Vanderbilt celebrates opening of new fitness facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — HEALTHPlus, Vanderbilt University’s faculty and staff wellness program, will celebrate its 15th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 4, by opening the doors of a brand new 23,000-square-foot facility atop Kensington Garage. The new space more than doubles the 10,000-square-feet of the former location in Memorial Gym.

“This state-of-the-art facility is a wonderful birthday gift to all,” said Marilyn Holmes, manager of Health Plus. “With more space in this new facility, there will be many amenities added that will further enhance the increase in exercise that is occurring in our faculty and staff population.”

The new fitness center will include a separate yoga and aerobic room, a separate stretch area, new exercise equipment and more modern locker rooms. The balcony will be open for stretching and some classes on days when the weather permits, and there will be a lounge where employees can check e-mail, meet up with friends and have something healthy to eat. Most importantly, the new facility will have more consistent hours unaffected by events being held at Memorial Gym.

A series of events will be held to commemorate the grand opening beginning with the formal ribbon-cutting by Chancellor Gordon Gee Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

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