Thomas A. Pappas Fitness Center

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Facility facts:

The fitness center is located in the Balfour-Hood Campus Center and provides such equipment as cardio machines, Nautilus circuit machines, plate-loaded machines, free weights and treadmills, as well as locker rooms. In addition to state-of-the-art strength, conditioning and aerobic fitness equipment, the facility includes four wall-mounted flat screen satellite TVs and 13-inch flat screen TVs in front of all five treadmills.

The facility is located in a space connected to the current Admissions Office, formerly a gymnasium upon its opening in 1903. The wing containing the fitness center opened in 1936 and housed a swimming pool, which was floored over upon the development of the Pappas Fitness Center in 1991. The fitness center re-opened in January 2006 after undergoing a total renovation, which included new flooring and equipment, after Wheaton was awarded a grant from the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation.