AU Fitness Centre to move activities to Paludan-Müllers Vej
AU Fitness Centre will be moving to Paludan-Müllers Vej in the new year. The association will continue to run the fitness centre and team activities for AU staff.
From 1 January 2022, AU Fitness Centre will move its address to Paludan-Müllers Vej 110 in Aarhus Nord. The more than 1,200 members of AU Fitness Centre will be able to continue all their current fitness activities at the new address and they will also be able to take up new sports such as volleyball and floorball.
AU Fitness Centre is moving because the current premises at Katrinebjerg are to be converted for the engineers (read news article from May 2021: AU Fitness Centre to vacate premises at Katrinebjerg). Instead, they have made an agreement with Dansk Firmaidræt, which owns the premises on Paludan-Müllers Vej, where a number of other company clubs are located. The new agreement gives AU Fitness Centre its own hall and other rooms for group training and a fitness centre. Members will also be able to book facilities in a large hall for various team sports activities. In the longer term, it is expected that members will also be able to participate in several other activities in the building.
Helle Nielsen, secretariat staff member at the Department of Public Health and a member of the board of AU Fitness Centre, has been one of the driving forces behind the work to find new premises.
"We can offer our members the same exercise opportunities as they have been used to, in surroundings where there is still room to exercise with AU colleagues. What’s more, we can even expand the range of activities. And even though we’re located a little further away from the centre, we're still close to campus," she says, and encourages more AU staff to join in.
The decision was made earlier in the year as part of the physical development of the campus, and since then the board of AU Fitness Centre has been looking for a new location with the university management team.
University Director Arnold Boon is delighted about the solution for AU Fitness Centre.
"We know that many employees enjoy meeting with their colleagues to exercise and play sport. I'm very pleased that the new agreement means that AU Fitness Centre can continue to provide university staff with good conditions to exercise close to our campus," he says.
Members of AU Fitness Centre have been notified directly about the move.
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