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Kansas State University
122 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506


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Recreational Services

Recreational Services
Steve Martini, Director
Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex

Recreational Services is responsible for intramurals, recreational sports, fitness/wellness programs, sport clubs administration, and the K-State Challenge Course for the campus.

The award-winning Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex features 14 racquetball courts; two squash courts; three gyms for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; two weight training and cardiovascular areas; a multipurpose area for exercise sessions, two indoor running/walking tracks; a combatives area; a table tennis room; personal training studio; locker rooms; central services area for equipment checkout and operations; and business office.

The natatorium at the Ahearn Sports Complex offers two 25-yard pools and one diving pool. A sun deck is also available.

Outdoor facilities include lighted fields for football, soccer, softball, and sand volleyball; lighted tennis, basketball, and 3-wall racquetball courts; horseshoe pits; and a fitness cluster with running/walking trails.

Outdoor recreational equipment, camping equipment, canoes, and kayaks can be rented at the outdoor rental center.

A wide variety of group fitness sessions are offered, including cardio, yoga, pilates and aqua exercise. Personal trainers offer fitness assessments, nutrition analysis, and exercise program planning. Athletic trainers provide evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries, including first aid and taping services.

The K-State Challenge Course is available by reservation. Team building, trust, and better communication are just a few of the benefits to be gained from participating.

The course consists of icebreakers, group initiatives, and low and high elements. The low elements consist of ropes, wires, poles, and other wooden objects, while the high elements are the same, but 30 to 40 feet in the air! The high elements make use of ropes and belaying systems. Trained facilitators guide participants through the course.

Intramural sports are scheduled competitive activities. Team, individual, and meet sports are offered for students, faculty, and staff. More than 50 different intramural activities are offered for men, women, and co-rec competitors.

The sport clubs program provides an opportunity to participate both competitively and non-competitively in a number of traditional sports such as volleyball, soccer, and rugby, plus nontraditional sports such as paintball, skydiving, and ultimate frisbee.

The department provides many student employment opportunities for lifeguards, sports officials, building supervisors, exercise leaders, personal trainers, and office assistants.