Did you know that Precor, one of the world’s leading fitness equipment manufacturers, has 650,000 square feet of space within the United States dedicated to manufacturing and warehousing their products? Between their Washington and North Carolina-based facilities, roughly 4,000 square feet is dedicated to hardware testing alone. In addition, 80-90% of Precor’s tooling is fabricated in-house, meaning that all of their critical motion parts are made in the USA.
FitPark Wellness, the corporate fitness amenity of a company based in Wilmington, NC, has created a vibrant and inspiring company culture by prioritizing the quality of life, health, and wellbeing of their workforce. Employees enjoy premium perks such as an onsite restaurant, 100% paid benefits, 401k, competitive vacation time allowances, an onsite dog park, and now, a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The Villages at Westford, a new multi-family housing complex in Apex, NC, aimed to create a fitness center for their new property that offered a large amount of options available to residents without overcrowding the space. They wanted to ensure that the fitness amenity was safe, accessible, and spacious, while also offering a wide variety of cardio, strength, and functional fitness.
2018 was a rewarding year all around, as we got the opportunity to work on many great facilities. From converted racquetball courts, to corporate wellness centers, to expansive student recreation facilities, we did it all this year! Check out this list of our most impressive installs from 2018!
Hackley School is a private preparatory school focused on academic excellence and building a strong community among students, faculty, and staff. The new Walter C. Johnson Center for Health & Wellness is a 115,00 square foot facility featuring sunlit common areas, a healthy café, three basketball courts, wrestling and fencing facilities, two fitness rooms, and much more. Hackley worked with Advantage Sport & Fitness to design an impressive Precor-filled fitness center and a state-of-the-art strength and functional training room.
The Atlantic Apartments on Avenue of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia put a heavy emphasis on the design of their luxury fitness center. From the light box windows to marble columns, not a detail was spared on the interior - especially in the equipment. The black & white aesthetic carried through, with the latest Precor Black Pearl colorway p82 cardio pieces to the Discovery Line selectorized and plate loaded Precor strength equipment.
College & University
Marist College created a brand-new fitness center as part of a four-building housing expansion on the north end of campus. This fitness center came about as a multi-step effort to relieve the pressure on the campus’ only gym, the James A. McCann Recreation Center, and increase fitness opportunities for students.
This new facility features tile floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a dance and group exercise studio, and a mix of 37 cardio machines. Thirteen treadmills, ten ellipticals, and four AMT’s with Precor’s best-in-class P82 touchscreens allow for networked goal-tracking throughout the facility. To round out the cardio selection, ten interactive Expresso Go Bikes line the wall.
Olympus Corporation - “Mount Olympus”
Olympus Corporation conducted a survey to determine how their employees wanted to use unoccupied space at their U.S. headquarters in Center Valley, PA. Their response was clear: a workplace fitness center. Now officially named “Mount Olympus,” the fitness center celebrated its grand opening in May 2018. The fitness center features Precor 800 Line cardio equipment, Precor Power Racks, functional training area, a WellBeats room, and Expresso Go Bikes.
Court Jester Athletic Club
Demand for energizing and exciting group classes means big changes for many in the fitness industry. Court Jester Athletic Club embraced the trend and transformed their old racquetball courts into impressive functional fitness training rooms.
Ready to upgrade your fitness center or weight room? Our article on 3 Keys to Designing A Great Fitness Facility is a perfect place to start.
Situated at an ideal location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Champion Hills is a top-ranked, year-round golf club with members and residents hailing from over 36 states.
Element Uptown is a 22-story high-rise apartment building with views of the city skyline, Romare-Bearden Park, the Panthers Stadium and the Charlotte Knights Stadium. Their club-style fitness facility features networked Precor 880 cardio and Vitality strength machines alongside IFH Expresso bikes, with an adjoining yoga studio.