We are so incredibly lucky to have the Foster Recreation Center here on Missouri State’s campus. Opened in 2012, the FRC has become a place where students can achieve a healthy lifestyle, as well as engage in various fun and enriching activities. Thanks to their various facilities, there is an incredible amount for students to do in campus recreation, and it is my goal to offer a sampling of that for you now.
Within the FRC there are various exercise machines that one can use. If you can imagine exercising on it, the FRC probably has it. Treadmills, bikes, stair steppers, you name it. There is also a significant free weight lifting area on the lower level, accompanied by several courts that can be used for basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc. These spaces are often used for the campus’s extensive intramural program, so students are always welcome to get involved and play their favorite sport that way.
Additionally, the FRC other facilities that are conducive to student engagement. There is a 1,000 square foot climbing wall that students can use, as well as an Olympic size swimming pool complete with a lazy river. There is also a track that lines the entirety of the upper level, so students can run up there.
The FRC offers several different classes and courses as well, and these come at a discounted price to students. Additionally, the FRC is also home to Outdoor Adventures, which offers an opportunity for students to go with a group of others to do fun things like rock climbing, canoeing, caving, etc. Finally, the FRC also hosts fun events at their facilities like Glow-Climb that give students fun activities to participate in.
In conclusion, the FRC is an amazing resource for students on Missouri State’s campus. Whether it be its reduced price for students or its long list of features, the rec center truly does have a little something for everybody.
(Parker Mason, a junior, is a current Orientation Student Specialist in the Orientation and Transition Programs office. He served as a SOAR leader for the past two years.)