By Alex Francisco and Jamie Cushman
It’s 5 p.m., you just got out of class, and you want to get a quick workout in before eating dinner and starting your homework. The only problem: hundreds of other people have the same idea.
Students at the University of Massachusetts face this issue every day as the school’s Recreation Center fills up in the late afternoon and evening when classes get out and people have more free time.
For example, this past Monday, March 6, about 1,200 people swiped into the Rec Center from the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to Assistant Manager for Building Operations Ben Blodgett.
With this many students exercising at the same time, some members of the UMass community are looking for ways to find more space for their workouts.