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RCSI Bahrain marks official opening of ‘The Hub’
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) yesterday (Sunday) marked the official opening of its refurbished and renamed centre of physical and social activity.
The Hub – formerly known as the Sports and Recreation Centre – has undergone extensive development over the summer break, in the wake of unprecedented levels of footfall and participation in activities at the facility.
As part of the refurbishment, the Hub has introduced state-of-the-art spinning bikes, a volleyball court, a PlayStation/X-Box game-zone as well as newly-designed areas that provide dedicated ‘Chill-Out, Work-Out and Time-Out’ space.
These additions compliment the fully-equipped male and female gymnasiums, Crossfit box, studio rooms, – all of which have recently been revamped to accommodate the needs of the most advanced user – 900-square meter multipurpose sports hall, one of the best basketball courts in Bahrain and the adjacent, full-size, outdoor 4G sports field already in place.
Home to the university’s competitive sports teams, the Hub is supported by locally-based companies DHL, Euromotors and RCSI Travel and also hosts a Sadad services payment machine, a DHL service point and its very own outlet of Gloria Jean’s Coffees.
The university’s ever-expanding sports and fitness activity schedule – led by highly-qualified in-house trainers Adam Wallace, Alana McConalogue and Kazzafi Ansari – is open to all students and staff members.
As one of the region’s leading healthcare institutions, RCSI Bahrain is committed to combining successful academic achievements with healthy lifestyle and provides a full programme of extracurricular fitness and sporting activities that falls in line with the overall objective of advancing human health in Bahrain and further afield.