CA Summer Shutdown Recap

If you live or work in Columbia, you know that we enjoy an activity-rich environment. There’s a lot to do here! This makes it important to take calculated breaks to tune things up. Columbia Association (CA) knows that this is especially essential for lasting success for all our fitness facilities.

CA closes select facilities for one week each during the summer for cleaning, renovations and upgrades. Recently, Columbia Gym, Supreme Sports Club, Columbia Athletic Club, Columbia Swim Center, Columbia Ice Rink, and Owen Brown Tennis Bubble all took the necessary time, diligence and hard work to keep CA facilities in tip-top shape.

The various shutdowns are staggered so that you can always go to another facility while your usual gym undergoes improvements. While Supreme was closed, I was able to work out at the Columbia Gym and found significant changes since my last visit there, such as:

  • A new personal training studio on the upper level with new flooring, lighting and specialized equipment
  • Renovated and redesigned KidSpace areas with new features, games and toys
  • New and upgraded fitness equipment featuring state-of-the-art cardio machines from Cybex®, Life Fitness® and Precor® in the Package Plan Plus Room and Women’s Gym
  • A new array of modality training tools such as body bars and bands, kettle bells, core and medicine balls, hand weights and more

All these improvements were added to the standard annual maintenance procedures, including servicing and fine-tuning equipment, resurfacing flooring, painting updates, reupholstering selected furniture, repairing tile and regrouting showers, maintaining pools, deep cleaning wood benches and floors in saunas and more.

It’s nice to know that CA is serious about enhancing the quality of life for people living and working in Columbia, and the ongoing updates to all our amenities makes this quality tangible.


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