This archived article was written by: Dillon Manzanares
If you like to exercise on state of the art equipment, the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center has added new and improved equipment. All the equipment was received and ready to go on Sept. 24. It was approved and funded by last year’s student government’s legacy fund. The total of all the equipment was $32,000.
Added to the gym were three new high-quality treadmills, making a total of six. Before the new treadmills, there was often a waiting period to get on a treadmill. However, with the six now, it makes it much easier for everyone to be satisfied with their workout. Five new electronic bikes were also added. There is also an electronic stair climber called The Biggest Loser-Jacob’s Ladder. Which moves while you climb it. It is a challenging workout that many enjoy. To top it all off, two stair climbers were added along with an elliptical machine. A total of thirteen new weight sets or machines were added.
New free weights are also available in the newer, smaller weight room. The weights are top- quality. Regular visitors seem to love the new free weights and the improved selection of workouts they offer. All of the weight machines are rearranged and they are all organized, making your workout at the BDAC a much better experience.
Working out and staying in shape is an important thing in many peoples’ lives. Studies show that working out on a consistent basis usually improves a person’s overall happiness. It is also one of the best stress relievers. If the gym you are attending has good quality equipment and is an organized and clean, safe environment, it can make your workout a much better experience.
The BDAC attendance seemed to increase since the new equipment was installed. More people are coming to enjoy the equipment and get in, or stay in shape.
The BDAC is a much more enjoyable gym now with the new equipment. If you have not gone and worked out since the new equipment arrived, you should definitely go and see if you like it. It is free to get in if you are a student, and $4.25 per day for everyone else. The cost for a month pass is $30, plus tax. You can also purchase a family pass which varies in price according to how many members are in your family.