November 2, 2017
The Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Wellness Center has started a $1 million renovation project that will provide members with even more great perks, but members won’t have to stop working out. The center will remain open while over one hundred new pieces of equipment arrive, and 50 percent more space is added.
“We’re doing this project to go from being a good to great medical fitness center to best serve our current and future members,” said Steve Balaton, Wellness Center director. “Our goal has been and always will be to improve our community’s health.”
Renovations began on October 30 and will continue through January. Once completed, the center will reveal to the community an additional 5,000 square feet of functional training area that will enable fitness trainers to teach the latest group strength training classes for all ages. This area will also be available for individual use. The plan will add 93 additional spaces in the Wellness Center parking lot, and despite all the new offerings, membership dues will not be increasing.
Phase 1 of the project will take place from now until mid-December when a new cardio area takes the place of a basketball court. Phase 2, to be completed the last two weeks of December, includes plans to create a functional training area, and Phase 3 of the plan will provide updates in the strength area. A grand re-opening is planned for the latter part of January, just in time for those New Year’s resolutions.