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Class Schedule


REGISTER HALF PRICE on Select Specialized Classes 

Fall 2018 

September 4th - December 14th, 2018

(No classes Nov 3rd-6th, 21st-25th)
These classes are NOT part of the Group Fitness or Functional Fitness Passes.  You must be registered to attend.
Lap Swim                                    MTWR  9:00 – 9:55am                       Uris Pool            $206  NOW $103                         Latanya W
Lap Swim                                     TRF 11 – 11:55am                             Uris Pool            $155  NOW $77.50                       Latanya W
Lap Swim                                     MW 11 – 11:55am                             Uris Pool            $103  NOW $51.50                       Latanya W
Adult Learn to Swim              MW 11-11:55am       Sep 5th - Oct 8th             Uris Pool             $175                          Latanya W        
Adult Learn to Swim              MW 11-11:55am      Nov 7th - Dec 12th           Uris Pool             $175                          Latanya W


Beginning Squash           M 7:00 – 8:00pm                               Squash Ct              $72                         Jui V
Intermediate Squash     T 7:00 – 8:00pm                                 Squash Ct               $77                         Darya M

Advanced  Squash         W 7:00 – 8:00pm                                Squash Ct              $83                         Darya M



Anti Gravity Yoga           T  6:15 – 7:00pm         Sept 4th - Oct 9th                FF Studio             $80                         Jessica H                
Anti Gravity Yoga           W  7:15 – 8:00pm      Sept 5th - Oct 10th                FF Studio             $80                         Brian Y
Anti Gravity Yoga           T  6:15 – 7:00pm         Oct 16th - Nov 27th             FF Studio             $80                         Jessica H
Anti Gravity Yoga            W  7:15 – 8:00pm      Oct 17th - Nov 28th              FF Studio             $80                          Brian Y
Fencing                          M 4:30-6:00pm                                                      Fencing Rm        $150                     Will S

Students must supply their own fencing shoes, or indoor-only athletic shoes.

Beginning Kayaking              R 9:00-11:30pm            Sep 13th-Dec6th                 Uris Pool              $200                     Andrew L 

Scuba                                    W 6:00-10:00pm           Oct 17th-Nov 14th               Uris Pool              $400                     Peter M

Scuba                                    R 7:30-11:30pm            Oct 18th-Nov 15th               Uris Pool              $400                     Peter M

No classes November 3rd-6th, and 22nd-25th

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  • You may also register by visiting Physical Education 336, Dodge Fitness Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Current Dodge Fitness Center Membership or student access is required to register.

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Class Descriptions
Lap Swim: Swim for fitness.  Grouped in lanes based on swimming technique.  Must be able to swim several laps continuously.  An aquatics staff member will be available for training techniques or stroke analysis.
Adult Learn to Swim: Five week course to learn the basics for aquatic safety and fun. Perfect for any adult with no swimming experience.  An introduction to proper breathing and swimming techniques, floating and life safety skills.  Bathing suit and towel are required.
Beginning Squash: Learn rules, basic strokes, strategy, basic movement patterns and safety. Participants are paired by the instructor. Equipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.

Intermediate Squash: Develop consistency with a variety of basic shots and serves, depth and positioning. Participants should be able to return from behind the short line, and hit at least 10 Straight Drives and 5 Straight volleys in a rowEquipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.

Advanced Squash: Players will hone their ability to control their movement, sprints, hit with power and strength, and expand their stroke arsenal. Participants should already be able to execute the 2- and 3-person drills, and consistently keep the ball in play.  Equipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.
Anti-Gravity Yoga: A 45-min yoga based workout using silk hammocks to progress, modify, enhance, and break down yoga poses and flows. This class focuses on using the functional equipment to improve flexibility, strength, and overall practice of yoga. This class is open to any fitness level. 
Fencing: A class for the Sabre to learn the stance, movement, methods of attack and defense. The tactics of combat are practiced and applied. Equipment provided. 
** Students must supply their own fencing shoes, or indoor-only athletic shoes.
Fitness Instructor Training: A movement course designed for the advanced student to learn to become a group fitness instructor.

** This course is not offered every semester.   More information:

Kayaking (Beginner): Students will learn the basics of whitewater kayaking and river safety in pool and classroom sessions. Equipment provided, but students must know how to swim.
Scuba: Short course including classroom and pool training. Optional dive experiences offered for those seeking certification. Participants must be able to swim 200 yards and float for 10 minutes to register.  

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Program Policies
  • Dodge Fitness Center membership is required for all course registration.  To confirm your membership status, please contact the Membership Office 212-854-2546.
  • Payment must be provided at the time of registration.
  • Classes are NOT PRO-RATED or sold individually, unless otherwise noted. We do not allow make-ups for missed classes.
  • Registration will continue throughout the semester, space permitting.
  • Payment is by credit card, exact cash or check payable to Columbia University. 
  • DFC members may register another DFC member for courses by presenting the other member's valid membership I.D.
  • Members may only attend a class if they have officially registered and paid for the entire session, with the exception of during free trial periods. Attendance may be taken at the start of each 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.
Late Policy:
  • All classes have a 10 minute late policy.
Refund/Transfer Policy: 
  • Refund Deadline: within one week of the start date of each course. NO REFUNDS after this deadline or on half price initiatives.
  • Refund not issued due to cancellation of gym membership or graduation when the refund deadline has passed. 
  • There is a $10 fee for all refunds and drops.
Class Requirements:
  • Please come dressed appropriately. Most classes require athletic shoes or specialized clothing (i.e. swimsuit).
  • 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.

Fall 2018 Classes: Please click HERE to leave an evaluation. We appreciate your feedback.

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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 - 6:00 PM
Phone:(212) 854-3439
Fax: (212) 854-7397 

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