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November 25, 2003


It sounds too good to be true, but David Davenport, director of University Recreation, has confirmed the rumor: Permanent faculty and staff will be given free access to the Drew Simmons Fitness Center as part of their University benefits package.

Since you must sign up for the benefit one month before you can use it, turn in your application by Monday, Dec. 1, to gain access beginning Jan. 1, 2004–just in time to make good on that yearly resolution to finally get fit.
November 25, 2003


It sounds too good to be true, but David Davenport, director of University Recreation, has confirmed the rumor: Permanent faculty and staff will be given free access to the Drew Simmons Fitness Center as part of their University benefits package.

Since you must sign up for the benefit one month before you can use it, turn in your application by Monday, Dec. 1, to gain access beginning Jan. 1, 2004—just in time to make good on that yearly resolution to finally get fit.

“All faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of using the new fitness center and this opportunity,” says Davenport.

Participants will have free access to the Drew Simmons Fitness Center, group fitness classes and open recreation until June 30, 2004. The sign-up period for the following academic year will take place near the end of spring 2004, according to Davenport.

Temporary employees can pay the annual $60 fee in the Business Office through June 30, 2004. Spouses and dependents (18 and older) of permanent employees also can gain access to the facility for $60, but their fees must be paid through the payroll deduction of the patron APSU employee.

Guests (18 and older) will be allowed with a $5 daily pass, but they must be accompanied by the APSU patron, according to Jennifer Puhl, assistant director of University Recreation. The fee must be paid through either Govs Bucks or the Business Office, and there will be a brief form to complete at the service desk.

The fitness center is a 6,000-square-foot facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including 20 cardio stations (treadmills, stationary bikes, steppers and ellipticals) with multi-channel cable viewing, more than four tons of free weights and dumbbells, total-body circuit of Nautilus pin-selected resistance equipment, and an indoor cycling room.

In addition, the fitness center offers 20 group fitness classes, including step, yoga, kickboxing, toning and group cycling, as well as ample locker, changing and shower facilities.

What are you waiting for?

Patron applications are available in the University Recreation office (MH 117) and at all UR facilities. For more information, call 7564.
—Rebecca Mackey