Fitness and Recreation Center

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The Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center (or FitRec) is an athletic facility at Boston University. Built in 2004-2005 to replace the aging and inadequate Case Gym, the FitRec was built on the site of a National Guard Armory, to which there is a nod in the form of an informative plaque, found just west of the building.[1][2]

The $97 million building opened in April 2005 as part of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village. It includes an 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) weight and cardio room, an 1/7 mile (230 m) indoor jogging track, a climbing wall, two swimming pools, a ProShop, various gyms, racketball and squash courts, and an oft-cited lazy river. A total of 4500 students use the facility daily.[3]

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  1. ^ B.U. Bridge: Boston University community's weekly newspaper
  2. ^ Boston University | Fitness and Recreation Center | Facilities | Fitness and Recreation Center | Features
  3. ^ BU falls from ranks of fittest colleges - News