25 Apr 2023

Fitness Center Set for Upgrade

The Fitness Center will bolster its lineup of exercise machines in May.

On May 9, the third-floor workout hub will be closed for the installation of 12 brand-new machines from leading fitness equipment manufacturer Matrix.

The mix of four cardio and eight strength-training machines includes an S-Force Performance Trainer, designed for high-intensity interval training, a glute trainer and a fully enclosed Magnum Power Rack for safe and efficient lifting.

Writing in the May issue of INTOUCH magazine, Shinji Yamasaki, chair of the Recreation Committee, says the new equipment will help meet changing demands in the Fitness Center.

"After analyzing the center’s usage data, the Recreation Committee discovered that the weight machines are used the most (around 55 percent), followed by the cardio machines (30 percent) and the stretch area (15 percent). In fact, usage of the strength-training equipment has doubled over the last five years," he writes.

Members will be able to try out the new machines from 5:45am on May 10.