By Marina Rangel |Staff Writer|
The Student Recreation and Fitness Center celebrated its millionth visit Feb. 2, by giving away a prize package worth over $10,000 to one lucky member who was showered with beach balls after checking in as “One in a Million.”
It came as a huge surprise to the lucky millionth visitor student David Vogel, who was met with beach balls, cake and a giant check after entering Rec Sports.
Vogel received a lifetime membership to the Rec Sports, free parking for a quarter, 12 personal training sessions, one free outdoor’s trip, one year locker rental, Mad Rock climbing shoes, $100 rental credit and 10 guest passes along with some promotional items.
Vogel told Rec Sports, “It was the greatest day ever,” after being named the millionth user.
Vogel is looking forward to the lifetime membership and taking advantage of the outdoors trip.
It was a shock to some members when finding out about the large prize package, but Rec Sports knew how to capture that millionth moment.
“I wanted to win it and it should have motivated people to want to go more,” said student and SRFC member, Jonathan Morgan, after finding out how Rec Sports would be celebrating its millionth visit.
Besides marking the millionth visit for the SRFC since opening their doors to faculty and students in April 2007, they will be celebrating five years this April as a high-quality modern fitness facility.
Upon walking into the SRFC, members have the ease of checking in by entering their id number and scanning their hand print. This is one of the few pieces of high-technology that create a modern environment for SRFC members.
After checking in, members are met with a very open facility that offers day lockers, restrooms and showers, but most importantly a range of fitness equipment and staff to answer any questions and concerns.
“I like it better than 24 Hour Fitness and it has all the things they do,” said Morgan giving kudos to the SRFC.
Some members hoped for additional rooms for GroupX classes, but appreciated the wide variety of classes offered and the quality of instruction.
So what does the SRFC have planned for its members in the future?
With its fifth birthday coming up in April they have already planned their CSUSB’s Strongest Coyote Challenge along with a birthday bash.
According to their Facebook events page, their bash will include music, food, giveaways, contest, inflatables, massages and more.
In the SRFC’s mission statement they identify their goal as trying to create community through a “healthy social environment.” There are many activities, clubs, groups, etc. on campus that are searching for the same goal in bringing a sense of community to CSUSB.
We may be a commuter campus but hitting the Rec Sports on our two, sometimes three-hour breaks is not such a terrible idea.
The “One in a Million” celebration was a way to get students and faculty excited about the Rec Sports and to take pride in those million visits.
Congratulations to David Vogel for being the “one in a million” and thanks SRFC for creating a prize package worth wanting and striving to meet your members’ needs.