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Stephens opens new student workout room

September 16, 2013

Stephens College students have a new place to work out on campus.

The College this summer converted a space on the first floor of Stamper Commons into a gym, complete with weights, exercise balls and 21 exercise machines. 

Workout-center2Although some pieces of equipment are new, most had been available to students previously in Hillcrest Hall, which has since been sold.

The new exercise space is adjacent to the Student Union, which opened in 2012 and offers students a place to play Ping-Pong, video games or foosball or to watch television.

Administrators are hoping the more centralized location will boost the number of students taking advantage of the free gym.

“Students want to stay active but the fitness center was just not accessible,” said Deb Duren, vice president of student services. “This new location will let them easily get in a workout between classes and other activities.”

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