Welcome to the Hampden-Sydney College Fitness Center. This is the main hub for the facility. Once you enter into the facility you are required to enter your Member ID (last six of social) into the keypad on your right attached to the desk. If you have any questions about membership, hours, jobs, etc., just ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
Cardio Area with Broadcast VisionTM
The Fitness Center boasts one of the best cardiovascular workout set-ups in Virginia. Our cardio equipment, including seven Woodway treadmills, is designed to meet anyone's cardiovascular needs. Our cardio equipment includes:
You can move to the beat of the music playing through the Center or tune into one of our seven 32" televisions broadcasting sound over our own FM frequencies through our CardioVision receivers. If there is something that you would like to watch, just ask one of our friendly staff members to find it for you.
Are you a beginner to the "weight lifting" scene? Maybe you want to isolate those muscle groups for that in-depth workout? The circuit training area provides two different aspects of training. With the LifeFitness Pro-Series, users accustomed to the old nautilus style equipment can work their upper body with:
Those who want to concentrate on form and still have the luxury of using plate-loaded equipment can benefit from our line of Iso-Lateral (move independently) or Linear (standard) Hammer Strength equipment, such as:
Hammer Strength - Smith Machine
Added in 2008, the Smith Machine is a multi-purpose weight lifting machine comprised of a barbell that slides along a vertical plane. Its two safety components, the safety spotter arms and barbell hooks, allow you to safely work out with out a spotter. A variety of exercises can be performed using the Smith Machine such as bench press, shoulder shrugs, dead lifts, lunges, and squats.
Core Muscle Training
The core muscle group consists of the abdominals, erector spinae (muscle extending from cervical spine to lower back), hip flexors, hip extensors, quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings. This muscle group is the basis of all movement; therefore it needs its own area for hardcore strengthening and toning. This area includes:
For those who cannot get enough of clanking metal and hard steel, the free-weight area provides everything desired. The four Pro-Maxima Multi-Racks can be adjusted to fit anyone's lifting needs. Each can act as a squat rack, incline/regular/decline bench press, and spotter. All are equipped with a Pro-Maxima Adjustable Bench, 7' Olympic bar, clips, and over 600 lbs. of steel. Also in the free-weight area are:
The Aerobics Room is a place to take one our exciting classes. The maple floor provides a safe and user friendly atmosphere. You can see the current schedule in the "Special Programs" section. The room is equipped with the following:
The Center has three racquetball courts that can be reserved for play. These courts all have maple floors and glass enclosures that are regularly maintained for our members' convenience. You can reserve a court by simply calling x6699.