Facilities Design And Management, Part 5: Additional Considerations On Equipment

Since a weight room should appeal to potential recruits and new coaches, it should look nice. Strength coaches have fought that approach for a long time, thinking that as long as it’s functional, who cares what it looks like? But what I’ve seen recently is a coming together of these two factors, which was perfectly exemplified during my time at the Athletic Performance Center at Northern Illinois University. Not only was it aesthetically pleasing, it was also very functional too, having the capacity to train large groups of athletes at any one time.