The renovation of Seminole State College’s old, under-utilized gymnasium into a state-of-the-art health and wellness center is a little more than a year away.
A new cardio and strength training area with brand new equipment, team lounge for athletes, men’s and women’s locker rooms, training rooms, and guest lockers and restrooms for students and staff are among the renovation highlights.
This rebuild also features a gym for intramural sports as well as other school events. This undertaking aims to encompass the hub for all Seminole State fitness and athletics for the foreseeable future, according to Ethan Burrowse, project manager. Burrowse mentioned the budget for the rebuild is an estimated $8 million, covering 26,000-square-feet. The new fitness center is to be loaded with Hammer Strength equipment. The expected re-opening of Building H is fall 2020, some time in either October or November, Burrowse said.
In the meantime, people can workout in Building D, room 124, the current fitness center.
The development company in contract with Seminole State is Gilbane Inc. The company has built facilities for top-tier universities across the country, such as Ohio State University’s recreation and physical activity center, Rutger University’s stadium, multiple fitness centers for Arizona State University, and dozens of other facilities for schools like the University of South Carolina, University of Florida, Penn State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland.