Seton Hall Opens State Of The Art Fitness Center At Campus Crossroads
Seton Hall proudly dedicated its new fitness center at a special Blessing Ceremony on January 23, 2014. The state-of-the-art recreational facility opened just as students returned to campus in mid-January. “This wonderful space reflects the University’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community,” said University President Gabriel Esteban. “As part of campus-wide investments in existing and new facilities, we have significantly expanded and upgraded the fitness center and are thrilled to see our students, staff and alumni taking full advantage of a great new space on campus.”
Located in the Richie Regan Recreational and Athletic Center, the gym stands dramatically at the crossroads of the South Orange campus, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering abundant natural light and stunning views of the Walsh library, Immaculate Conception Seminary and beyond. The fitness center renovation is the 2nd phase of a three part project which has added 19,000 square feet of space to the bustling facility. A new athletic training center on the lower level opened last fall. The varsity men’s and women’s locker rooms are slated to open later this year.
The new fitness center occupies three levels of the building and includes spa-like locker rooms, a variety of weight-training stations, 75 cardio machines and two dance studios, where more than 30 fitness classes -- Zumba, spinning, body combat, Pilates, aerobics and yoga -- will take place weekly. Each of the cardio stations features a personal HDTV monitor with internet access that can sync up with a mobile device, and a wide selection trail workouts set in locations around the world. When the Pirates are playing, Seton Hall games will be on the screen as well.
A crew of 50 students is being trained to assist guests with using the equipment and lead fitness classes. View the full schedule of fitness classes on the Athletics website »
Senior Rafael Esquen says the new gym motivates him to work out more often. “The machines are great, he comments. “ I feel happy. Last semester I went to the gym a couple of times, but now I’m coming all the time. “
The lower level of the fitness space features well-designed locker rooms for guests and access to Seton Hall’s eight-lane, 25-yard pool. The Richard and Shelia Reagan Fieldhouse, adjacent to the fitness center, has also undergone a makeover. The indoor track was resurfaced and the basketball courts, used for pick-up games and intramural play, have a new floor.
The fitness center is open to all members of the University community, including students, staff and alumni. For membership details, please visit the Athletics website »