Why does Campus Rec offer the Women on Weights program?

Campus Rec has received many requests for Women’s-Only programming, for a variety of reasons including religious/cultural beliefs, intimidation, and body image concerns.  The weight room is typically a male-dominated segment of the Rec Center where women have a particularly challenging time feeling comfortable and confident in participating.  Given Campus Rec’s emphasis on being inclusive, Women on Weights was designed to help women feel more comfortable in the weight room, while still not excluding men or any population from utilizing the space.