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Public Open House to Showcase New Equipment and Perks at CCRB

by Julie Metea

Just as the Summer season starts anew, so does the energy at University of Michigan’s Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB).

Student Life Recreational Sports is welcoming U-M faculty and staff to stop in at an Open House for the CCRB on Thursday, June 18, 2015 between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitors will get free fitness orientations in newly renovated, repurposed spaces with over 100 new units of cardio and strength equipment. Group-X classes for cycling will be offered at noon and 5:30 p.m., and Zumba will also be offered 5:30 p.m.

Fitness equipment orientations will take place every 30 minutes between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The CCRB -- located at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Geddes Road -- is the largest recreation facility on campus, including a lap swimming pool, 3 basketball courts, 3 badminton courts, 2 volleyball courts, a 220-yard elevated running track, and fitness rooms.

New equipment featured at the CCRB include selectorized strength stations (LifeFitness), dumbbells (Intek), free weight equipment (Matrix-Magnum Series, LifeFitness and Hammer Strength), and cardio equipment such as ellipticals, cross-trainers, and rowers.  Additional stretching spaces have been designed on levels one and 2, with balance, flexibility and resistance type equipment.

Recreational Sports representatives at the Open House will have information on membership rates and options. Members have access to all amenities at the CCRB and North Campus Recreation Building (NCRB), including two indoor pools, two indoor tracks, ball game courts, free towel service, and Group-X fitness classes with an additional fee. Equipment check-out also is included.

For more than a century, Recreational Sports at the University of Michigan has been characterized by tradition, prestige and competition. Beginning last Spring, Student Life launched renovation projects for all three signature indoor facilities, including the CCRB, NCRB, and the historic Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), which is currently closed for construction.