January 31, 2018

Fitness Center

Student Council invites students, faculty, and staff to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on April 12th at 6:15 pm. The ceremony is expected to end at 6:40 pm. The Board of Curators, President Choi, and other UM System Chancellors will be in attendance. Business attire appreciated.


The fitness center expansion is a project that over doubles the size of the current fitness center. The bottom floor will become entirely weightlifting, with cardio equipment and a multipurpose room on the second floor. The multipurpose room will be available to reserve like the existing multipurpose rooms, but will also have programming such as cycling classes. This renovation relocate and update the main entrance to not only the fitness center, but Gale Bullman as a whole. The new Fitness Center entrance will have card swipe turnstile access like what you see in metropolitan train stations. The entrance will be set back a few feet into the center so that there is front desk access if there is an issue with your ID. The budget for the expansion is approximately $4 million, with about $500k going to new equipment for the fitness center. Additionally be on the lookout for extended hours (now open until 10:45pm on weekdays) both now and when the expansion is complete.

Please feel free to fill out a Say Anything Form, or email Madison Moore, Kaeden Kessinger, or Scottie Thomas if you have any questions regarding the fitness center expansion or suggestions for new equipment.