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Renovations nearly complete on sports club

Gina Barker, The Park Record

For weeks members have been peeking through the plastic sheets for a better view of the nearly completed renovations in the Prospector’s Square location of the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa. Now days away from opening, members won’t have to crane to see the 5,000 square foot addition.

The new space will debut on Dec. 26.

Owner Stanton Jones said construction has been 100 percent on time; the final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place on the $2M project. And with a list of additional amenities, Jones hopes the renovations will breathe new life into the space.

"It has an amazing ambience," Jones said about the new space. "There’s a lot of high energy, great for working out. Anyone who wants to have a really good workout in a positive environment would look at this and think it’s above and beyond."

"You are able to see mountains from almost any point," he added.

Whether it is the several added windows in the main room, the cardio mezzanine, or the open air, 12-foot-wide and 1,200-foot-long Astroturf area for push sleds, hurdles, lunges, sprints and cone work.

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The list goes on.

Members can enjoy the new weight room or the spin class room featuring top-of-the-line Schwinn stationary bicycles. Between the new flooring and updated lobby and locker rooms, Jones said the entire gym feels like a different building from what it was just a few months ago when construction began.

"It’s not even the actual square footage as much as the added volume of space we’ve managed to create," Jones said.

Silver Mountain Sports Club marketing director Rachel Stratford said the current renovations were the second phase, following significant summer construction that added a muscle beach weight area, a fitness castle for children, combo climbers, monkey bars and traveling rings.

"This town is filled with professional athletes and amateurs athletes alike," Stratford said. "There are those who want to do a basic workout, and then there are those looking for more. We are always trying to offer more to everyone."

The renovations began in August, restricting the number of classes and work out space available in the Prospector’s Square location. Now Jones said more than 80 free classes will be offered between the two facilities.

"We haven’t been able to do spinning and had to share the yoga room," Jones said. "It will be nice to have everyone in multiple rooms and have classes going on simultaneously."

The all-inclusive gym will start offering more than 80 classes a week, up from roughly 60 as renovations were taking place.

Before renovations, Jones said the gym was in need of an update from its 1970s flair. Jones said he wanted to get the Prospector’s Square location to catch up with the more popular Kimball Junction location, which he said is considered the hipper space with more amenities because the building itself is only a few years old.

"Now the two clubs are on an even playing field," Jones said.

Jones expects the finishing touches to the exterior work on the facade to be completed by the beginning of 2012.

For more information on memberships or club and spa amenities call 435-649-6670 or visit http://www.silvermountainspa.com.

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