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.

Fitness Center Orientations are available and 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

Learn more about all Colgate Recreational facilities.

During Spring 2020, while all recreational facilities are closed, members of the Colgate community are encouraged to explore virtual recreation and wellness opportunities

Virtual Recreation

Memberships and Day Passes

Students, Full-Time Faculty and 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 or other recreational facilities. Information about memberships

Fitness Programs

Fitness Programming

Daily drop-in group fitness classes are offered each semester, 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

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

In collaboration with the Department of Human Resources, Colgate Recreation 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

The 'Gate Fit Challenge is held annually each spring to help members of our community establish routines of healthy activity. It takes 30 days to make or break a habit - during this fitness challenge, participants are encouraged to complete 21 workouts in 30 days, and prizes are earned for each level (7 workouts) completed along the way. Punch cards for each level can be picked up at the Huntington Equipment Cage, and those who complete all three levels (21 workouts) within the 30 day period will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. Completed punch cards must be returned to the Huntington Equipment Cage to be recorded.

  • Level 1 (7 workouts): First 150 participants to complete earn a prize.
  • Level 2 (14 workouts): First 125 participants to complete earn a prize.
  • Level 3 (21 workouts): First 100 participants to complete earn a prize and entry into grand prize drawing.

Eligible workouts include: all group fitness classes ('Gate Fitness and Focus on Fitness), individual workouts at Trudy Fitness Center, Personal Training, and Small Group Training. Punch cards must be presented to trainers/instructors or front desk staff in order for workout to be recorded, up to one punch per day.

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: