Striving to enhance our students’ “out of the classroom experience”, the project was funded through the efforts of Student Government who voted to create a building fee in order to fund the project. This investment will provide the students with quality indoor facilities that enable them to participate in activities to enhance their health and wellness levels and provide them with lifelong wellness, sports, and fitness learning skills for the future.
• A 34-foot tall climbing wall greets students upon entry into the 3-leveled building. The wall scales the sides of the 2nd (fitness level) and 3rd (track level), giving views of activity on all floors. • Three dedicated indoor group fitness rooms and one outdoor multi-use balcony group fitness space enables UNF to provide a wide variety of classes.• The Dottie Dorion Fitness Center, located on the 2nd level boasts almost 27,000 square feet of fitness floor space. • The 1/8 mile track on the 3rd level circumnavigates the perimeter of the building giving views of the fitness level, atrium, and fantastic outdoor views through its large windows. • The Dr. Paul Shirley Assessment Center is located off the fitness floor and offers students immediate access to personal fitness and nutritional assessments. • New locker rooms feature large lockers and comfortable shower and changing accommodations. The departments for Campus Recreation and Health Promotions will be housed in the new facility. Across the street from the Student Union and adjacent to the UNF Arena and Aquatic Center, the new facility creates a complete hub for on campus student activity. Clearly, the new facility takes Healthy Osprey’s to a new level and rivals all other Florida SUS wellness and recreation facilities.
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