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TWU celebrates the grand opening of new Fitness and Recreation Center Sept. 30

9/26/11

TWU Fitness Center

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University continues its commitment to help students be healthier and more physically fit with the grand opening of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m.

“As a leader in health and wellness for the state, it is imperative that we offer students an array of services that promote healthy bodies, as well as healthy minds,” TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart said.

The 40,000-square-foot, $15.5-million facility includes a large cardiovascular exercise room with televisions mounted on most equipment, a weight room with more than 7,500 pounds of weights and dumbbells, three group exercise rooms, an NCAA-regulation basketball court that converts into two volleyball courts, an outdoor adventure area and a 30-foot indoor climbing wall with a 22-foot vertical rappelling station seldom found in a university fitness center.

The new Fitness and Recreation Center is located at the corner of Bell Avenue and Chapel Drive, south of the Stark and Guinn residence halls. The center is more than twice the size of the previous fitness facility.

“Every decision about the new building – including its design, location and the equipment chosen – was made with the motto ‘students first,’” John Cissik, director of TWU Fitness and Recreation, said. “It truly is a facility that students can be proud to call their own.”

TWU also will host an academic day on Friday, Oct. 7 to coincide with the Fitness and Recreation Center grand opening. “Exercise and Nutrition: Myths vs. Science” features nationally renowned speakers Dr. Catherine Jankowski, assistant research professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, and Roberta Anding, director of the sports nutrition section of adolescent medicine and sports medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The event is being underwritten by the Office of the Chancellor and President.



Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations
940-898-3456
asimpson1@twu.edu

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