By: Aubrey Cox
Volunteer State Community Colleges Gallatin campus fitness center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days in room 105 of the Pickle Field House.
Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the fitness center on the Vol State Gallatin campus is open to students and faculty, as stated on the gym doors and by Bobby Hudson, the Director of Athletics.
Visitors must have their IDs on their person when working out, along with appropriate attire; such as tennis shoes, and be mindful of jewelry for safety reasons.
The fitness center’s other policies are displayed in the center itself.
Bobby Hudson states that hopefully, they are looking to extend hours after 4:30 p.m.
The room gets cleaned daily; however, there are cleansing wipes provided at the desk for anyone to use on the machines and free weights.
All the equipment in the center is free to use. “It has various equipment for students and faculty, including treadmills, exercise bikes, cross trainers, and weights. It also has stations for biceps, abdominal crunches, seated leg curls, leg extensions, biangular shoulder presses, seated leg presses, and triceps extensions,” said the Recreation and Fitness page of the Campus Life on the Vol State website.
Suggestions and questions about the gym can be brought up to firstname.lastname@example.org his office number (615)230-3445 or stop by pickle room 141.
Bobby Hudson notes that if students or faculty have not used the gym, and would like help or be introduced, there are certified personal trainers among the Health and PE department staff.
There is also a fitness class that can be taken for credit hours.
First-year student McKendrick Barcomb states his opinion on the campus fitness center, “I think it was really good, it was definitely above my expectations. I saw it on the website and then heard more about it at registration.”
Along with the fitness center, there is also a fitness trail. The Recreation and Fitness page on the Vol State website says, “The Vol State Fitness Trail is a mulched walkway that runs from the Tenis Courts and along the creek on the backside of the college. It is equipped with several fitness stops – simple equipment you can use to boost your workout.