On my way to college, the chances are that you’re not a five-star athlete is being pursued by several Division I colleges.
If you grew up with playing soccer for an intramural league, or have only ever played friendly games of basketball with your buddies at the local court of law. Or perhaps you’re a student who only went to the gym on a semi-regular basis.
Whether you are looking for a place to play a game of squash with your friends, take a morning run or participating in a group, Pitt offers a wide range of facilities for all the active students at all levels of involvement.
Located in the Petersen Events Center, Baierl Student Recreation Center, is in the possession of the name of Pitt’s largest and most popular, and a fitness center. The complex has everything a fitness fanatic could ever need — a wide range of cardio equipment, free weights, and strength machines.
Baierl includes an aerobic and dance studio, a functional gym, a mat room for exercises and stretching, and a multi-purpose room, and courts for squash and racquetball.
If you’re on the lower campus, and don’t let the walk up Cardiac Hill, officially it is called the DeSoto Street discourage you from working out. Consider the hike up the hill for a warm-up.
Be on your guard, but in the format, it makes Baierl is a popular choice for lots of students, so try to avoid peak times such as very early in the morning and in the evening, when the rules for the equipment in an effective workout is difficult.
Tree Hall, and a short, upper campus, away from the Music at Allequippa Street and contains a variety of facilities for sports and recreational activities.
The trees and the hotel has a fitness center with strength machines, cardio equipment and free weights, nine racquetball courts, three basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, with mat floors, a swimming pool, an indoor rock-climbing wall and an enclosed driving range and a putting green.
The indoor swimming pool of the Tree is comprised of two adjoining pools, one large and one small. Primarily used for recreational swimming, team practices and games, the large, Olympic-sized swimming pool includes springboards and the platform. The smaller pool has four 25-yard lanes, and is primarily used for swimming lessons and aqua-aerobics.
Regardless of your experience level, it’s climbing up in the Trees, the Hall is open to all students and faculty. The climbing wall provides students with a number of different ways to elevate, including bouldering and top-rope. The Student staff is available to help you with any of your questions, and climbing equipment is available for rental to all students.
Bellefield Hall is home to several Pitt offices, and services, but the majority of the students know it as a convenient, lower campus and training area with a variety of options.
Inside Bellefield, students have access to traditional exercise equipment such ellipticals and treadmills, a fitness center, a four-lane 25-meter lap pool, group exercise and dance studio, and mat rooms.
Bellefield also includes a newly-renovated gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and other activities of the group. This right may be particularly useful where the trail to the Trees, the Hall seems to be daunting. Bellefield, the location, behind Heinz Chapel South Bellefield Avenue, it is a lot more accommodating for the people who live on the lower campus, or with a limited amount of time in between classes.
The William Pitt Union Fitness Center
Located on the third floor of the William Pitt Union, the student has access to a limited workout space, the only one in the heart of the campus.
The WPU’s Fitness Center features a large cardio and weights. In addition, there are rooms that have been designated for aerobics and dance, and a studio cycling room is used for exercise and group exercise classes.
Some of the classes are offered at WPU’s Fitness Center has bicycles, Tabata, Zumba, and yoga.
It is also conveniently located on the same floor, there is the Stress-Free Zone, a space for students to learn and practice, mind and body for stress-reduction skills. The Stress-Free Zone walk-in services as mindfulness audio stations, a room for yoga as well as meditation, biofeedback, massage chair, and a daylight bulb. Lessons are available for both yoga and meditation provided on a daily basis.
A 24-Hour Residence Hall, Centers
For those with busy schedules who don’t have time to make it up the hill to work out at the 24-hour Residence Hall Fitness Centers to provide students with the opportunity to work with at any given time.
Located in many of the on-campus residence halls, the fitness centers contain a small selection of cardio equipment. Even though these facilities are not as extensive as the Baierl, or the Trees, they also offer students a way to practice without having it in their dorm’s building.