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A photo of the inside of a pool. The Weber State pool is located inside of the C. William Stromberg Complex/Reed K. Swenson Building.

As the new semester begins, so do many people’s health and fitness goals. Weber State University’s Stromberg Complex offers space for both recreation and academics to students, faculty, staff and local community members.

The Stromberg Complex facilities include the Swenson Gym, Wildcat Arena, Swenson Pool, rock climbing, tennis and pickleball courts, grass and turf playing fields and racquetball courts.

The Swenson Gym facility houses a walking track, basketball and volleyball courts, a stress relief center, locker rooms and multiple classrooms. It is also where WSU’s NCAA volleyball team practices and competes.

According to Teri Bladen, the campus recreation director, students can reserve or rent certain facilities in the Stromberg Complex by completing a facility request form on the “Request a Facility” page online at weber.edu.

Active student organizations and clubs can rent many spaces for free, although the availability of spaces to rent varies. The Stromberg Complex manager will be able to confirm based on the request submitted.

Hours of operation vary based on the time of year and can be found online.

The Department of Campus Recreation has a primary focus on drop-in fitness and encourages students with an active Wildcard to join anytime.

An active Wildcard can grant students access to drop-in strength and cardio machines at the Wildcat Center and Swenson Pool in Ogden and the Davis Fitness Center in Layton.

There are options for everyone with any fitness level.

“We strive for diverse offerings such as yoga, cycle, Zumba, aquafit, strength, cardio dance and more,” Bladen said. “Instructors have nationally recognized fitness certifications, and they are trained to adjust classes for participants of all fitness levels.”

The group exercise schedule can be found online and varies per semester based on instructor availability. If a group exercise class is listed as “Hybrid,” students have the opportunity to join the workout virtually.

“Campus Recreation also offers some fee-based programs such as the outdoor equipment rental center, personal training, competitive sports and swim lessons, which have discounted pricing for active Weber State University students,” Bladen said.

Students can learn a new skill or activity and receive academic credit by registering for a physical education or recreation activity course through the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

WSU is in support of sustainability, and it comes as no surprise that green cardio machines are now available at the Wildcat Center, such as treadmills, ellipticals, recumbents and upright bikes.

“The energy generated while using this equipment not only powers that piece of equipment, but then excess energy generated goes back onto the power grid to be reused,” Bladen said.

Weber State faculty is now including sustainability-related research and material in their courses and over 80 WSU departments are Green Team certified, according to WSU.

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