Playing pool at the Aztec Lanes
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Aztec Recreation Center


The Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) is an 80,000 sq ft fitness facility and home office to Aztec Recreation, a program of Associated Students of San Diego State University.

ARC Courts

ARC Courts

The Aztec Recreation Center has four multi-purpose gymnasiums that are available for ARC members to play basketball, soccer and volleyball. Members play in Intramural Leagues on these courts and Aztec Recreation rents the courts for private events. 

Courts 2, 3 and 4 are set-up for basketball daily. Court 1 rotates between Soccer (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) and Volleyball (Monday, Wednesday & Friday). Please check out the ARC Courts page for court closures.

ARC Courts FAQ | ARC Courts Rules

Cardio Room

Cardio Room

7,000 square feet and over 90 pieces of equipment. Bring your own headset and tune in to Cardio Theater on one of the many TV’s in the room. Brands include Woodway Treadmills and Precor EFX and elliptical trainers.

  • Stair climbers/steppers
  • Rowing machines
  • Elliptical trainers 
  • Treadmills
  • Upright bicycles
  • Recumbent bicycles

Cardio Room FAQ | Cardio Room Rules

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

The ARC climbing wall is an Aztec Recreation membership benefit. Visit the climbing wall webpage to see hours of operation and learn about the safety orientation required for climbing at the ARC.

Climbing Wall FAQ | Climbing Wall Rules

Fitness Room

Fitness Room

The Fitness Room is where you will find our Paramount, Life Fitness, Cybex and Icarian selectorized weight machines. This 8,000 square foot room also features a wide variety of non-traditional fitness tools as well stretching mats, abdominal rollers, physioballs, medicine balls, foam rolls, stability balls, BOSU® balls, and TRX Suspension Bars. TRX Straps are available to borrow at the ARC front desk.

Fitness Room FAQ | Fitness Room Rules

Group Fitness Studio

Group Fitness

The ARC Group Fitness Studio features numerous classes included in Aztec Recreation membership. The 3,976 sq ft. studio offers a suspended hard wood floor and we have yoga mats and props, Pilates balls, stability balls, jelly bells, physio balls, and lots of other great equipment so you don’t need to bring anything to enjoy a Group Fitness class.

Group Fitness FAQ | Group Fitness Rules

Multi-Purpose Room

Spinning Studio

Multi-Purpose Room has 24 Spinning® bikes and we host several classes each week which are included in Aztec Recreation membership. Members also have access to speed bags and heavy bags in the Multi-Purpose Room when Spinning® classes are not in session.

Group Fitness FAQMulti-Purpose Room Rules

Weight Room

Weight Room

In the weight room you will find the highest quality strength training machines including Hammer-Strength and tons of free weights in over 8,000 square feet of space. Floor supervisors are on staff to assist you with the equipment, or answer any questions you may have.

Weight Room FAQ | Weight Room Rules

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