The Wellness Center officially opened February 14 with a ceremony and an open house.

Participating in the ceremony were UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood; Dan Wood, executive director of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports; Francisco Hernandez, vice chancellor of Student Affairs; Gail Heit, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs, and Allison Gong, a Ph.D. candidate in biology who served on the planning committee for the project.

Pictured is Wood explaining the programmable workout on the fitness bike to Chancellor Greenwood, who is looking forward to working out at the center.

Over 4,000 members of the campus community have used the new Wellness Center since the beginning of the year. The center is a 10,600-square-foot, two-story building overlooking the Monterey Bay.

The $4 million center is equipped with two complete floors of cardiovascular and strength-training machines. The downstairs is designed for classes and sports teams. The upper floor is available for drop-in use by students, staff, faculty, and community members who are affiliated with the university.

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