Crammed Pictures Early Afternoon and the Weight Room is filling up already. There were no benches to use and the Squat Racks were completely full. In the Rec Center, there are about 4 Sit down seats for exercises ranging from Shoulder Press to Tricep Extensons. All 4 were full, and it was a less busy day in the gym. They need more equipment and larger space. In the Rec Center, there are about 10 treadmills, and every single one of them was full except for 1. The chances of getting that one treadmill are slim to none. Just about every single elliptical machine was full and everyone of them was by a lady student. Except one was being used by an old man. Testimonials Felix Wurmbach, 20 years old, Sophomore Law and Justice Major, football player, answered the following Questions: Do you think the Rowan Gym is small? - Yes, the Rowan Rec Center is small and can get very crammed at times. Also, it can get annoying to have to constantly wait for machines to open up. What would be the best solution to this problem? - The best solution would be to build a new gym across campus near Whitney or expand the one now. Also, the Athletics Team Gym is not very large either and is similar in size to my High School gym which was tiny. Comparable Gyms- York College of PA Rowan Vs. York Stats Rowan University- 11,816 Students York College of PA- 5,367 Students Rowan Rec Center Square Footage- 91,000 Sq Ft. York College of PA Square Footage- 170,000 Sq Ft. VS. The York College of PA Grumbacher Fitness Center has just about 79,000 more square feet then the Rowan University Recreation Center. Rowan has double the student body that York College has, and has a gym that is very small. The York College gym includes a larger basketball area, larger pool, more cardio and workout equipment, and lastly a rock climbing wall. First Solution • One possible solution would be to expand onto the gym, and make it larger. Example: - Whitman College- 1500 Students -After 18 months of construction and remodeling, the Sherwood Athletic Center at Whitman College is drawing rave reviews from the campus and local communities. -The $15.5-million renovation, which comes four decades after the building was first constructed at a cost of $1.6 million, upgrades the interior and exterior of the facility and replaces an outdated swimming pool with a much needed multipurpose gymnasium. Gym Square Footage- 71,000 slightly smaller then Rowan, but has 1/10 the amount of students of Rowan. Second Solution The second solution would be to build another gym. The costs of building another gym will be shown. Example: Washington State University a few years back, opened a $39-million, 160,000-squarefoot student recreation center, which features a five-lane, 25-yard natatorium, a large hot tub, two gyms with seven multipurpose courts, four racquetball/squash courts, an elevated track, and what the university says is the largest student weight-fitness room in the country, with 225 stations that ended up costing more than $1-million. The facility also includes a health and wellness suite with massage therapy, personal trainers, and weight-loss seminars.