Looking for a place to exercise, or simply get rid of stress? With the new school year, the RSC has a new fenced-off exercise area in the mini-gym.
Along with the different look and atmosphere this designated area creates, a few new pieces of equipment have been added to the facility. New equipment includes: an elliptical, two new exercise bikes, personal fitness mats, medicine balls, and two fitness stations for pull-ups, dips and leg raises. These stations are used to target various muscle groups of the body for a total body workout. A treadmill was also added in the weight room.
Although the changes to the RSC are not drastic, Dale Thompson, RSC director, said, “There is always a process of tweaking facilities—it is an ongoing thing.” The biggest change, Thompson believes, is that the new sectioned-off area of the mini-gym is different to the eyes. Thompson also mentioned that from the perspective of students, it sometimes seems as if things never change in our facilities.
Dale remembered that Paul Blaziene once said, “Most people see things as a snapshot, but if you stay here long enough you get a flipbook. Then you see that things really do change.”
In addition to the new equipment, the possibility for the addition of one more piece of equipment remains. Thompson says the bills from the summer purchases still need to be reviewed before further additions.
The equipment recently purchased was a result of a request from the SGA that then went through the NW Capital Request Process. Any further purchases would be subject to the same request process.
“There is no formal plan or budget that has dollars set aside to add equipment each year,” Thompson explained. “The Capital Request is more of a ‘one-time’ funding idea as opposed to an on-going budget idea.”