The first strategy in the Prep's recently published Athletics Strategic Plan states our intention to
Upgrade and expand athletic facilities to reflect the excellence our teams aspire to while providing adequate space for all teams, increasing the ability for all teams to provide strength and conditioning training,To this end, we are proud to announce plans to create a new Health and Wellness Center. The renovation and expansion of the Intramural Gym will create a best-in-class 8,070 square foot facility that reflects the Prep's commitment to health, wellness and fraternity.
Designed to resonate with an urban, tech savvy generation, the space will be evocative of popular fitness clubs with youthful touches reminiscent of popular athletic labels. It will feature a new mezzanine that creates a two-story training environment for cardio, weights and conditioning while enhancing the flexibility and functionality of the double height volume for individual and team workouts and intramural sports. The high performing materials, lighting and systems utilized will be fresh, sustainable and sleek, projecting a future model for spaces at Fordham Prep.
The proposed renovated gym will include state-of-the-art systems and stations designed to enhance physical performance, health and overall wellness. It will include:
- competition mats for wrestling
- two practice hoops for basketball
- retractable batting cages for baseball
- volleyball net
- shot put circles for track and field
- plyometric training station, including box jumps
- multiple weight stations
- ropes for high-intensity interval training
- cardio equipment, including treadmills, bikes and rowing machines
- wellness activities such as yoga and mindfulness exercises
In this expanded space more students and athletes will be able to benefit from all that a new gym has to offer. In addition, a new strength/conditioning coach will be hired to guide students through conditioning exercises and proper use of the equipment.
HOW THE INTRAMURAL GYM IS USED TODAY
These photos address today's reality for our students who use the existing Intramural Gym for PE classes, recreationally, and for team conditioning and work-out sessions. The new center will allow us to maximize space for both equipment and activity, upgrade machinery and apparatus, and enhance lighting and ventilation.