Congressional Fitness Center will open on East Campus on Monday, May 15. The center will be open during the summer from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and is located on the first floor of Congressional Hall.
Congressional Fitness Center will offer personal training and small group training programs starting in the fall and act as a smaller gym during the summer, said Alicia Fodera, Assistant Director of Membership Services and Promotions. Students will need to do personal or small group training during the school year to use the gym. Personal training can be scheduled as one-on-one training or with a partner for sessions of 30 or 60 minute classes, according to the center’s website.
Rachel Horowitz, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, will live on East Campus next year. She hopes that the rules for who can use this gym will change.
“As someone who tries to go to gym regularly, it will be of a disadvantage to the residents of East Campus to have to either walk to Jacobs or Cassell when they want to work out. I think [Congressional Fitness Center] should be a gym for everyone such as the others on campus and have a section of it or a room be dedicated to personal training sessions.”
The gym offers equipment for both strength and cardio training. It has two hammer strength power/squat racks, a Life Fitness Dual Adjustable Pulley as well as dumbbells from five to 75 pounds, kettlebells and medicine balls. For cardio training, the gym has two spin bikes, three treadmills, four rowers, an elliptical and a recumbent bike.
Individual 60 minute sessions are offered at $35 for a first visit fitness assessment, $80 for a single session, $220 for three sessions, $340 for five sessions, $625 for ten sessions and $845 for fifteen sessions, according to the website.
Individual 30 minute sessions are offered at $155 for three sessions, $175 for five sessions and $320 for ten sessions.
Buddy training sessions with one other person are offered at $250 for three sessions, $385 for five sessions, $720 for ten sessions and $995 for fifteen sessions. Small groups are for those who wish to work out in groups of three to six people. Small group sessions are offered at $1,350 for fifteen sessions.
Membership to this gym is included for any student who is taking at least one credit during the semester during the school year. Membership is also included over the summer for students who are participating in the summer session as well as students who have taken credits during the spring semester and will continue to take credits during the fall semester. Students who will graduate at the end of the spring 2017 semester are not eligible for this membership.