Best Law School Gyms?

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby sigmachiev » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:35 pm

University of Washington's IMA is still relatively new and freakin' awesome. Right by Husky Stadium. There are hidden rooms dedicated to boxing/MMA/judo located near the squash courts. Two floors worth of weight training stuff, tons of treadmills, pool, multiple bball courts, etc etc.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:42 pm

I guess this is a blatant shout out for my school, but Texas does very well for itself. I'd imagine it has something to do with the whole football thing.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/gregory-gym-austin

Edited because: heavens that picture was large.
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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:42 pm

James Bond wrote:
romothesavior wrote:UIUC by a landslide.


You seem to have a lot of support on this. What makes it so epic?


It is freaking huge. And just amazingly nice.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5jq98xrMKQ
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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Pearalegal wrote: Obnoxiously huge picture


Is that the Holiday Inn pool in Austin? I thought we were discussing gyms?

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:44 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Pearalegal wrote: Obnoxiously huge picture


Is that the Holiday Inn pool in Austin? I thought we were discussing gyms?


I changed it before you even posted this, sheesh.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:47 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Pearalegal wrote: Obnoxiously huge picture


Is that the Holiday Inn pool in Austin? I thought we were discussing gyms?


I changed it before you even posted this, sheesh.


Haha I'm just giving you a hard time, Pearalegal. Looked like a nice pool.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:52 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Pearalegal wrote: Obnoxiously huge picture


Is that the Holiday Inn pool in Austin? I thought we were discussing gyms?


I changed it before you even posted this, sheesh.


Haha I'm just giving you a hard time, Pearalegal. Looked like a nice pool.


I guess they need to provide water to try and battle the ridiculous humidity. Dear LORD I'm going to miss the East Coast when I move to Austin in two weeks.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby CCoolidge » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:56 pm

RandyJ51 wrote:My number one concern is that the gym has a squash court


Cornell has a squash court in the law building.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby basicgrey7 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:46 pm

sigmachiev wrote:University of Washington's IMA is still relatively new and freakin' awesome. Right by Husky Stadium. There are hidden rooms dedicated to boxing/MMA/judo located near the squash courts. Two floors worth of weight training stuff, tons of treadmills, pool, multiple bball courts, etc etc.
Do they have women's kickboxing? My local gym has a guy who did MMA and he was training the guys for MMA, but also opened a women's kickboxing. I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Connelly » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:58 pm

Identifying what makes the gyms nice might be helpful. I would be looking for the ability to deadlift (a place to do it, round plates instead of plates with multiple flat sides, ability to use chalk), squat (at the very least an A-frame rack if not a power rack with a decent bar), and other lifts that would possibly set off the lunk alarm (LinkRemoved).

And lulz @ South Carolina having a monorail. More like a mono-horse&carriage. A ton of little SEC girls running around in tiny shorts that say "Cocks" on the back makes up a bit for it, however.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby KingJames6 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:04 am

awesomepossum wrote:
Bhuff wrote:I would guess any school that has a huge football program.. like OSU for instance.. that's just me guessing tho



usually athletics (or even separate sports at the major sports schools) have their own gyms. You won't be going to the gym with Terrelle Pryor if you're at the OSU law school unless you're a grad assistant for the football program or something.


Actually you'd be surprised. Its not unusual for the football team to show up for some pickup bball.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby basicgrey7 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:05 am

Connelly wrote:Identifying what makes the gyms nice might be helpful. I would be looking for the ability to deadlift (a place to do it, round plates instead of plates with multiple flat sides, ability to use chalk), squat (at the very least an A-frame rack if not a power rack with a decent bar), and other lifts that would possibly set off the lunk alarm (LinkRemoved).

And lulz @ South Carolina having a monorail. More like a mono-horse&carriage. A ton of little SEC girls running around in tiny shorts that say "Cocks" on the back makes up a bit for it, however.

Good idea! I like good treadmills and elipticals. Bonus if they have tvs on them! Also free weights.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby KingJames6 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:06 am

sigmachiev wrote:University of Washington's IMA is still relatively new and freakin' awesome. Right by Husky Stadium. There are hidden rooms dedicated to boxing/MMA/judo located near the squash courts. Two floors worth of weight training stuff, tons of treadmills, pool, multiple bball courts, etc etc.


+1 its not the newest place but it certainly gets the job done.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Norwood » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:54 am

McGeorge hands down

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:20 am

BU FITREC wins.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby stowhat » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:34 am

I went to BU for undergrad and I LOVED going to FitRec. It can get a little crowded but otherwise everything was always clean and I rarely had a hard time finding a treadmill or elliptical. The elevated running track is nice and so is the smoothie bar.

The lazy river isn't all its cracked up to be...you can't bring anything inflatable in, so you basically end up walking around in a circle.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby jms1987 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:49 am

Cincinnati's gym is really nice, it has a lazy river, a huge pool, and tons of other gym equipment. I know students can also run on the track or football field.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby dk8 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:51 am

Cupidity wrote:BU FITREC wins.


The gym there is large and very nice looking. Looked like they had brand new everything. However, I wasn't impressed with the free weight section. Pretty small and not alot of benches/power racks especially considering how big the rest of the gym was.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby SAOJD10 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:26 am

The Strom at South Carolina is pretty amazing

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:53 pm

Cupidity wrote:BU FITREC wins.


+1

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby cinefile 17 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:08 pm

zettsscores40 wrote:Michigan's gyms blow. CCRB is supposed to be getting a huge revamp I think.


+1

Anyone know about Columbia/UCLA

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby Lawof_theLand » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:15 pm

http://recreation.fiu.edu/RecCtr.htm

Not one of the best, but FIU has a nice one, and right next to the Law School. The Law School is the white building on the left.

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby kobebryant » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:29 pm

i heard the kobe bryant school of law has a kickass new gym

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby prerna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:17 pm

awesome thread...

cinefile 17 wrote:
zettsscores40 wrote:Michigan's gyms blow. CCRB is supposed to be getting a huge revamp I think.


+1

Anyone know about Columbia/UCLA


I'm staying at columbia for intern housing this summer and the gym is pretty decent...nothing state of the art, and it gets super crowded (even in the summer!) but not too shabby...

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Re: Best Law School Gyms?

Postby alexonfyre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:52 pm

If you can get in (kinda hard for non-alums) going to GSU and using the GT CRC is amazing. It was built in 1996 as an Olympic training facility and has everything, a lazy river AND a water slide.
http://crc.gatech.edu/plugins/content/index.php?id=111

By sq. ft. and numbers isn't the largest, but the student body is small and has an even smaller number of fitness minded people, so it is almost never crowded.
Also, a co-ed sauna, which I guess could be a plus or a minus.




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