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Fitness Class Registration is Open

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration is open. Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required prior to registration and before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first serve. Class will be cancelled if insufficient registration.

$10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

 Please note: As a result of a newly implemented CUNY financial procedure, all payments for fitness classes must be made at the Bursar window on the 8th floor, room 8105.07.  Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Credit cards will not be accepted. If paying by cash, please have exact change or bills no larger than $20. There will be no refunds.

  • To enroll in a class, you will need to pick up a registration form from Students Affairs Office, room 7301, complete it and take it to the Bursar’s Office with payment.   You will receive a receipt for the amount paid which then needs to be returned to the Student Affairs Office, room 7301 to officially register for the fitness class (es).
  • No payments will be accepted at the Student Affairs office.
  • Fitness equipment is provided.
  • *Pilates Sessions B & C will be merged as one class if there is inadequate registration.*

Hatha Yoga

Bodily postures (asanas), deep relaxation, breath control (pranayama), and mental concentration create a supple and relaxed body, increase vitality and promote radiant health.

Instructor: Hess Kim/Lisa Krazmer

Hatha Yoga Session A 12:00-1:00pm (Mondays) $20 GC Students /$65 Faculty-Staff/ $80 Community Members

Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 2, Mar. 9 (no class Feb. 17)

 Hatha Yoga Session B 12:00-1:00pm (Wednesdays) $20 GC Students/$65 Faculty-Staff/ $80 Community Members

Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 4, Mar. 11 (no class Feb. 12)

Mindful Yoga: Align and Flow

Relax, refocus, and refresh your body and mind in this all-levels class. We will explore foundational poses, then move mindfully with the breath through flowing sequences that increase balance, strength and flexibility. Classes include breathing exercise and meditation to promote ease and insight.

Instructor: Michelle Morrison

 Mindful Yoga Session A, 5:45-6:45pm (Tuesdays) $20 GC Students/$65 Faculty-Staff/ $80 Community Members

Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 3


Pilates improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way the body functions, looks and feels.

Instructor: Jeanette Palmer

 Pilates Session A, 4:15-5:30pm (Tuesdays) $35 GC Students/$77 Faculty-Staff/ $95 Community Members

Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 3

 Pilates Session B, 2:45-4:00pm (Thursdays) $35 GC Students/ $77 Faculty-Staff /$95 Community Members

Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 5

Pilates Session C, 4:15-5:30pm (Thursdays) $35 GC Students/ $77 Faculty-Staff/ $95 Community Members

Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 5