Fitness Center FAQS
CAN ANYONE JOIN THE FITNESS CENTER?
The new Brookdale Fitness Center is available to students, staff, and members of the community. We offer several types of memberships at different rates. For questions about memberships and fees, please click here (Fees)
IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR BROOKDALE STUDENTS?
Yes. All current students (full and part time) who show a validated student ID will be able to use the Fitness Center for free. New members must still fill out the membership packet and may need to do a fitness evaluation ($25). It is encouraged that students fill out the membership package ahead of time.
IS A DAILY MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE?
Yes, a daily membership is available at $10 per visit
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
- Monday – Thursday, 6:30 am – 8:30 pm
- Friday, 6:30am - 4:30pm
- Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
IS THERE AN INDOOR TRACK?
Yes. The Collins Arena track is available to Fitness Center members, students, and community members. The track is open M-F, 9 am -2 pm. However, the track will be closed during athletic competitions and special events.
DO YOU HAVE A POOL?
Not at this time.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU HAVE?
The Fitness Center offers a wide variety of exercise equipment from Life Fitness, Cybex, and Hammer Strength. To view a detailed list, please click here (Exercise Equipment.)
DO YOU HAVE CHILDCARE?
Child care is not available. Children are not permitted on the exercise floor.
CAN I PUT MY MEMBERSHIP ON HOLD?
Memberships will be extended for medical reasons only. If you bring in a doctor’s note regarding the reason and length of time you are unable to attend, we can extend your membership. No adjustment or credited time is allowed for vacation.
CAN I SIGN UP FOR DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF TIME?
Yes, memberships are available from one day to one year.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO SIGN UP?
The Center is open to individuals age 18 and older. Children 14 and older may join as part of a Family Membership, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when using the facility.
DO YOU HAVE EXERCISE CLASSES? WHEN ARE THEY? ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES?
Yes, we offer exercise classes. Some of the classes we plan to offer are Yoga, Pilates, Stretching, Zumba, Interval Training, Cardio-fusion, and Salsa.
Starting Thursday, September 5, 2013, the Group Exercise Class Schedule is as follows:
7:30-8:30 AM, Rise and Shine Yoga
12-1 PM, Pilates
6-7 PM, Cardio Kick
7-8 PM, Power Hour
7:30-8:30 AM, Rise and Shine Yoga
1-2 PM, Pilates
7-8 PM, Cardio Sculpt
12-1 PM, Yoga Power Hour
9:30-10:30 AM, Beginner Pilates
12:30-1:30 PM, Pilates
5:30-6:30 PM, Pilates
9:30-10:30 AM, Zumba
Brookdale Fitness Center members, Brookdale students and staff: $30 for an unlimited number of classes for a 3-month period. (Does not include the 1-month trial membership offer.) Or, $5 per single class.
Non-Members: $75 for an unlimited number of classes for a 3-month period. Or, $10 per single class.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A FITNESS EVALUATION? WHAT DOES AN EVALUATION CONSIST OF?
The purpose of a Fitness Evaluation is to determine your level of fitness. The results will be used to develop a personalized exercise program.
An evaluation consists of the following:
- Sub-maximal bike test to measure cardiovascular fitness
- Body Composition Analysis to determine percentage of body fat vs. lean tissue
- Strength testing
- Flexibility testing
- Blood pressure
- Resting heart rate and weight
HOW DO YOU MEASURE BODY FAT?
Body Composition (% of fat to lean muscle mass) reflects the results of both physical activity and diet. Weight alone can be very misleading. We measure body fat in two ways. We use skin fold measurements and the Biospace Body Composition Analyzer. The In Body provides a multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis that is a reminder of your current metabolic rate.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Sign up simply by filling out the membership package. You may pick up a package in person or access it with this link - Membership Package. Memberships can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Cash can be accepted for Daily memberships only.
For further questions or information about the Fitness Center call (732) 224-2562 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org