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IM Leagues Offer Seven New Fitness Programs – The Wayne Stater

The Wayne State College Recreation Center is offering seven new fitness classes on IMLeagues at the start of the fall semester.

With three years of experience teaching these fitness programs, Angela Nuss leads the seven new programs to incorporate the equipment available to WSC students and staff.

“You just need to provide students with another outlet, to reduce stress. These kinds of [programs] create behaviors that will hopefully last a lifetime,” Angela said.

Some new programs include a bike class, yoga classes, buns and bellies, and a kettlebells class. Staff and students are encouraged to register using IMLeagues on the WSC Leisure Center website.

These programs are scheduled for up to two weeks, so if students feel like they’re not enjoying the course, they don’t have to attend the program for the entire fall semester.

“It’s really the integration of technologies,” said Mike Barry, associate director of recreation, when asked about the latest programs.

Part of this new integration includes new on-demand fitness classes available at the Recreation Center. Virtual and live classes will be offered as part of this program. On-demand fitness classes plan to be offered year-round, with the hope that students and staff can schedule a time slot and work out. The upstairs recreation center room has a large TV with several options for fitness programs.

Along with these recent programs, WSC announced earlier this summer a $30 million addition and renovation project for the recreation center. Part of these changes include a large weight room, an individual weight room for varsity athletes, an indoor inflatable structure with turf, and pitching areas. The project will not only attract more potential athletes, but will also generate income by enabling the holding of sports camps for young people.

“The biggest complaint is that we don’t have enough room in our student weight room – so we’re going to make it twice as big as what we have now,” Barry said. “Separating athletics from recreational activities will reduce traffic. People looking to run indoors for their college sport will no longer have to worry about a stray basketball interrupting their workout.

The new renovation project has three phases, starting with the interior installation. Part of the renovation includes the Rice Auditorium and the Kirk-Gardner Sports Complex.