After being closed to members of the public for nearly two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, the high school fitness center reopened to the Attica community Jan. 3.
“We’re excited to reopen our fitness center to the public - especially as it’s been closed for such a long time,” said Attica Athletic Director Eric Romesser. “I’m really hoping members of the Attica community take advantage of this free resource as part of their physical fitness regimen."
The center is open Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Patrons must be 18 years of age or older. There is no cost to use the fitness center.
Patrons must also wear proper footwear inside the fitness center, but not the same footwear they wore outside on their way into the center, and face coverings while working out.
The district has purchased new treadmills, ellipticals, AMT (adaptive motion trainer) machines and even a stair-stepper for the center since it was last open to the public. The cardio area was also given a fresh coat of paint and has been jazzed up with new motivational signage on the walls.
Purchase of the new equipment was made possible by the five-year, $2.8 million School Climate Transformation Grant awarded to Attica Central School District in 2019.
In addition to cardio equipment, the fitness center has ample weightlifting equipment, including free weights.