Live classes at Richter no longer require instructors

Richter Center
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By Emily Rosman

At the Richter Center, live classes have traditionally been held for workouts such as ab lab, yoga, or Pilates. If you have recently been to the gym, however, you may have noticed that some of these instructor-based classes have not been on the schedule.

The reason for this change has been unveiled this week, just in time for the center’s 10-year anniversary. A new fitness system was introduced, and will be another option for activity in the Richter Center in the future.

Rob DeFazio, director of Campus Activities, Recreation and Leadership (CARL), was scrolling through emails from vendors one day when he learned about this new system. Interested, he looked into the program and decided that it would be a great new option at the gym for St. Bonaventure University students.

Instead of instructors, a touch screen kiosk with a projector screen drops down when a work out class is chosen.

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