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Fitness Center Program Overview

Close up view of dumbellsFor the last decade, one of the many questions students seem to ask during the entry process and at new student orientation is about accessing a fitness center on campus. After many years of developing programs and activities that emphasize health and wellness, the 2017 Associated Student Government committed to purchasing equipment and converting two student use-spaces in the Student Center into a Fitness Center. Construction began in January 2018.

Foundation Fitness assisted us in developing a strategic plan to get the most out of our space and equipment. The stationary equipment is mostly from the Matrix brand.

 

Hours of Operation

Based on utilization data over the last three weeks, hours of operation for the remainder of the quarter/break are generally as follows: :

 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am - 5pm 9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm 9am - 3pm

 

Please be sure to review the early closure and closed days noted at the bottom of this section since the center follows the college’s academic calendar and is also closed on weekends, non-instruction days/in-service days, holidays and between academic quarters.

During the week of December 16-20 the Fitness Center will have special “holiday” hours for students and college employees during the first week of the quarter break.

 
Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

9am - 6pm 9am - 3pm

Early Closure

  • Thursday, December 5th at 3pm

Closed

  • November 28-29
  • December 12-13
  • December 23-January 1

We will open again on the first day of winter quarter, January 2. Our hours of operation on January 2 and 3 will be:

  • January 2: 9a-6p
  • January 3: 9a-3p

Eligibility

Students

Currently enrolled CPTC students who pay Service & Activities (S&A) Fees or have an applicable waiver approved by CPTC and are currently taking classes are eligible to access the center at no charge.

Beginning October 29, NWCTHS students who are not enrolled in any additional CPTC college classes are eligible for a complimentary Fitness Center membership.

The following student classifications are not eligible for complimentary access to the fitness center because they do not pay S&A Fees and must pay $30/quarter:

  • Outside programs, agencies, workforce training and contracts (i.e. INVISTA)
  • Continuing education classes
  • Transitional studies (i.e. ABE, ESL & GED)

CPTC students who would like to pay $30/quarter to access the Fitness Center should visit the Student Leadership & Service Center so we can verify your enrollment status before being directed to the Cashiers Window to pay the quarterly fee.

Employees

Employees who would like to utilize the Fitness Center must pay $10/month via payroll deduction. Unfortunately at this time we cannot accept cash or check. To initiate or cancel a payroll deduction for a membership to the Fitness Center, please complete the "Fitness Center Payroll Deduction Form". Generally payroll deductions will be applied to the subsequent pay period after the form is submitted. Requests to revoke permission of automatic deduction will applied at the first pay period of each month.

Community Members, Alumni & Campus Visitors

Due to liability and insurance reasons campus visitors, alumni and community members are not eligible to utilize the fitness center. If students have questions about your eligibility, please contact us at involvement@cptc.edu or 253-589-5780.

Image of the inside of the gym with excise equipment.

Cost

There are no out of pocket costs for CPTC students. This initiative is funded through the Associated Student Government and Services and Activities Fees paid by all CPTC students at time of registration.

Employees who would like to utilize the Fitness Center must pay $10/month via payroll deduction. Unfortunately at this time we cannot accept cash or check. To initiate or cancel a payroll deduction for a membership to the Fitness Center, please complete the "Fitness Center Payroll Deduction Form". Generally payroll deductions will be applied to the subsequent pay period after the form is submitted. Requests to revoke permission of automatic deduction will applied at the first pay period of each month.

Quarterly Verification

You must be a currently enrolled student to utilize the Fitness Center at no charge. Each quarter, students will need to verify their status as a student for that quarter and get an activities sticker from the Student Leadership & Service Center.

CPTC employees who enroll in the payroll deduction program will need to pick up a quarterly activities sticker that will be applied to their CPTC Employee ID. If you do not yet have a CPTC Employee ID, please make arrangements with the Security Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Ascent Trainer Ellipticals (two units) 
  • Climbermill 
  • Upright Bike 
  • Recumbent Bike (two units) 
  • Indoor cycling bikes (5 units) 
  • Treadmill (two units) 
  • Rowing machine 
  • Smith machine 
  • Functional trainer 
  • Incline bench (two units) 
  • Dumbbells (weights vary) 
  • TRX corner unit

Yes! our plan is to begin offering fitness classes and workshops beginning winter quarter 2020. For the first two months the center is open, our focus is on serving staff and students who utilize the space and learning about utilization patterns and trends.  

Unfortunately at this time there are no showers or wash stations in the Student Center.

While there is no formal locker room in the Student Center, there are a number of bathrooms in the space that can be utilized for changing of clothes. Once inside the space, there are limited number of lockers available behind the check-in desk that can be utilized to store personal items while using the Fitness Center. 

The Fitness Center will follow the college’s academic calendar and be closed on weekends, non-instruction/in-service days, holidays and between academic quarters. 

Tennis shoes, shorts and/or athletic bottoms and shirts (covering the entire torso) must be worn at all times. Dress shoes and pants (i.e. jeans) are not be worn inside the center. 

There are plans to add speakers/music to both spaces. For now, we ask that you bring headphones to listen/stream music from your personal device. 

No. due to liability/insurance reasons CPTC employees are not allowed to access the center outside of operational hours.

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