Providing adequate space for fitness

By Rob Reynolds

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I’m writing this letter to draw attention to the overcrowding at the Fitness and Leisure Centre.

I realize it is January and many students are trying to uphold their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, but the lineups at the gym are getting ridiculous. The fitness facilities on this campus simply do not have sufficient capacity to handle student demand. Even at non-peak hours it is often difficult to get access to equipment without having to wait.

The fitness facilities desperately need to be expanded. If the administration does not have the funding to do this, they should either increase the levy charged for the facilities or rebate our fees so we can arrange for alternate fitness facilities off campus. I don’t see why I should be forced to pay a fee to the university and then also have to purchase a gym membership off campus because the university cannot provide adequate services.


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