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  • New Machines by the Windows at CRCE

    I would like to give feedback about the new machines near the windows at CRCE. They run very smoothly, quite in contrast to the old machines, and I enjoy the fan. However, I choose to workout at the windows because I want to see out the windows while I'm working out. I also choose to go there because I don't want to watch TV during my workout. With these new machines, I am being forced to watch either the screen or TV and I'm almost completely prevented from looking out the window. This is very upsetting to me; I come here 4-5 days a week and almost always use the elliptical, but now the quality of my workout will deteriorate. Before, patrons had the option of using ellipticals near the TVs or the windows, but now the choice is gone. I am sincerely requesting the placement of at least one of the older machines without screens near the windows, for those of us (and I can't speak for others, but I'm sure there are more members like me) who don't want to watch television at CRCE.

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eriha@illinois.edu May 25, 2011 2:38 pm quote
We should have up to five new routes in the next month or so. Our staff just talked to the company at a conference and confirmed this. The new routes will probably be of places throughout Europe.
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sscomsto@illinois.edu May 19, 2011 8:53 am quote
I love the virtual active component of the matrix ellipticals by the windows in CRCE. When are you going to get more routes?????
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eriha@illinois.edu Jan 19, 2011 10:15 am quote
We thank you for the feedback. However, after Spring Break, we will no longer have any elliptical that does not have an integrated screen/TV at CRCE. Most of the wall mounted TV's will be removed as well. The Matrix Ascent Trainers that are currently located in the CRCE Rotunda do not have cable television as an option. The reason we placed these in this location was so people still had the option to use the Virtual Active (virtual reality) component on the crosstrainer, iPod video, normal screen or simply look out the window. By far, more of our user base (students) would prefer to have television/integrated screen on their cardiovascular equipment so they can choose what they want to watch while working out. From experience it has been found that the equipment with this newer technology receives a lot more use than those that do not have integrated screens. I am sorry for the inconvenience this newer technology may cause some users, but it helps us engage more of our user base.

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