Work it OutJun 13th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Highlights
SGA Gives Student Body Opportunity to Build Better Bodies by Staying Fit
BY AMANDA KINKADE
ON FEBRUARY 4 Wesley College’s Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a $55,000 renovation of the Malmberg Fitness Center facility in Malmberg Hall.
The renovation will provide Wolverines with new free weight equipment and total body weight machines, as well as new treadmills and cardiovascular workout equipment. The Malmberg Fitness Center is open to the approximately 2,100 students on the Dover campus.
“Last year, as vice president of SGA, students would always make statements to me about the Malmberg Gym. The majority of the students were concerned about the lack of equipment and space,” said SGA President Tanner Polce. “As President of SGA this year, the Malmberg Fitness Center became one of the top priorities for the SGA cabinet. I’m so very happy that we can finally make an impact in an area that is important to students.”
Preparation for the renovation began over one year ago, when SGA representatives turned to students to ask what positive changes they would like to see on campus. The answer came back loud and clear. After months of research and meeting with consultants from fitness equipment firms, Polce and his SGA executive board announced the good news.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the SGA to respond to student concerns and spend student fees exactly where there is a need,” said Director of Student Activities and SGA Advisor Sarah Smith. “The Malmberg Gym drastically needed a facelift and now Wesley College students can exercise in a place that has proper, working and state-of-the-art equipment.”