Snowcreek Athletic Club Owners Connie Black and Ralph Lockhart hope you’ll agree that the wait has been worth it.
The Club will be open for business next Friday, April 18. In conjunction with the opening, there will be an open house starting at 5 p.m. where the public will get a chance to see the new-and-improved facility. At the open house, non-members can get a free day pass.
It has been almost six months since the devastating November 6 flood which put the entire 27,000-square foot first floor of the Athletic Club under at least a foot of water.
The flood was caused by the bursting of a water main underneath the club in the middle of the night. By the time the leak was discovered, millions of gallons had poured into the facility.
But if disaster has a silver lining, it is that Black and Lockhart have taken the opportunity to not only rebuild, but to vastly improve the Club.
So beyond reimbursement from insurance to rebuild, Lockhart said ownership has invested an additional $500,000 on a score of side projects.
Yes, he said, the improvements delayed the opening by about six weeks or so, but he figured better to do everything now than close the Club again at a later date to make such improvements.
The most striking change, illustrated by the photo above, is in the extension of the 2nd floor and the addition of four new rooms dedicated to martial arts, spin, dance and pilates.
All this means is that the cardio rooms which once had 20’ ceilings now have 10’ ceilings.
The other additions sure to shock and awe are the two new trampoline rooms (no kidding).
The rooms will not only provide Olympic-caliber training opportunities for skiers and snowboarders, but can also be used for parties, dodgeball, dunking basketballs, you name it.
As Ms. Black said of the massive investment of time and resources, “There’s a fine line between optimism and hallucination … and we’re treading it.”
Lockhart added, “We’ve put our heart and soul into this.”
Membership rates have been held steady at $89/month for a single membership, $129 for a couple and $149 for a family.
This size club down south would cost nearly double, said Lockhart.
Other significant upgrades:
- Brand new steam rooms.
- Pool overhaul featuring re-painting, re-grouting and new heaters
- New, dedicated yoga room featuring heated floors and an additional 200-square feet of space.
- New, keyless lockers
- New, maple basketball floor.
- The installation of a new handicap lift and increased handicap access.
General contractor Kelly Duff and crew did a spectacular job. Come see for yourself on April 18.