At Eastern Connecticut State University, Non-athlete students should have the right to use the gym whenever they choose to. Being restricted to something that your money is going towards isn’t right. Perhaps building another gym or creating extra space inside and making it a larger gym can be good for non-athlete students. Not only will it be a good improvement for students but it will also create a happier environment around campus. One side of the gym can be for student athletes and the other can be for non-student athletes. The fact is that a noticeable amount of athletes (not all) do not pay to go to certain universities since they receive scholarship money, and the average student that pays their full tuition is usually the ones that are being restricted from something that they pay for so that students that don't pay can use it! We should be able to go to the gym and use it for large amounts of time each and every day (7-8 hours the most) without being restricted to go because a sport that’s in the spring wants to use the gym to practice. We shouldn’t be restricted for various reasons. One being we pay a little over 40,000$ to come here a year and we should be able to have those extracurricular activities that go along with paying that amount. Students who are fit and always in the gym tend to do well through school. College students who visit their campus gyms are more likely to succeed in the classroom. According to data from Purdue University "Students who worked out at the gym at least once a week were more likely to earn a higher grade point average than students who visited less or not at all,". Students who are motivated with going to the gym and working out can often help students with time management skills and research shows that being fit is good for the mind. Having restrictions on students to use the gym isn’t a very good idea especially if you’re a university that...
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