BarbellDreams wrote:Anyone know anything about Pitt's facilities?
I went to Pitt for undergrad. The law school might have its own small facility - there were a lot scattered around campus, just a few cardio machines, some weights and a stretching area. But the main event at Pitt is the Peterson Events Center ("The Pete": http://www.peterseneventscenter.com/
). The gym is technically just one part of the Pete and is officially known as Baierl, but nobody calls it that. I found it to be a really nice facility, clean and not crawling with people. It doesn't sound like it's nearly as extensive as some of the other gyms described here, though. It's just one floor. The treadmills, bikes and ellipticals are in front of glass windows looking onto a grassy field. The strength training machines and free weights are farther back. To one side there's a stretching/etc area with exercise balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, etc., and to the other side there are squash courts. Only occasionally was there a wait for equipment of more than 5 minutes. Usually it's pretty sparse. Locker rooms/showers are downstairs. There is a pool in a facility about a 3 minute walk from the Pete - it's decent sized, maybe Olympic? I'm not sure.
The major problem with the Pete is that it's on Upper Campus. They have shuttles leaving from the Cathedral every 10 minutes and it's about a ten minute ride. That's why the smaller facility might come in handy if the LS has one. There is a second pool on Lower Campus, smaller and i'm not sure how crowded it gets during the school year; I only went during the summer.
Depending where you're living, though, you might have better options off campus, if only for convenience's sake.
Edit: I should mention that all this information is about three years old.
sumus romani wrote: nightlight wrote:
South Carolina's gym is ohmygod incredible.
But then you have to go to a gym that is called the "Strom Thurmond Fitness Center". Isn't that something anyone should refuse to do on principle?
This is amazing.