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  • Comment - RPAC
    When forgetting your BuckID at the ARC, they will take your license and just type in your liformation from there. If you are to enter the RPAC via the Scarlet Skyway and you only have your license, they make you walk all the way to the front instead of just typing in your name. The people swiping in at the RPAC aren't capable of giving patrons new scan codes. At other gyms, giving a BuckID a new scan code is a five second fix, but once again, the RPAC makes you walk all the way to the Welcome...

    Hi Alexandra!

    Thank you for submitting a comment card and suggestion. I really like the idea. I will need to think about how we might be able to accommodate this fix. The challenge is that by updating the scan code, we are giving our students a lot of additional access to student and me...

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  • Comment - RPAC
    Since the beginning of the spring 2014 semester, there have not been enough day-use lockers inside the women's locker room when I am able to go to the gym (4-6 pm). It honestly shocks me how few there are given how huge our school is, even without the present demand for them. I can't use the day-use lockers outside the locker room because I swim and shower directly afterward. It is not safe to bring all my belongings into the swimming area. Can more day-use lockers be added to the women's locker...

    Good morning Catherine! I hope you are doing well. Thank you for the comment regarding the day lockers in the women’s locker room. I completely understand your frustration. I wasn’t aware that all of the day lockers were in use during peak time. I’ll look at potential solutions this week. Converting some of the lockers is a great suggestion, but...

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  • Comment - Group Fitness
    I participated in the Full Body Challenge class today (2/1/14) and it was so hot in B30 (probably near 80) that I nearly fainted/felt very light-headed during the mid-portion of the class. I would consider myself physically fit (as I visit the gym regularly and have taken this class before without an issue). I would suggest your facility be more stringent in regulating temperatures in the future, and if necessary, canceling classes when room temperatures are that warm.

    Hi Anne,

    Thank you for your comment about the temperature in B30 on Saturday. The RPAC had some heating/cooling issues on Saturday due to the extremely warm day, especially in...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    Please bring back the old barbell shoulder presses. It is incredibly awkward lifting the weight off from in front instead of from overhead. With the new shoulder presses it is very difficult to get the weight off the rack, I usually need to have someone help me. Everyone that I have talked with feels the same way. Perhaps in the future you could test new equipment before committing to it, or keep at least one old machine. Thanks.

    Hi Kevin,

    Thank you for the comment card regarding the military press. Unfortunately, when the new military presses were purchased,...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    Hi, Any chance an additional ping pong table or two could be added to the 2nd floor area above the dining facility? There seems to be enough room for at least one more table and this would decrease the wait time for tables, which can be long during peak hours. Also, I've noticed that JOS has some small ping pong barriers that help contain the ping pong balls in that area. Any chance RPAC has some of these to contain the ping pong balls? Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Chris H...

    Chris,

    Thanks so much for your comment card. We have moved those tables around quite a bit in the last year to try to find a good spot for them in RPAC. Once we determine if this is the spot they will stay, I think we can certainly look to add another, as we know they are a popular item! I also like your idea about a little barrier to help keep the balls from rolling all over the building! The tables were in a more closed area before so the problem wasn’t as great. I’ll ch...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    Hi, i have some request for instrument. There are 4 sandbag on 3rd floor at rpac but it is only for boxing practice. I think there are many students who training kind of a kickboxing or muaythay - using kick -, and that sandbags are too short to train kick So could u add more sandbag or replace with longer one for them?

    Hi Hyunyul,

    Thank you for the comment card regarding our pu...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    Dear RPAC, I imagine it must be very difficult to manage all the different activities throughout the facility, and determine how much time is reserved for what classes/open recreation/special events. Personally, I am very disappointed in the reduction in hours Badminton nets are available for open recreation this semester. I have always enjoyed Badminton in the past, and based on personal experience there seemed to be more people using the North gym when the nets were up, than when it was just ...

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your comment card regarding open rec badminton at the RPAC. I appreciate you understanding that it is difficult to schedule this facility! That is not something people usually understand or consider (and honestly, it’s not something I expect anyone to consider). I completely understand your disappointment with the reduction in open rec badminton hours. Unfortunately, this is a pretty common occurrence at RPAC in the winter semester. We have a few more academ...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    I would love the channel changed on the TVs on the second floor cardio loft. They are always all on MTVu playing music videos without sound. Changing the channel of at least some of the TVs to something more exciting would be greatly appreciated. How about a sports channel? Or if it is possible, streaming TedTalks would be awesome too. Thanks.

    Kori,

    Thanks for your comment about the TVs up in the MTVU Cardio Loft. Rec Sports has a sponsorship agreement with MTVU, and part of the agreement details are that we turn those TVs to MTVU in that space during operational hours. We generally keep the music turned low or off in that space, so that it doesn’t compete with our other facility music and people’s personal music devices. While our sponsorship agreement for those televisions does not allow us to change the chann...

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  • Suggestion - Group Fitness
    Would it be possible for a portion of the fitness class participant spots be up for reservation? I understand not wanting to have people register, since there would be no consequence to registering for lots of classes and not showing up...but as a staff member who loves fitness classes, it's tough to line up in time to participate. The yoga class lines start 30 minutes before class, and it's often full 20 minutes before start.

    Hi Heather,

    Thank you for your comment about group fitness class lines. First come, first served is the fairest way to let people into our classes and easiest logistically for everyone. We have explored reservations, but haven’t had a lot of luck in finding a system that would work with the amount of classes we offer each week and with all five facilities that we program at. We have done our best to add more classes to the schedule that will allow more participants into class. I...

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  • Comment - RPAC
    I appreciate the new equipment added over the last semester or so, especially the power racks with deadlift platforms! However, I think a simple change could make them even better. The rule placards next to the power racks state that bumper plates are required on the platforms. Unfortunately, bumper plates have to be checked out with BuckID and carried over, then returned once you're done. This is a pretty big inconvenience and leads to many people not utilizing the bumper plates at all. ...

    Hi Jason,

    First, we are glad you enjoy the new equipment! We are very excited to be able to provide these things to our members, as there has been a real demand for these pieces. As for your suggestion about putting the bumper plates out with the racks, we are currently looking into this possibility. With the new equipment and protocol for use, we wanted to make sure we were being vigilant and monitoring the usage. I can’t guarantee we will change the policy, but we will take...

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  • Suggestion - Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)
    always running out of locks when there are dozens of lockers left. please replenish your stock of locker locks so we can keep our valuables safe. thanks!

    Lucy,

    Thanks for the email. You're right that we want everyone to be able to keep their valuables safe while enjoying their workout. We will add some locks to our inventory!

    Thanks!

    -Kurt Schooley, Outdoor and Facilities Assistant Director

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  • Comment - Group Fitness
    Took TRX with Noor. I have been going to at least 2-3 TRX classes/week this semester. I have had her before, and this is always my least favorite class of the week. However, today, I really did not enjoy the class. I felt like I (and other class participants) was being chided for "not going hard enough" rather than instructed to do better. Evert other TRX class I have taken here has given me instruction for better form/workout. Being told "today is an easy workout come on you can do better" is n...

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for your feedback and for attending our group fitness classes. I will make sure to talk to Noor about her cueing and use of motivational phrases during class. I'm sure she meant no harm by it, but I will make sure to reiterate that sometimes things we say can be taken differently than we mean. I encourage you to continue to go to classes and to see if there is a better fit, since you mentioned this class is your least favorite. We try to have a good variety in term...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    This would be a spectacular addition to RPAC's recreational offerings: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2014/jan/10/cricketers-play-football-wearing-giant-bubbles-video

    Hi Nathan,

    We have watched the video attached in your email and found the suggestion to be very intriguing. At this time, please allow us to do some further research about the offering in order to completely consider adding this to our intramural sport calendar.

    Should you have any questions, further suggestions or any additional material that might assist us in the process, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest. My contact information is listed on the staff di...

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  • Suggestion - Group Fitness
    There has been a rape near where my daughter lives in a dorm. This causes concern. I would like to suggest that one of your fitness classes be a self defense for woman class. The women on the campus will continue to walk at night - we can't stop them. But - at least they can be better prepared to deal with the situation if it happens.
    Hi Cindy-
     
    Thank you very much for the email.  I do agree that adding a self defense program or class within our department would be a great addition.  I will speak with our Campus Programs Coordinator to see if this is something she would be able to assist with.
     
    I understand the concern about safety and we will try to get a class like this to Rec Sports!
     
    Let me know if you have any other q...
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  • Comment - Aquatics
    I would like to share comments I have heard amongst my fellow early morning swimmers (in the pool from 5:30 AM up through 7 AM). Recreational swimmers truly have great opportunities for swimming through OSU rec sports. We understand it is sometimes necessary for a group program, such as the ROTC organization, to use the class pool. Would it be possible to provide more advance notice of this? I realize this information is available through the online facility hours schedule, but that isn't up...

    Dear Ms. Collins-Warfield,

    Thank you for your note. I heard from staff that this morning was indeed a little busy in the lap pool.  Let me first say thank you for swimming here. We value our loyal swimmers, and we are incredibly pleased to be able to provide this wonderful facility, and more lane space and time than almost any other institution. We do continue to work to improve our operation every day and you have provided a several good ideas!

    I will talk to our ma...

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  • Comment - Sport Club
    Hi, I was wondering about the running club? I looked through the club list directory and saw that it wasn't there anymore. Just wondering if you could give me any information on it, thanks.

    Chayse,

    Thank you for your comment card submission. The Department of Recreational Sports Sport Club program has never had a running club. We used to have a marathon club, but they disbanded and are no longer a club with Rec Sports. You may want to check with the registered student organizations office (http://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/student_organizations) and see if they have a running club listed as an ...

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  • Praise - RPAC
    I want to give a shout out to Justin at the Welcome Desk at the RPAC. I had lost my phone on Monday (3/17) and came to the welcome desk at total of three times over the following days to be told, after checking thelLost and found ipad, that no one had turned in a phone like mine. On Friday (3/21) I decided to check the desk a fourth and last time. I was once again told after checking the ipad that no one had turned in a phone like mine, but Justin took the extra step and checked the back for me....

    Hi Mr. Murray,

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a comment card on behalf of Justin. He does a wonderful job for us and I am grateful that he was able to help locate your phone. I will make sure to share your message and kind words with him. Additionally, I apologize for the oversi...

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  • Suggestion - Group Fitness
    Are the group fitness rooms ever cleaned? Because it does not appear so. B30, B134, B138 all have huge dust bunnies, dirt, debris, food crumbs all over the floor. It's disgusting when you are do exercises on the floor. Mirrors also appear to never be cleaned. They are always covered in sweatprints and handprints. The facility is so nice- let's keep it clean!

    Michelle,

    Thanks for your comment card regarding the cleanliness of the multipurpose rooms. I have spoken with our housekeeping manager and we should see improvement immediately. Those areas as so heavily scheduled they are some of our hardest spaces to keep clean simply because it is difficult to find time when no one is in them. Please feel free to communicate with me directly if you feel they are still not up to standard.

    We appreciate your continued patronage o...
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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    Hello! Any chance the upstairs cable machine (by the boxing bags) could get a nylon ankle strap? Or are there any elsewhere I could bring up there? Thanks!!

    Hi Taylor,

    Thank you for the suggestion on the nylon ankle straps!  I will be looking into trying to purchase a few in the near future!

    Thanks again,

    Pete Miller, RPAC Facility Coordinator

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  • Suggestion - Aquatics
    Hello: I've noticed over the last week or so that the corners of the stairs leading into the whirlpool spa always have dirt in them. Can they be cleaned more often? As a matter of fact, how often is the spa cleaned? Thank you.

    Hi Kaycee,

    Thanks for your email and feedback! I am wondering if the spots you are seeing in the corners of the spa are actually little permanent rust spots on the grout lines of the tile? It does look like dirt, but is not. I have not witnessed actual dirt in the corners, but if I am missing something please alert the aquatic staff member on duty next time you are in and show them the area you are looking at. I did check the entire spa this morning and saw no dirt in the corners...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    I have been using the bumper plates and platforms extensively both at the RPAC and Jesse Owens North. They're great additions to the facilities. But I have one small suggestion that would, in my opinion, greatly improve the use of the bumper plates. Last semester, the bumper plates were stored on a horizontal rack at the RPAC. This semester, with the addition of new plates, vertical racks more like the ones already present for other plates replaced the horizontal rack. The horizontal rack takes ...

    Hi Neal,

    Thank you for your comment card regarding the bumper plate racks. I agree that the vertical racks would probably be a little better, and originally, we had intended to purchase those racks (just like the ones our personal trainers let us borrow!). However, at the time we made the purchase, Rogue had these on back order, so we made the decision to buy the current ones instead. Doing this allowed them to at least have their own separate racks and not get mixed in with the ...

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  • Suggestion - RPAC
    I would to suggest that RPAC should carry some shampoo and soap in the shower room. There have been a couple times that my soap/shampoo spilled out and made a terrible mess.

    Good morning Ty!

    Thank you for your comment card submission. We have considered offering shampoo and soap in the past and have started talking about doing so again. We have a few concerns but are talking with other schools to see how they address them. Your comment provides us with more feedback from our students and members to help us make a decision.

    Thanks,

    -Rob Jech, Assistant Director

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  • Suggestion - Website
    Hi: I suggest that you list both today's and tomorrow's schedule at http://recsports.osu.edu/hours/ This would hugely help one's planning of the next day. Sincerely, Paul Nevai (nevai.1)
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the feedback regarding facility hours. If you go to our homepage at recsports.osu.edu and look in the right corner, you can flip through to the next day. I'll also take a look at the capabilities of getting it on the page you mentioned.

    Thanks,
    Katie Thomas, Interactive Marketing Coordinator

     

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