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Caitlin Sherman participates in a cirque-style class at Launchpad Fitness Nov. 13

Cirque-style fitness brings exercise to new heights

Savannah Warner November 15, 2023

Working out has never been my thing. No matter what gym or home exercise routine has been advertised to me, I’ve never had an interest. But when I saw that Launchpad Fitness, a gym located in the...

O’Pake Recreation Center has enacted a number of restrictions amid the pandemic

Lifters adjust as O’Pake prohibits spotters

Drew Chilson April 20, 2021

For Logan Guarino ’22, who played soccer in high school and is now a member of the St. Joe’s club soccer team, weightlifting has been a part of his strength training routine to improve his game.  Guarino...

Amid the pandemic, students must sign up for 90-minute slots in order to workout in the O’Pake gyms.

O’Pake reservation system a “learning curve” for students

Drew Chilson March 9, 2021

At the start of the school year, Jenna Troyano ’22 looked forward to getting back into her workout routine at O’Pake Recreation Center.  But every time she tried to make a reservation, she found...

The new cardio room is located on the lower level of O’Pake. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CAMPUS RECREATION

Campus Recreation opens updated cardio and strength rooms

Riley Frain February 3, 2021

Campus Recreation opened new strength and cardio rooms for students, faculty and staff looking for a safe place to workout indoors.  Reservations to use the workout rooms, located in the O’Pake Recreation...

Students work out in OPake Recreation Center on a Monday night. PHOTO: Mitchell Shields 22

O’Pake renovations still years out

Eddie Daou October 8, 2019

After the university’s latest master plan was released last spring, community members began buzzing about what they welcomed as a much needed upgrade to campus: renovations to the O’Pake Recreation...

Graphics by Kaitlyn Patterson 20

Finding positivity with the pole

Maggie McHale March 21, 2017

Taking on a new form of exercise On a mild Monday evening in February, I found myself in front of an inconspicuous glass door in Center City labeled simply as “POLE HAUS.” After a long walk...

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