OSPREY, FL, January 27, 2016- The Oaks Club of Sarasota has approved construction of a new 7,500-square-foot athletic facility called the Wellfit Center. Designed by Fawley Bryant Architects, the facility will include cardiovascular equipment, free weights for strength training, group fitness room, treatment rooms for massages and physical therapy, and changing rooms with locker facilities.
Since 2012, The Oaks Club Board of Directors have been conducting surveys to get member feedback on their preferences of a fitness center.
“It was evident that offering a fitness and wellness center is important for our present Members. In addition, we found it’s a necessity to attract new buyers to The Oaks Club. Most home buyers today consider a community fitness center a ‘must have’ on their checklist,” stated one of the WellFit Committee members. “If we think of The Oaks Club and all of its venue and activities as a puzzle, the one missing piece is a fitness center.”
The Oaks WellFit Center springs from the country club’s commitment to live a healthy lifestyle as fitness and wellness continue to grow in importance. The new facility will complement the design of the country club’s 1,000-acre campus, which currently includes three distinct gated neighborhoods, two 18-hole golf courses, 12 tennis courts, a 60,000 square foot clubhouse, croquet lawn, bocce ball courts,, and a swimming pool. The WellFit Center is anticipated to open in the Spring of 2017.
The Committee used feedback from the club Members to decide on the new facility’s amenities, equipment, location and design. The location of the facility will be positioned on top of the campus’s existing Cart Barn, which is currently being used as a maintenance facility.
“By building the Wellfit Center on top of the Cart Barn, the location and elevation will capitalize on superior views of the golf course and lakes. The location also allows for future expansion,” stated Project Manager, Chip Swider. “We also created a premium trellised outdoor ‘plaza’ area on the side of the building that allows for future expansion. The WellFit Center Project has brought to reality, a long anticipated complement to The Oaks Club’s resort-style living.”
“This is truly a very exciting time for The Oaks Club,“ stated Jeff Hartigan, The Oaks Club’s General Manager. He continued “In November, 2015 we just completed a full tee-to-green renovation of the Club’s Heron Golf Course and to now have the membership’s continued support to build the WellFit Center this summer is an important step in further enhancing the Club’s market demand.”
To find out more information on the Oaks Club, visit http://www.theoaksclub.com/
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