During Spring Break 2018, Yates Field House installed a brand new line of Hammer Strength Selectorized Weight equipment. After observing how students and members use the Yates fitness spaces over a number of years, Director of Fitness and Wellness Maegen Hellberg recognized a need for newer, better-functioning equipment that would create greater opportunities for members to engage in physical activity.
“Our patrons had expressed interest in upgrading this equipment, and we strongly value the feedback of our students and members,” Maegen said. “We strive to provide the most optimal equipment experience possible as time and budget allow.”
Choosing a brand of selectorized equipment for this section of the facility was not a simple task. After extensive research and testing of several lines of equipment, Maegen and the fitness team decided to proceed with the Hammer Strength line because of its durability, performance, and user-friendly features. Four of the new pieces that were installed are part of the Motion Technology Selectorized (MTS) line, which offers the user the opportunity to concentrate on Iso-Lateral movements with the convenience of a selectorized weight stack. Maegen added, “We were also impressed by the look, feel, custom options, and smaller facility footprint of this line. In the end, we felt like this would be a welcomed addition to our current strength offerings in The Field House.”
As an Assistant Director of Yates Field House and the Director of Fitness & Wellness, Maegen is responsible for developing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Health & Wellness programs for the Georgetown community. She additionally oversees the fitness floor, all cardio and strength equipment, The Rack, and stretching areas in Yates. Maegen holds a BS in Biology/Pre-Medical Sciences and a MS in Public Health with a concentration in nutrition. She also holds certifications as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Spinning® Instructor, and TRX Instructor. Maegen’s extensive knowledge, vision, and expertise in fitness and fitness equipment made her an excellent advocate to lead this initiative for equipment replacement.