No Payne, no gain
Staying fit? Getting into shape? Trying to keep your game sharp?
Don’t sweat the details – just work up a good sweat with the Payne Center and the Department of Recreational Sports.
Named one of the nation’s finest facilities by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Administration, the Payne Center includes:
- An indoor swimming pool
- Weight-training, resistance and aerobic/cardio training stations such as Stairmasters, elliptical trainers, treadmills and cycling
- Free weights
- Group exercise classes – step, yoga, abs, Pilates, boot camp and more
- Racquetball and squash courts
- Gym with six badminton, four volleyball and four basketball courts
- 1/8-mile indoor track
Additional resources are a fitness assessment and, for a charge, personal fitness instruction and nutritional counseling by a dietitian.
Outdoor facilities include the following:
- A fitness and wellness trail, adjacent to the Payne Center, winds through some of the scenic parts of campus and is open for walking, jogging, cycling and in-line skating. Two-and-a-half laps around the figure-eight trail equal a mile, or you can try the short individual loops.
- There are four lighted fields for flag football, softball and soccer.
On the north edge of campus, a short walk from the Payne Center, is the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile stretch of reclaimed railroad track that serves as a walking, jogging, biking and equestrian trail.
Intramural sports include traditional favorites like flag football, basketball and softball, as well as soccer, sand volleyball, co-ed bowling, pair’s billiards, inner tube water polo, table tennis and a bench press competition.