WFU to celebrate completion of Reynolds Gym transformation March 28

The new pool in Reynolds Gym at Wake Forest

Wake Forest University will celebrate the completion of the renovation and transformation of Reynolds Gym into a wellbeing center with a campus grand opening on Wednesday, March 28 from 4-6 p.m.

The event is not open to the public, but media are invited to attend.

The highlight of the third and final phase of the Reynolds Gym transformation project is the opening of an eight-lane indoor pool, which replaces the original 1956 pool.

In addition, the Phase III renovations include more than 50,000 square feet of enhanced fitness, recreation and social spaces, including group fitness studios for students, faculty and staff; multipurpose rooms for intramural and club sports; and a varsity court for the volleyball team.

“Our vision for a residential community includes creating spaces that enhance all aspects of students’ wellbeing,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch.

Hatch and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue are among those who will speak at the opening event. Wake Forest students and campus leaders will be available for interviews.

The schedule of events includes:

  • Kayaking and stand-up paddleboard demonstrations in the pool
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Water basketball
  • Cycle studio demonstrations
  • Boxing, rowing and other specialty studio demonstrations
  • Mind/body studio demonstrations
  • Group fitness classes
  • The official opening of lap swimming
  • Wake Forest students and campus leaders will be available for interviews.

Phase II opened in August with new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a 3,000 square-foot open living room, a bouldering and climbing wall and fitness space for weight training and other activities. Leadership gifts through the Wake Will Lead campaign helped make the Reynolds Gym transformation project possible.

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