Moraine Valley’s Health, Fitness & Recreation Center nears completion: Membership drive underway

Moraine Valley Community College’s Health, Fitness & Recreation Center is scheduled to open in March 2014.

Moraine Valley Community College’s newest building is in the final stages of construction before doors open in early spring to offer a wide array of health and fitness programs and services, not only for students, faculty, and staff but also the community.
The Health Fitness & Recreation Center is the 14th building to be constructed on the main campus—the fourth in the past four years. The 113,000 square-foot fitness center and field house includes three full-size basketball courts, four fitness studios, one-eighth mile jogging track, four-lane lap pool, whirlpool, steam rooms and locker facilities. Construction began in December 2012, and a grand opening and ribbon cutting are scheduled for March 25, 2014.
A strong component of the new center is student employment. Campus Recreation plans to hire over 100 student employees before the center opens. With approximately 19 different positions, the HFRC is a great developmental and learning environment for the MVCC student body. There will be a host of free fitness classes, functional training classes, and specialty classes such as boxing, cycling, yoga, Pilates, and multiple types of dance. Personal training packages will be available for purchase. Members will be able to swim laps in the four-lane pool and/or take aqua classes and swim lessons. Babysitting services will be optional for members as they workout. During the summer, children’s camps will be offered for a variety of ages. In addition, the Bean Café will provide a variety of food and beverage options. Special deals with the Bean Café are going on right now for members who sign up early.
Hours of operation in the HFRC will be flexible to accommodate members’ busy schedules: Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Financial support for the project comes from the sale of bonds and student and membership fees. The Chicago Blackhawk Charities also donated $250,000. Negotiations to add a health partner continue.
A membership drive is well underway. There are a variety of monthly fees for members of the community, ranging from a $49 monthly rate for a single membership to $100 per month for families. A guest pass is $12 per day. For the current promotional prices and additional membership rates, call 708-608-4015 or stop by Building P on the Moraine Valley Community College Campus.

CAPTION: Moraine Valley Community College’s Health, Fitness & Recreation Center is scheduled to open in March 2014.

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For more information, phone the Membership Services Office at (708) 608-4000 or email hfrc@morainevalley.edu.