Can something be done about the cheerleaders that practice at Jesse Owens North? I was in today and their music was way too loud. The coach also got mad when I tried to walk around the red mat to reach the core equipment. It also doesn't make sense that they take the entire red mat when the gym is the most crowded. I had to do my ab sets between the diving boards due to lack of space.
Thank you for your comment about the cheerleaders at Jesse Owens North. The Cheer Club is an approved club through the university and Jesse Owens North is currently where they hold their practices. Unfortunately they do create routines choreographed with music that can be particularly loud at times to drown out the facility noises. They do have the entire red mat reserved for their practices and we have placed other burgundy mats down for patrons to use while they are practicing. I can ...
Just one small suggestion- the hairdryers in the women's locker room at the RPAC desperately need to be replaced. They will work for about 30 seconds and then start sending out less air for 30 seconds over and over. I have been bringing my own hairdryer but would prefer not to do so. Thanks! :)
Thank you for letting us know about the hair dryers in the Women's Locker Room. We are going to look into it and see if we can get them replaced relatively quickly!
Where can I find a list of rules or policies regarding the RPAC, ARC, or any of the gyms?
Thanks for your comment regarding facility policies. These are not currently online as the master document is in revision. There are policies posted in the actual facilities, though. Is there something in particular I can answer for you?
Dave DeAngelo, Senior Associate Director - Facilities
When I swim at the RPAC, I always use one of the first come/fist serve lockers that are located near the locker room exit closest to the saunas. There is only one bench near these lockers, and many people use this bench while changing. I think an extra wooden bench would be a great way to alleviate some of the congestion that is common to this area. Thanks for the consideration!
Thanks for the comment card and the suggestion! We know this is a heavy traffic spot at times, so we will definitely look into your idea, talk with our colleagues in aquatics, and see if it is something feasible down the road. Thanks again!
I was in the shower this morning when the false alarm went off. I was relieved it was a false alarm, of course, but it made me wonder what the evacuation plan is for wet and possibly naked people. And it suddenly occurred to me that there are many, many wet people in the gym at all times: in the showers, but also in the pool, and drenched from sweat. And for the winter we are all under-dressed (not just those of us naked!). It would be dangerous for wet people in towels, bathing suits, or sweat-...
Suggestion - Group Fitness
Just wondering if the winter break group fitness schedule was confirmed or posted yet! I know classes are reduced while the students are away, but I was wondering if some early morning classes could possibly remain on the calendar. Lots of staff members enjoy that time slot, and I'm always disappointed when I'm unable to attend group fitness during the 9-5 business hours over breaks. Would love it if there were still some early morning options! p.s. Lindsey M. is a FANTASTIC spin instructor on T...
Thank you for your email. We are going to add a Tuesday/Thursday 6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Indoor Cycle class to the schedule. The website will be updated shortly. Thank you for your participation in our program. Let me know if you have any other questions.
-Kristen Nesvacil, Senior Assistant Director - Fitness
The straps on the erg machines on the scarlet walkway floor that overlook the stadium, desperately need to be replaced. I was doing a 3*20' workout and every 5' I would have to tighten the straps then my splits would go up.
Regarding your comment card about our Concept II rowers, you will be happy to know that we actually have plans to replace all of the Concept II rowers in the next month or so with newer models. I agree...
Today (11/17) during my workout at JOS another member approached me aggressively, upset that he felt I was staring at him. He asked me what my problem was and used several profanities. At this point I was uncomfortable and left the facility rather rapidly. I was wondering what I might be able to do if this particular member decides to approach me again? Can I report this to the staff?
Thanks for your help!
I am sorry to hear about the situation that occurred at the Jesse Owens South Facility. We want all of our members to feel welcome and comfortable in our facilities, so please if this ever occurs again please inform the staff members and they will take immediate action.
I am very disappointed with the new, red benches for lifting in the weights area of the RPAC. Although they are very aesthetically pleasing, they are extremely hard and provide little cushion while lifting. In addition, they are too high off the ground in the horizontal position, making it difficult for many patrons to plant their feet firmly on the ground, which is important for maintaing proper form while lifting. Is it possible to return these benches back to manufacturer and acquire new o...
I am sorry to hear your disappointment regarding our new benches. I can tell you that the stiffness issue is directly related to the upholstery being new. The manufacturer explained that the upholst...
Hey, just wondering if other people showed interest in getting a double-end bag put up around the heavy bags? I would love if we were able to have one, as they allow boxers to work on aspects of boxing that the heavy bags cannot.
Thanks for the suggestion. Believe it or not, this is the first time anyone has mentioned looking at double end bags. We appreci...