Hamilton’s state-of-the art fitness center just got a bit more hi-tech with the replacement of 50 pieces of exercise equipment. The Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center was closed during last week’s fall recess in order to remove the old machines and bring in and install the new equipment.
Dave Thompson, director of the Blood Fitness Center and Campus Wellness, said it was time to replace the equipment. “The bulk of the equipment was purchased six years ago when the center opened,” he noted. “Some pieces were left over from the previous fitness center and were 8-10 years old. The high usage of the center made it necessary to move forward with new state-of- the-art equipment,” Thompson explained.
The equipment that was replaced included treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and adaptive motion trainers. Fitness Center users will see the difference a few years makes, Thompson remarked. The new equipment offers touch screen technology, built in TVs on many machines, more variety, more choices and more virtual options.
“More than ever the center has something for everyone” Thompson said. He invites members of the campus community to attend equipment demos by the vendor on Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. “Learn to use as many different machines as possible,” he urged. “It has never been so much fun to get in shape.” Thompson reminds users to please carry clean workout shoes into the center and keep these great machines up and running.