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From A as in Aikido to Z as in Zumba

The Zentrum für Fitness und Gesundheit offers a wide range of fitness programs after its extensive renovation

Waiting for 2017 to fulfil athletic New Year’s resolutions could cost you a place in one of the popular university sports courses. This semester again, the University Sport (USP) of the TU Chemnitz offers a wide range of athletic programs for students and employees of the university.

Due to flooding in the summer, the Zentrum für Fitness und Gesundheit was closed over the time between terms and has been extensively renovated. Since the beginning of the term in October, the Zentrum is reopened and available for all users’ independent training. Furthermore, the renovation gave reason to expand some of the functionalities of the ZFG, Kristin Röhr, head of the University Sport reveals:” Aside from the replacement of the floor and the repainting of the walls in the gym, in addition we now offer a barbell rack, an Olympia-barbell set, several new small appliances as well as a forthcoming treadmill for functional training in the cardio area.” Also test methods like the muscle function test and the Fit 50/100 program can now be used again. “The ZFG now represents a more inviting, open and friendly place for the athletes.”

Anyone who had a place for a course happening in the time between terms or could not follow up on their regular training due to the flooding-related renovation is offered a complete replacement of the lost training times in the form of contract extensions. Moreover, there are still vacant places in numerous sports courses from A as in Aikido to Z as in Zumba. Registration is open and applications can be filed in at:

Most sports courses take place at the Campus Reichenhainer Straße, but in cooperation with clubs and unions students can participate for example in the sailing school “Club Nautique”, learning how to sail on the Cospuder Lake in Leipzig or participate in a billiards class at the Café Moskau, Straße der Nationen.

“At the time of the application, a SEPA mandate is created which has to be signed by the applicant and has to be send back to the head of the University Sport within five days,” Tino Wächtler, staff member of the USP, explains. “The mandate can be send via mail or put in the mailbox next to room 304, Marlies Frömel, Thüringer Weg 11.” After having done so, the training can start. The Zentrum is open till 10 pm during the week for individual training. If feeling uncomfortable with the fitness equipment a free test training can be appointed during opening hours including a thorough instruction on the exercise equipment.

(Translation: Alissa Hölzel)

Mario Steinebach

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