Newly remodeled City College fitness center opens

Students are training in the space this fall


San Diego City College’s fitness center has been remodeled with new equipment, including elliptical machines. Photo by Antonio Contreras

Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist

For San Diego City College students who need something to help relieve the stress of college, they can take a class in the remodeled fitness center this fall semester.

“It’s amazing,” said Exercise Science Department Chair and instructor Andi Milburn. “It was a complete eyesore before but now I’m completely in love with all the new equipment that we will have this semester.

“We hope that more students can come to the fitness center (now).”

It’s been a rough two years since the COVID-19 pandemic put campus life for many on a hiatus. When classes moved online, many exercise science courses weren’t available.

City College took this opportunity to remodel the fitness center, adding new equipment and flooring.

New treadmills, elliptical machines and exercise bikes sit in front of wall-to-wall mirrors.

Weight machines, free weights and kettlebells fill the center of the room. A small open space near the restrooms allows students to use medicine balls, a TRX or a Bosu ball.

The flooring in the fitness center has also been replaced with rubber flooring to improve workouts with equipment that can be moved around easily.

Students must be enrolled in a fitness class to access the center.