This week I was able to hear all about Woollen Gym’s new rooms from Joel McLawhorn, Campus Rec’s Facilities and Operations Coordinator. The gym’s renovations have a lot to add to the facility.
Four exercise rooms on the basement level of Woollen Gym got a big update since the last time you were there. There are two brand new dance studios equipped with full-length mirrors, ballet bars and surround sound speaker systems. One room has hardwood floors while the other has a matted surface. Additionally, there is a new weight room used for EXSS Physical Education classes (shout-out to the first-years!). There is also a heavily padded room, also known as the Combative Room, used for martial arts, boxing and any other type of contact sports. And to be able to store all the weights, exercise balls, steps, etc., there is a new storage room.
Want to use a room? You must reserve it in advance through Campus Rec. They’re primarily used by Sport Clubs and EXSS classes - so reserve the room early! Campus Rec usually take reservations for the entire semester and the rooms can be used up until midnight.
Really interested in the dance studios? There is actually another dance studio located on the lobby level of Woollen Gym with hardwood floors and full-length mirrors. It is smaller than the two newest rooms, however this one is open for drop-in use anytime the gym is open!
If you want to take advantage of these new rooms without a reservation, be sure to register for an EXSS classes (you have to take one anyways to graduate…) or if you’ve got some special talents, consider Sport Clubs. And if you just want to check them out, be sure to stop by Woollen Gym! These renovations are something you don’t want to miss!