MBS Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Unveil Upgraded Weight Room

MBS Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Unveil Upgraded Weight Room

On Friday, April 12, MBS held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially unveil its renovated Weight Room. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous alumni donor, the upgraded facility now features new weight training and cardio equipment, an indoor turf training area, MBS branding throughout, and a revised layout that utilizes space more effectively and promotes safety.

The hope is that this inviting facility will be used by the entire MBS community — faculty, staff, and students, whether they are part of a team or not.

“Celebrating a profound investment in our students' holistic growth, these renovations signify our dedication to their success,” said Joe Lodato, who serves as Director of Player Development in addition to his role as Middle School history teacher and head coach for boys lacrosse. “With an expanded array of equipment, optimized spacing, and the addition of indoor turf for year-round agility training, we're empowering our students to thrive in every aspect of their performance. These enhancements underscore our unwavering commitment to cultivating a culture of excellence and perpetual advancement within our school community.”

The new Weight Room layout has a number of benefits including:

  • Providing a safer environment for students 
  • Increasing visibility for supervising proper form and safety
  • Creating more open space to allow for efficient training
  • Allowing Sports Medicine staff to rehabilitate student-athletes more efficiently
  • Creating additional training opportunities for MBS athletic programs without compromising the experience for non student-athletes

The Weight Room’s new equipment upgrades include a flat bench press with additional plate storage, a lat-pulldown/low row combination piece, and the addition of four treadmills. In order to create proper spacing and safety for student-athletes using the facility, MBS added uniform lifting racks, inlay deadlift platforms, and new flooring. 

As part of the renovation, MBS also installed a turf training area on the lower level of the Simon Athletic Center where student-athletes can take advantage of speed and agility training. This indoor turf strip will create more opportunities for members of the MBS community to train, and should be especially useful during inclement weather.

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