Details

Activity Areas:

  • Fitness Floor (7,300 sq/ft)
  • Power Lifting Room (1,300 sq/ft)
  • Group Fitness Studio (1,840 sq/ft)
  • Functional Fitness Room (1,300 sq/ft)
  • Two Court Gymnasium (13,482 sq/ft)
  • Multi-Purpose Gymnasium (5,850 sq/ft)
  • One Racquetball Court
  • Performance Training Suite (800 sq/ft)
  • 1/8th Mile Track
  • Climbing Wall (30 feet high)

Services:

  • Locker rooms
  • Equipment issue (no charge with LU ID)
  • Lock and towel issue (no charge with LU ID)
  • Mezzanine lounge with table tennis
  • Café tables with healthy vending options 

Departments Housed:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS)

What else can I find?

Cardio Equipment

  • 9 LifeFitness Treadmills
  • 1 Woodway Curve Treadmill
  • 1 LifeFitness Powermil
  • 1 Stairmaster
  • 2 Ski Ergs
  • 4 Concept Rowers
  • 2 Lifefitness Spin bikes
  • 1 Rogue Echo Bike
  • 8 Precor Ellipticals
  • 2 Cybex Recumbent Bicycles
  • 2 Cybex upright bikes
  • 1 Sci- Fit Upper Body Ergometers
  • 2 LifeFitness Cross Trainers
  • 1 Octane Fitness Lateral X
  • 1 Octane Max Trainer
  • 2 Arc Trainers
  • 8 - 42" Televisions

Weight-Lifting Equipment

  • Strength Equipment
    • 14 pieces of Hammer Strength Equipment
    • 1 Dual Adjustable Pulley
    • 1 8 10 station Multi-Jungle with Cable Crossover, cable motion, and dual adjustable pulley
    • 4 Core Training Station
  • Free Weights
    • 9 Hammer Strength Plate Loaded Stations
    • 5 Hammer Strength Olympic Style Bench Stations
    • 2 Hammer Strength Power Racks
    • 2 Deadlifting Platforms2 Half Racks
    • 5,000 lbs of Hampton Weight Plates
    • Dumbbells ranging from 2.5 lbs to 125 lbs
  • Functional Equipment
    • Synergy 360 jungle gym
    • Tire Flip
    • Battle Ropes
    • Plyo Boxes
    • Yoga Mats
    • Fitness Bands
    • TRX Straps
    • Kettle Bells
    • Stability Balls
    • Medicine Balls
    • Boxing Station

Campus Recreation Goes Green

The new health and fitness center has been certified GOLD by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The LEED certification is based on 6 categories:

  • Sustainable sites (hardscapes, low water plants)
  • Water efficiency (Waterless urinals, low water showerheads)
  • Energy and atmosphere (High efficiency mechanical equipment)
  • Materials and resources (Local manufacturers, recycling construction waste)
  • Indoor environmental quality (Recycled building materials)
  • Innovation and design process (skylights, solar panels)

LEED sets the standard for green buildings by utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable technology. The University saves $60,000 a year in energy expenses due to the fitness center's green design.

How It Was Done

  • 98.12% of the waste from the health center construction was diverted from landfills
    • Asphalt / stone - 4873 tons
    • Concrete / brick - 312 tons
    • Metal products - 20 tons
    • Cardboard - 4 tons
  • Construction waste was minimized and recycled when possible
  • Building materials were manufactured within 100 miles of site when possible
  • Mechanical equipment is wrapped for energy-efficiency and stored off the ground
  • Recycled building material was used when possible
  • Waterless urinals were installed

Name:                                    Health & Fitness Center

Grand Opening:                     August 24, 2007

Architect:                              Moseley Architects, Virginia Beach, VA

Design Consultants:              Hastings & Chivetta, St. Louis, MO

General Contractor:               J. E. Jamerson & Sons, Inc, Appomattox, VA

Construction Began:              November 1, 2005

Total Cost:                             $16.6 Million

Construction Cost:                 $13.6 Million

Size:                                       74,683 gross square feet