San Diego State University recently opened a 6,000-square-foot satellite facility that complements the school's 80,000-square-foot Aztec Recreation Center.
Functional training equipment and natural lighting are two of the features of the new ARC Express facility on the campus of San Diego State University. Photo courtesy of San Diego State University.
San Diego State University recently opened a 6,000-square-foot satellite facility that complements the school's 80,000-square-foot Aztec Recreation Center (ARC).
The new facility, ARC Express, is located on the east side of San Diego State's campus, which is a busier area than where the main ARC is located on the west side of campus, says Amy Schiller, marketing coordinator for Aztec Recreation. ARC Express is on the third floor of the new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
"The new location is more convenient for a lot of students, faculty and staff," Schiller tells Club Industry. "[Two weeks ago], we had approximately 1,500 visitors, so we are off to a good start, but we are working to create more awareness about the facility."
Schiller adds that students are enjoying the outdoor balcony of the ARC Express as well as natural lighting and operable windows.
"We've installed equipment and flooring that is grey, silver, black and white, which I heard students like as a modern look," Schiller says. "Students are most interested in using the new functional training equipment and the cardio."
The ARC Express is part of a $104 million student union project funded entirely from San Diego State University student-approved fees, Schiller says.