Many locals who aren’t Gallatin Civic Center members aren’t members because they don’t know the Civic Center exists.
I’m guilty. I’ve lived in Gallatin for two years. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I applied for Gallatin Leisure Services’ marketing position that I learned about Gallatin’s hometown fitness center. Before then, I ventured to a neighboring city to work out.
You don’t have to apply for a job with the city to learn about your community amenities, though. Save your resume paper. Instead, I’ll let you in on five things you may not know — and that you may want to know — about the Gallatin Civic Center.
It’s a fitness facility. In most cities, a civic center is a space for conventions or concerts. Not ours. Although we do host the occasional craft show in our gym, Gallatin’s Civic Center is a fitness center. When you come over to 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., you’ll find cardio and weight machines, free weights, an aerobics room, basketball and racquetball courts, and a track, pool, sauna and spa.
Improvements are on the way. The Civic Center has been kickin’ since 1994 — yup, whether you knew it or not, the Gallatin Civic Center has been your hometown fitness facility for 20 years. To freshen things up a bit, and ensure locals have access to up-to-date fitness features, some updates are in the works.
Within the year, your Civic Center will feature new cardio and weight equipment, a zero-entry outdoor pool with a splash area and a warm water pool with therapeutic benefits.
It’s affordable. For less than a dollar a day, you and your entire family can have access to the amenities listed above. It’s the best deal around. With prices like that, there’s no reason not to work out. (And that’s kind of the point. We want our community to have easy and affordable access to fitness opportunities so we can all be healthy and happy.)
We offer group fitness classes and challenges. Zumba, cycling, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, watercise and more — it’s all offered here at the GCC. Wanna shake up your fitness routine? Member or not, you can join one of GCC’s Biggest Loser fitness challenges or get your zen on at Yoga in the Park. (The next Yoga in the Park is 7:30-9 a.m. July 26 at the Triple Creek Park event pavilion. It’s free to GCC members and $3 to nonmembers.)
We have corporate memberships. Companies that offer fitness programs cite significantly reduced instances of sick leave, health claims and workers’ comp. Because your company strengthens Gallatin, we want to help strengthen your team. That’s why we offer discounts when five or more of your team members sign up for a GCC membership. If you’re interested in learning more, email me (info below).
If you’ve never ventured to your Civic Center, come on over. We want to be the place where our community joins together, gets healthy and has a good time. Come be a part of it!
Danielle Eldredge is marketing manager for the city of Gallatin Leisure Services.