Le Gym anniversary 

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Le Gym, the popular EV Fitness Centre, just celebrated its first birthday. President Michael Di Grappa dropped by to congratulate Associate Director of Campus Recreation Vladimir Pavlicik (at right).

The response of the Concordia community to the up-to-the-minute facility in the lower reaches of the downtown engineering and visual arts building has been overwhelming. Well over 6,000 people have signed up this term, so the centre is serving up to 1,200 users a day.

They’re taking fitness and aerobics courses, including spinning, Pilates, Swiss ball and yoga. Some members choose to sign up with a personal trainer.

All sorts of martial arts classes are offered: aikido, capoeira, karate, kickboxing, tai chi, ninjutsu and jeet kune.

There’s a wide choice of dance styles available to choose from, including belly dance, break dance, salsa, swing, tango and classical ballet.

Some members get together to play badminton or basketball, and several Concordia sport clubs meet at Le Gym, including the cross-country and ski teams.


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