Story and photos by Max Guerrera
This fall, the Otter Sports Center reopened the weight room, inviting students and athletes to enjoy its new upgrades and equipment. After being closed for renovations from the middle of August through the middle of September, the gym has received five new two-sided squat racks with pull up bars, cable machines, and two sets of free weights.
Because the new squat racks can be used by two people at a time, the space is being maximized to its fullest potential so that every Otter can get their workout in.
Since reopening, the Otter Sports Center has seen a significant increase in gym attendance according to Alexandra Diaz, a gym staff member and player for CSUMB’s women’s soccer team.
“Construction was tough because people were asking when the weight room would be finished and we weren’t sure,” she said.
While the construction period was a restraint for athletes and students alike, the new equipment makes up for it. “We have four times the space for squat racks. You have way more room and won’t have to wait as long,” Diaz said. Staff members also mentioned another upgrade to look forward to. Currently there are no mirrors in the weight room because new ones are on the way. The Otter Sports Center is integral to a healthy lifestyle on campus and students have been quick to seize the opportunity to use the newly renovated gym.
Fall hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.