As students persistently strive toward their personal fitness goals, many continue to appreciate the accessibility of local fitness centers. ISU students voted the Student Fitness Center the best place to work out, while Gold’s Gym Express and Charter Fitness followed in second and third place.
Andy Read, assistant director of marketing for the Student Fitness Center, said he is thrilled that the fitness center was voted first place. He added that it is a great feeling to know students are pleased with the facility.
“We’ve had over 500,000 people come through in less than a year that we were open. We’re just excited that we’re offering a lot of things that students are interested in,” Read explained.
Read was elated about the success of the rec and believes that the center has great opportunities for students to get involved. He said he looks forward to seeing more students make use of the great services provided at the rec.
David Holmes, Gold’s Gym Express’ general manager, is appreciative of ISU’s votes and explained the many benefits of being a Gold’s Gym Express member.
“I think we offer a great workout experience and a great location for a great price. Also, our circuit training in the back is for people who may not be accustomed to strength machines. They can go back there and still get a full body workout,” he said.
Holmes believes it can be beneficial for ISU students to utilize the rec center, as well as Gold’s Gym Express.