SMC opened the Moore Family Fitness Center with student celebration
Spartanburg Methodist College opened its new 4,000 square foot student fitness center on January 8, 2019. The addition of the center to SMC’s campus includes cardio and exercise machines, free weights and an aerobics room. Exercise classes include yoga, Zumba, barre and Pilates classes, as well as Fitness on Demand. Equipment was furnished by Ready Fitness of Atlanta, GA. The building was designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith and was built by Mavin Construction of Spartanburg.
“Our new fitness center is the space our students deserve. Being able to work-out after a long day of studying is a great stress reliever. This space will improve student health, which will in turn help them succeed in academics and life,” said Teresa Ferguson, SMC Dean of Students.
In celebration of the opening, SMC gave away t-shirts, bottled water, and fruit to students. President Scott Cochran and Student Body President Jacob Killian (sophomore) spoke at the opening. Students were able to begin working out in the fitness center immediately, and Ready Fitness staff was at the opening to demonstrate how to use the machines.
“It is so encouraging and convenient to have a place to work-out on campus that is free and accessible. I am very grateful to the donors who made the fitness center possible and plan on taking full of advance of it this semester,” said Kimberly Wynn, SMC sophomore.
Photos from the event may be found here on Facebook.