The Stephens Fitness Center -- named in honor of the generous gift of Paul and Elle Stephens and their son, Bart '97 -- opened on January 31, 2000. It was the end result of a four-month renovation of the Beale E. Poste Health Fitness Center. (Mr. Poste graduated from the University in 1929.) An interesting note is that during the renovation, the current Group Fitness Room was outfitted as a temporary fitness center for the Fall 1999 semester.
The Stephens Fitness Center is 8,000 square feet in size and has air conditioning, handicap accessibility and a sound system (satellite radio). It consists of two levels: an upper and lower.
The 5,000-square-foot upper level has wall-to-wall carpeting and houses an extensive inventory of aerobic (or "cardio") equipment and selectorized machines. The upper level also has a reception desk and six flat-screen LCD televisions. The 3,000-square-foot lower level has wall-to-wall high-density flooring and boasts an abundance of free-weight equipment.
View a full list of equipment that's located within the Stephens Fitness Center.