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RAP-UP Georgia State University

TRI one of our 28 clubs page 15

Join Team Georgia State for the Kaiser Permanente run in September page 41 Day in the Rec – Let the games begin! page 43

Supported by Student Activity Fees

Student Recreation Center Leading the Way in Sustainability Efforts… Georgia State University’s Student Recreation Center has recently been certified using the Green Globes green building rating system for Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings (CIEB). A first for the Georgia State campus, Green Globes is a revolutionary green building guidance and assessment program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. Based on its recognized and proven assessment protocol, the system ensures that environmental impacts are comprehensively assessed on a point scale in multiple categories (energy, indoor environment, site, water, resources, emissions and project/environmental management). Since 2004, Green Globes has built a strong presence as a nationally recognized rating and assessment system. Its web applications have been recognized in legislation in 25 states and have assessed, improved and certified 130+ buildings in the United States. We are the first existing University recreation center in the country to receive Green Globes certification (proudly, 3 out of a possible 4 Globes in the rating system). This means we demonstrate leadership in design and delivery of energy and environmentally sensitive buildings and a commitment to continual improvement. Since the Student Recreation Center opened in 2001, we have continually striven to reduce our environmental impact with no specific green building rating or assessment planned. Environmental stewardship has been a key operating strategy to both reduce our carbon footprint and reduce operating costs. Buildings rated or certified Green Globes are verified to use less energy, conserve natural resources and emit fewer pollutants in the form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid effluents and solid waste. We continue to lead the way on campus and across the country for existing University recreation centers in our sustainability efforts. ~Scott Levin



Triathlon Club President Andrew Shanks How long have you competed? I started racing in 2005,Wow! I have been a club member for two years and became President last year. I like to think I am doing a good job, we placed 2nd in the Rebelman Tri. Who does the team compete against? GSU is part of the Southeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference.We race everything from Sprints to Olympic distance.The biggest race of the year for us is Collegiate Nationals. How do you get involved? Email’re a laid back group, so don’t feel intimidated. You don’t have to be an all-star to join, but we are accepting all-star athletes too, ha ha!

Contents Student Recreation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 SCUBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14 Sport Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17 Fitness Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-21 Instructional Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-26 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-29 Touch the Earth Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-36 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Challenge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-43

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 404-413-8668 404-413-1753 404-413-1772 404-413-1780

Fall lockers go on sale August 20 at 6 a.m. Renew your locker for Spring 2013 Mon., Nov. 19-Tues., Dec. 11!


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Quick Reference STUDENT RECREATION CENTER FALL SEMESTER 2012 Regular Hours Monday, Aug. 20-Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 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. 18-Wednesday, Nov. 21 Finals Week— Tuesday, Dec. 4-Tuesday, Dec. 11 Semester Break—Wednesday, Dec. 12- Friday, Dec. 21 & Monday, Jan. 7-Sunday, Jan. 13 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. 3 Thanksgiving Holiday— Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25 Holiday Break— Saturday, Dec. 22-Sunday, Jan. 6

How do I get into the SRC? Students, bring your Panther card to the Service Counter and sign an online 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 or payroll deduction) and sign a waiver.

Q & A

How do I find out about policies and procedures? All members should go to view 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 20, 2012. 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. Game Room closures Monday, Nov. 19-Wednesday, Nov. 21 Wednesday, Dec. 12-Sun., January 13

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 19-December 11. If you do not renew your locker, you must clean it out by December 11! All items not retrieved 14 days after December 11 will be donated to charity.

What are the age requirements for use of the SRC? All children must be under the direct supervision of their parent. • Children ages 7 years and younger are only allowed access to the leisure pool. • Children ages 8-15 are allowed access to all areas except the Exercise Room and Free Weight area. • Children ages 16-18 are allowed access to all areas. • Children may only register for programs that are specifically noted as being for children.

Are there clothing restrictions in the SRC? For the court areas and studios, shoes must be an athletic shoe that does not mark the floors. Shirts are required in the court areas. For the exercise room and free weight area, shoes must be an athletic enclosed shoe that does not slide on the floor and the foot is secure inside the shoe. Shirts must have a sleeve and pants/shorts may not have a zipper. In the pool, spa and sauna only swim attire. Street clothes are not allowed.

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, required to sign a waiver and must present photo identification. All guests must be accompanied by the member throughout the visit.

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Student Recreation Center Lower Level




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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 9.Bouldering Cave

5 6


Lobby Level (first floor) 12 15 10 10. Main Lobby 11. Service Counter 12. Fitness Center 13. Game Room 14. Cyber Lounge 15. Exercise Room 16. Vending Machines


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floor plan Second Level


17. Main Gymnasium 18a. Martial Arts Studio 18b. Studio B 19. Aerobics/Dance/Martial Arts Studio 20. Administrative Offices





Third Level 21

21. Track 22. Omni Gymnasium


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

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Safety Coordinator: Adam Penn

CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor Certification Class

Telephone: 404/413-1775

Already CPR/AED & First Aid Certified? Want to help others and make some extra cash? Then this is the class for you. The First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course is a blended learning course, the first part of the class is an online component and the second part is a classroom component. The online component must be successfully completed prior to beginning the classroom session. Homework will be assigned the first day, and must be completed by next day of class. Course materials are included; you will receive them the first day of class. In order to complete pre-course component, you will have access to online materials. No absences allowed.

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 20.

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

dates: Thursday-Friday October 11-12 register by 10/5* time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. cost: $150/$200 instructor: Adam

*Class Cancellation Health and Safety classes with fewer than six 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.

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

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

Lifeguard Review Course Need to get re-certified but don’t want to spend the time or money for a full course? With this class you can get it cheap and in only two days! This class is designed to optimize a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations for lifeguard recertification. During the first class, you must be able to swim 300 yards demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may use the front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of both. Candidates must also tread water for two minutes using only legs and demonstrate: 20 yard front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick, swim 20 yards with brick returning to starting point in a certain time. Bring: swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/lunch, pencil and notebook. No absences allowed. dates: Saturday-Sunday October 13-14 register by 10/5* time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. cost: $60/$65/$75 instructor: Gracie/Alan


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Safety Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training/ First Aid Want to learn how to help others in need? Need certification for work? Empower yourself and get more bang for your buck with this American Red Cross combo class. Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR, AED and First Aid. dates: Saturday September 29 register by 9/21* time: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. cost: $55/$60 instructor: Rachel

First Aid Only need First Aid? No problem! Students will receive a certification in American Red Cross First Aid. dates: Friday, October 26 register by 10/19* time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. place: Room 215 cost: $45/$50 instructor: Alan Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor will be offered in the Spring semester. NEW! NEW!

Wilderness and Remote First Aid This course is great for any outdoor enthusiast who wants to be more prepared for emergency situations in remote locations. Students will learn skills necessary to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. No absences are allowed. You must have a current adult CPR/AED certification. Saturday class will take place at Panola Mountain State Park and includes a guided hike. There will be a van transport from the recreation center leaving at 8 a.m. dates: Friday-Saturday October 26-27 register by 10/19* time: Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m place: Friday, Aquatic Training Room; Saturday, meet in Rec Center lobby cost: $60/$70 instructor: Adam

Cat and Dog First Aid Do you have a cat or dog that you love just as much as a family member? Cat and Dog first aid is the class for you. This course will provide the proper training in how to be prepared and be able to provide immediate and temporary care to an ill or injured animal until it can be taken to a professional veterinarian for medical care and attention. Pets are not allowed in the class. dates: Friday, November 9 register by 11/2* time: 5-8 p.m. place: Aquatic Training Room cost: $55/$65 instructor: Adam

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

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Fitness Center Assistant Director: Caroline Dotts


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.

Starter Package

Total Package

The fitness assessment and two oneon-one personal training sessions will get you started on a healthier lifestyle. An evaluation of your fitness 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.

Everything with the starter package along with a REEVUE resting metabolic test and starter paws.

GSU students: other members:

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


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$45 $50

$75 $105

GSU students: other members:

$80 $85

Total Package Plus Everything in the starter package plus along with a REEVUE resting metabolic test and starter paws. GSU students: other members:

$110 $140

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

$10/session $15/session

Fitness Center NUTRITION Follow-up Assessment 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:

$20 $25

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.

Dinner, Diversity& Dialogue Diversity through Food, Cooking and Dance — Latin Style Tuesday, October 2 6:30-8:30 p.m. In collaboration with the Student Recreation Center and in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, join Intercultural Relations as we cook a healthy meal inspired by the Latin culture. Dinner provided. Cost: FREE Registration: by Friday, 9/28 at the SRC service counter Limit: 30

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. Starter Paws: $15 Assessment of two-day food diary, total cholesterol finger stick, detailed consultation (one hour), plus two 30 minute follow-up sessions. Total Paws $40 Everything in starter paws along with the REEVUE resting metabolic test. Just Paws: $5 per session

These 30 minute sessions are tailored 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.

SCUBA Info Sessions 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! dates: time: place:

Wednesday, September 12 5-5:30 p.m. SRC lobby

SCUBA Assisting 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

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.

A full refund is given if you cancel by Friday, October 5.

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.


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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 September 26-November 28 5-9:30 p.m. $50/$95/$150

No class October 31 or November 21. 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 12-17 Wed., December 12, 6:30 a.m. Mon., December 17, 11 p.m. member non-diver–$340 member pleasure diver–$450 member certifying diver–$510 others–add $50 to listed cost

IMPORTANT DEADLINES: deposit—$100, due Wed., Oct. 24 final payment due Wed., Nov. 14

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

Detailed information sheet available at the Touch the Earth Desk.

SCUBA gear rental: GSU students–free others–$25

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Aquatics Coordinator: Adam Penn


Telephone: 404/413-1775

Session I — August 27-October 6

Session II — October 14-December 2


Registration begins August 20. There will be no classes on September 3.

Registration begins October 3. There will be no classes Nov. 19-24.

Beginning Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Tu/Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. 10-10:55 a.m.

AquaEase – NEW

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.

Gracie Elisabeth Alan Alan

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

Gracie Alan

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

When to Register


Session I: Aug. 20-Sept. 8 Session II: Oct. 7-20

Session I: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Saturday, September 1. No refunds will be given on or after September 2. No refunds without receipt.

Beginning/End Dates Session I classes: Aug. 27-Oct. 6 Session II classes: Oct.14-Dec. 2


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Session II: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Saturday, October 20. No refunds will be given on or after October 21. No refunds without receipt.


5:30-6:25 p.m.

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


Gracie Elisabeth Alan

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

Gracie Alan

Class Cancellation Swimming classes with fewer than the minimum participants will be canceled. This will be determined for Session I on September 8 and Session II on October 21. Participants will be allowed to move to another class or receive a full refund.

Looking for Water Aerobics? See pages 18-19 for cool ways to work on your fitness. It’s FREE!


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 AquaEase – NEW This class is designed for nonswimmers with an extreme fear of the water. Classes will be taught in very shallow water and will tackle both the psychological and physical learning process. Smaller class size, bigger results!

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

Session I: Aug. 27-Oct. 6

Session II: Oct. 14-Dec. 2

Registration begins August 20.

Registration begins October 7.

Saturdays Parent & Infant 10-10:25 a.m. Gracie/Elisabeth Parent & Toddler 10:35-11 a.m. Gracie/Elisabeth Preschool I 11:15-11:50 a.m. Gracie/ Elisabeth Preschool II 1-1:35 p.m. Elisabeth Level 1 1-1:45 p.m. Alan Level 2 noon-12:45 p.m. Elisabeth Level 3 2-2:45 p.m. Alan Level 4 3-3:45 p.m. Alan

Tuesdays Preschool I

WANTED: Certified Swimming Instructors Contact: 404/413-1775

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 Level 4

Gracie Elisabeth Gracie Elisabeth Gracie Elisabeth 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. 1-1:45 p.m.

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.

Advanced Swimming 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.

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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 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.

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.

Learn to Swim Levels 1-3

Level 3 – Stroke Development

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.

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

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

WANTED: Certified Swimming Instructors Contact 404/413-1775 for more information.


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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.

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.

Sport Clubs Coordinator: vacant

Current Georgia State University Sport Clubs

Telephone: 404/413-1764

Angler Fishing*

Ice Hockey (men’s)




Table Tennis





Rock Climbing




Ultimate Frisbee (men’s)


Rugby Football

Ultimate Frisbee (womens)*





Soccer (men’s)



Soccer (women’s)

Indoor Soccer


Email: Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center See our web page at

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.

CLUB DESCRIPTIONS Angler Fishing - NEW This club will provide a common ground for students that enjoy fishing and participating in a group setting. The club will be involved in tournaments ranging from internal to regional and national level. Members will have the opportunity to build relationships while also improving their fishing skill.

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 from the club representative. 2. Visit the sport club web page to complete and submit the online Sport Club Participant Application and Waiver. Please make sure to read the Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability & Indemnity Agreement carefully before signing. This must be completed PRIOR to any participation in sport club activities. 3. Read the Sport Club Handbook.You are responsible for understanding and abiding by all of the information contained in the Handbook. 4. Participate! You are now ready to participate in the sport club program.

*new clubs


Start a New Club To start a new club or re-activate an inactive sport club, contact the Sport Club Coordinator at

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

Boxing 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.

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Sport Clubs Breakdancing



We hold weekly dance practices at the Student Recreation Center, perform for the Georgia State community and attend regional dance competitions.

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

The Lacrosse Club practices weekly and competes against other collegiate clubs.



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.

The Korean martial art of Hapkido seeks to spread peace and harmony of mind body.


Cycling 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.

Equestrian 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.

Rock Climbing Ice Hockey (men’s) The main objective of the Ice Hockey Club is to represent 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!

Play indoor soccer on campus, participate in tournaments and have fun with people who love soccer.

Thursday, September 6 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • 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 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 Whitewater

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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.

Rowing Indoor Soccer

Sport Club Recruitment Fair


Members participate in recreational and collegiate tournament paintball play.

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.

Rugby Football 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.

Running The Running Club invites runners of all abilities to participate in weekly group runs.

Soccer (men’s) 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.

Sport Clubs Soccer (women’s) We provides a support network for women at GSU interested in playing soccer by organizing a schedule each semester for playing games both in metro Atlanta and at surrounding colleges and universities. All skill levels welcome!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE WORKSHOP NEW! Wed., August 29 6:30-8:30p.m

Squash We are looking for dedicated individuals to have fun and compete. All skill levels are welcome.

Mon., September 3 6:30-8:30p.m

Swim Swimmers will be united in a structured workout program with an emphasis on competition and socialization through practice, fundraising and social events.

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.

Tennis Club – NEW The Tennis Club at Georgia State is a club that offers memberships for competitive and recreational tennis players. We are a close social organization that is laid back and fun. Our competitive members compete all across the country against other universities and clubs, while our recreational members gain experience and exposure by practicing and playing internally with other members.

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.

Do you like to play Ultimate? Want to learn to play Ultimate? The GSU Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting two clinics this semester to teach the basics of Ultimate.The classes will be taught by veteran GSU players on August 29 and September 5 from 6:30-830 p.m. in the Omni Gym. Any student may attend. For more information, contact

Ultimate Frisbee (men’s)


We invite players of all abilities to participate in weekly practices and compete in competitive collegiate tournaments all over the Southeast.

We promote all whitewater paddle sports by providing members weekly kayak-roll practices in the SRC Aquatic Center, monthly river outings and participation in collegiate competitions. All levels of whitewater paddlers are welcome.

Ultimate Frisbee (women’s) The Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club accepts anyone willing to come out and try a new sport. All skill levels welcome! We play in competitive tournaments and get to travel to different cities in the Southeast.While competitive, there is a fun and social aspect to our club.

Wrestling – NEW The Panther Takedown Wrestling Club competes with other wrestling teams/ clubs and aims to build a foundation for a wrestling club/team at Georgia State University. We aspire to build a foundation for champions and young adults who will be leaders in society and who will represent the club and Georgia State University well.

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Fitness Classes Graduate Assistant: A’naja Bass Telephone: 404/413-1774 Email: Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center


MONDAY Cardio Sculpt Deep Water Fitness Spin® Shallow Water Fitness H.I.I.T. Ab Blast

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 beginning 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

Boot Camp Zumba® Kickbox

7:15-8:05 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 12:30-12:55 p.m. Studio B 1-1:20 p.m. Studio B 3:30-3:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio 5-5:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 3-3:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 4-4:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 4-4:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio

Kimberly Jennifer Dorthy A’Naja Dorthy Jenny Jenny Eric John Mike Angela Eric

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

Linda Linda Adrienne Taylor Melissa Jenny Eric Terrance Matt Eric Terrance Anjulyn Matt

TUESDAY Aqua H.I.I.T. Aqua Sculpt Zumba® Spin® Boot Camp Ab Blast

Kickbox H.I.I.T. Cardio Sculpt X Fit

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

BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING CLASSES* Are you new to exercise? Would you like more information on equipment and proper workout techniques? We have you covered! Sign up for a Beginning Weight Training class to get the answers to the big questions of what, why, how, and safety in one thorough session. Sign up in advance in the Exercise Room or check us out during Panther Fitness Challenge. See page 21 for more details.

Classes start: Monday, August 27 Last day of classes: Monday, December 3 No classes: September 3, November 19-25.


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WEDNESDAY Cardio Sculpt Shallow Water Fitness Spin® Deep Water Fitness Panther Pump Kickbox Step Intro to Hip Hop

7:15-8:05 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 6:30-7:20 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m.

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

Kimberly Dorthy Emile Cynthia Dorthy Jennifer Takara Eric Takara Rashad

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio noon-12:50 p.m. Studio B 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B 12:30-12:55 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 1-1:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 3:30-3:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 5-5:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 4-4:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio 4-4:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 4:30-5:20 p.m. Pool 5:30-6:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio 5:30-6:20 p.m. Pool

Angela Caroline Anjulyn A’Naja A’Naja Terrance John Eric Terrance Dorthy Jennifer Dorthy

noon-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Nadia Sascha

11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Jennifer Jennifer

THURSDAY Zumba® Spin® H.I.I.T. Ab Blast

Kickbox Cardio Sculpt Aqua Boot Camp Panther Pump Aqua Yoga Fusion FRIDAY Cardio Funk Step

Aqua Boot Camp 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.

Aqua Sculpt

SATURDAY Cardio Sculpt Ab Blast

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

Check out this half hour sculpting class in the water! Use bands, noodles, and weights to define your muscles and build a sleek, toned look. Participants do NOT need to know how to swim.

Aqua Yoga Fusion Practicing Yoga in the water is a great combination for blending breath, water, and core work. Find more freedom in range of motion and work with props to deepen your Yoga practice in this unique class. continued on next page

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Fitness Classes


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Boot Camp This class has it all! Use bands, balls, dumbbells and your own body weight to develop a strong core, toned muscles, and lean frame in this intense class designed to challenge you. All fitness levels are welcome.

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.

Cardio Sculpt A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!

Deep Water Fitness Non-impact, high intensity exercise against 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.


This introductory class is perfect for the aspiring dancer. In this class you will 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!

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


H.I.I.T. Stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This high impact class is not for the faint at heart! Combining plyometrics, weight training, and cardio drills, this interval training course will get your blood pumping! Need a little less impact? Try our Aqua H.I.I.T. class for the same heartthumping workout with less impact on your joints.


Intro to Hip Hop

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Tuesday • August 21 12:15-1:00 p.m. & 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Sample some of fall semester’s hottest Group Fitness classes during Panther Workout Series. Come and join us for Cardio Sculpt, Boot Camp, Zumba or Spin. No registration necessary. Don’t miss out on the fun! 12:15-1 p.m. 12:15-1 p.m. 5:30-6:15 p.m. 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Spin in Studio B Zumba in Aerobic/Dance Boot Camp in Aerobic/Dance Cardio Sculpt in Studio B

Fitness Classes



Grab your weights and get ready to squat and curl your way to a sleek, toned you! This sculpting class uses bands and weights to define your arms and sculpt your legs.

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!



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.

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

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.

Step 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!

RIDE FOR THE CURE Tuesday, October 16 5-7 p.m. Main Gym Court 1 Open to current students and SRC members! Only $20! See page 41 for more details.

PANTHER FITNESS CHALLENGE Thursday • August 23 5-7 p.m.

Do you have what it takes? The Panther Fitness Challenge will demo one of the newest Group Fitness classes on the schedule – H.I.I.T! If you are looking for the ultimate workout this is for you. Also try other demos to find the classes that will help you reach your fitness goals! 5-5:30 5:30-6 6-6:30 6:30-7

p.m p.m. p.m p.m.

H.I.I.T. in Aerobic/Dance Studio Ab Blast in Aerobic/Dance Studio H.I.I.T. in Aerobic/Dance Studio Kickbox in Martial Arts Studio

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Instructional Clinics Graduate Assistant: A’naja Bass Telephone: 404/413-1774 Email:

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

Boxing Tu

2:30-3:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Studio

Satish Satish

$20/$40 $20/$40

Hapkido Tu 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Th 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mixed Martial Arts Tu 5-5:50 p.m. Tai Chi W 9-10:20 a.m. Th 2-3:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Studio B Studio B

Ron Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40

Lotus Self Defense W 4-5:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Kung Fu W

5:30-6:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



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!

Karate W F

5-6 p.m. 5-6 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Mahogany Mahogany

$20/$40 $20/$40

When to Register

Beginning/End Dates

• Registration starts Monday, Aug. 20 • Registration ends Monday, Sept. 10 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements (10) as of Friday, August 31 will be canceled and refunds/transfers will be issued. Guests and Non-SRC members are not permitted to register or participate in Instructional Clinics.

TRY-ME Week start–Monday, Aug. 20 Clinics start—Monday, Aug.27 Clinics end—Monday, Dec. 3 No clinics Monday, September 3 or November 19-25.

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


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

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. Price listed is per clinic, not per week!


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TRY-ME Week — August 20-26 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. See page 24 for details.

Instructional Clinics SPORT INSTRUCTION Officiating 101 W 3-4 p.m.

Meeting Room



YOGA Iyengar/Power M 9-10:20 a.m. Flow Yoga M 10-10:50 a.m. Th 11-11:50 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Studio B Studio B

Liz Liz

$20/$40 $20/$40

MARTIAL ARTS Boxing Learn basic punches, correct footwork, and basic patterns of movement. This clinic helps you improve your cardiovascular conditioning, core strength, functional strength and basic technique.


Hatha Tu 3-3:50 p.m. Tu 4-4:50 p.m. Intro to Vinyasa W 1-1:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Alison Alison

$20/$40 $20/$40

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

Studio B




Vinyasa W

3-4:20 p.m.

Studio B



Yoga Mix F

noon-12:50 p.m.

Studio B



Yin W Th

10:30-11:50 a.m. 3:30-4:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Ron Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40



Alison Matt

$20/$40 $20/$40

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. continued on next page

SPECIALTY Structural Integrity using M.E.L.T. M 1-1:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Pilates Tu 2-2:50 p.m. Studio B Th 6:30-7:20 p.m. Studio B

SUNSET YOGA Thursday, September 6 • 7-8 p.m. SRC Pool Patio Relax and unwind from the day with an evening yoga class under the stars. This event is FREE to students and current SRC members. No registration required. Mats and space will be provided for first 30 participants.

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Instructional Clinics DANCE


Ballet M noon-12:50 p.m. Aerobics/Dance Studio African Beats M 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B Belly Dance M 6:30-7:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio Tu 6:30-7:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio Salsa, Beginner M 6:30-7:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Th 6:30-7:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Salsa, Intermediate M 7:30-8:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Salsa, Advanced M 8:30-9:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Ballroom Dance, Beginner Tu 4-4:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Breakdance W 5-5:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Jazz W 7-7:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio





Andrea Andrea

$20/$40 $20/$40

Sara/Al Sara

$20/$40 $20/$40


$20/$40 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.

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

“TRY ME” WEEK! August 20-26 Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week and you could win a free registration to a clinic of your choice! Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. All instructional clinics will be available. Participants will be entered into a drawing for each demo they attend. Two students will be selected to receive a coupon for the Instructional Clinic of their choice. So try one (or four!) to find the clinic that is right for you.

Tai Chi 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.

Kung Fu Kung Fu Self Defense takes the idea of five animals—tiger, crane, leopard, dragon and snake—to provide a philosophic approach to defense. In this class you will learn to embody these animals and their natural defensive tactics. continued on next page


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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS SPORT INSTRUCTION Officiating 101

Yoga Mix 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.

Ever wanted to officiate an exciting basketball or football game but not sure where to begin? Check out our newest clinic that teaches you the basics in officiating for major recreational sports such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer and more! Open to all levels of experience.

SPECIALTY Structural Integrity 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!

YOGA Flow Yoga The “flow” of the class emerges from a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises. Poetic, meditative, energizing and relaxing.


Iyengar/Power 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. Prior yoga experience and knowledge of the basic poses is recommended.

Yin Develops flexibility and builds awareness using long held asana (postures) and meditation. Perfect for all levels.

A challenging class that uses mindbody 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.

Hatha 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.

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. All levels welcome, beginners are encouraged to take the introduction class.

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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS DANCE African Beats

Salsa, Beginner

Learn to move to the beat of the African drums! Participants will learn how to isolate body movements and become poly-rhythmic while dancing to a live drummer! All levels welcome.

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.


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.

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.

Ballroom Dance, Beginner Experience an exciting introduction to ballroom dancing with the four most popular dances! Coursework includes: East Coast Swing, the Waltz, the Rumba and the basic Salsa. Both men and women are welcome. No partner necessary.

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.

Breakdance Participants will focus on all the basic components of Breakdance: 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.


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Salsa, Advanced Jazz A high energy, upbeat class that will have you moving and grooving while staying in shape. This clinic provides a great way for you to learn basic jazz techniques and choreography that will challenge your mind! Dancers of all levels are welcome.

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.

Dance Show Extravaganza Wednesday, November 7 6-8 p.m. • SRC Lobby

Support our clinics and sample desserts from around the world as you discover what our participants have learned! For one night only, DSE will put them all together on one stage for an event you won’t want to miss!

Intramurals Assistant Director: Andy Hudgins Telephone: 404/413-1765 Email: Location: Suite 200, second floor Student Recreation Center See our web page at

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.


• 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.)

How to Get Involved 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)


Registration Period

Start Date

Indoor Soccer*

August 20-September 4

September 10


August 20-September 12

September 18

Flag Football*

August 20-September 24

September 30


October 1-22

October 29

Registration Period

Start Date

Casino Night

no pre-registration required

August 29

Ultimate Frisbee

August 20-September 13

September 15-16


September 4-24

September 25


September 1-21

September 28


September 24-October 9

October 13

3v3 Basketball

September 25-October 10

October 15


September 30-October 15

October 18

Table Tennis

October 7-22

October 23


October 7-22

October 25


* Denotes captain must complete course on uLearn.

Forfeit Fee Policy

Free Agents

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 20-September 4 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6v6; League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Mondays-Thursdays (evenings), starting September 10 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 information session to learn what it’s all about.

Intramural Official Information Session for Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball Referees Monday, August 27 6 p.m. • Room 215 • Student Recreation Center

RACQUETBALL Registration Period: August 20-September 12 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: Singles; League; Several Weeks Day of Play: Tuesdays, starting September 18 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Racquetball Courts

FLAG FOOTBALL Registration Period: August 20-September 24 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 7v7 (8v8 for CoRec); League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Sundays, starting September 30 (afternoon) Location: Panthersville Intramural Fields *Note–Winners receive automatic bid to Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships in Statesboro, GA.

VOLLEYBALL Registration Period: October 1-22 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6v6; League; Several Weeks Days of Play: Mondays & Tuesdays (evenings), starting October 29 Location: SRC–Main Gym


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Intramurals SPORTS DESCRIPTIONS CASINO NIGHT Registration Period: no pre-registration required Format: Individual; Blackjack, poker, craps and roulette Day of Play: Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Location: Lobby of SRC

ULTIMATE FRISBEE Registration Period: August 20-September 13 Divisions Offered: Mixed Format: Sign up as individuals or pairs Days of Play: Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16 Location: Panthersville Intramural Fields

BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT Registration Period: September 4-24 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: 8-ball; double elimination Day of Play: Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Game Room New Clinic!

OFFICIATING 101 Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Ever wanted to officiate an exciting basketball or football game but not sure where to begin? Check out our newest clinic that teaches you the basics in officiating for major recreational sports such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer and more! See page 25 for details.

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Registration Period: September 1-21 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: 2-person Scramble; One day tournament Day of Play: Friday, September 28; tee times start at noon Location: Browns Mill Golf Course

Registration Period: September 30-October 15 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: 6v6; double elimination tournament Day of Play: Thursday, October 18 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Omni Gym

PAINTBALL TOURNAMENT Registration Period: September 24-October 9 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: To be determined based on number of participants Day of Play: Saturday, October 13 Location: TBA

3V3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Registration Period: September 25-October 10 Divisions Offered: Men, Women & CoRec Format: Double elimination tournament Day of Play: Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Main Gym

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT Registration Period: October 7-22 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: singles & doubles; double elimination Day of Play: Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Game Room

BADMINTON TOURNAMENT Registration Period: October 7-22 Divisions Offered: Men & Women Format: singles & doubles; double elimination Day of Play: Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. Location: SRC–Omni Gym

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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 404/413-1773 Graduate Assistant: Steven Yates 404/413-1792 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


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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/Recreation members/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.

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 Erynn Burt Andrew Christmas Chris Dobson Caroline Dotts Rob Edison Lenka Garimella Naveen Hiremath Amanda Hoppers Daniel Huang Jane and Jim Hudson Steve Hudson Anna and Cory Inman Davis Ison Lauren Killion Melissa Krasselt

Mickey Luckovich Tim Madison Bryan Malone Ramsey Malone Ginny Maudlin Hanna McGugan David McBride Bentley Monk Andy Mycroft Gardner Neely Isaac Ordway Geoffrey Pecoraro Jen Pecoraro Philip Strate Bobby Wess Bruce Wood Steven Yates

Touch the Earth Trips at-a-glance SEPTEMBER Sat. Sept. 8 Tue. Sept. 11 Sat. Sept. 15

Beginning Fly Fishing Beginner Rock Clinic Stone Mountain Park Naturalist Rally Along the River Trail Whitewater Kayaking School Whitewater Kayaking School Beginner Outdoor Rock Course Whitewater Kayaking School Whitewater Kayaking School Whitewater Kayaking School Geocaching Adventures

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Cumberland Island Kayak Tour Panther Creek Falls Whitewater Canoe/Kayak River of the Painted Rocks #1 Nantahala Rafting Silver Comet Trail Scenic Biking Callaway Golf the Gardens Skydiving Smokey Mountains Fall Color Tour Horseback Trail Riding #1 Wilderness and Remote First Aid Blue Ridge Camp Hike Ocoee Rafting Wild Animal Safari Trip Beginner Rock Clinic

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Okefenokee Swamp Whitewater Canoe/Kayak River of the Painted Rocks #2 Ziplining & Nantahala Rafting Steamboat Springs Pre-trip Meeting Horseback Trail Riding #2

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Wild Cave Exploration Ski the Boat, Steamboat Springs, CO

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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

Tube Services ■ Tube replacement: $10 ■ Fix flat: $7 (your tube)

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Touch the Earth CLINICS Beginner Rock Clinic

DAY TRIPS Panther Creek Falls

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.

Enjoy a seven mile round–trip hike along rocky bluffs under towering white pines and hemlock in north Georgia. You’ll hike along cascading Panther Creek and eat lunch at the spectacular falls of Panther and Davidson’s Creek.

dates: time: place: cost:

Tuesday, September 11 & Tuesday, October 30 6:30-9:30 p.m. Climbing Wall $2/$4/$6

date: cost:

Saturday, October 6 $9/$10/$11

includes transportation and guide rating: moderate leader: Davis Ison limit: 8

limit: 12

Wilderness and Remote First Aid This course is great for any outdoor enthusiast who wants to be more prepared for emergency situations in remote locations. Students will learn skills necessary to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. No absences are allowed. You must have a current adult CPR/AED certification. Saturday class will take place at Panola Mountain State Park and includes a guided hike of the mountain. There will be a van transport from the recreation center leaving at 8 a.m. dates:

Friday-Saturday October 26-27


$60/$70 See page 7 for registration details

instuctor: Adam Penn limit: 10

Along the River Trail Hike along our State’s beautiful and majestic wild and scenic river. We’ll see kayakers taking on the rapids of the river, and explore the unique rock shapes that make the gorge. date: cost:

Saturday, September 15 $9/$10/$11

includes transportation and guide rating: moderate leader: Caroline Dotts limit: 8

Wild Animal Safari Trip Ride along in a special made van for an up close and personal experience with exotic animals! This all day trip will involve the chance to feed the animals and have them come right up to you! date: cost:

Sunday, October 28 $40/$50/$55

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.


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leader: Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 8

Stone Mountain Park Naturalist Rally We are teaming up with the Educators of Stone Mountain Memorial Association to offer you a great opportunity to learn from guest presenters about all facets of the park, as well as experience it. This educational day trip will include outdoor and indoor sessions, lunch and activities put on by outdoor educators. You will choose which activities you participate in. For more info see our website about this trip or search “2012 Stone Mountain Naturalist Rally”. date: cost:

Saturday, September 15 $5 lunch, transportation, entrance fees, equipment and leadership rating: generally easy

leader: Steven Yates, Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Touch the Earth EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES Beginning Fly Fishing Join us for a one day intensive introduction to the popular sport of 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. date: cost:

Saturday, September 8 $22/$26/$30 includes transportation, fishing equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Steve Hudson limit: 6

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, September 23 $10/$12/$16 includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and leadership rating: moderate leader: Mellissa Krasselt limit: 8

Silver Comet Trail Scenic Biking

Horseback Trail Riding

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!

Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy this opportunity to tour the foothills by horseback in Blue Ridge, GA. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle riding through dense forest, open fields and moist bottoms on privately-owned land.

date: cost:

Saturday-Sunday October 13-14 $20/$22/$28 includes transportation, camping gear/fees and leadership

leaders: Andy Mycroft limit: 7

Golf the Gardens Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain, Georgia Join us for a weekend devoted to some serious golf! We will be leaving early Saturday morning and drive to Callaway Gardens to play all 36 holes. Afterwards, we’ll have a BBQ dinner at the historic Wilson Georgian Inn, a bed and breakfast in Greenville, GA. On Sunday morning you’ll be treated to a Southern Country Breakfast before heading out to take on 18 more holes of golf at a local course (TBD). We’ll head home after lunch with a few less golf balls and plenty of golf stories! dates: Saturday-Sunday October 13-14 cost: $170/$180/$190 Includes transportation, 36-holes Saturday, lodging (double occupancy), 18-holes Sunday with Country Breakfast in the morning deposit: $100 due to reserve space by Oct1. Balance due on Oct 9.

date: trip #1: Saturday, October 20 trip #2: Sunday, November 18 cost: $40/$45/$50 per trip includes transportation, leadership, horse and guide limit: 8

Sky Diving 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. date: cost:

Sunday, October 14 $160/$170/$185 includes transportation, leadership and jump fees

limit: 16

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 1 $12/$14/$18 includes transportation, instruction, gear and guides

leader: Davis Ison, David McBride limit: 8

leader: Danny Weipert limit: 8

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Touch the Earth BACKPACKING & OVERNIGHT TREKS Geocaching Adventures – Southern Region Fire up your GPS for an introduction to the sport of geocaching! You’ll learn how to use a handheld GPS as well as smartphone applications to locate geocaches nationwide. Learn the lingo and discover how you can get involved in hiding your own geocache while finding awesome caches in southern Georgia. No GPS needed to attend; visit for information on the sport. Camping gear available for rent. dates: Saturday-Sunday September 29-30 cost: $12/$14/$19

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 8

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 19-21 $18/$20/$24

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Blue Ridge Camp Hike Hike several trails along the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The trip is centered around beautiful views traveling by both automobile and foot. You’ll camp in the National Forest and gaze at the stars around a warming campfire. dates: cost:

Friday-Sunday October 26-28 $18/$20/$24

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate leader: Erin Burt, Gardner Neely limit: 8

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.

WHITEWATER Whitewater Kayaking School 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. dates: (pool) Mon., September 17; Wed., September 19; Mon., September 24: & Wed., September 26 (river) Saturday-Sunday September 29-30 time: pool sessions, 6-9 p.m. place: Recreation Center Pool & North Carolina cost: $50/$55/$65

includes paddling gear, transportation to river sessions and camping

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 10

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!


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Touch the Earth Ocoee Rafting 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. date: cost:

Saturday, October 27 $45/$50/$55

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

Ziplining! & Nantahala Rafting 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: (raft & zip): Saturday-Sunday November 10-11 cost: $95/$105/$115 (raft only): cost:

Saturday, October 13 $35/$40/$45

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


The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Tour 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:

Friday-Sunday October 5-7 $60/$70/$80

leader: Philip Strate limit: 8

Experienced Whitewater Canoe & Kayaking Trips Both of these trips are designed for previous students of the Whitewater Kayaking School or Tandem/Solo Canoe Schools. Co-lead by TTE and The Whitewater Club, Leaders will guide kayakers down a river best suited to the needs of those seeking the refresher—Cartecay, Tuckaseegee, Nantahala or other. You must obtain permission prior to signup. dates: trip #1: Sunday, October 7 trip #2: Saturday, November 3 cost: $10/$15/$20 includes transportation, whitewater equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Micah Cox, Jim Hudson, Carson Tortorige & Whitewater Club limit: 8

River of the Painted Rocks Canoeing 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: Thursday, October 11 trip #2: Thursday, November 8 cost: $10/$11/$13 leader: Micah Cox 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 2-4 $45/$50/$55

leader: Steven Yates 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: Wednesday-Tuesday December 12-18 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 5 to reserve your space. balance due: November 5 This trip offers early bird pricing. Sign up by September 14 and receive $50 off trip price. pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, November 14 6-7 p.m. Room 215 SRC leader:


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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.20-Dec. 3: Monday-Friday . . . . . . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4-Dec. 14: 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 3 for Labor Day—Free day Closed Thursday & Friday, November 22-23 for Thanksgiving— Free days Closed December 15-January 9—Seven 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 or family)



Tarp (10’x10’ or larger)



Backpack stove**



2-burner stove**






Water bottle









Whitewater Canoe*



Flatwater Canoe



Whitewater Kayak*



Recreational Kayak (sit on top or sit in)



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 and rack provided.

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Touch the Earth Climbing Wall & Bouldering Cave Inquiries: 404/413-1772 Click on the Touch the Earth tab at Graduate Assistant: Mark Bodnar 404/413-1792 Location: Room 20, lower level Student Recreation Center

WALL & CAVE HOURS OF OPERATION (subject to change; please check web site) HOURS OF OPERATION AUG. 20-DEC.3: Mondays ............................................... 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays,Wednesdays.......................... 1-7 p.m. Thursdays.............................................. 2-7 p.m. Fridays .................................................. 1-5 p.m.


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



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.

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.

Clinic times: Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-2 p.m. One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6 limit: 8 (minimum 2)

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

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 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.


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Hang out in the 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. 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.

Touch the Earth Challenge Program Graduate Assistant: Linette Turner 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.

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

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RECREATION AREA AND POOL Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Labor Day Luau


Contact: Julie Dobbs Telephone: 404/413-1761 Email:

RECREATION AREA The picnic areas, sand volleyball court and tennis courts are available yearround on a first come-first served basis. The area is also home to the Challenge Program ropes course!

Monday, September 3 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, a surprise inflatable and beach volleyball. Free shuttle from the Commons. Details at

INDIAN CREEK SWIMMING POOL Relax with family and friends, schedule a pool party for the kids or sign up for private swim lessons! Telephone: 404/413-8783 Hours through August 19: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Open Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 a.m. -7 p.m.; closed all other Mondays Hours August 20-Septmber 3: Monday-Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Labor Day, 11 a.m.-7 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.

Daily Entry: Current GSU students and current members of the SRC: free Faculty/staff/active alumni (and their immediate family members*): $3 per person, per visit Guests: $3 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.

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

LODGE Currently the Indian Creek Lodge is under construction. The “new” Lodge will be available for student group and university department reservations in Spring 2013. The new Lodge will include a large meeting room, two break out rooms, an open pre-function reception area, catering kitchen, bathroom facilities, and front and rear outside decks. The facility will be wireless and have full audio-visual presentation capabilities. Check Recreational Services website as more details become available.

PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road Decatur, GA 30034-7110 Contact: Andy Hudgins

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.

Telephone: 404/413-1765


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Special Events Join us for the annual 5k

Kaiser-Permanente Corporate Run/Walk Entry fee: $22* with discount code gsu913 (lower case)

Register at–

Thursday, September 13 7 p.m. Register by August 26 to receive a team GSU t-shirt.

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

Don’t want to walk or run? We need volunteers! Contact Caroline Dotts at

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Special Events

Tues., Sept. 11 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

Ride for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Tuesday, October 16 • 5-7 p.m. Main Gym Court 1 Donate & Participate:You can make a difference! Recreational Services invites you to ride and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and education. All fitness levels are welcome. Riders must be current students or members of the SRC.The $20 registration fee includes bike reservation, group led instruction, water and snacks. Donations benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition fund. Register at the Service Counter in the SRC lobby.


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GOLF AT THE GARDENS Saturday-Sunday • October 13-14 Enjoy 36 holes Saturday and 18 more on Sunday at another course on the way home. Trip includes a BBQ at the historic Wilson Georgian Inn and a Sunday morning Southern Country Breakfast. Register at the Touch the Earth desk!

Costs: $170 students/$180 recreation members/$190 others Includes transportation, 36-holes Saturday, lodging (double occupancy), 18-holes Sunday with Country Breakfast in the morning. Deposit: $100 non-refundable due by Oct 1. Balance due Oct 9. • Limit: 8 For more info, contact

Annual Cemetery Walk Date: Tuesday, October 30 Time: 5-6:45 p.m. Cost: $5 Recreation members $10 others Limit: 30


Register by Friday, October 26th. Refund deadline:Wednesday, October 24th. Historical treasures await you on this entertaining and informative tour of Oakland Cemetery. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts….oh my! Bring comfortable walking shoes.

Register at the Service Counter in lobby of SRC

Special Events


LET THE GAMES BEGIN Thursday, October 11 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ■ Challenge yourself to quick Olympic theme games!

■ Free food and t-shirts for the first 500 participants

WELCOME New SRC staff Sabra Blackwell

Adam Penn

Sabra Blackwell joined our staff in July as a Facilities Coordinator in the operations areas of the Student Recreation Center. Sabra received both her BS and MS in Exercise Science at Georgia State and for the past two years has worked as the Wellness Center Program Coordinator at Georgia Health Sciences University (formally the Medical College of Georgia), with a variety of responsibilities in staff hiring and training, facility operations and budget management. Prior to her position in Augusta, Sabra worked as a student assistant at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center, the Alpharetta YMCA and in a variety of student positions at Georgia State. She holds certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Basic Life Support Instructor through the American Heart Association.

Adam Penn is the Coordinator of Aquatic Operations and will manage all aquatic programming and staff at both the downtown pools as well as at Indian Creek Recreation Area. He has held this position on an interim basis since last August. Adam received his BS in Business Administration at Valdosta State University and will receive his MS in Sports Administration from Georgia State this August. For the past five years Adam has worked in various aquatic-related capacities (lifeguarding, teaching, managing pools) at Valdosta State, a country club in South Georgia and at Georgia State. He holds a number of Instructor and Instructor-Trainer level certifications through the American Red Cross as well as Scuba and Certified Pool/Spa Operator certifications.

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Recreational Services Staff

Front row (l-r) Judi Moss, Scott Levin, Julie Dobbs, Carson Tortorige, Allen Wilbanks Middle Row (l-r) Caroline Dotts, Brenda Webb, Adam Penn, Andy Hudgins, Danny Weipert Back Row 9 (l-r) Melissa Buchheit, Kacy Toberg, Sabra Blackwell (Not pictured - Debra Guyton)

Director Scott Levin

Assistant Director–Fitness Caroline Dotts

Assistant Director–Operations Kacy Toberg

Associate Director–Programs Melissa Buchheit

Assistant Director–Intramurals Andy Hudgins

Assistant Director–Facilities Allen Wilbanks

Business Manager Danny Weipert

Aquatics Coordinator Adam Penn

Customer Service Representative Brenda Webb

Accountant Debra Guyton

Instructional Programs Coordinator vacant

Facilities Coordinator Julie Dobbs

Public Relations Specialist Judi Moss

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carson Tortorige

Facilities Coordinator Sabra Blackwell

Sport Club 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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