Where there was once the Eugene M. and Mary Lynn Student Center at Lynn University, there will soon be the Snyder Center for Health and Wellness. Prioritizing health and wellness in a central and convenient location, the Snyder Center will house university’s fitness, health, counseling and wellness services, all under one roof.
“The Snyder Center is a natural extension of Lynn’s overall focus on student well-being — mind, body and spirit,” said Gregory Malfitano, the senior vice president for Development and Administration. “Our beautiful campus, interactive classes and first-class facilities all support our ‘students first’ philosophy.”
The center will include:
“The 20,000-square-foot facility is a significant upgrade to current facilities, will quadruple Lynn’s fitness footprint, and allows student-athletes strength and conditioning right on campus,” shared Malfitano. “In addition, the Snyder Center will further centralize student services, and support the university’s efforts to promote health and wellness holistically.”
With so many services under one roof, cross-campus collaboration is needed and welcomed with open arms to follow Lynn’s vision of wellness. “Specifically for this building, we combined input from stakeholders across the university community, including athletics and campus recreation, as well as the existing counseling and health centers,” said Malfitano.
Kameron Konert, the coordinator of Campus Recreation at Lynn, said his department is excited about several features the new Snyder Center will provide to the campus community, starting with extra space.
“First, the size of the space alone will allow for more equipment and create more freedom for movement in the specifically designed open areas,” said Konert. “Second, the group exercise and cycling studios are a much needed and welcomed addition to our already expanding exercise class lineup.”
Konert elaborated the two separate rooms will allow his department to offer numerous classes throughout the day, keep up with current fitness trends and brainstorm innovative fitness ideas to try.
In addition to a designated functional training area within the center, current plans show an outdoor workout area for more training options such as pushing sleds, flipping tires, agility ladders and more.
But other than fitness amenities, Konert described the opportunity to increase interaction among the community as one of the most exciting aspects of the new center. “We are not only excited about the workout areas, but the new welcome lounge that will create a friendly and warm place for patrons to interact with one another and our staff,” he said.