Horlick High School will unveil a new fitness center for students and faculty on Thursday, thanks to donations of $140,000 worth of equipment from two companies.
Connor Sports Flooring donated 7,000 sq. ft. of SportRoll flooring while Life Fitness provided high-tech strength equipment, including Hammer Strength and state-of-the-art cardio machines. Treadmills, exercise bikes and elliptical cross-trainers, feature iPod compatibility and USB connectivity to track workout information, a virtual trainer and workout landscape perspectives.
The donation is an extension of Life Fitness' Take the Pledge program which encourages educators and children to commit to aerobic activity. Horlick High School is the sixth recipient of the company's outreach, and the first in Wisconsin. Over the last few months, an extensive makeover was completed in the school's old gym.
The school will also receive a 10-week fitness challenge for students and faculty. The fitness program encourages students to participate in, and commit to, aerobic activity, with clearly outlined daily recommended exercises and nutrition tips, promoting progression and success. At Thursday's unveiling, Life Fitness will kick-off the challenge by leading exercise drills for more than 35 students.
Life Fitness, which distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries, is headquartered outside Chicago, in Schiller Park, IL; it's a division of Brunswick Corporation. Connor Sport Court International claims that more athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world; the company was founded in 1872.