Celebrate Sport & Fitness Center anniversary

Woman demonstrating the Synrgy 360

The Sport & Fitness Center offers 50 cardio machines, two multipurpose rooms for drop-in exercise classes and room for free weights. Photo: Britney Musial/UIC News

 

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sport & Fitness Center with special events March 16 to 20.

Members of the Sport & Fitness Center, 828 S. Wolcott St., will have special perks that week, including free T-shirts, food samples and massages.

“We want people to enjoy themselves and promote a healthy lifestyle in many different ways,” said Brian Cousins, director of Campus Recreation.

Before the facility expanded, members had to sign up for a 20-minute slot to use one of 10 cardio machines. The facility now offers 50 cardio machines, two multipurpose rooms for drop-in exercise classes and more elbow room for free weights.

Since the expansion, attendance has doubled from 7,000 to 14,000 swipes.

“It’s important for us to make people more knowledgeable of the history of the facility,” Cousins said.

Members who swipe in from March 16 to 19 will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as tickets to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, restaurant gift cards, a Zip Car membership, massages, T-shirts and a yoga mat.

“We want to provide something that is fun,” Cousins said.

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