Barnes Center Breakdown: How to get your fitness on

Check out the new facilities at the Barnes Center at the Arch

From a climbing wall to ping-pong tables to a hot tub, the Barnes Center aims to offer activities for everyone.
Published: October 9, 2019 | Updated: October 12th, 2019 at 9:20 am
KG Tan Fitness Facility with exercise equipment
The KG Tan Fitness Facility is split into three areas for different muscle groups.

The Barnes Center at the Arch opened for exercise during the first week of classes in the 2019-2020 academic year. The facility is still getting its final touches, but here’s a look at all the amenities available. From a 48-foot climbing wall to ping-pong tables to a hot tub, the center aims to offer facilities and activities for everyone.

Men’s and women’s locker rooms, day-use lockers and indoor equipment checkout are available any time the center is open. Personal training is available to jumpstart your fitness routine.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Wed-Fri: 6:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Location: 150 Sims Drive, Syracuse, NY 13244

 

Fitness Floors

The center has space to work every muscle, with four floors of fitness packed with cardio and strength equipment, free weights and training gear.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Wed-Fri: 6:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Location: Level 0 – Free Weights

Level 1 – Altmeyer Family Fitness Center

Level 2 – KG Tan Fitness Facility

Level 3 – Cardio Loft, Stretching Area and Table Tennis

People on treadmills
Cardio Equipment

KG Tan Sports Facility – Basketball and Volleyball Courts

The KG Tan Sports Facility features four full-size basketball courts with the option to set up nets for volleyball or badminton. Just ask a staff member for net installation.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Wed-Fri: 6:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

*Unless booked for intramurals or an outside event*

Location: Level 2

Basketball court
Play basketball, volleyball or badminton at the KG Tan Sports Facility.

Multi-Activity Sport Court (MAC Court)

The MAC court is available for indoor hockey, soccer and more. Check out equipment at the front desk. 

Weekday Hours: Mon: 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Tues: 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wed: 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Thurs: 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Fri: 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Location: Level 0

Multi-use facility
The MAC court, accessed from the basement level, is available for indoor hockey or soccer.

Group Exercise Rooms

The Barnes Center at the Arch offers over 50 drop-in fitness classes for free with your SU or SUNY-ESF student ID. Faculty, staff and alumni may purchase a pass here. Drop-in classes include:

Aerobic: Bollywood, Turbo Kick, Zumba, Zumba Express

Aqua Fitness: Shallow Aqua Fitness, Deep Aqua Fitness, Hydrorider, Aqua Zumba

Cycle: Cycle 50, Cycle Intervals, Cycle Power

Mind and Body: Barre, Express Yoga, Flow to Restore, Gentle Yoga, Mellow Morning Flow, Power Yoga, Raise the BARRE, Stress Less Express, Vinyasa Express, Vinyasa Flow, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Essentials, Yoga Flow, Yoga’lates

X-Training: Bootcamp, Core N More, Full Body Sculpt, HIIT, HIIT Pump, Kettlebell AMPD, Power Hour, Strength & Tone, STRONG by Zumba, Tae Kwon Do, Total Body Conditioning

Hours: Full schedule available here.

Location: Level 0, Level 3, Flanagan Gym (accessible through the Barnes Center)

group fitness room
Exercise with your pals in a group setting with trained instructors.

Indoor Track

The three-lane indoor track is suspended above the basketball courts for jogging with a view. 

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 6:30 am-11:30 pm, Wed-Fri: 6:30 am-1:00 am

Weekend Hours: Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 am, Sun: 10:00 am-11:30 pm

Location: Level 3

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Take a jog on the elevated track.

Climbing Wall

With two 48-foot climbing walls and a 12-foot-high bouldering area, the climbing wall allows users to top rope, lead climb and rappel. All harnesses, shoes, helmets and chalk are available free of charge with your student ID or membership. Participants must be 18 years or older to climb.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

Wed-Fri: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, 4:00 pm-12:00 am

Weekend Hours: Sat: 2:00 pm-12:00 am, Sun: 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Location: Level 0

Climbing wall

The 48-foot climbing wall can be accessed from Level 0 but seen from every floor.

Bouldering area

The bouldering allows climbers to practice without ropes.

eSports Gaming Room

The eSports room features 36 personal computer gaming stations and six consoles for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. All equipment is provided, and stations are available for drop-in or reservation.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 2:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Wed-Thurs: 2:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Fri: 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Sun: 2:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Location: Level 0

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The computer gaming stations light up green when they are available and red if someone is using them.

Pettyman Pool

The Pettyman Pool has a six-lane lap pool and hot tub. Climb the rock wall above the water, or watch your favorite sporting event on the big screen. Swimming lessons are available upon request. 

Weekday Hours: Mon-Tues: 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wed-Fri: 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat: 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Sun: 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: Level 1

Swimming pool and hot tub

The lap pool is set to open in the coming weeks, per center staff.

Climbing wall over pool

Climb the see-through rock wall and fall into the water.

Otto’s Juice Box

Grab a pre-workout snack or an after-exercise smoothie from the snack bar located near the entrance.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat-Sun: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Location: Level 1

Outdoor Equipment Checkout

Reserve tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, headlamps and more at the desk next to the climbing wall for all your outdoor adventures.

Weekday Hours: Mon-Fri: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Weekend Hours: Sat-Sun: 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Location: Level 0

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