Caltech Athletics recently opened a new 1,200-square-foot weight room in the south side of Brown Gym to meet strong demand from students and other gym members.
Joe Jordan, assistant director for athletic facilities, says the new space, which features free weights and squat racks, provides users with a third location to work out with weights. The other two existing spaces—a 5,000-square-foot space in Braun Gym and a slightly smaller space in the Barn (located east of the track)—will maintain a different selection of options, including stack and pin weights and circuit machines.
Jordan says that redistributing weights among the new locations means that the older weight rooms can "provide more open space for individual movement and exercise, including floor work."
He notes that users are free to choose whichever location suits them best, but adds that regardless of which location they choose, they will continue to check in at the front desk in Braun before working out.