Author: Montez Smith
Cornellians, it’s time to gear up and get fit. Whether you’re the occasional jogger or a workout junkie, this year’s newly designed Cornell Fitness Centers (CFC) has it going on. New, state-of-the art equipment has been installed to give CFC membership holders greater results.
CFC is currently evolving and interested in satisfying desired work out expectations. Now, when you walk into any gym on campus you’ll notice something new.
Once known for it’s reputation of being overcrowded and a bit congested, Helen Newman has been remodeled to create a more spacious workout. You may notice that some machines have been taken away – but not to worry, the new machines provide the traditional diversified workout experience that Cornell gyms are known for.
For instance, The Matrix, one of the most well received fitness equipment machines in Helen Newman and Noyes, incorporates two Olympic style power racks, monkey bars, and chin-up bars to assist in upper body training. It doesn’t stop there. Another machine includes bicep curls, extensions, and provides a space that allows for chest presses and deltoid raises. These new multi-purpose workout machines allow you to complete your workout more efficiently.
Walking into the Appel Fitness Center, you’ll see that the gym now has a new octogonal shaped machine that includes barrels, dips, TRX, Olympic rings, rope trainer, and monkey bars. Additionally, located towards the posterior of the gym, artificial turf was implemented to allow for a natural sprinting experience. To make things more official, there are sleds that you can place on the turf that allows weights to be added to get a smoother endurance training. The gym has also incorporated Bulgarian bags, which is an Olympic style workout tool focused on both upper and lower body strength.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to purchase your membership and get to work – because this time, CFC has the tools you’ll need to get that six pack you’ve always wanted.