ATLANTA — After months of construction, Clark Atlanta University is ready to cut the ribbon Feb. 7, on a brand new student fitness center. Panther Fit, as it will be known, is a state-of-the-art workout facility with superior fitness equipment from Inflight Fitness. Located inside the completely renovated former recreation room in Henderson Student Center, Panther Fit includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, liberator cross fit machine, fitness and spin bikes, free weights with benches, medicine balls, kettle bells and aerobic equipment. The project was designed and built by Advantage Fitness.
Panther Fit comes just in time as students begin to tone their bodies for spring break, or those who want to develop healthier lifestyle habits. The new exercise center was spearheaded by members of the Progressive Impact Administration headed by Undergraduate Student Government Association President Adrain Artary.
“This initiative will benefit all Clark Atlanta University students who seek consistent access to equipment which will help them to promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Artary. “We appreciate the University administration for allowing us to be innovative and make improvements to meet the needs of our student constituents.”
Panther Fit is more than workout equipment. Five classes, including meditation, body sculpting and yoga will be taught by certified trainers. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. — 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday.
Associate Dean of Students Ernita Hemmitt said the center was the result of a collaborative effort to include Student Affairs, led by Vice President Tanaya Walters and SGA. “It’s an opportunity to provide our students with co-curricular activities to relieve stress and live a healthier lifestyle on campus,” Hemmitt said.