Open gym

Have you ever had a few hours between classes and wanted to take a quick run just to clear your head?

Well you might want to run around the gym on campus, or play some basketball with your friends during the open hours of the gym and weight room.

Many do not know about the open gym and weight room. In a recent informal survey of eight students, only one in four were aware that the gym was open to the students during the week.

The students were asked if they would use the open gym and weight room after learning of its availability and many still turned down the option.

“I think they are a good idea but I don’t have the time to use them,” said Lindsay McDonald, a criminal justice student.  Eric Williams, an applied science student, also cited time constraints.

“I just don’t have the time to attend,” Williams says.

“I would rather just use my weight room at home,” Jesse Martinez, a computer networking student, said.

While some students may be unaware of the open gym and weight room, and may not have the time to break from studying, the gym is far from empty. Many students take the time to play basketball between classes.

The weight room offers a variety of equipment including weights, balance balls, two bikes, two elliptical machines, two stair climbers and three treadmills.

“I think it is a swell place and would like to use it,” Nicolas Wauters, a Criminal Justice student, said after being informed of the equipment available.
The open gym hours on campus for the fall semester are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and are for SC4 students, staff and faculty only.

Students are asked to bring their own basketballs.

The Weight Room hours for the fall semester are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Doug Johnson

Guest Writer

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