NC Center for Health and Wellness, Part I

Freshman Fifteen.

This is a topic that usually seems to pop up when you talk about beginning your university life.  I had this conversation with friends and family, and I'm sure this is something on some of your minds.  Today, I'm here with a little bit of hope:  the "Freshman Fifteen" can totally be avoided.

UNC Asheville's dining facilities already help make this possible by serving a variety of healthy foods.  If you play your cards right, this may be all it takes to help you stave off those notorious fifteen pounds.  However, for the sake of your own health, I would suggest adding an exercise regimen to your daily schedule.  Asheville offers its residents chances to improve their health through walking, hiking, and biking (among other exciting activities!), but maybe you're not one for hiking, or perhaps the weather is unpleasant.  Worry not!  The newly finished NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville offers a great space for recreation as well as exercise.

Construction on the center finished just before the opening of school this semester, and when I visited for the first time, I felt that it was well worth the wait.  This health and wellness center is beautifully designed and a fun place to exercise, attend class, or support the Bulldogs.  I think my mouth was hanging open for the 20 or 30 minutes that it took me to explore the new addition to the UNC Asheville campus because seriously, this place is impressive.  I was so excited to take pictures and share this place with all of you.

In the interest of not overwhelming you with details and pictures, I've decided to divide my tour of the NC Center for Health and Wellness into several parts.  Today, I'm going to show you all the fitness center.  (Awesome).

As you can see, this part of the facility offers an incredibly bright and open space for exercise, as well as a huge number of cardio and weight machines.  My favorite feature of this center is its huge windows, which allow a feeling of closeness to the beauty outside.  A wonderful place to work out!

As usual, please let me know if you have any questions, or want more information about a specific topic.  More on the NC Center for Health and Wellness to come, so subscribe and check in often! 


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