of students, faculty or staff to us for a fun filled private guided trip. Custom dates, overnight camping as well as teambuilding activities are all possible. Call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773 for more information.

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Touch the Earth DAY HIKES Smithgall Woods & Creek This activity will take you to Smithgall Woods Conservation area for a day of leisure hiking. The lodge and wildlife exhibits on this 5,600 acre wonderland are rustic and secluded. Walk along premier trout streams, past a waterfall, and Martin’s Mine! date: cost:

Saturday, October 8 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and guide rating: easy, 3+ miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

BACKPACKING Overlook The Ocoee See three states and stunning views of the Ocoee River basin atop the towering Big Frog Mountain on this two day adventure. A steady climb of 2,000 ft. to the 4,186 ft. summit will reward you will an amazing sunset, unforgettable stars and cool breezes at night and an inspiring sunrise. Join us for this incredibly rewarding backpacking trip not far from home! dates: Saturday-Sunday September 24-25 cost: $12/$14/$19

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous

Long Creek Falls Explore a small but steep trail and surrounding trails in South Carolina to view spectacular waterfalls. Discover why this beautiful area is so special to your leaders. Bring your camera and tripod for excellent long exposure shots! date: cost:

Saturday, September 17 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy, 5+ miles leader: Bryan Malone, Ramsey Simmons limit: 8

leader: Bobby Wess limit: 8

Standing Indian Loop Trail Hike a stunning 24 mile loop over the “grandstand of the Southern Appalachians,” Standing Indian Mountain. This three-day, two-night hike will take us over several long ascending and descending grades. Lots of work for the experienced backpacker, but the view off Standing Indian and Albert Mountains is well worth it! dates:

Prentice Cooper State Forest Explore the start of the Cumberland State Scenic Trail that extends all the way to Virginia.This State Forest is home to the Hicks Gap Natural Area overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River and looks directly at Lookout Mountain. date: cost:


Friday-Sunday October 7-9 $11/$13/$16

includes transportation and leadership rating: strenuous, 24 miles leader: Andy Mycroft limit: 8

Coosa Bald Backcountry Excursion Backpack the popular Coosa Backcountry Trail across Coosa Bald and Slaughter Mountain. This moderate to strenuous journey in Vogel State Park is one of our favorites. It’s a spectacular trail that is usually only frequented by overnight backpackers, and thus, you get more privacy. Between the rewards of the mountain top views you’ll work to climb into Wolfpen Gap and out towards Slaughter Gap. This is not one to miss! dates: cost:

Saturday-Sunday September 10-11 $12/$14/$19

includes transportation and leadership rating: strenuous, 12.5 miles leaders: Isaac Ordaway, Naveen Hiremath limit: 8

Saturday, November 12 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy, 5 miles leader: Gardner Neely, Naveen Hiremath limit: 8


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Are you curious if you have what it takes to go backpacking? Be sure to check out our free introductory backpacking and cooking clinics on page 29.

Touch the Earth Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color Tour Enjoy a three day fall color tour of Great Smoky Mountain National Park by vehicle and foot. We’ll see the park from many angles and then dive into the wilderness away from the sightseers to backpack under the gleaming canopy. Bring your camera because the views will be spectacular. Participants should be in good physical condition and previous camping experience is a plus. dates: cost:

Friday-Sunday October 21-23 $18/$20/$24

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate, 11+ miles leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail Backpack the scenic Pinhoti Trail in Alabama! The hike starts in Cheaha State Park before going into the Talladega National Forest. The hike will be a seven mile chance to see what the 325 mile Pinhoti trail is like. This trail connects with the Benton McKaye and Appalachian trails. Enjoy lunch on day two at one of the best overlooks on the Alabama Pinhoti. The trail is relatively easy with one steep climb near the end. date: cost:

Saturday-Sunday November 12-13 $10/$12/$16

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy to moderate, 7 miles leader: Andy Mycroft limit: 8

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES Horseback Forest Trail Riding Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy this opportunity to tour by horseback in Blue Ridge, GA. We’ll spend 1 1/2hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. It is customary to give a gratuity of $3-$5 to your guide. dates: trip #1: Saturday, October 22 trip #2: Sunday, November 20 cost: $40/$45/$50 per trip

includes transportation, leadership, horse and guide limit: 8

Wild Cave Exploration Dive into 59 degree air and prepare to get very muddy. Join us as we hike, crawl, climb and squeeze our way through a remote, desolate and virtually uncharted wild cave. date: cost:

Saturday, December 10 $12/$14/$18

includes transportation, instruction, gear and guides leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

PUBLISH IT Experience it in the tent, publish it on the net! Check out testimonials and trip summaries at to see what participants are saying about their experiences. Go on a trip and write a summary of your own and upload pictures!

Beginner Outdoor Rock Course This one day trip is open to all levels of climbing but will be oriented towards the beginner outdoor climber. We’ll take you out to a popular rock climbing destination to test your outdoor climbing ability and put learned skills to test. Combine this with the Rock Climbing Clinic to take advantage of the full instructional course. date: cost:

Sunday, October 16 $10/$12/$16

includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and leadership leader: Mickey Luchovich, Melissa Krasselt limit: 8

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WHITEWATER Whitewater has been the lifeblood of Touch the Earth for many years. We continue celebrating the founders of TTE with a wide array of excellent watersport trips. Join 30+ year veterans of the program as they guide you down some of the cleanest and most scenic waters in the country. Choose your weapon: Kayak, Canoe, Raft! Most of our trips require good swimming ability with the exception of raft trips, and require no experience except for whitewater canoe/kayak trips. Some trips require permission to register.

Silver Comet Trail Scenic Biking Join us for an easy and scenic bike ride on the Silver Comet Trail towards Alabama. This multi-use trail was derived from an interesting passenger train railroad bed, ensuring gentle slopes. You’ll ride Saturday & Sunday, while camping Saturday Night. Following along will be a SAG van for all of your belongings and gear. All you have to do is bike! dates: cost:

Saturday-Sunday October 29-30 $20/$22/$28

includes transportation, camping gear/fees and leadership leaders: Mickey Luchovich & Andy Mycroft limit: 7

Sky Diving, Last Chance We won’t offer this in the spring! You’ll jump tandem at a height of over 10,000 ft. out of a small aircraft. This is a group discount for first-time jumpers available at $50 under cost! Interestingly, you cannot be afraid of heights, airplanes, or parachutes. dates: cost:

Sunday, October 30 $160/$170/$185

includes transportation, leadership and jump fees limit: 16

WANTED: Volunteer Trip Leaders Free trip! All expenses paid! Give back to education! Day hikes, backpacking, whitewater rafting, van drivers, basic canoeists, general outdoor guru. Design and lead your own trip! Call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773.


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Beginning Fly Fishing

Ziplining! & Chattooga Rafting

Join us for a one day intensive introduction to the popular sport of beginner fly fishing. We will travel to North Georgia for hands on instruction in fly casting, fishing strategies, knot tying, and an introduction to insects, tools and techniques. GA fishing license with Trout Stamp required.

Experience the exhilarating thrill of rafting on this easier North Carolina whitewater river on a one day trip. This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Or join us for a two day ziplining and rafting trip in the gorge combined with scenic hiking! Enjoy 11 total zips over a half mile expanse in the gorge, and then a sunset hike and dinner atop a gorgeous mountain. The next day we’ll raft the river under the gleaming fall canopy.

dates: cost:

Saturday, September 10 $22/$26/$30

includes transportation, fishing equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Steve Hudson limit: 6

Wild Trout Flyfishing Follow Steve to a secret place for a backcountry hike-in to a trout stream. You must have taken our flyfishing course previously or be experienced. Permission of instructor required. GA fishing license with Trout Stamp required. date: cost:

dates: (raft & zip): Saturday-Sunday September 24-25 cost: $95/$105/$115 (raft only): cost:

Saturday, October 15 $35/$40/$45

includes transportation, leadership, equipment and lunches leader: Bruce Wood limit: 18-25

Saturday, October 22 $30/$35/$40

includes transportation, fishing equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Steve Hudson limit: 6

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

Touch the Earth FLATWATER BOATING Sea Kayak Cumberland Island Explore the pristine and unspoiled wilderness of Georgia’s Cumberland Island. Spend three days kayaking the brackish marshes and rivers, as well as hiking along the wide sandy beaches and inland forests. During our time there we will see beautiful live oaks draped in Spanish moss, antebellum mansions, and abundant wildlife including the island’s famous wild horses. dates: cost:

Whitewater Kayaking School

Ocoee Rafting

No prior experience is necessary–this is for first time kayakers! Each participant will learn nearly every facet in whitewater kayaking through professional instruction at an unheard of cost. The course begins with four sessions in still water and will be completed with a progressive two-day optional river trip. Please plan to attend all clinic dates and river trip to be a graduate of the course. Students, faculty and staff get first priority until September 14. Participants must be in good physical condition. Maximun weight is 250 lbs. See our website for more details.

Our most popular rafting trip! The exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast! Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river of constant whitewater intensity of big waves and solid fun.

dates: (pool) Mon., September 19; Wed., September 21; Mon., September 26: & Wed., September 28 (river) Saturday-Sunday October 1 & 2 time: pool sessions, 6-9 p.m. place: Recreation Center Pool & North Carolina cost: $45/$50/$55

includes paddling gear, transportation to river sessions and camping leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 10

Friday-Sunday October 14-16 $60/$70/$80

leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

dates: trip #1: Saturday, September 17 trip #2: Saturday, October 29 cost: $45/ $50/$55

includes transportation, guide, equipment and lunch leader: Bruce Wood limit: 25

Chattooga River Paddling This trip is offered to the experienced whitewater canoeist. We will paddle Section III of this free-flowing natural “wild and scenic” river. You must obtain permission prior to sign-up. dates: cost:

Sunday, October 16 $25/$30/$35

includes transportation, canoeing equipment, river lunch, instruction and leadership

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

leader: Jim Hudson limit: 8

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Touch the Earth Metro Float trips These trips are designed to make for a relaxing end to a stressful day or week and will allow you to appreciate the scenic beauty of the areas in and around metro Atlanta. Trips will canoe down an easy flowing “metro-hooch” section of the Chattahoochee River. No experience necessary for these trips— basic instruction is provided. dates: trip #1: Wednesday October 12 trip #2: Thursday November 10 cost: $10/$11/$13

includes transportation, leadership and equipment leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Okefenokee Swamp Fun to say and fun to paddle, the Okefenokee Swamp and slow moving Suwannee River is a beautiful canoe-camping destination for late fall in southern Georgia. You’ll enjoy amazing serenity and abundant wildlife on this 10-14 mile per day paddle trip. Canoe skills and primitive camp experience preferred. dates: cost:

Friday-Sunday November 4-6 $45/$50/$55

leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Most trips depart from the TTE Entrance 7-9 a.m. and return by 8 p.m. on the given trip day.

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

Did you know? Last year 1,114 participants experienced Touch the Earth trips. 34

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Touch the Earth BREAK TRIP

COSTA RICA Raft, Hike, Surf and more Enjoy your fall break in a tropical paradise! You’ll be thankful TTE is making this awesome trip a possibility with 8 great days and 7 nights of surfing, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, hiking and rainforest adventure in beautiful Costa Rica! This trip may be eligible for course credit. dates: cost:

Friday-Saturday November 18-26, 2011 $1,195/$1,295/$1,295 Non-airfare price available.

includes round-trip airfare, group transportation, activity fees/rentals, some food and lodging deposit: $400 non-refundable deposit due prior to October 3 to reserve space. balance due: November 4 FREE informational meeting: Tuesday, September 13 7 p.m., Room 215 mandatory pre-trip meeting: Monday, November 7 leader: Carson limit: 8

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Touch the Earth BREAK TRIP

SKI THE BOAT! Steamboat Springs, Colorado-Ski and Snowboard Trip Join us for our annual trip to ski and snowboard at Steamboat Springs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado! An absolute blast! Trip package includes round-trip airfare, airport shuttle, six night stay in fully equipped condos at the base of the mountain, and four day lift ticket. Perfect for beginners and experts; beginner to advanced lessons available. For more info call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773 or click on Break Trips on our website at Space is limited! dates: Thursday-Wednesday December 15-21 cost: $799/$865/$935 includes direct round-trip airfare on AirTran, shuttles, 4 day lift ticket, Italian dinner and 6 night condo stay deposit: $200 non-refundable deposit due prior to October 7 to reserve your space. balance due: November 7 This trip offers early bird pricing. Sign up by September 16 and receive $50 off trip price. pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, November 16 6-7 p.m. Room 215 SRC leader:


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Touch the Earth Climbing Wall Graduate Assistant: Mark Bodnar Inquiries: 404/413-1772 Click on the Touch the Earth tab at Coordinator: Carson Tortorige Telephone: 404/413-1773 Location: Room 20, lower level Student Recreation Center

WALL & CAVE HOURS OF OPERATION (subject to change; please check web site) HOURS OF OPERATION AUG. 22-DEC. 2: Mondays,Wednesdays.......................... 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays,Thursdays ............................. 1-5 p.m. Fridays .................................................. 2-5 p.m.

FREE TRY CLIMBING ANYTIME— NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BRING YOUR PANTHER CARD CERTIFICATION CLINICS Learn belay skills, policies and procedures in this two-hour clinic, then pass a written and practical test to be certified for one year. Register at the Outdoor Equipment Rental Center at least 24 hours in advance or in the wall when open. Clinics: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6

CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE Experienced climbers may take the written and practical tests without going through the clinic. Pass all skills to be certified for one year. You must take the full certification clinic if you do not pass the tests. Challenges are by appointment only.

KIDS CLIMB Children ages 8-16 may use the Climbing Wall when supervised and belayed by a certified parent, guardian or climbing wall staff.

LEAD CLIMBING Experienced climbers may lead climb routes during normal hours. You must follow the designated lead route which is changed periodically by certified staff. Ask about a Lead Climbing Certification Clinic to certify or challenge out; You must be belay certified for at least six months or prove significant experience. See climbing wall supervisor for details.

ALL NEW Bouldering Cave The Bouldering Cave provides challenges to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced rock climbers in a “no ropes” bouldering format.


The Cave has a variety of vertical AND horizontal, overhanging terrain to challenge anyone. It is located in the Student Recreation Center, lower level, across from Racquetball court 4 and adjacent to the Climbing Wall.

Renew your certification by demonstrating practical skills to the on-duty climbing wall supervisor. Sign the Climbing Wall Agreement then you are set for another year. No cost.

The Cave is open during normal Climbing Wall hours. Users are asked to check in with the Climbing Wall attendant and are able to check out shoes.

One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6

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Touch the Earth Challenge Program Inquiries and scheduling: Coordinator: Carson Tortorige Telephone: 404/413-1773 Email: Location: Room 30, lower level , Student Recreation Center

What is the Challenge Program? The Challenge Program offers people innovative ways to improve their abilities when working with others. This learn-by-doing approach focuses on creative problem solving and effective communication. Join us in a day of fun experiences that will activate inner resources, increase trust and enhance group cohesion. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the group. Our team of facilitators has experience with clubs, office units, social organizations and corporate groups.

Where is the program facilitated? Our rustic lodge and outdoor ropes course is located in the Indian Creek Recreation Area off of South Indian Creek Drive. Team building sessions can also be conducted on the GSU campus.

How do I schedule? ■ Email or call 404/413-1773 ■ Reserve date at least one month in advance ■ Make payment at least one month in advance to avoid cancellation ■ Confirm all details no later than two weeks in advance A minimum of 10 people is required but larger groups are easily accommodated. Sessions may range from two hours to half day to a full day.

How much does it cost? Full day cost: Up to $30 per GSU student Up to $35 per GSU faculty/staff person

includes activities and lunch. Non-GSU groups must contact Carson Tortorige (404/413-1773) for fee structure. Cost varies depending on program length and size of group.

What do people say about the Touch the Earth Challenge Program? “The ultimate proof of the success of this program was walking into class the next day and looking at all my classmates in a completely different light. They were no longer just people filling a chair in the classroom, they were now my friends, people I can talk to, trust and depend on.” ~Lindsey William, MGS 3400 “Overall, I enjoyed the Ropes Course and wish that other students could have the same opportunity to participate in it. It helped me to build new relationships with my classmates and learn to trust people more. Also, I was able to climb trees and learned how to walk on ropes. I can tell now my friends and family that I do other stuff besides study while attending Georgia State.” ~Reginald Dennis, MGS 3400

NEEDED: Staff to facilitate teambuilding sessions call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773.


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This experience is great for staff members clubs, academic classes, sororities, fraternities and athletic teams!

Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Location: lower level • Student Recreation Center (outside entrance adjacent to parking deck driveway) Telephone: 404/413-1772

HOURS OF OPERATION Aug.22-Dec. 2: Monday-Friday . . . . . . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 5-Dec. 16: Monday-Friday . . . . . . . noon.-5 p.m Equipment must be picked up and returned during the above hours only. Closures and Special Rental Deals— Closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day—Free day Closed Thursday & Friday, November 24-25 for Thanksgiving— Free days Closed December 19-January 3—Five day charge

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading Customers may park temporarily for free behind the Student Recreation Center in the space marked “Touch the Earth.” To gain access from parking gate attendant, introduce yourself to the attendant as a Touch the Earth customer. You will be admitted to park in the provided spaces and given a voucher that must be validated by TTE personnel in order to exit.

Rental Policies 1. Rental equipment is available for checkout to current GSU students, faculty and staff. GSU graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center to enjoy this service! You must present your Panther ID card. 2. A $20 deposit must be left for any reservation. Full payment for equipment must be made when the equipment is picked up. 3. Deposit will be forfeited if reservation is not cancelled by 5 p.m. on scheduled day of pickup. 4. Advance reservations must be made IN PERSON. 5. A Friday-Monday rental is assessed a two-day charge. 6. A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day. 7. Additional charges will apply for any equipment returned wet and/or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). 8. Payment by cash, check or Panther Cash. 9. Deposits may be held overnite for equipment needing inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m. 10.Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection.

Cost The first price listed is for current GSU students. The second price listed is for GSU faculty and staff and GSU graduates. GSU graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center. Faculty and staff do not need to be SRC members.


Price per day

Limit per person

Commuter Bike***



Tent (six-person)



Tent (four-person)



Tent (one/two-person)



(internal or external frame)



Sleeping bag



Ensolite pad



Cook kit






Backpack stove**



2-burner stove**






Water bottle









Whitewater Canoe*



Flatwater Canoe



Whitewater Kayak*



Touring kayak



Car kit



Wetsuit–Farmer John/ Farmer Jane



Crash Pad



Backpack w/cover

*NOTE: Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic or school and permission from the outdoor recreation coordinator. Call 404/413-1773 one week in advance. **Customers will receive a stove or lantern with a previously-used fuel canister and a new canister at no additional charge. ***Rental period Monday-Friday, up to three consecutive days maximum. Helmet, lock, lamps, odometer and rack provided.

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Daily Entry: Current GSU students and current members of the SRC: free

Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Faculty/staff/active alumni (and their immediate family members*): $3 per person, per visit

Contact: Julie Dobbs Telephone: 404/413-1761

Guests: $4 per person, per visit (Limit four guests per family)


*Family members are limited to: mother, father, sibling, domestic partner, dependent children of current GSU Panther ID holder. Alumni must have active membership with the Alumni Association: 404/413-2190.

This large rustic lodge is just the place for your meeting or approved universityrelated social event and is available to departments and chartered student organizations. Nestled on 15 acres of beautiful hardwoods, the lodge offers: assembly room (34’ x 40’), living room, sun room, kitchen, restrooms, deck and cookout patio. Audio-visual equipment is available upon request. The lodge meets ADA approval.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day you will have access to the large swimming pool and snack bar. The picnic areas, sand volleyball court and tennis courts are available year-round on a first come-first served basis. The area is also home to the Challenge Program ropes course!



• Check availability by clicking on reservations on the left side of • Obtain form from Suite 200 SRC or; click on Reservations under Popular Links. • Cost for student organizations: $10 per hour/six hour minimum • Cost for faculty/staff units: $15 per hour/six hour minimum • Reservation time must include set-up and break-down time


Relax with family and friends, schedule a pool party for the kids or sign up for private swim lessons! Telephone: 404/413-4272 Hours until August 22: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Open Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 a.m. -8 p.m.; closed all other Mondays Hours August 22-September 5: Monday-Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Labor Day, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

For usage eligibility, membership information, policies and procedures go to: All users must comply with pool and university policies and are responsible for the behavior of family members and/or guests. Failure to comply may result in immediate revocation of membership privileges.


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Summer season passes are available. See web site for more details!

PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road Decatur, GA 30034-7110 Contact: Andy Hudgins Telephone: 404/413-1765

This facility includes two large lighted fields, sundeck, restrooms and parking. This area is used for intramural and sport club events but may be reserved by student groups. Call 404/413-1750 for more details.

Special Events RACQUETBALL & SQUASH WORKSHOP Wed., Sept. 14 5-7 p.m. Tues,Oct. 18 5-7 p.m. Ektelon racquetball and Prince squash pros will be at the Student Recreation Center showing how these games are played at the highest level. They will share tips on practice drills, court positioning and game improvements regardless of ability level. For more information, contact Melissa Moutry at

Sport Club Recruitment Fair Thursday, September 8 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Library Plaza Stop by for ten minutes or an hour to chat with sport club officers about tryouts, fees, practice times and other membership requirements! Badminton Boxing Breakdancing Capoeria Cycling Cricket Equestrian Grappling Hapkido Indoor Soccer Ice Hockey (men’s) Lacrosse (men’s) Paintball Rock Climbing Rowing Rugby (men’s) Soccer (men’s) Soccer (women’s)* Squash Swim Table Tennis Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee Wakeboarding Whitewater

Annual Cemetery Walk Date: Tuesday, October 25 Time: 5-6:45 p.m. Cost: $3 per person Space is limited.You must register BEFORE the 25th. NO registration on the 25th. Historical treasures await you on this entertaining and informative tour of Oakland Cemetery. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts….oh my! Bring a flash light and comfortable walking shoes.

Register at the Service Counter in lobby of SRC


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Special Events

Labor Day Luau


Monday September 5 2-5 p.m. Indian Creek Pool

Students, faculty and staff: stay cool in the pool and have a great time on Labor Day. Bring your friends for free food, limbo, slip-n-slide and beach volleyball. Free shuttle from the Commons. Details at

Dance Show Extravaganza It’s Back! Wednesday, November 2 5:30-9 p.m. in the SRC Lobby Come support our clinic participants as they showcase what they have learned this semester! Back by popular demand, the DSE is one event you won’t want to miss!


Annual Kaiser-Permanente Corporate Run/Walk Entry fee: $20* with discount code gsukp11 (lower case)

Register at– Sign up as a team; click on Georgia State University. Go to Recreation web page and click on News and Events for registration tips!

Thursday, September 8 • 7 p.m. Register by August 26 to receive a team GSU t-shirt. Don’t want to walk or run? We need volunteers! Contact Caroline Cox at


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Once registered, you will receive detailed updates from your team captain. Join us at our tent for snacks and drinks after the race. *A portion of your registration supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Thank you to our partners! Alumni Association, Auxiliary and Support Services, University Relations.

Special Events

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T Try ry Climbing & Bouldering 12 - 4 p p.m. .m. Climbing wall and bouldering cav ca ve cave Pool P ool Par Party ty 6 - 9 pp.m. .m. Aquatic Center

Wednesday, W ednesda ednesdayy, August 31 Graduate Student Social 3:30 - 5 p.m. p.m. Conference Conference Room Casino Night 7 - 10 p.m. p.m. Lobby Lobby

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Recreational Services Staff

Front row (l-r): Melissa Moutry, Caroline Cox, Brenda Webb, Scott Levin, Judi Moss, Debra Guyton, Kacy Toberg; Back row (l-r): Allen Wilbanks, Danny Weipert, Melissa Buchheit, Andy Hudgins, Julie Dobbs, Carson Tortorige, John Krafka

Director Scott Levin

Instructional Programs Coordinator Caroline Cox

Customer Service Representative Brenda Webb

Senior Associate Director–Facilities John Krafka

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carson Tortorige

Facilities Coordinator Kacy Toberg

Interim Associate Director–Programs Melissa Buchheit

Intramural Coordinator Andy Hudgins

Facilities Maintenance Manager Allen Wilbanks

Business Manager Danny Weipert

Sport Club Coordinator Melissa Moutry

Facilities Coordinator–Off Campus Julie Dobbs

Public Relations Specialist Judi Moss

Accountant Debra Guyton

Aquatics Coordinator Vacant

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity/educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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