This 32,000-square-foot fitness center houses more than 40 pieces of aerobic exercise equipment, including eight treadmills, 11 elliptical cross-training machines as well as rowers, stationary bikes, steppers, and treadmills.
The facility was named the Mueller Center in recognition of a multimillion-dollar gift to the university’s unrestricted endowment from Nancy Mueller, a Rensselaer trustee. She made the contribution in honor of her late husband, Glenn M. Mueller, a former Rensselaer trustee and a 1964 graduate.
The elaborate, glass-enclosed Mueller Center features:
- Three 40-foot-by-40-foot multipurpose rooms, which are filled to capacity with aerobics, kick boxing, yoga, and other classes.
- A 5,500-square-foot weight-training room with separate areas for athletic teams and individual lifters.
- Nine 32-inch hanging TV monitors, and stereo sound systems in each room.
- A wellness classroom to hold classes in health-related subjects, such as smoking cessation and nutrition.