Let’s Get Physical


Students now have a new place to burn calories: The 2,800-square foot Loyola Fitness Studio opened this winter with state-of-the-art equipment. Nine treadmills and five ellipticals all have 12-inch interactive screens, with cable and entertainment access for iPods and MP3 players. The facility also features a Nautilus system, five stationary bikes and one recumbent bike. The space, which is open only to students, will relieve crowding at the Smith Wellness Center in the Hart Recreation Center. One of the studio's most interesting features is its water fountain, which includes an automatic spigot for refilling bottles with filtered water. A digital counter reports how many disposable bottles have been saved from the trash can with each sip.