Rec center to get new equipment

Bridget Mcmaster

Lied Recreation Athletic Center will receive a facelift in the coming months. The center will not only be open 18 hours a day, but will also receive new equipment in the next few months. “[We] try to keep our cardio equipment as up-to-date as possible, so some new pieces will be arriving within the next month,” said Rhonda Fritsche, assistant director of Recreation Services. “Construction of a climbing wall is anticipated to start in November.” Day-use lockers will be installed on the third floor near the weight area in the next few months. The Government of the Student Body allocated money last year to help pay for the lockers, which will be added to help decrease theft and provide a secure place for students to put belongings. These lockers will operate on a bring-your-own-lock basis, and will not be available for overnight use. Another new service is personal training. “For a fee, individuals can work with students who have an exercise science major to set up a program to meet their fitness goals,” Fritsche said. Students go to the Rec Center for a variety of reasons, whether it be to keep in shape, play basketball with friends or simply break up the monotony of their day. “[I went] to get out of the dorm, to do something else,” said Lindsey Peterson, freshman in animal science.