More than 70 Members attended the Fitness Center Open House on Thursday, December 21. It was the first time Members have seen the renovation's progress since construction began in November and the first time they were able to visualize themselves utilizing the new space.
Members were pleasantly surprised by the dramatic difference the extra 2,300 square footage makes to the current facility. The extra space will provide separate areas for state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment. The cardio room will increase by 150% and will accommodate 17 different machines. There should be no more waiting for your favorite machine. The new facility should accommodate all our Members' cardio needs.
Group exercisers were excited to see the new group exercise room, which has increased by nearly 50%. The windows along the pool have been removed, which will provide more privacy during downward-facing dogs, controlled lighting during yoga’s final relaxation pose, and more wall space for posture and movement modifications in the variety of class offerings.
One of the most exciting group exercise offerings the new renovation will bring is a potential spinning class (and storage for the spin bikes). Director of Tennis & Wellness Lane Evans has already begun interviewing certified spin instructors, so once the renovation is complete, a new class can be added to the schedule.
For spinning classes, we would like a few members experienced in spinning to be involved in taking a spinning class from potential instructors. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lane Evans.
Not only is spin class on the top of the list, but also, golf-centered wellness classes and programming. In January, Lane will attend the TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level One School in Florida. Many of our Members have worked with Head Golf Professional Mike Steele, who is also TPI certified, on the physicality of their golf swing and their muscular imbalances identified in the screening process.
In addition to this relevant and insightful offering, Lane will also be pursuing his Level 2-3 for golf fitness and plans on incorporating this new knowledge into the group exercise programming for men and women in 2018. The additional square footage and the plans for new programming are all very exciting, but the most exciting part of this renovation is its ability to bring the community together, which has proven to be true in just two short months.
As the saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” Hopefully, this new facility will serve not only as a wellness center, but as a community wellness hub that fosters deep connections, positive life changes, and healthy and happy living for all our members – not just in 2018, but for many years to come.