Fitness

In addition to a facility full of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, the Campus Recreation Fitness program offers many services that guide participants into a healthy lifestyle by providing group fitness classes, equipment orientations, fitness assessments, and personal training.

Towson Campus Recreation Fitness

Fitness Floor

The fitness floor is found on the first level of the Burdick Hall Campus Recreation facility. It includes a wide array of weight lifting equipment from Matrix Fitness that includes dedicated weight lifting platforms, plate-loaded machines, accessible strength training machines, and selectorized equipment. In addition, there are plenty of dumbbells, plates and benches to train the entire body. This level also includes a dedicated personal training area that is available to use when clients are not being trained, and a small variety of cardio equipment such as bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, and Krankcycles.

Cardio Floor

The cardio floor is located on the second level of the facility. It houses over fifty pieces of cardio equipment including traditional treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and step mills, plus some more unique pieces to add variety to any cardiovascular training routine. There is also a small area with mats and medicine balls for core work and stretching.

Functional Floor

The functional area is located on the second level of the facility. This unique area encourages training the body for the way it lives and moves, using independent fitness tools such as kettlebells, suspension ropes, body weight, and gravity. Two Queenax structures facilitate this functional fitness concept as well as several Matrix S-Drive sled-mills. A sprint hill with a 20% incline also adds a fun element of training.             

The Jungle

The Jungle Fitness Course is a ninja warrior inspired course designed to incorporate challenging elements of jumping, climbing and balance to create a fun and engaging fitness workout.  The course compliments the functional training area with a three-truss frame system that provides fifteen different and exciting elements to challenge all fitness levels. 

Mezzanine

The Mezzanine is located above Gym One and can be accessed through the first floor of Burdick Hall or on the second floor near the Sprint Hill. Several Group Fitness classes are held on the Mezzanine. Please keep the track and stairway clear by using the Mezzanine for ab work, stretching, and jumping rope when fitness classes are not in session.

Guidelines: Know Before You Go! 

Each fitness area has specific guidelines for using the space. 

Fitness Guidelines

Fitness Floor
  • Any use of or modification of equipment other than its intended purpose is not permitted. Campus Recreation is not responsible for any injury that may occur as a result of misuse. 
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.
  • Use of cardiovascular equipment is limited to 30 minutes while others are waiting.
  • Patrons must rack weights and return other accessories after use.
  • Spotters are recommended. Please contact a Campus Recreation employee if a spotter or assistance with equipment is needed.
  • Intentionally slamming or dropping weights is not permitted.
  • Rosin bags or chalk blocks may only be used on the Platforms. Loose chalk is not permitted.
  • Deliberate abuse, kicking, throwing, or striking equipment towards the wall, windows or ceiling is not permitted.
  • Throwing medicine balls against the walls is only permitted on the designated slam wall in the Level 2 Functional Floor area.
  • Private personal training is only permitted by authorized Campus Recreation employees.
  • Wiping down equipment after use is requested in order to keep the equipment clean and properly functioning. Sanitation wipes are available throughout the Fitness Floor.
  • Report all emergencies, maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities to a Campus Recreation employee or calling 410-704-2367.

Participants that are considered to be acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity. Campus Recreation employees have the final authority to determine if there is a safety concern present.

Platforms & Power Racks

OLYMPIC STYLE LIFTS (Deadlifts, cleans, jerks and snatches)

  • Lifts must be performed in the designated areas (Platforms, Level 1 Fitness Floor).
  • Bumper plates and safety collars are required at all times.
  • Urethane plates are not permitted on the platforms. Bumper plates only.
  • Only one person is permitted on the platform when performing Olympic style lifts.
  • Proper footwear is required at all times. No shoeless lifting.
  • Safety collars are required at all times.
  • Loose chalk is not permitted. Rosin bags or chalk blocks are only permitted on the platforms.
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.

POWER RACK LIFTS (Squat, bench, shoulder press, barbell lunges)

  • Lifts must be performed in the designated areas (Level 1 Fitness Floor).
  • Bars must be unloaded and plates racked when finished.
  • Lifts performed outside the racks are not permitted. Patrons must use the platforms.
  • Safety collars are required at all times.
  • Ground-based lifts and deadlifts are only permitted on the platforms.
  • Spotters are recommended. Please contact a Campus Recreation employee if a spotter or assistance with equipment is needed.
  • Proper footwear is required at all times. No shoeless lifting.
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.
Functional Floor
  • Any use of or modification of equipment other than its intended purpose is not permitted. Campus Recreation is not responsible for any injury that may occur as a result of misuse. 
  • Please contact a Campus Recreation employee if a spotter or assistance with equipment is needed.
  • Users must rack weights and return other accessories after use.
  • Intentionally slamming or dropping weights is not permitted.
  • Weight/power sleds are to be used on the turf floor only.
  • Deliberate abuse, kicking, throwing, or striking equipment towards the wall, windows or ceiling is not permitted.
  • Throwing medicine balls against the walls is only permitted on the designated slam wall.
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.
  • Wiping down equipment after use is requested in order to keep the equipment clean and properly functioning. Sanitation wipes are available throughout the facility.
  • Report all emergencies to a Campus Recreation employee.
  • Report all maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities to a Campus Recreation employee or by calling 410-704-2367.
Sprint Hill
  • Participants must remain in a single lane to prohibit interfering with another patrons exercise.
  • Only walking, jogging or sprinting is permitted.
  • Loitering is not permitted.
  • Equipment that rolls is not permitted (ie. dumbbells, plates, medicine balls, etc.)
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.
  • Report all emergencies, maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities to a Campus Recreation employee or calling 410-704-2367.
Jungle Fitness Course

Assumption of Risk: Must have GC approval

  1. Slips, falls and harmful contact with other persons, structures and objects;
  2. Carelessness and misjudgments - by you, other patrons and staff
  3. Failure of holds, structures and equipment;
  4. Uneven surfaces and falling objects.
  5. Increased heart rate and other symptoms of anxiety, stress and physical exertion.
  6. This description of risks is not complete and other risks, inherent and otherwise, may be encountered.

 

  • Course is designed for participants weighing less than 300lbs. Participants exceeding designed weight loads who use the equipment are participating at their own risk.
  • Hair extending beyond the shoulders must be tied back.
  • Jewelry including rings, necklaces, and dangling earrings are not permitted. Any participant wearing jewelry will be asked to remove the item before they can participate. If the jewelry is unable to be removed the individual may not participate.
  • One person per truss/frame ONLY. Users must wait for the person in front to be completely finished or clear of the elements attached to the truss before starting.
  • Participants acting in a way that can create an unsafe environment for themselves or others may be asked to discontinue the unsafe behavior or activity by a Campus Recreation employee.
  • Any use of or modification of equipment other than its intended purpose is not permitted. Campus Recreation is not responsible for any injury that may occur as a result of misuse. 
  • Stay in your own lane to prohibit interfering with another users exercise.
  • Horseplay or loitering on the Jungle Fitness Course is not permitted
  • Report all emergencies, maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities to a Campus Recreation employee or calling 410-704-2367.

Failure to follow or adhere to the above guidelines and/or the direction of Campus Recreation employees may result in dismissal from the facility, revocation of membership, or judicial referral.