Sampson Community College recently took a huge step forward into the world of health and fitness, courtesy of the Advantage Sport & Fitness team. The campus may be relatively small, but students and staff there are sure to be mighty with their new top-of-the-line cardio and strength training equipment!

The repurposed space now offers exercisers cardio and strength from Precor along with the engaging virtual reality Expresso bikes. All cardio pieces will also soon be networked with Preva, the powerful fitness-tracking system developed by Precor, allowing users to track their progress at the gym or on-the-go with the Preva Mobile app.

Here’s what William J. Starling, Vice President of Academics & Administration at SCC, had to say about the college’s recent decision to create a fitness-dedicated space:


“For a number of years, student leaders and survey information from students repeatedly indicated student demand for access to exercise equipment as part of the College’s student activity program. Though one of the smaller campuses in the NCCCS, this Spring the SCC repurposed an existing student lounge adding walls and flooring to support aerobic and strength training equipment.  Through competitive bidding, the College purchased Precor treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and strength equipment through Advantage Sport & Fitness.

The investment in an exercise facility and the purchase of Precor equipment communicates the College’s commitment to helping students, faculty, and staff meet their lifestyle goals for health and fitness.  In addition to the purchase of the equipment, the College now encourages employees to utilize the equipment by providing ‘fitness’ time in their weekly schedule.  

The facility will be fully operational in the Fall, 2015 and will be used by curriculum PE classes, Basic Law Enforcement classes, and as activity space for registered curriculum students as well as staff and faculty when not in use for classes.

The initial feedback from our employees has exceeded our expectations.  We look forward to gauging student reactions in August when classes begin for the Fall semester.”

Congratulations SCC! Check out their new space:

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