Proposal for E-Sports Lounge could relocate Corbett Fitness Center 

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Proposal for E-Sports Lounge could relocate Corbett Fitness Center 

Corbett Fitness Center may be relocated.

Corbett Fitness Center may be relocated.

Corbett Fitness Center may be relocated.

Corbett Fitness Center may be relocated.

A new proposal to convert Corbett Fitness Center into an Electronic-Sports lounge could affect students who prefer a relaxed workout.  

The New Mexico State University E-Sports club is currently looking for a permanent home for their organization. The rising popularity of E-Sports narrows their options to Pete’s Place computer lab and the Corbett Fitness Center gym to meet demands. 

“One of the things we should be doing here at NMSU is looking for a space that’s large enough for E-Sports to grow into,” Director of Student Technology and Planning and E-Sports Adviser Randey Bamford said. “You would have more specialized gaming computers; you want a spot that lends itself to long open hours— You want a space where students could have fun and make noise.” 

NMSU Health and Wellness has acknowledged the proposal and are currently looking for solutions to accommodate. Associate Director Danois Montoya recognized the importance of satellite gyms, explaining that Health and Wellness is currently looking into adding a gym at Pinon Hall. The Corbett Fitness Center and South Campus gyms are currently the only satellite gyms on campus. 

“Branching out and providing space and opportunity for students to work out and be healthy has always been one of our goals. We’re always looking for new places to put equipment and departments to partner with,” Montoya said. 

Health and Wellness took the data from the card swipes to analyze the use of the gym over the past year. The data showed that Corbett Fitness Center sees roughly 1,100 students and 60 faculty every month. Despite this, there are rarely more than five students working out at the gym at any given time. The Corbett Fitness Center is a great alternative for people trying to escape the busy atmosphere in the Activity Center.  

“One of the things we like about satellite gyms is that it provides students with an alternative; a private alternative that’s not just our main hub,” Montoya added. She said Corbett Fitness Center has a quiet and relaxed ambience perfect for anyone looking to take their time on their workouts. 

“I prefer this gym because it has less traffic, it’s less packed,” Corbett Fitness Center regular Anya Ambriz said. “On average, I would say I see three to ten people here”.  

The Corbett Fitness Center stays open until midnight, one hour longer than the Activity Center. NMSU students and AggieFit members can access the facilities to their convenience in a more central location. 

The proposal is still in its planning phases and hasn’t been finalized. Corbett Fitness Center may have to move, keep tuned for updates. 

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