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Some Weight Room Facts

  • 9,360 square feet with rubberized and carpeted floor and mirrored walls
  • December 2008 replaced rubberized floor with Mondo Sport Impact flooring
  • Over 40 pieces of cardiovascular equipment including 8 precor ellipticals, 8 AMT's, 4 stairmasters, 8 recumbent bikes, 8 upright bikes, 8 treadmills (2 are not connected to the grid and are powered by sweat), and 1 spinning bike
  • New Summer 2013 are 8 Precor AMT's - Adaptive Motion Trainers- giving you more range of motion than the ellipticals
  • Over 30 state-of-the-art "selectorized" weight machines for toning and strength exercises
  • Extensive free weight area with top-of-the-line strength building equipment
  • January 2009 added 52 pairs of Iron Grip dumbbells ranging from 2 - 100 pounds; replaced existing weights; and additional 5 pairs added in May 2009
  • Accessible equipment for persons with disabilities
  • Stereo sound system and cable televisions
  • Supervised by safety-trained student staff
  • December 2009 replaced carpet in the weight room and facility hallways with new carpet tiles from Interface

Weight Room Policies

In addition to the general policies, the Weight Room Policies are:
For hygiene and cleanliness
  • Please wipe down all equipment after use.  Paper towels, towels and spray bottles with disinfectant are provided.
  • All participants' midriffs must be covered (no sports bras; participants must wear a t-shirt or tank top)
  • The use of chalk is not permitted.
Protect the Equipment
  • It is important that all participants maintain control of their weights at all times.  Weights are not to be dropped or thrown.
  • Patrons that use the platform for dead lifts should drop the weights from their waist and not from any higher. The platform is the only location in the weight room for this dead lifting or other lifting with the Olympic bars.
  • Heavy dumbbells must be used on the rubber floor area only.
Increase Safety
  • Safety collars must be used on Olympic bars and curl bars at all times.
  • Weight belts and spotters are recommended for all heavy lifting exercises.
  • Participants are not to interfere or distract other individuals during their workout.
  • Weight Room use is restricted to use by individuals 16 years of age and older.
Be Courteous to Others
  • All weight plates should be removed from equipment and returned to the appropriate rack after each use.
  • Weights and other equipment may not be removed from the Weight Room.
  • Participants are advised to vacate machines between sets to allow others to workout in between sets.
  • All cardiovascular machine use is limited to 30 minutes, including warm-up and cool down, when others are waiting.
  • Cell phones are not allowed in the Weight Room.  If you need to make a call, please use the hallway outside the Weight Room.
Personal Training is NOT Allowed
  • Weight Room Attendants are not personal trainers and can only show patrons how to use the equipment; they cannot provide advice on exercise programs.
  • Personal training sessions cannot be conducted in any recreation facility.

Busy Times
Monday - Friday  from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. During this time there is an average of 75 - 85 patrons in the weight room. Our Weight Room capacity is 187.
Newest Addition

December 2012 our new lifting platform arrived and a window was mirrored for its use.

weight room platform

Powered by Sweat

The Weight Room has 40 pieces of cardiovascular equipment-of these 39 are Powered By Sweat. Powered By Sweat means they are off the grid (no cords attached) and you are the one making them go. Spring 2012, Campus Recreation purchased two Woodway Curve treadmills which leaves only six treadmills plugged into the grid. At this same time we highlighted the work you do by adding stickers to all the machines that YOU power.

woodway treadmills

Blair Family Patio
Adjacent to the weight room is an outdoor cool off and social area with bench seating. Cell phone calls may also be taken in this area or the main hallway of the Malley Center - no cell phone calls in the Weight Room please.
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