Monday, December 17, 2012
Columbia Association announced Monday they would build a gym on the lake level of the iconic downtown building.
UPDATE - 12:20 p.m. - This post has been updated to include cost information. The Columbia Association announced Monday it would open a new 27,000-square-foot health and fitness club on the lake level of the former Rouse Company headquarters. Howard Hughes Corp. and CA worked out an 11-year lease for the space, according to CA. CA is expected to spend $2.7 million on construction costs, which will be largely spent from CA's Fiscal Year 2015 capital budget, according to a spokesperson. "This is a great opportunity to partner with Columbia Association to bring another important amenity to our community," said John DeWolf, senior vice president of development for Howard Hughes, in a statement. "It is also appropriate for an institution such …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Columbia Association's towel expenses have made front page news.
The issue of towel theft in Columbia is back on the forefront of local conversation after the Wall Street Journal included the CA’s $500,000-a-year costs to replace and maintain towels in a national story about "terry-cloth bandits." It costs between $50,000 and $60,000 to replace the towels, which are provided at CA-operated gyms, CA officials said. The rest of the towel maintenance money is spent on washing, drying, folding and bleaching them, officials said.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Rumsey Road dance fitness center was the clear winner in our reader's choice poll for best gym in Columbia.
Jazzercise ran, rather, danced its way to a solid first place in this week’s reader’s choice poll for favorite gym in Columbia. Despite being up against tough competition from other popular Columbia gyms such as Supreme Sports Club and Columbia Athletic Club, the Rumsey Road dance center claimed 62 of the 118 total votes cast for 52 percent of the vote. And the 11 5-star reviews on its Patch Places page cemented it as the editor’s choice for best gym in Columbia. Jazzercise is a franchise group fitness class that combines moves from hip-hop, jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and resistance training into a 60-minute workout session. Owner Rene Loeb, who has been teaching Jazzercise for over 20 years, operates the Columbia location, …