Schoolcraft College Fitness Center
BY CAMYLE CRYDERMAN
For a lot of people an important part of life is staying healthy, yet unbeknownst to many, there is a great way to be fit and stay involved on campus at the same time: The Schoolcraft College Fitness Center. With the fall semester in full swing, there is no better way to relieve the stress of school than physical activity. The Schoolcraft Fitness Center provides the facility for just that. At only three years old, the high quality, multi-purpose center is unmatched by others in the area and meets the needs of every person.
Open seven days a week, the Fitness Center offers hours that will work with most schedules. Open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The center is not only focused on stationary workouts. On top of their state of the art cardio, strength and free-weight equipment, the fitness center boasts courts that can be reserved for activities such as wallyball, a 25-yard lap pool with diving wells, and structured fitness classes. “We have a great professional degree staff,” stated manager Patty Donohue Ebach, “which isn’t always the case with other fitness centers.”
With fitness goals and competitions constantly being posted at the center, and the staff on hand to answer any questions, there is no better time to engage in physical activity at Schoolcraft.
The best part about the fitness center for credit earning students though is that it is absolutely free. One just needs to print out a copy of their schedule for the current semester, bring it in and fill out a membership form. The fitness center is available to those who are not students as well. Anyone who lives in the area and would like to have access to the top workout facilities of the Schoolcraft Fitness Center can get a membership for just $25 a month. “They have a lot of great equipment, and the atmosphere is quiet,” said community member Joe Lavery. “I like working out here.”
Those who would simply like to temporarily test the fitness center have an option as well. For just $5 anyone can try out the center for an entire day. All that is required is a form of I.D. and a health form that will be filled out on site.
No matter if someone is training for a triathlon or just beginning to work out, the Schoolcraft College Fitness Center can accommodate it all. “It is a fun place to be, but it is also relaxing,” stated student and fitness center worker Joshua Costa. From the reasonable rates to the high quality equipment, there is no better way to combine fitness and school involvement. For more information, visit www.schoolcraft.edu/campus-life/fitness-center or call 734-462-4348.