August 19, 2016 – When students aren’t in class this coming school year, you may find them working out at the new fitness center located on the third floor of the Latimer Student Center.
The repurposed space features brand-new exercise equipment including: five treadmills, three elliptical machines, two stationary bikes, a rowing machine, and a lateral trainer, and various other exercise machines. The area also includes an aerobics room with ample floor space, medicine ball tower, and an on-demand video kiosk featuring hundreds of instructional exercise programs available for free.
“Our goal for this project was to provide an optimal experience for students while they’re on campus, which includes their physical well-being as well as their spiritual and academic well-being,” said Tim Hostetler, Vice President of Student Services and Ministries.
Renovations took place over the summer and were finished in time for the arrival of students in August. The idea for the fitness center stemmed from a request proposed by the Student Government Association (SGA) to provide students with a space to better promote an active lifestyle on campus.
The center is open to all students, faculty, and staff during Latimer’s posted hours of operation. Students will continue to be able to use the workout facilities located on the upper level of the Summers Athletic Complex.
Funding for the project was provided through generous donations from the Board of Trustees.
Written by Curtis Jolley, Social Media and Communications Coordinator