Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

April 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are scheduled to open at the start of the Fall 2011 semester.

The Commons Fitness Center will feature 24 new cardiovascular machines, 12 Paramount fully adaptable weight training circuit machines, an Adaptive Functional Training (high-low cable) machine, a versatile dumbbell free weight station and stretching area.

“This room is designed for everyone to benefit from overall fitness and wellness, with plenty of cardio machines and is laid out in an easy-to-use weight machine circuit format,” says Coach Rick Brownell. “There’s also enough variety to allow the advanced fitness user to create the desired training effect for his or her personal needs.”

The Commons Sports Training Center is designed specifically for advanced fitness levels and athletes who require high-intensity training. Featuring a state-of-the-art Anaerobic Speed Circuit, athletes can also push beyond their agility needs with their own Agility-Plyometric Station with progressive agility circuits featuring, Depth-Jump Boxes, VertiMax Trainers, Medicine-Ball Racks, Agility Ladders, and a variety of cones and agility options. In addition to several weight stations for every type of training this room will feature two more Adaptive Functional Training Machines and a variety of wall hooks for exercise bands.

“The Sports Training Center will require some knowledge and fitness background to utilize properly but will provide endless varieties and growth for the advanced athlete and exercise enthusiast,” says Brownell.

Brownell spearheaded the interior design of the new facilities with Coach Rob Nydick and additional input from the Athletics Coaches and Trainers.

Brownell received an B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. (abt) in Exercise Physiology He has more than 15 years in all areas of fitness, fitness therapy and sports training prior to becoming a coach and I have had certifications from American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association and International Sports Science Association.

Nydick earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and still maintains his certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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