Maroon Club Strength Center

    Strength and conditioning have become major factors in the nation's fitness boom over the last decade. With that trend also trickling down to intercollegiate athletics, Lafayette College unveiled its new weight training facility for varsity student-athletes in the spring of 1990.

    After a ten-year effort with all funding being raised outside of the College's operating budget, the 4,000 square-foot facility more than doubles the space previously used for varsity student-athlete strength and conditioning workouts.

    The facility allows all varsity student-athletes the opportunity to build their strength and conditioning on a one-to-one basis with the strength coach who is on duty at all times when the facility is open. The student-athlete can arrange an appointment with the strength coach for an individualized workout as well as the scheduled sessions for various varsity teams. The one-on-one approach allows for a quick and intense, yet controlled and well-supervised workout.

    Aside from the strength coach's office, the facility floor space is devoted entirely to workout equipment. Included among the numerous apparatus are complete free weight work stations, seven power rack stations and six bench presses. The additional equipment allows the student-athlete to cut his or her weight room time in half giving them time for academic work or other activities.

    The state-of-the-art facility is located behind the north football stands at Fisher Field, about 30 yards west of Kirby Field House.

Lafayette Athletics, as a partner in the mission of the College, provides an incredibly effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Lafayette sponsors 23 varsity sports with more than 600 student-athletes.

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