About Stockton Strength & Conditioning
Underneath I-Wing Basketball Gym is a 3,400-square-foot weight room, two walls of which are lined by multiple sets of dumbbells weighing up to 105 pounds in 5-pound increments. In the middle of the room are 3 double-sided, multipurpose racks that can accommodate both squats, bench press, and machine-based exercises simultaneously. The space, which was recently renovated in early December of the 2018-2019 academic year, accommodates nearly 450 student-athletes yearly and has 70+ athletes per hour training both traditionally and trendy and is branded with the Stockton logo everywhere.
It's enough to spur envy in most DIII colleges and some bigger programs, but Stockton S&C isn't satisfied. Stockton is looking to become "even bigger and better" than what we were in the past. This room isn't just for student-athletes, we accommodate everyone; students, student-athletes, faculty and staff. With Stockton University growing every year we are looking to give the strength training areas a lift both in style and substance. Here are some key developments that Stockton Strength & Conditioning has accomplished:
- Stockton University has two separate Fitness Rooms. Trustees Memorial Fitness Room is located on the 3rd floor of Big Blue Sports Center and is a 2,500-square-foot room which houses all of our cardiovascular machine (treadmills, bikes, elliptical and power mills), LifeFitness Hammer Strength Selectorized machine equipment and free weight equipment. I-Wing Weight Room is a 3,400-square-foot room which houses two walls of which are lined by multiple sets of dumbbells weighing up to 105 pounds in 5-pound increments. In the middle of the room are 3 double-sided, multipurpose racks that can accommodate both squats, bench press, and machine-based exercises simultaneously.
- Stockton University uses multiple manufactures for the bulk of our fitness equipment needs, and we seek out the most innovative manufacturers to accomplish this goal. Trustees memorial Fitness Room is outfitted by LifeFitness meeting many of our fitness industry enthusiasts needs. While I-Wing Weight Room has been outfitted by Sorinex Exercise Equipment. Their innovative style and custom design have utilized the most out of the space we are given. From logo branded equipment down to the color of the equipment, both fitness rooms are reaching their full potential and trying to meet the needs of everyone in the Stockton community.
- Racks, dumbbells and plates are customized in school colors and logos, every dumbbell, every weight — everything is branded with a Stockton "S" on it.
Weight rooms are no longer afterthoughts as new athletics facilities are constructed on high school campuses across the country. For many sports programs, strength translates directly to success. "We just feel it's a major part of your physical development. Not only for our student-athletes, but for the whole community," Christian Allen says. "If you don't get in the weight room and make yourself stronger, you're not becoming the best person or athlete you can become. And if you're not becoming the best you can become, you're not giving yourself a chance to be successful."
How you can help
If you ever played a sport, cheered on a team, or simply used our fitness facilities here on campus, you are a member of the Osprey family. Now is the time to show your Stockton pride, and make your impact on our facilities and help future Ospreys reach their athletic potential. By contributing to the Strength and Conditioning Athletics Fund, you will help facilitate a high quality experience for not only our student-athletes but our whole Stockton Ospreys community.
What is your impact?
Your generous donation provides much needed assistance in areas including equipment, maintenance, facility upgrades and programming. You can designate your donation to Strength and Conditioning, the General Athletics fund, or another of your favorite Osprey teams. In so doing, you will join the vibrant community of Stockton donors who share the satisfaction, recognition and benefits of furthering the Strength and Conditioning program.