SRC gym space, sanitation, and safety issues
I know this idea has been presented numerous times in the past three or so years, but the SRC gym appears to be far too small for the number of students at our school. I understand there was the recent gym addition in the new Spruce dorm, but the space seems relatively small compared to the immense growth of our student population. Given that the space issue cannot be fixed immediately, I am curious to know what plan the administration has in place to address the issue.
In addition to the space concern, I feel that more effort should be placed into keeping the gym clean and safe, especially if the current SRC gym will remain the only primary gym in the coming years. As I've become more familiar with the gym, I've noticed bands on machines wearing away, covering the ground and the machines themselves with tiny black rubber particles. The bands on some machines are noticeably thinner as a result. While I'm no expert with machine equipment, this doesn't seem very safe to me. Regarding sanitation, the gym doesn't feel particularly clean. As mentioned in a post from earlier this semester, the floors seem dirty, and there is a terrible smell emanating from the dumbbell rack area, as if something is rotting behind the rack. These problems should be addressed before someone gets hurt.
The gym is the place on campus I go each day to decompress and have fun. It soils the experience when it is extremely crowded and isn't properly maintained.
Thank you for your beef! Administration has certainly realized the gym has become undersized. As you mentioned, this is why Spruce and Jackson have gyms. There are also plans to add another gym to campus. With regards to the cleanliness and safety, I'll reach out to the rec center to fix these issues.