Fitness Center to host Dec. 7 open house

By BRUCE HARDT

Pima Community College’s West Campus will host an open house for its newly renovated Fitness and Sports Science Center on Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The Fitness Center’s new lease on life represents its first major renovation since the facility was built in 1977. The project cost $2 million.

In addition to tours of the building, the open house will feature health-screening booths and provide health and fitness information.

Facility improvements include reworked plumbing, new lighting with condensed wiring and individual shower stalls in the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

Noise-reducing additions include a rubber floor in the weight room and soundproofing features for two exercise classrooms.

An energy-efficient air conditioner system has replaced swamp coolers that forced students to work out in 90-degree temperatures during summers.

PCC saved $30,000 by prepurchasing the air-cooling units.

Existing lockers were refurbished to save money.

For more information about the open house, contact John Carbajal at 206-6063 or jcarbajal@pima.edu.

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