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Laurier’s Fitness Centre celebrating grand reopening Nov. 13
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Fitness Centre is celebrating its grand reopening Nov. 13 after undergoing a $5.3 million upgrade and expansion.
The renovation adds a new main entrance and an additional floor that doubles the size of the centre.
The Fitness Centre is now more than 20,000 square feet, houses two additional fitness studios, and contains nearly $1 million of additional equipment. Included in the equipment additions are improved cardio equipment, two full sets of circuit training machines, free weights, stretching and core training equipment, and a TRX training station.
Laurier students were major supporters of the renovation, contributing $5 million through the Student Life Levy.
“This expansion has been generously funded by the Laurier students and demonstrates tremendous leadership on their part,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Peter Baxter. “As the university has grown, so has the demand for providing students access to health and wellness opportunities. By providing a number of different workout options, we believe that this expansion will reduce the waiting time for equipment while also providing a welcoming atmosphere for all of our constituents.”
The expanded entrance allows easier access to the facility while also providing a social space for students.
In addition, the updated facility features a divisible exercise area that allows for circuit training, personal and group training, and women’s-only workout times.