January 3, 2000
Ring in 2000 with a workout: New Fitness Center opens
By Karin Wanless
"Technogym is the most sophisticated computerized workout system on the planet right now," said Dan Wood, director of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports (OPERS).
There is no carrying cumbersome charts from station to station or hassling with hand-entering a workout onto a machine. All workout data is saved in a personalized database via the Technogym Smartkey and made available in a variety of easy-to-read reports so each user can see and track his or her own progress and improvement.
All you need to do is insert your Technogym Smartkey into the equipment display
screen. Since your workout has already been programmed by a personal trainer or through
an OPERS class instructor, the computer display will show you which machine to start
with, and how many "reps" and sets you should do based on your individual
capabilities. Then it will show you which piece of equipment you should go to next
in your workout.
Each floor also has free weights and guided-motion weight machines.
In addition, the upper gym has large windows that offer stunning views of the Monterey Bay to keep you inspired during your workout.
Beginning and intermediate weight-training classes and strength-and-conditioning classes will be offered throughout the week.
New this quarter are the express workouts at lunch and after-work hours. On Monday and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., there will be a 40-minute weight training circuit workout on the Technogym machines. And a back and abs lab will be held daily at 1 p.m. for ten minutes.
Starting spring quarter, classes will no longer be offered through Teleslug; instead,
people should come the first day of class and a lottery will be held.
For more information call (831) 459-3970 or visit the OPERS Web site.