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Weight Room/Cardio - Can you purchase an Olympic lifting platform for the weight room?

There is currently no plan to purchase an Olympic lifting platform for the weight room. Olympic lifting is a high risk activity that should be performed by advanced users only. The Rec Center is designed to be used for recreational purposes and a relatively small percentage of our users would utilize an Olympic platform. Given the limited space in the weight room we have prioritized equipment we believe will better meet the needs of the majority of our users. Additionally, we do not have bars and weight plates designed for Olympic lifting. Students really interested in Olympic lifting should enroll in a weight training class through the PE department, which provides access to (and instruction on) the Olympic lifting platforms in the Stott Center.