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strength & conditioning
Updated 7/16/14

Strength & Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning program provides oversight of the fitness neighborhoods within the facility. Our fitness neighborhoods are designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of the Purdue community and are comprised of state-of-the-art equipment, including cardiovascular and resistance machines, plate loaded equipment, functional equipment, free weights, and olympic lift platforms. 

Our Fitness Consultants, the staff in blue, supervise the strength and conditioning areas within the facility to ensure the safety of our patrons and assist in exercise and equipment selection, technique and form correction, and spotting.  Ask our Fitness Consultants to record your exercise movement and break down posture, proper form, and technique in slow motion!

Our Fitness Consultants also lead free scheduled equipment clinics and orientations, and are available during all hours of operation to provide equipment orientations.  

Core Clinic Series

Take your fitness routine to the next level and learn how to maximize our specialized strength equipment.  We will focus on how to effectively and efficiently target and challenge your abs, lower back, and gluts by incorporating dynamic, functional movements.  No registration required. Space is limited; please arrive early to reserve your spot.

Powerlifting Series

Learn the foundations of powerlifting in this three-part series. Each thirty minute session is dedicated to a specific lift in which you will practice and receive constructive feedback. The better your posture and technique, the better you’ll be able to execute the movement, and more powerful you’ll become! No registration required. Space is limited; please arrive early to reserve your spot.

Fundamentals of Olympic Weightlifting

This course will deconstruct the major Olympic lifts, as well as provide tips for basic technique and form.  Please register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your desired workshop.