Student Conditioning Center
The Chaminade Julienne Student Conditioning Center is dedicated to the total well being of students and is an important example of the school’s commitment to the holistic education of young people. The Student Conditioning Center serves all students, from the general student population to the CJ student athlete. In addition to conditioning, the flexibility of the Student Conditioning Center accommodates a wide variety of needs by the school including hosting events and meetings, student retreats and alumni gatherings.
Fact Sheet (pdf)
Progression Slide Show - Shows the development of the Center from January - August 2010 (YouTube)
Campus Development at CJ (YouTube)
The cinder block and brick building, located at 77-79 Eaker Street, was constructed in 1966 as a warehouse and renovated in 2010 for use as the Student Conditioning Center which opened in August 2010 and was dedicated on September 22, 2010. The center is approximately 25,000 square feet—almost one-half acre— under roof and is divided into four main areas along with an on-site trainers room, and storage for equipment.
- Field turf area (65 yds. long by 15.3 yds. wide or 9,130 sq. ft.)
• accommodates outdoor sports conditioning including football, soccer, golf, lacrosse, baseball and softball
• enclosed netting and a soccer goal built into the east wall
• NEW -- two retractable batting cages for baseball and softball
• NEW -- two golf training nets and mats
- Multi-sports area (110 ft. long by 47 ft. wide or 5,140 sq. ft.)
• accommodates most indoor sports conditioning including basketball, tennis and volleyball
• two portable basketball goals, volleyball standards and net
• cubbies for storing personal items
- Multi-purpose room (65 ft. long by 46 ft. wide or 3,090 sq. ft.)
• accommodates wrestling, cheerleading, dance team, team meetings and filmsessions, as well as receptions
• plans are underway for one and a half wrestling mats
• cubbies for storing personal items
- Weight and conditioning area (80 ft. by 42 ft.; or 3,350 sq. ft.)
• rubber flooring(3/8 in.)
• fully-furnished with strength-training and cardio equipment including:
• 12 Magnum Fitness Systems power bars with collars and 250 Olympic rubber plates ranging from 5-45 lbs.
• 12 benches
• 6 power racks
• 4 Free Motion treadmills
• 3 dumbbell racks
• 2 Cybex arcs
• 2 Matrix bikes
• 2 Multi-Hips
• 2 5-50 lbs. by 5 lbs. welded dumbbells
• 2 55-100 lbs. by 5 lbs. welded dumbbells
• 1 Glute Ham bench
• 1 pulse plate load leg curl
• 1 pulse plate load leg extension
• 1 Life Fitness cable multi-gym
• 1 weight-assist chin and dip
• 1 Hammer Strength wide chest, incline chest, decline chest, low row, rowing, high row, bicep curl, and leg press.
• 1 pair of 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 lbs. dumbbells each
- Athletic training room (23 ft. by 12 ft.; 275 sq. ft.)
• includes two taping tables, rehab equipment, medical supplies and an ice machine
- Athletic equipment storage area (behind the east wall of the turf area)
• Storage for equipment for all sports as well as physical education class
• Also stores 12 portable rowing machines a.k.a. “ergs,” for use by students involved in the Dayton Rowing Club program
- Utility room (23 ft. by 9.5 ft.; or 215 sq. ft.)
• houses the indoor/outdoor security surveillance monitoring control center
- Men’s and women’s restrooms; water fountains
|First exploration of facilities for indoor use|
|Consideration of use of 77 Eaker|
|Preliminary renovation plan commissioned|
June - Dec. 2009
|Funding effort (gifts solicited)|
|Preliminary approval from Board of Trustees for project|
|Acquisition of property|
|Selection of Brown and Bills as design-build firm|
|Final board approval of funding and design|
August 16, 2010
|Open for student use/Parent Preview at Meet the Eagles Night|
September 22, 2010
|Dedication: Student Conditioning Center and Blue Green Field|
The main structure was built in 1966; the smaller structure (now called the multi-purpose space) was constructed in 1961. Also, from the report:
2.7 Past Uses of Property
According to historical maps, aerial photographs and other records, the site originally was used as railroad property as far back as the 1880s.The railroad used the property principally as a switchyard or siding yard with many track sidings occurring across the property until the 1960s. Then, a series of warehouses were constructed along Eaker Street, culminating with the last warehouse constructed on the subject property in 1967.
August 2010 -- Chaminade Julienne is putting the final touches on its new Student Conditioning Center in anticipation of opening for student use at the end of August.
“The new Chaminade Julienne Student Conditioning Center is a facility unlike any other in the Miami Valley and perhaps the entire Midwest,” said project coordinator Steve Budde '69. A grand opening ceremony is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the President’s Leadership Reception, however students can expect to start using the center in August.
“Perhaps the jewel of the facility is the weight and conditioning area,” Budde said. Equipped with $125,000 worth of fitness machines courtesy of a Chaminade alumnus, the Student Conditioning Center is an upgrade nearly 40 percent larger than the former athletic training building, the Faust Center.
The 25,000-square-foot facility on Eaker Street also features a indoor multi-sport surface, a multi-purpose room which will help accommodate wrestling, and an outdoor sport field turf over 60 yards in length. These venues are available for all students to condition as well as physical education classes and CJ’s sport programs. “For years, CJ Eagles will be able to utilize what is really a phenomenal facility,” Budde said.
The Student Conditioning Center is the first new building developed on CJ’s campus in 25 years and Dan Meixner '84, CJ president, is making sure its use maximizes all students’ success. “Our view is that it is customizable to be used in a whole lot of ways for a variety of student activities.”
Administrators have begun to look at utilizing the center for student activities such as the freshmen retreat and sophomore leadership day. “We hope to make it available to youth leagues, specifically seventh and eighth grade basketball, and to parents and alumni as well,” Meixner said. The Student Conditioning Center is the first step towards the completion of CJ’s Campus Master Plan, he added. The plan contains provisions for future improvements including a field house and a multi-purpose stadium.