Recreation Station

Explore the Cal Poly ASI Recreation Center, the campus hub for physical health and well-being.

A low-angle view of a cycling class in a dark room with colorful lights
Breakaway cycling is one of the Recreation Center's most popular fitness classes. Photo by Kaori Funahashi Peters

Have you ever wanted to be SCUBA certified? How about getting martial arts training, or learning to rock climb? Find it all at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, the university’s state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot facility run by Associated Students Inc. (ASI). The Recreation Center is where students, faculty, staff and other campus community members regularly get their sweat on. It’s the go-to hub for all things wellness — from ASI Intramural Sports leagues and pickup basketball games to group fitness classes like cycling, yoga and aquatics programs. The Recreation Center even offers spaces to cool down or take a nap, and community members who want to take advantage of the great outdoors can rent adventure gear through ASI Poly Escapes. At a university where minds are hard at work, the Recreation Center offers a place where bodies can exercise and recover.

A group of young men play basketball in the Rec Center gym

A pickup basketball game at one of the Recreation Center’s two multipurpose gyms. Photo by Joe Johnston.


A young woman curls dumbbells in front of a large wall of windows

Student Sedona Dunn takes advantage of the Recreation Center’s weight training equipment. Photo by Joe Johnston.


A young man hangs from a rock climbing wall

Computer engineering student Caleb Dennis ascends a bouldering route at the ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park. Photo by Joe Johnston.


A woman with red hair performs cobra pose as she leads a room full of people in a yoga class

Instructor Liz Crosby leads Hatha Yoga, one of the Recreation Center’s many popular fitness classes for students, faculty and staff. Photo by Joe Johnston.


A young man exercises on a rowing machine in front of a wall of windows overlooking campus and Bishop Peak

Business administration student Riley Cronin enjoys the view from one of the Recreation Center’s many fitness areas. Photo by Joe Johnston.


A swimmer swims laps in the Olympic pool under a sunset sky

On a beautiful spring evening, students and faculty swim in the Recreation Center’s lap pool. Photo by Joe Johnston.