Aztec Recreation- Experience It.


Whether you’re a rock climbing enthusiast, gym rat, yogi in the making, bowling pro or amateur, swimming pool lover, racquetball player, body competitor or none of the above, rest assured Aztec Recreation has something to suit everyone’s fitness interest. The Aztec Recreation Center is an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility built by Associated Students of San Diego State University. We also love to take our exercises outdoors  through a combination of various Aztec Adventure trips and Intramural Sports Leagues.  Aztec Recreation is all about trying new things, testing your fitness limits, and experiencing it all.

To ensure an overall health experience we have incorporated free nutrition counseling and free fitness orientations. Our fitness interns will walk you through all that the membership has to offer along with  evaluating your personal needs. If you’re a person who likes a consistent routine or someone who likes to constantly switch up your workouts the options are limitless here at Aztec Recreation. Membership is available to everyone ages 18 and over and includes seven major facilities: ARC, ARC Express, Aquaplex, Tennis Courts, Racquetball, Climbing Wall, Outdoor Track, Mission Bay Aquatics (off campus), Aztec Adventures (off campus),  and Aztec Lanes in which members get access to.

To all those early risers and night time owls, the ARC is open 24 hours during the week to ensure you get your workout in- leaving you no excuse not to get your sweat on, regardless of how busy your day is. The ARC has an indoor climbing wall, 60 group exercise classes per week, drop-in basketball games in our 4 full-size gymnasiums, and maintains over 400 pieces of weight training and cardio equipment.


express_trxAs if the ARC is not equipped enough, the ARC Express is an exciting new fitness destination for members of Aztec Recreation. ARC Express is located on the third floor, south side of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, with more cardio based machinery such as TRX and Synergy 360 to name a few.


3Have injuries and need low impact movements on your joints?  Wanting to switch up your cardio routine? Training for a long endurance sport? The 112,000 square foot Aztec Aquaplex features two heated outdoor pools and a hydrotherapy spa. From swim lessons, Olympic size lanes, to group swim exercise classes the AquaPlex is a great way to switch up your exercise routine. Aside from the fitness aspect, the facility’s progressive architecture includes an 8,000 square foot solar water heating panel as well as a photovoltaic solar array which significantly offset energy costs. Always thinking green!


5_wakeboardingSurfing, paddle boarding, sailing OH MY! Talk about taking fitness outdoors. Mission Bay Aquatics is all about moving your workouts to the water. Regardless if you’re a beginner or an expert, MBAC has classes and day lessons for any fitness level. With an Aztec Recreation membership, members get special pricing.


groupDiscover a new hobby and try testing your limits. The Indoor Climbing Wall has been a huge attraction to many of our members and is continuing to grow. With our FLASH program encouraging members to excel in their strength and climbing level, we are sure you will get hooked.


ertaCraving that sense of adventure? Join us on one of our many Aztec Adventure trips. Trips include: backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and many more. So many different sorts of memories just waiting to happen. The best part? You get a workout doing the things you love.


2Feeling lucky? Aztec Lanes is SDSU’s new bowling and gaming center located on the first floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Members can now enjoy 12 bowling lanes outfitted by Brunswick as well as a game lounge with five billiards tables, two table tennis tables and eight big-screen TVs. Aztec Recreation members can bowl for free!


4More of a team player? Love the fun competitive side of fitness? Aztec Recreation members get the benefit of joining an Intramural Sports League. With over 13 different sports to choose from there is guaranteed to be a sport to get your head in the game.


Associated Students (A.S.) is an independent student-directed corporation that is one of the largest student governance organizations in the CSU system. As an affiliate of San Diego State University, the programs and facilities A.S. manages are enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and the SDSU Community.

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