A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 14, will mark partial completion of an expansion project at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
The grand opening of the fitness center begins at 10 a.m. and will include refreshments, demonstrations of the new TRX suspension trainer, and coupons for a free introductory TRX session.
The opening of the fitness area is just the beginning; the aquatics area is also being expanded. Recreation center director Wilma Erven is planning another celebration Nov. 27 to reveal the new therapy pool, wellness pool and lazy river.
At the celebration Oct. 14, fitness instructor Kindra Spiker and city manager Justin Clifton will demonstrate how to use the TRX trainer to leverage gravity and body weight to perform hundreds of exercises.
Assistant recreation center director Renee Ealey has previewed the suspension trainer. "It hits the smaller muscle groups I'm not used to working with weight training," she said. "It's a total body workout suitable for anyone."
The TRX suspension system occupies one side of the area that's now dedicated to free weights. The weight machines have been moved to the cardio area, and the cardio equipment is spread out in one room of the addition. The second is occupied by stationery bicycles, which can be moved to one side for yoga and tae kwon do. The area formerly occupied by the bicycles will be left open for stretching and floor exercises.
Patrons will immediately notice how much more room they have to stretch, lift weights, burn off calories on the treadmill and build core muscle on the TRX trainer.
The fitness area and locker rooms also received a fresh coat of paint and new flooring.
Fitness coordinator Gary West is planning several new programs to complement the addition, including virtual biking classes that will take participants on tours of Tuscany and the Grand Canyon.blog comments powered by Disqus