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Welcome to the

Self-Guided Tour

Cal Poly Recreation Center


On behalf of the Cal Poly Recreation Center, thank you for visiting the facility today. Enjoy your self-guided tour experience by viewing and reading about the numerous amenities and programs available. Descriptions of areas are split by floor level. Please be aware of the areas that are inaccessible on this tour. TOP POLICIES In order to maintain a clean and safe facility, the following policies are set in place: No gum and Water only. ASI strives to keep the Recreation Center welcoming and inclusive. Please abstain from the use of photography and videography.

INACCESSIBLE AREAS Some areas of your self-guided tour are inaccessible in order to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for Recreation Center participants. Please do not walk around or through these areas: • Locker Rooms • Pool Deck • Track Exercise Room • Upper Exercise Room • Indoor Track Please return to the Front Desk at the end of your tour. Thank you.

• Climbing Park

Background 1993

The Cal Poly Recreation Center opened as the first comprehensive center of its kind in the CSU system and became an instant destination for Cal Poly students and community. The facility was made possible by the generous support of Cal Poly students who voted for a student fee referendum in 1986.


ASI Student Government held discussions with student groups regarding the over-crowding at the Recreation Center. Student feedback led to a proposed increase to the Cal Poly University Union (UU) fee, which is a part of students’ quarterly tuition, to fund the renovation and expansion of the Recreation Center.


The fee referendum resulted in overwhelming student support, with 75% of those voting in favor of the renovation/expansion of the Recreation Center. The students approved a selfimposed fee increase of $65 per quarter and agreed that they would not pay the increased fee until the renovation/ expansion was completed.


The expanded Recreation Center opened in January 2012 as a welcoming destination for the Cal Poly community to relax, recreate and socialize. The space was created through the shared vision, hard work and financial commitments of Cal Poly students.

What is Rec Sports? ASI Recreational Sports is committed to offering activities which support a healthy, well balanced and fulfilling life.

FITNESS Group Exercise Classes Over 60 fitness classes currently offered per week, which include classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump

Instructional Classes Muay Thai Kickboxing Shorin Ryu Karate Basic Self Defense

INFORMAL RECREATION Volleyball Basketball Futsol Badminton

Racquetball Squash Wallyball

AQUATICS Beginning, intermediate and advanced swim lessons SCUBA certification program Leisure swimming Water basketball & aerobics Youth swim

INTRAMURALS Basketball Dodgeball Football Soccer

Softball Tennis Volleyball Tournaments

POLY ESCAPES Climbing Park 42’ climbing wall 13’ bouldering rock

Student-led trips Equipment rentals

Floor 1 All main areas have an assigned number, as designated on the map. Please be aware of the black and white inaccessible areas. For your convenience, photos of these areas are provided.


2 Pre Function



3 4

Adventure trips Outdoor equipment rentals State-of-the-art climbing park

10 5 6

2 PRE FUNCTION Used as separate entry during events that are held in the Main gym Has a divider to create a separate entry to the Recreation Center May be used for informal ping pong/fusball



3 MAIN GYM Used for informal recreation and intramural sports 4-court basketball and 3-court volleyball gym

4 LOUNGE WiFi available throughout the building Space to relax or meet with friends 60� TV

LOCKER ROOMS (inaccessible area) Day use only Individual private showers

Fun Fact!

The Rec Ce sustainab nter supports ility thro ugh the use of na tural ligh ting, hydratio green cle n stations, aning pr oducts, and muc h more.

Small and medium-sized lockers

5 REC GYM 13,453 sq. ft. Reserved for informal recreation Configured to play basketball & volleyball

denotes inaccessible area

Floor 1 6


Variety of equipment lending available: racquetball racquets, indoor soccer balls, outdoor/indoor volleyballs, basketballs, softball kits, bocce ball and more! Reservations for Body Pump, BREAKAWAY, and racquetball courts one day in advance Facilitates towel service Numerous items for purchase

REC POOL & LEISURE POOL (inaccessible area) Informal recreation: lap swimming, water basketball and volleyball, wading, lounging, etc. Certified lifeguards are always on duty Both pools are ADA compliant with ramping and swim lift capabilities

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS (inaccessible area) 3 sand volleyball courts next to leisure pool Available on a first-come, first-serve basis



Equipped to offer a comprehensive workout 7,500 sq. ft. of workout space

Fun Fact!

Heaviest weight lifting available


Over 200 student employe es work at the Rec Cen te facility ru r to keep the nning se amlessly


6 glass racquetball courts The furthest court (#6) also converts into a squash court Can also be set up to play wallyball

MULTI-ACTIVITY CENTER (MAC) (inaccessible area) Available for indoor soccer, badminton and special events Can hold up to 800 people Can be closed off from the rest of the facility during events, leaving it with its own separate entrance, lobby area and restrooms

denotes inaccessible area

Floor 2 All main areas have an assigned number, as designated on the map. Please be aware of the black and white inaccessible areas. For your convenience, photos of these areas are provided. 1



Used for informal recreation and intramural sports 4-court basketball gym; 3-court volleyball gym



2 STUDIOS Studio 1 used for BREAKAWAY (cycling) only Studio 2 used for dance, yoga and Pilates Studio 3 used for large group classes such as Body Pump Also available for informal use

UPPER EXERCISE AREA (inaccessible area) Cardio machines including treadmills, Stair Master StepMills, bikes and more Dumbbells ranging from 5-120 lbs Cardio machines with personal viewing monitors

INDOOR TRACK (inaccessible area) Running direction changes regularly Outside lane designated for walkers Area around track has abdominal and stretch machines, adjustable pulley machines and stationary bikes & cross-trainers

TRACK EXERCISE AREA (inaccessible area) Cardio machines including bike, ellipticals and treadmills Cardio Theater Wall with 12 TVs Great space for circuit training

denotes inaccessible area

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