Horace Mann School aimed to give their students a state-of-the-art fitness facility when they began a large renovation project and addition to their Bronx, NY, campus. In a campaign to respond to their ongoing needs, they re-envisioned facilities to support science, student life, athletics, physical education, and health and wellness. The removal of the old swimming pool created space for the Simon Family Fitness Center, open throughout the school day to allow students to practice self-care when it is most convenient for them.
The 2,450 square foot fitness center features top-of-the-line Precor treadmills, ellipticals, and AMTs; Expresso GO bikes, along with Precor Discovery Line selectorized strength machines with Mahogany upholstery. Networked touchscreen consoles engage students on all the cardio equipment. In the center of the facility, a Queenax unit is equipped with Escape Fitness accessories for functional training and group classes, and Rack5 storage units line the stairs. A separate aerobics studio features 21 Spinner® Chrono™ Power bikes.
“Our main goal when designing the fitness center was to create a space in which we could accommodate our PE classes in addition to creating an atmosphere in which our student athletes could come to and get a great workout for their sport/needs,” Kevin Valluzzi, Fitness Center Director at Horace Mann School explained. ”We also wanted to allow for some free space in order to be able to do plyometrics, mobility work, etc. We were able to accomplish all of this with help from Advantage Sport & Fitness.”