One of my favorite places to be on campus is in Fordham's new state-of-the-art McGinley Fitness Center. The gym opened just last October and contains over 1,800 square feet of cardio space equipped with elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and treadmills. Each machine even has its own television which I like to watch the news in the morning on my morning treadmill run or elliptical stride. Additionally, there are strength machines along the perimeter of the gym and a separate heavier weight room to really pump some iron. The facility also houses two group exercise studios: a 1,100 square foot main studio and a spin studio for weekly group exercise classes.
|View from the Corner Elliptical Machine at 7:30am on a Weekday|
|Mastering Yoga Poses|
|The Spin Room (Minus the Spinners)|
Exercise classes are a great way to de-stress and take an hour break from schoolwork. And the best part is that all classes are free for all full time Fordham students! A schedule is made up each semester consisting of a variety of Zumba, yoga, spin, and strength classes offered Monday through Friday. No signups are necessary and students can pop in to any class convenient for them. My favorite classes are the spinning classes, which consist of an hour of biking and encouragement from the instructor while jamming out to an upbeat playlist. Some instructors are certified students, and others are certified trainers. With finals coming up shortly, I will definitely be attending a least a couple of spin and yoga classes to get my mind and body focused for the hours of studying to come!