A Fitness Center on the Rise

***image2******image1******image3******image4***Perhaps you’ve seen the construction towering high above the parking lot of the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center.

Maybe you’ve wondered what’s going on behind those construction fences or when the work was going to be finished.

Well, wonder no more. The Southside Fitness Center is expanding in a big way to help improve the quality of life for local citizens. This huge project will add 5,400 square meters to the existing facility and is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-June, according to Fitness Center staff.

***image5***Southside Fitness Center: expansion essentials
The newly expanded Southside Fitness Center will include several new amenities.

Foremost among these are a gymnasium (see photo, bottom left) built to contain 500 spectators and one full-size basketball court with four swing-down hoops. Three racquetball courts will also be available.

***image6***The fitness center will also house a juice bar, locker rooms (see photo, middle left), and exercise areas for aerobic and other physical activities. There will also be sauna facilities (see photo, above left) for fitness center patrons to use.

Weight training machines and cardiovascular equipment as well as free weights will also be available. A rubberized outdoor track and soccer field are also part of this project. (Courtesy of the  435th Civil Engineers Squadron)