A local business in Gillespie may just be getting a little bigger this summer. According to Pete Visintin, Ageless Fitness and Tanning, located at the old Curry concrete plant, is in the process of lining up financing for a new 11,000 square foot multi-sport gym that will be adjacent to the current building. If all goes as planned, they hope to have the new gym completed by the end of the 2012 summer.
“This has been our plan all along since we built the new gym. In fact, it was part of our agreement with the city. It was originally supposed to be completed within 5 years of opening our new gym, but with the success we’ve had, we decided to move it up. It will not just have a positive financial impact on our business, but the entire community should see a difference. We hope to run 10-12 tournaments per year as well as 4 or 5 sports league per year, bringing around 200 people per tournament to the Gillespie area. Retail shops, restaurants, and gas stations should see an increase in traffic. With the addition of the new school and the new high school sports complex, as well as the changes that are happening on main street, we hope we’ll be able to show outsiders what a small, nice town Gillespie is. ”
The 11,000 square foot facility will include a regulation full court basketball court that will also be able to be used as a volleyball or tennis court. It will also house a 3200 square foot turf area with at least 2 batting cages and plenty of room for groundballs and throwing. It will contain bathrooms and a concession stand, as well as plenty of seating for spectators. In addition, the new building will allow Ageless to redo the floor plan of its current building so they can add more cardio equipment, as well as expand their successful athletic strength and conditioning program.
“Hopefully, the community will really enjoy it. We know since we’ve been in grade school, we’ve wanted an indoor sports complex. It’s really a dream come true. Our goal is to make it as affordable as possible so everyone can enjoy it. As of now, access will be very similar to our current gym, however the hours will be slightly reduced. It will be open from 6am to 11pm 7 days per week, 365 days per year via keycards.”
For more information or to follow the planning process, please visit Ageless’ website at www.ageless-fitness.com or become a fan of Ageless on facebook.