Over the past few weeks I have noticed rust building up at JON. It is mostly on the ends of the bars making it hard to get weights on and off. Is there any way this can be cleaned?
Thanks for your comment about the Olympic bars at the Jesse Owens Center. We are currently working with our maintenance crew to decrease the amount of rust and moisturize the bars. We appreciate your feedback and please look for all new Olympic bars coming next year!
I have a suggestion about the Ping Pong (Table Tennis) area. Because the tables are set at an open area at the 2nd floor, the balls are very easy to be hit out to the Ground floor, and hard to be fetched. This problem occurs many times, and bother Ping Pong players a lot.
I think some possible solutions could be moving the table to the previous closed locations, or use some net or cloth to cover the open fence at current location.
Hope this could be considered.
Thank you for your comment! I've actually been wondering how this move was going so this feedback is exactly what I needed! We wondered when we move the table tennis tables if this would be an issue so I'm glad to know that my fears are true. We have some ideas of putting up netting, as well as some table stoppers to keep the balls in. I expect this solution to occur no later than the end of summer or sooner, dependiing on how fast I can get the materials delivered. I apologize ...
The water temperature in the showers needs to be raised in the morning. I was showering around 9:00 AM, and the water was not hot at all. It had almost cooled down to room temperature by 9:00 AM with so many people using the showers in the morning. Please see if this can be taken care of.
Thank you for your comment card regarding the water temperature in the locker rooms last week. Due to incredibly high demand on that particular morning, our water temperatures did experience a temporary drop. We run on a university water line and unfortunately cannot adjust the temperature for just RPAC. In the next days and weeks as usage returns to normal (we typically experience these spikes at the beginning of a semester) we should not experience this issue any longer. I ap...
Is there any way you can put in more ping pong tables? The last couple of times I've played I've had to wait for an open table and there's normally a couple other groups doing the same. There are currently only 2 tables and that's just not enough to meet demand. I know that when the tables used to be behind the racquetball courts there were 3 or 4 and that seemed to work well. Thanks.
Thank you for your comment card regarding our ping pong tables at RPAC. At one time, we did have 3 tables in use at RPAC. Due to a relocation of equipment, we did remove one table. As we are always looking for ways to improve our offerings for our members, I will keep this feedback in mind as we assess future spaces for their potential use. We very often move equipment around and try new locations based on member feedback. We do have more tables available at our Jesse Owens Sou...
For group fitness classes with a meditation component, especially yoga, it would be beneficial to have a closed door policy at the start of the class preventing people straggling in and disrupting class for 10-15 minutes after everyone else has already begun.
This would also prevent students from acquiring injuries due to a abbreviated or insufficient warm-up.
Thank you for the suggestion. Due to the size of the RPAC and our goals surrounding offering as many classes as possible during the day for our participants, we feel our 10 minute policy is helpful to those who may be running a few minutes late. However, I think you raise a good point and your feedback has helped us consider some ways we can avoid a disturbance to the class from any participants coming in late.
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Is the Squat Rack currently roped off ever going to be available again? The RPAC already really doesn't have enough of them for the large amount of people using the facilities, and having one of them out of commission makes it even worse.
Thanks for your comment about the squat rack that is closed. We are actually waiting for a replacement panel of glass to come in, as we have a large pane of glass above that machine that has broken. This is a safety measure so in the event the glass would crack completely, it would not fall and hit the person directly below. We are estimating a 2 week lead time on the replacement at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your continued patronage of Rec Spor...
I love going to the RPAC in the mornings, and it's really nice that there are showers there so I don't have to go all the way back to my dorm to shower. But recently I've noticed a lot of bugs in the showers in the women's locker room. Are there any plans to do something about this? Sharing a shower with a bunch of bugs is not my ideal way to relax after my workout.
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for your comment card. I actually noticed this issue this morning after my workout so it has been taken care of! The change in weather sometimes causes the fly issue, as well as just a constantly wet, damp location. However, I completely agree that its annoying and not fun to deal with. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued patronage of the RPAC and Rec Sports.