Dear Clark Community,
With the start of the fall semester, I want to update you on the renovation and expansion of the Bickman Fitness Center.
Work on the Fitness Center began the day after Commencement. Because of changes in the project schedule over the summer, the opening has been delayed a few days, but great progress has been made over the past two weeks, with floors installed and finished and some of the equipment delivered and installed.
The Fitness Center will be re-opening on Tuesday, September 10, at 12 noon. The expanded facility includes two floors. The top floor features cardio equipment (ellipticals, treadmills, etc.) with an elevated walkway to a large multipurpose room for our wellness-related classes and group fitness activities. The bottom floor has additional cardio machines, along with ample universal weight equipment, and also features a large semi-private room for free weight activity. We have purchased new cardio and weight-related equipment from leading fitness industry companies such as Precor, Life Fitness, and Matrix to fill the new space.
We appreciate your patience with the final steps involved in completing the renovations. While not everything will be finished by September 10, we want to allow everyone to begin using the facilities again as soon as possible. Some of our new equipment (including all of the free weights) will be installed on September 13th and available for use on September 14th.
I believe that you'll be pleased with the changes and will agree that it has been worth the wait!
David P. Angel