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Published: August 23, 2006

If you are looking for a place to work out but don’t have time to take a class, try the weight room in Bldg. 1 Room 125 on the Pensacola campus. The facility is free and open to students, faculty and staff with a PJC ID during posted hours.

The weight room is an alternative to the facilities in the L.I.F.E. Centers which require users to attend classes and labs before using the machines, according to Doug Rogers, intramurals coordinator.

“We have a cardio room with treadmills, stair climbers and stationary bikes,” Rogers said.

Another room houses Nautilus equipment, free weights, pulling machines and squat racks.  No experience is needed; Rogers has staff on-hand to answer questions.

“We have experienced, trained staff and they can help adjust the machines to different body types,” Rogers said.

Plans include installing cable televisions in the cardio room so exercisers can listen while they work out via headphones with FM transmitters.

There’s only one catch.  When the PJC athletic teams and weight training classes use the facility, it’s closed to others.  But other than a few hours mid-day, Rogers hopes to keep the weight room open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  To check for open hours, look for the notice posted on the door, or call 484-1317.

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