CSUF News Service
New Athletic Strength and Training Facility Opens
Nov. 25, 2013
Titan student athletes are celebrating the opening of a new 4,000-square-foot strength and training facility housed in Cal State Fullerton's Kinesiology and Health Sciences Building.
Among those on hand at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony were Athletics Director Jim Donovan; Aaron Tapper, assistant athletics director; and Isaac Salazar, director of strength and conditioning. David Forges, chief of operations for student affairs, also welcomed groups of student-athletes to the new facility.
“This is just the start of upgrading all of the facilities that are important for our student athletes,” said Forgues.
The new facility features 16 platforms, bars and plates to ensure that student-athletes have better access to weight equipment. In addition, the new facility features 24 “stations” so a larger number of student-athletes can train at one time. Two new coaches’ offices also are included in the facility.
“We have also upgraded our technology by including programs that provide feedback on proper weight training techniques and progression,” said Salazar. “Video programs allow athletes to check their form, and there are apps that provide tutorials on how to enhance specific skills such as a golf or tennis swing.”
“This new facility has been in development for over two years and there are many people we have to thank,” Donovan said. “First is Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García. She has been tremendously supportive of athletics during the last 17 months she has been at Cal State Fullerton. I’d also like to thank our athletics staff, the capital project management team at CSUF, our vendors and the architect.”