Simpson University Reveals Updated Weight Room

For Immediate Release


Athletics Weight Room

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s Athletics Department recently revealed an updated weight room.

The room now contains about $90,000 worth of new equipment and features five weight benches and half racks fully stocked, free weights, kettle bells, medicine balls, TRX suspension bands and other machines essential to core and strength building.

The improved space will benefit the student body and faculty and provide Simpson student-athletes with the opportunity to train year-round, said Simpson University Director of Athletics Tom Galbraith.

The room can accommodate about 40 people and will be open for four hours per day with an attendant present during normal business hours.

“This helps all 12 varsity sports," Galbraith recently told the Redding Record Searchlight. "Everybody talks about gym space, but that doesn't help the baseball or softball program. This helps all of them and that's why it became a huge priority.”

Simpson offers intercollegiate athletics programs in soccer, cross-country, wrestling, golf, basketball, volleyball, softball and baseball. Follow Simpson Athletics online at

Photo by Jack Long / Guests tour Simpson University's updated weight room during an open house on Nov. 21.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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