Fitness Room is Open

The new gym has been completed! It is in the basement in the room that used to house the bike room (which is now across the hall). There will be a nominal fee of $150 per household, per year. Access is available for shareholders and their families.  You can download the necessary forms here or pick them up from the lobby desk. All forms will need to be signed and returned (along with your check) before you are given access to the facility.

The facility will be open 24 hours a day.  We have a security camera by the entryway (but not in the facility itself) in case you were concerned.  There are two elliptical trainers, a treadmill and a recumbent bicycle, as well as a universal weight set, cable weight machine, pull-up bar, free weights, a dumbbell bench (that also converts to a sit-up bench), medicine balls, stretch cords and core balls.  The room is also equipped with a flat screen TV, spring water and wifi access.

A few of you have expressed concerns about air quality in the basement, and I want to let you know that we tested the air a few weeks ago and were told it’s fine.

I want to personally thank everyone who helped complete this project in breakneck speed.  Ellen Kornfeld was phenomenal — dealing with each and every vendor and staying on them to get everything done right away.  She even gave me a personal tour of a gym in another building she manages so we could get some ideas–all while nursing an injured leg.  Ed, along with Tony, Miguel and Dermot worked many hours gratis to prepare the room, including wiring the electricity, smoothing walls and ceilings and painting.  Each board member also contributed in the planning and design, selection of items, and preparation of documents.  In other words, a great team effort by all.

I hope you enjoy it.  I’ll see you at the gym!



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8 Responses to Fitness Room is Open

  1. Leora Lowenthal says:

    This is fantastic and amazingly fast- thank you to our board and to all who made it happen!! And more generally- my thanks for the e-updates about the building- it is very helpful. -Leora Lowenthal

  2. Zelda Warner says:

    Is access to the fitness room open to long term tenants of Classic Realty?

    • Robert Shin says:

      The access is limited only to resident shareholders for the time being, but this could change.

  3. Cyndy Marion says:

    Many thanks to Robert Shin and the Board for adding this fantastic gym to our building. I cannot begin to express how wonderful it is to have this facility right in the comfort of our own building.
    I have already used most of the fantastic equipment, but am wondering whether it might be possible to add a crunch ball with more air? The one we have down there is very mushy…..just a minor point, but would be a great addition to an already fantastic gym. Thanks again!

    • Robert Shin says:

      Thanks for the feedback Cyndy. Glad you’re making good use of the facilities. We actually have two crunch balls — they just need to be filled with air (or more air). I’ve asked Ed to look into it.

  4. Brian Healion says:

    Is there a manual code I can get to enter the fitness room?

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