For Immediate Release: October 6, 2011
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – It is out with the old and in with the new at the Glenville State College Fitness Center. Nearly all of the facility’s old cardio equipment has been removed and replaced with five treadmills, five elliptical trainers, two recumbent bikes, two spinner bikes, three new strength machines, kettlebells, and a decline bench.
“Our hope is that the new and improved GSC Fitness Center will allow everyone to strengthen their bodies and minds as well as be a stress relieving and relaxing outlet. It has and always will be our endeavor to provide an atmosphere of learning and to promote healthy choices to achieve a balanced and successful lifestyle,” said Dean of Student Affairs Jerry Burkhammer.
“The wellness and fitness needs of the campus and community are very important, and we will continue to make improvements as needed,” said GSC Fitness Center Director Shantelle Harkleroad.
The old equipment was donated to the Gilmer County Fire Department, Gilmer County High School, and the GSC Athletic Training Program. Gilmer County Fireman John Losh said, “The donated exercise equipment is a great addition to those at our fire house. Physical fitness is vital to performing our duties at full potential. It’s great to see that those at the college care about the time we sacrifice for Gilmer County.” Losh, a native of Elkins, West Virginia, is also a senior GSC Psychology Major.
The GSC Fitness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Student membership is free while faculty/staff membership is $40 a semester, and community membership is $30 a month. Family membership rates are available.
For more information about the GSC Fitness Center, contact Harkleroad at Shantelle.Harkleroad@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6441.