IIT Bombay Sports with immense pride and pleasure conducted the Inauguration Ceremony of the much-awaited New SAC Gymnasium. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director IIT Bombay who has been supportive of this initiative. Headwork of multiple Institute Sports Councils along with generous contributions from our esteemed alumni has brought this initiative to fruition.
The much anticipated New SAC Gym was inaugurated after a long wait of 3 years. It is one of the largest and most expensive projects the Institute Sports Council has ever undertaken. The second floor of the New Gymkhana building hosts the extravagant gym, well stacked with world class equipment and facilities. The well-equipped expanse of the gym is spread over 5000 square ft. of fully air-conditioned area. The facility has over 50 types of equipment in order to cater every possible aspect of fitness. The gym houses amenities like a rowing machine, chest press, treadmills, four stack multi gym, elliptical cross trainer and of course, an array of dumbbells. The New SAC Gym will also have the provision of Gym management services under which the users will have access to the services of professional gym trainers. Personalised advice and tips will be available through a fitness app. There were multiple roadblocks and unforeseen circumstances in setting up the new SAC gym. However, now that these issues have been dealt with and the gym has been inaugurated, it is definitely something everyone can look forward to.
The new GSSA Ritik Madan plans to set up the biometric access facility for the gym. The biometric access will also be linked with the ‘pay per class’ fitness initiative of the council, as well as with the other sports facilities in the institute. The gym facilities would be chargeable for alumni and the institute staff, but the student populace can avail the gym facilities free of cost. Faculty and staff access to the gym will be facilitated by a personalized card loaded with their biometric details.