The weight room of the Capital Center is to receive some updates during winter break, says Athletic Director Stephen Bruning.
“We are removing and updating the flooring in the weight room during Christmas break,” Bruning said in an email.
Bruning also discussed that the weight room, entryway and lobby of the Capital Center may also receive a refreshed design.
This would include a fresh paint and some added accents, and would also be completed over winter break, though plans for this haven’t yet been finalized.
Bruning mentioned that, because of space limitations, it is unlikely that anything more could be added to the center.
Although the center will not be receiving any drastic updates any time soon, students are encouraged to visit and use its services.
The Capital Center opened in 2001 as a complex for both the athletic programs on campus and for student fitness, and it caters to an average of 850 people per day.
Although this building is mostly seen as a space for athletics, it also houses classrooms and office areas for the health and sports sciences department, as well as offices for the athletic department. The building contains a field house that can be split and used for a variety of events, as well as a weight room and fitness area complete with treadmills, StairMasters and a universal exercise unit.
The vision for this building was that it would provide a functional space for students to keep up with their health, as well as a space for student athletes to train.
The regular hours of operation for students at the Capital Center are Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.