WHITE RIVER JCT.—Upper Valley Aquatic Center has opened its new fitness center. The new space houses a much larger family-friendly locker room with private changing suites; a new group exercise studio for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, and stretching; and a physical therapy offices of Be Fit Physical Therapy. In keeping with the existing modern open floor plan, the addition features natural light, views of the Vermont hillsides, and a mezzanine overlooking the fitness floor.
The new fitness space has 1,600 square feet of free-weight space, compared to the previous 625 square feet UVAC had before. There is lots of open floor space for free weight and body weight exercises and a 6- by 40-foot turf track for sled drags, walking lunges, agility training and resisted sprints.There are four interconnected Legend Fitness Pro Style Power Racks, Lat Pull Down/Seated Row Combo, Assisted Pull Up/Dip machine, Preacher Curl Bench, Glute Ham Developer, and a new Functional Trainer. New cardio equipment includes an Expresso recumbent bike, three Freemotion Incline Trainers, three Matrix ellipticals, two Matrix stepmills and four Concept 2 rowers. Additional training equipment includes more dumbbells, new medicine balls, kettlebells, yoga mats, TRX straps, and new racks to store equipment.
The Mind Body Room and Group Exercise space has a sound system, new floors, storage spaces for Pilates reformers and a ballet bar.
Construction is in its second phase now with renovations starting on a new group cycling studio, equipped with new Keiser bikes and a bigger group exercise studio, with more kettlebells, medicine balls, TRX straps, and plenty of storage space.
There will be no interruption of UVAC’s current programs during these transitions.