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Fitness front and center
Fitness front and center
Two new recreation options open at Stanford
Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC
The Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC opened on Monday, July 23, 2012. The 17,600-square-foot facility and 7.5-acre recreation grounds are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and managed (from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday) by Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER).
The Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC is the sixth Stanford sports facility to bear the name of John Arrillaga and his family. The center operates under DAPER’s budget, from university general funds, and money from SLAC.
SLAC badges serve as card keys to access the center. SLAC and DOE employees can have their badge activated by completing a liability waiver and submitting it to a recreation center staff member during business hours. Spouses and domestic partners can use the center at no charge after obtaining a Stanford ID Card at the Stanford Card Office and then signing a liability waiver at the recreation center. Visiting researchers, Stanford Guest House lodgers, and service contractors can use the center for a fee of $5 per day. Stanford faculty, staff and students without business on site can use the center only if they are enrolled in a Stanford Health Improvement (HIP) class that is offered there.
For more information about the recreation center, visit the SLAC Occupational Health Center website or contact the recreation center general manager, Chris Spells, at ext. 3313.
Stanford School of Medicine Sports Complex
The School of Medicine (SoM) opened a new Sports Complex on Thursday, August 16, 2012. HIP demonstrated various exercises that can be done on the exercise equipment, and the basketball court was open for half court games. In the fall, HIP will offer classes on the exercise equipment for staff, faculty and students.
The court hosts three benches, a water fountain, and three picnic tables with umbrellas. If anyone who wants to play volleyball, the court is lined so that players can bring their own portable net and ball.
Exercise equipment information:
- TRX 10-ft. S-Frame allows up to 10 users at one time. (Note: The straps for the TRX will only be available during HIP Classes. If users have their own straps, they are welcome to hook them to the TRX frame and do exercises.)
- Free runner
- Cardio elliptical
- Core cycler
- Sit-up bench
- Pull-up bars
Nike basketball court:
The Nike court is a high-performance system, utilizing recycled Nike Grind mid-sole foam and rubber, which actually reduces stress on the body. The court has an even ball bounce, high level of player comfort and grip, and cushioning effect on the body — designed to help athletes better play their sport while being more protected from injuries.