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CSU Sacramento’s Upcoming Facility Promotes Wellness

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Come Fall 2010, Sacramento State University’s student, staff, faculty and alumni will enjoy a wealth of recreational activities and health services from one facility: The Well.

The Well, originally called Recreation and Wellness Center, will combine a multitude of departments in Sacramento State to deliver a healthy lifestyle to those in the campus.
The Well will join the University Union, the Riverfront Center and the Hornet Bookstore as the main facilities at Sacramento State that give the students of the support they need.

The Well is Environmentally Friendly

Norma Sanchez, the Public Information and Leisure Service Manager at the University Union says The Well “will be a state of the art building with top of the line equipment. It’s collaborative effort with many different departments here at Sac State such as the Union, Peak Adventures, etc. The Well will offer a little of everything for everyone.”

The Well will be a 150,000 sq. ft. building and is expected to received LEED silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and measures how environmentally friendly a building is in energy and water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality among others. A silver certification is a high mark.

What will be Available in the Well?
The Well will include the following health centers and services:
• Primary & Urgent Care Clinics
• Preventative Health Services
• Retail Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Nutrition Center
• Laboratory Services
• Imaging Services
• Psychological Services

The Well will also include the following recreational resources:
• Retail, Cafe, Therapeutic massage
• Peak Adventures (outdoor recreation & bike shop)
• Cardio/weight space–13,860 sq ft
• 3 fitness studios
• Indoor running track
• Multi activities court
• 4 basketball court complex
• Rock climbing wall–39’6” x 56’
• Bouldering wall–13’ x 15’
• 4 racquetball courts

Reactions from Students
Ashley Tapia, a senior at Sacramento State majoring in Communications, is particularly ecstatic seeing The Well develop.

“Starting here in 2004 as a freshman and promoting the Wellness Center to be built and now seeing it happen makes me happy to know that a multipurpose building will be built. This helps make Sac State become that much more unified and offer more recreational options to our growing campus,” Tapia said.

Although Tapia will be graduating before the opening of The Well, she would still be able to use the facility as an alumna.

Curtis Fugate, a junior majoring in Mathematics, will still be enrolled when The Well opens. He said, “When the new Well opens, I’ll be looking forward to the 24 hour gym.”

Where to Look for More Information
There are two ways to catch a glimpse of what The Well will offer. Visit The Well’s main website. The site also includes a live webcast of the construction site of The Well to check on the progress of its construction.

There is also the preview room located in the University Union. The preview room will have available exercise machines and furniture that people can expect to see in The Well when it opens. Both the website and preview room will have diagrams, maps and three dimensional images of what the Well will look like.

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