Three gyms for the price of none

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By: Maggie Ortuso | Published Sept. 24, 2016

The new school year brings new classes, new friends, and possibly a new workout routine. For many students, their motto for the year is “new year, new me.” To renew oneself, students try going to the gym. At Kean University, there are three gyms accessible to students.

A gym that is not very well known is the East Campus Fitness Center, which is open during weekdays. There are fewer crowds at this gym, because not many people know about it.

“I love the gym at East Campus” said Junior Erika Bott. “It’s Kean’s best kept secret. It’s not as popular as the one at Harwood and it smells a lot better.”

When a student or faculty member wants to use the gym, they have to bring their Kean University ID to swipe in.  The facilities are free to anyone that attends or works at Kean.

One gym is the D’Angola Gymnasium, which is located in Harwood Arena. Students can use this gym every day, including weekends.  There is a cardio loft to workout at in D’Angola Gym, which includes treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines. Opening times for this gymnasium vary, but Sunday through Thursday it is open until 10 p.m. while on Friday and Saturday it is open until 4 p.m.

There is also a pool at the D’Angola Gymnasium, which is open during the week. All students can access this pool with their Kean ID.

Another workout space Kean students can utilize is the Carol Hynes Field House located behind Harwood Arena. Typically used by sports teams, but is open to all Kean students, the field house is a smaller gym with less machinery and more free weights. The  field house is open on Monday through  ursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For other ways to stay active this semester attend Fit To Be Kean (FTBK) classes. Located in Downs Hall, FTBK offers a variety of classes ranging from Zumba to Ultimate Conditioning. Simply bring your Kean ID and workout. Visit the FTBK page on Cougar Link for the full schedule of classes.

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