Trudy Fitness Center

The Trudy Fitness Center is free and open to all Colgate students, faculty, and staff, with paid memberships available for community members.

The two-floor facility features cardio equipment including treadmills, stationary bicycles, and ellipticals on the upper floor. Strength and weight training equipment are located on the lower floor.

Memberships and Day Passes

Students, Faculty, Staff

These members of the campus community have free, unlimited access to Trudy Fitness Center, as well as some of the fitness programs outlined below. Simply present a Colgate ID (’Gate Card).

Paid Memberships and Passes

Members of the local community, alumni, employee family members, student parents, etc. can purchase memberships and day passes for the Trudy Fitness Center. Information about memberships

Students lay on their backs on yoga mats and hold an abdominal crunch

Fitness Programming

Meet with fitness center staff to get acquainted with the facility.

Orientations include a basic overview of the fitness center equipment and its proper use. Learn to use the cardio and weight equipment safely and effectively.

Orientations are free and available to students, employees, and fitness center members.

Schedule an orientation

The fitness center offers daily drop-in group fitness classes, led by certified instructors. Options include spinning, yoga, interval training,  and much more. 

Classes in the ’Gate Fitness schedule are free to students, faculty, staff, and fitness center members.

Group fitness schedule

In collaboration with the Department of Human Resources, the fitness center offers a series of group exercise classes tailored to fit into a busy workday. Focus on Fitness programming is free and open to Colgate employees and their spouses/domestic partners.

While employees receive registration priority, some classes may be opened to other gym members for a registration fee.

Focus on Fitness information

Whether just starting an exercise program, or looking for ways to expand a current training routine, Colgate has affordable rates for individuals or small groups to work directly with a certified personal trainer.

Personal and small group training

Sundays 8–9 p.m.

This weekly program during the academic year invites those who have felt uncomfortable and/or intimidated while working out at other hours in the day. Empower Hour aims to help participants build confidence, become comfortable exercising, and to build new connections within the Colgate community.

While the fitness center is open to all during this time, the emphasis is on creating a safe and inclusive space for learning, teaching, and community building. The ultimate goal is to achieve a fitness culture on campus in which every hour is Empower Hour.

Are you looking to have a custom program for a group of students, staff, an organization, a residence hall, etc.? Do you want to cover a specific fitness or exercise topic? Contact Colgate Recreation ( to inquire, or contact:

Assistant Director of Recreation-Facility Operations and Membership Services
Trudy Fitness Center