Bridgewater College Funkhouser Wellness Center
This 32,000-square-foot open and interactive health and wellness center directly supports the physical wellness dimension of the college’s Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) program by offering students access to recreational play, intramural sports, and fitness/physical education training. During inclement weather, it can also double as an indoor practice facility for intercollegiate teams.
The primary spaces of the Funkhouser Center are the multi-use gymnasium with two basketball/volleyball cross-courts and a three-lane jogging track around its perimeter. There are two racquetball/walleyball courts, a fitness center with state of the art cardio-theater equipment, strength machines and free weights. An adaptable and sub-dividable multipurpose space has shock resistant flooring for aerobics or other medium-to-large group classes and is designed to accommodate intercollegiate wrestling if desired. The primary circulation space, called the “Interior Street,” is the facility’s social center and offers views to all venues from various seating areas as well as from exercise equipment distributed about the street. An adjacent concessions space offers nutritional ‘quick food.’
The campus health services offices has relocated its operations to this facility. With an independent entrance from the rest of the center, it houses two exam rooms, a doctor’s interview office, waiting area, and its own restroom.