The weight room is now open for members
By lkidder - March 26, 2021

By Larry Kidder | Several Drayson Center members enjoy a workout in the Weight Room.

It's been more than a year since Drayson Center members were allowed to exercise indoors. But as the COVID-19 measures are incrementally being lifted, we are finally able to allow our students and staff back into the building.

The COVID-19 clinic in Opsahl Gym will continue, so our Drayson Center members are asked to stay on the east side of the building, which includes the weight and cardio areas, as well as the aerobics studios, locker rooms, and showers. The Student Lounge area has been reconfigured with workout equipment, further increasing our capacity. Currently, we are restricted to 10 percent occupancy per area, based on state guidelines. As restrictions are lifted, we will begin inviting back increasing numbers of members, including the community.

The outdoor facilities continue to be available, including the pool. The Superfield gate, which previously served as the only entrance onto the grounds, is now locked. Members enter the facility through the gate outside Bill's Place, also known as the Brauer Courtyard, to the right of the main recreational entrance and the left of the pool gate.

The workout equipment formerly on the Turf Field has been returned to indoor areas.

Members now enter Drayson Center through the gate outside of Bill's Place, shown above.

Online reservations are still required by visiting mydrayson.llu.edu and selecting the appropriate time slot for your chosen activity. The locker rooms and showers are available for member use.

Former racquetball Court 3 has been reconfigured as a workout area ideal for circuit training.

Social distancing and mask-wearing are still required. Areas for socializing have been closed, and members are asked to stay in their reserved areas as far as possible, leaving the facility when their time is up. Keep in mind that less than 20 percent of the population have been vaccinated to date in San Bernardino County—though the Drayson Center COVID-19 Clinic celebrated a major milestone of 100,000 vaccinations on Friday, March 25.

Though we are still restricted, the opportunity to move indoors marks major progess toward inviting back all of our members. We are preparing for that day and looking forward to welcoming each of you back.

Indoor aerobics classes are now available. Visit mydrayson@llu.edu to view the classes offered as well as the openings for each Group X class.

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