YMCA Plans to Open Branch in Former Gold's Gym Location

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YMCA of the Inland Northwest plans to open a South Hill branch by mid-December, after agreeing to buy the business assets of a Gold's Gym operation from Dave and Alethea McCann.

YMCA spokeswoman Mary Berry said the organization will take over an existing lease for the roughly 17,000-square-foot facility at 2921 E. 57th Ave. The YMCA will continue to explore a possible capital campaign for a future full-size South Hill facility, she said.

A typical YMCA site here averaging 50,000 square feet has pools and a full gymnasium, Berry said. The Gold's Gym doesn't have a pool or gymnasium, but it offers a large space with cardio equipment, a free-weight area and a big group fitness studio.

The YMCA plans to add $250,000 in new fitness equipment. While offering regular fitness programs, it also will add a family activity area and offer child care. Other new options at the site will include summer day camps and a Livestrong program for cancer survivors.

Additional YMCA locations are in Spokane Valley, north Spokane and downtown.

SFCC plans athletic facilities upgrade

Spokane Falls Community College plans a $13.2 million update to athletic facilities scheduled to start later this month.

Plans call for a one-story structure that has locker rooms and related spaces to be demolished and replaced with a two-story addition to house new locker rooms, classes and faculty offices.

The project also will renovate a 23,700-square-foot competition gym and a 10,000-square-foot fitness center.

The gym will get new flooring and bleachers, as well as an update to the building's mechanical and electrical systems. All of the upgrades are expected to be done by summer 2018.

Integrus Architecture did the design work, and Lydig Construction is the contractor.


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