By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

The grand opening of WSU Tri-Cities’ newly expanded fitness facility and the launch of new partnership with Provision Nutrition is slated for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Floyd 136. The public is invited to attend.

The student recreation facility now resides in an expanded space, which features cardio equipment including treadmills, an elliptical, a stair-stepper and stationary bikes, in addition to standard weight and other gym equipment.

The added space also allows the campus to operate its outdoor recreation program out of the same facility. In addition, nutrition and fitness resources have expanded through the university’s new partnership with Provision Nutrition.

Provision Nutrition is located inside the Den recreation facility and provides body composition, sports nutrition and weight loss services. The facility also features a BOD POD, which allows participants to measure their lean body mass, fat mass and resting metabolic rate. Individuals sit in a chamber that uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition. Tests typically take about five minutes and assess weight, body fat percentage, lung volume and more. Provision Nutrition’s services are available to the general public.

broad view of exercise room with several people exercising
WSU Tri-Cities expanded Den recreational facility.

Kelly Sherman, a Provision Nutrition nutrition consultant, said she is elated about the partnership and to be able to work with students, faculty and community members in their new location.

“By housing a BOD POD on campus, WSU Tri-Cities is providing state-of-the-art technology that will serve in addition to existing on-campus amenities,” she said.

Chris Meiers, vice chancellor of student affairs, said WSU Tri-Cities’ partnership with Provision Nutrition provides a unique health and wellness opportunity for its students, in addition to providing a valuable service for community members.

“We are excited to incorporate their services into our wellness activities for students,” he said.

The Den is free for students to use. Staff and faculty can also purchase a membership for $50 per semester. To purchase a membership, visit Kathy Harper in Floyd 269. Provision Nutrition resources and its BOD POD are also open to community use.

For more information these programs, visit The Den and Provision Nutrition websites.



  • RJ Aubert, WSU Tri-Cities recreation and fitness coordinator, 509-372-7493,
  • Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333,