When your school is on a bluff, you’re accustomed to taking some uphill hikes. While that’s great for exercise, Duquesne students treat this as a fact of life.
Being an urban campus, Dukes are also no strangers to the urban eateries and nightlife. We all know how fun Pittsburgh can be. But when it comes to staying healthy and taking care of our bodies, you need a place to put in work.
DU is all over that. Look for these 4 places to run, jump, lift, or dance on-campus.
If you’re looking for strength, for health, or for fitness, you’re looking for Power. The appropriately named Power Center is 80,000 sq ft. of everything exercise, conveniently built on Forbes Avenue. Duquesne students flock to their state-of-the-art fitness mecca for just about every type of exercise imaginable. The Power Center features two weight rooms, a floor dedicated to cardio equipment, a HIIT-inspired room, 4 group fitness studios for spinning, yoga, Zumba, and more, an indoor track, 2 full-size basketball courts, and even a boxing and MMA training ground. Woah. That’s a lot to pack under one roof. And the power’s in your hands to try it all!
Students that live at Brottier Hall have it made. Their towering apartment complex is close to the Power Center and other draws of Forbes Avenue. But what’s extra special about Brottier is their fitness center. Given a crazy class-load or even a crazy snowstorm blowing off the bluff, you can sneak in a workout on their cardio equipment or lift a collection of free weights without walking up any hills.
Vickroy Hall’s got a place to break a sweat too. Convenience is the name of the game here. Vickroy’s small fitness room isn’t going to wow you with amenities. It’s there for a stress-relieving workout whenever you don’t have time for a walk to the Power Center or need a pre-class pump. With a few select pieces of cardio equipment and free weights, you can still get a big workout in this micro-gym.
Hey freshman, you need to work out too! St. Martin Hall, home to first-years, has a small fitness room with treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. If you’re up by St. Martin, that means you’re all the way across campus from reaching the Power Center. And when a freshman-15 is creeping up on you, you need a spot to break a sweat on the regular. Try out some late night or after-class cardio!
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