Low Attendance at SRC

by Reggie Wilson

Where can you find a workout facility with all the amenities and an array of classes that range from karate to zumba for free?

The Pellissippi State Student Recreation Center is where.

Atop a hill on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley campus, stands Pellissippi’s Student Recreation Center.  Students that frequent the recreation center are unsure why more of their classmates do not visit the SRC. “We see the same faces everyday,” said an anonymous student at the SRC.

According to Sean Green, recreation center manager, “Students who do not take advantage of Pellissippi’s SRC resources are missing out on great opportunities to get fit and to meet new people.” Green believes the SRC’s poor student attendance can be attributed to a lack of student knowledge of the facility and little advertising. “We need to promote the facilities better,” said Green.  Green also added, “The facilities could also use an upgrade.”

With the retirement of former SRC director Dan Jones, Green and the SRC staff await the arrival of Jones’ replacement Philip Ems. Staff member Roy Wayne says he is looking forward to meeting Ems.  “I looked him up online, he used to be a punter for Ball State,” said Wayne.

Ems is scheduled to assume his position as SRC director in the coming weeks, just in time for the intramural basketball tournament finale.  Green says his pick to win the tournament is his team, Team Elite.


Friday, April 15th, 2011

Get fit for cash!

By Austin Moyers

 The Pellissippi State SRC staff is currently running the Fit For Life program that is giving rewards up to $100 for being healthy.

Danielle Dimond, an SRC intern, said the staff is running a 12 week program that incorporates dietary and lifestyle changes with a goal of making you a healthier individual.

The rewards come from a system were participants earn points from various activities such as workouts intramural sports physical education classes and nutritional assessments.

When 500 points are earned participants will receive a t-shirt and a backpack. If 1,000 points are earned the participant will receive a t-shirt and a duffel bag. Finally, the person with the most points at the end of the 12 weeks wins a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Sunday, November 8th, 2009