Columbia | Physical Education & Recreation

at The Dodge Fitness Center

Functional Fitness Group Training

Program Description  | Class Schedule | Rates & Packages | Registration & Check-in | Class Descriptions | Open Hours | Program Policies | Evaluation | Contact Us

Program Description
Our Functional Fitness Studio is the newest addition to Physical Education & Recreation Programming. We offer 45 minute small group training classes of 10 or fewer people where a coach will lead you through training sessions. We use a variety of equipment depending on the class including but not limited to TRX suspension training, bodyweight training, kettlebells, sandbags, medicine & slam balls, and monkey bars. 
  • The Functional Fitness Studio is located on the 3rd floor of Dodge Fitness Center by the squash courts.
  • Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • To learn more about our classes and functional fitness, please read our COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, POLICIES, and FAQs. 
  • Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Class Schedule

Functional Fitness Program

Summer 2017

May 30th - August 4th

(no classes June 30th - July 4th)


12:15 -1pm
12:15 -1pm
12:15 -1pm
12:15 -1pm
6 - 6:45pm
TRX Fusion
6:30 - 7:15pm
6 - 6:45pm
TRX Fusion
6:30 - 7:15pm


Functional Fitness is NOT part of the Group Fitness Pass. Separate rates and registration procedures apply.


Rates & Packages         

General Rate                                                                                              Undergrad/Grad Student Rate
Unlimited: $225                                                                                      Unlimited: $200
Single Class: $20                                                                                     Single Class: $15                 
Five Class Pack: $90                                                                             Five Class Pack: $80
Ten Class Pack: $150                                                                           Ten Class Pack: $112


  • Packages purchased during Summer 2017 expire August 4th, 2017.  All packages expire on a semester basis. 

Registration & Check In:

Purchase Class Packs: 
  • Starting May 1st, you may purchase a Summer 2017 class pack ONLINE, or visiting Physical Education 336, Dodge Fitness Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Participants must have a valid class pack to attend. All packs expire on a semester basis.
  • Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Each class has a 10 student maximum, unless otherwise noted. Please arrive early to secure your spot and check-in with the instructor.  


Class Descriptions
Functional HIIT:  45 min HIIT (high intensity training) class using any/all equipment in room (suspension trainers, TRX, medicine balls, core bags, sand bags, Queenax jungle gym, body weight and kettle bells). Circuits which can include cardiovascular, strength, and agility drills. Circuits can include cardiovascular, strength, and agility drills. This class is high intensity, but modifiers and progressions will be offered and class is open to any fitness level.
Boxing: 45 min boxing and conditioning class. The coach teaches and drills boxing basics using the heavy bags and mitt work. The class also includes bodyweight training and conditioning intervals. This class is high intensity, but modifiers and progressions are offered and class is open to any fitness level. All boxing experience levels are encouraged from beginner to advanced; the class is designed to let students learn skills and get a workout that suits their goals and experience. Gloves are provided although participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and wraps. Class is limited to 8 people. 

Open Hours
The Functional Fitness Studio is open to ALL MEMBERS of Dodge Fitness Center free of charge during open hours. Open Hours are a time to use the equipment in the room for individual, self-guided training. No purchase is required to use the room during this time. 
  • Space is available on a first come/first served basis. If the room is full, the room supervisor will not allow you in for safety concerns. ROOM IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.
  • All are required to go through a brief walk through orientation with the room supervisor on this first visit.
  • All members must sign in and out with the room supervisor during Open Hours.
  • Room supervisor manages the safety of the space and reserves the right to make requests of members using the room. Follow all instructions from the supervisor. 

Program Policies
  • Dodge Fitness Center membership is required to purchase a class pack.  To confirm your membership status, please contact the Membership Office 212-854-2546.
  • Payment must be provided in full prior to attending a class.
  • Payment is by credit card, exact cash or check payable to Columbia University. 
  • DFC members may purchase a package for another DFC member by presenting the other member's valid membership I.D.
  • Members may only attend a class if they have purchased a class pack. You must check-in with the instrucor before class.
  • Participants must bring their CU or DFC ID card to class in order to gain entrance to classes.
  • "Trying" a class for free or watching a class from inside the room is NOT permitted. If you'd like to try a class, you must first purchase the class, unless otherwise noted. 
  • You may not be admitted if the room has already reached capacity or if you are late.
Late Policy:
  • All classes have a 10 minute late policy. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes, even if space permits.
Refund Policy: 
  • Refunds are for documented medical reasons only.
  •  Only a prorated refund will be offered.
  • You may not receive a  refund due to cancellation of gym membership or graduation. 
  • There is a $10 fee for all refunds.
Class Requirements:
  • Please come dressed appropriately. Most classes require athletic shoes/attire.
  • The instructor reserves the right to turn you away from class if you are not properly dressed to participate.
  • If you have questions about the proper attire, please contact the PHED office.
Policies and schedules are subject to change without notice.

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Contact Us
Columbia University, Morningside Campus
3030 Broadway Dodge Fitness Center
Physical Education Room 336
New York, NY 10027
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:(212) 854-3439
Fax: (212) 854-7397 
Email India Choquette ( for questions regarding functional fitness.