University of Tampa to build new campus fitness center

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT

The University of Tampa will build a new fitness center in the heart of the UT campus.

The new fitness center will be constructed just east of the existing McNiff Fitness Center and north of the Ferman Music Center, where basketball and volleyball courts are currently located.

The current fitness center will remain open during construction.

The fitness center will be a centrally located, one-stop shop for all exercise programs, personal training and evaluation, wellness and nutrition programs, intramurals, recreation activities, club sports and some exercise related laboratory and research activities.

Specifically, the center will feature six group exercise rooms, which includes one spinning room. Two small fitness assessment rooms have been incorporated in the floor plan, as well as a “flexible” classroom to allow for educational and training functions.

A large number of Precor fitness machines (treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, etc.) as well as free weights, will be available. The center will also include offices for Campus Recreation and related staff, as well as lockers.

The completion date is set for mid-spring 2016.