Over the summer, the renovations that were planned for the Village Fitness Center were completed. The Hoot spoke with Mo Re Kim ’24, a personal trainer for the University, about the recently completed changes.
Kim mentioned that all cardiovascular endurance training equipment was replaced, citing treadmills, rowing machines and ellipticals specifically. Kim added that strength equipment was added to the Village Fitness Center so that students can get a “full-body workout without having to go to the Gosman weight room.” These changes were in line with the renovation plans that have been in the works for a few years, according to a past interview with Kim.
The Village Fitness Center has been repainted, and many new pieces of exercise equipment have been added. The new additions include a Matrix row machine, a lat row machine, a leg extension/curl machine and more.
Looking to the future, Kim added that he is hopeful to get changes to the Gosman weight room funded soon. Kim hopes to have funding for the changes by the beginning of the upcoming spring semester, but notes that a more conservative timeline involves funding being obtained by the end of that semester. He hopes that Brandeis students will be able to make use of a renovated Gosman weight room by the beginning of next fall semester. Some of the changes planned for the Gosman weight room include a new seated leg curl machine, new olympic barbells, new weight plates and much more.
Finally, Kim mentioned that the old equipment from Gosman may be moved to dorms to create more workout spaces for students. He added that there are also talks of creating outdoor fitness center-like areas so that students can do exercises like pull-ups and sit-ups around campus.