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Moravian College Unveils New 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center

Campus Community attends Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of new state-of-the-art fitness center

Fitness Center Ribbon CuttingBethlehem, Pa., January 24, 2012—The campus community came out on January 24 to celebrate Moravian College’s grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center with gleaming new cardio equipment and weight machines. Built as an addition on the front of the Breidegam Field House, the center overlooks the HUB quad and, on the interior, windows offer a view down into the ARC.

The ceremony included a welcome by President Thomforde and remarks from Board Chair Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth '68, and student trustee Brittany Beard '12 who helped cut the ribbon. The celebration included equipment demonstrations, refreshments, and giveaways.

The event sponsors were Aardvark Sports Shop, Advantage Nutrition, BSN Sports, The Finish Line Running Store, Highmark Blue Shield, Naked Juice, PAWS, Pepsi, Sodexo, and Starters Restaurants.

The center includes treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, summit climbers, stairmasters and rowers line up ready for use—30 of them in all. The Life Fitness equipment is all-new and offers special features including plugs for an iPod or headphones to access one of six 55-inch televisions.

In addition to the cardio equipment, a full line of Life Fitness Selectorized strength equipment covers every muscle group. There also is a large free-weight area as well as an area dedicated to abdominal/core workouts.

And three TRX suspension systems are located on one wall, offering exercises that use one’s body weight for resistance.

The former fitness center, now renamed the performance center, contains heavy weights, squat racks and Olympic platforms, which can be used to complement the machines in the fitness center. Between the two workout spaces, Moravian boasts more than 13,000 square feet of space for its student athletes and those who simply want to stay in shape. A corps of student workers also will be trained in the operation of each machine, and will be available to help newcomers learn how to use the equipment safely.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.

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