Family Wellness

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Family Wellness

Fargo, N.D. 2012

Project Description

The Sanford YMCA's new facility is organized into simple and distinct quadrants, with all main program areas directly accessible from the lobby. An elevated three-lane track allows traffic below to flow unrestricted between fitness areas, gymnasium space and locker rooms on the main level. Large two-story windows allow natural light into the fitness and track space, while also giving users panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

The interior palette of materials includes brick masonry, burnished block, painted drywall and large graphic wall coverings. Warm, natural maple wood tones with metallic accents are used throughout. Railings at the monumental stair and at the elevated track include painted steel verticals with stainless rails and cable infill, creating a strong horizontal feel and providing a sleek and contemporary look. A cantilevered painted steel canopy frame with wire mesh insert panels defines the space above the front desk and helps provide dimension in the large-volume space.

Exterior materials cues were taken from the existing Scheels Arena and surrounding athletic park. Four red-brick masonry towers anchor the main fitness area and provide relief from the expansive curtainwall. Dark gray brick is used at the infill areas and at the entry. Metallic silver and gray metal panels complete the exterior color palette.

Project Details

Architect: Zerr Berg Architects; Fargo, N.D.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Aquatic Design Solutions LLC; Lakeville, Minn.
Construction Cost: $10.2 million
Square Feet: 81,475
Occupancy: October 2011

Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus Commercial Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: NuStep Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway

Deck/Basin Surface: SGM

Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free-Weight Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better

Free-Weight Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Free-Weight Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Heaters: Pentair Water Pool and Spa

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lockers: Legacy Lockers

Multipurpose: Mondo

Multipurpose: Mondo

Multipurpose: Mondo

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Connor Sports Flooring

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Connor Sports Flooring

Sanitization Systems: Nemato Corp.

Saunas/Whirlpools: Saunatec Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Strength Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness

Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Track: Mondo

Volleyball: Connor Sports Flooring

Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment