Both Gerry Lynch, Acquatic & Recreation Centre Coordinator for
the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre, and Dan Yachuk, former Recreation
Coordinator For Valley East, are very pleased with the upgrading that has
been done to the weight and training room facilities at the center. Lynch
is shown in the weight room.
“This is great for the community, and it is something that
we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” explained Yachuk, who is shown in
his office at the recreation centre. “By using the existing space and
just doing a bit of interior design work, we were able to create a lot
more room for our members.
The new equipment will allow people to get an even greater workout than
Lynch feels that the new equipment and new look to the room will be well
received by both current and future members, “The weights will appeal to
people of all ages, but now a lot of the younger people in the community
may be attracted to our facility as a result of the additions.”
new equipment includes a Paramount 6 piece circuit system; new and heavier
weights; Olympic bench press; seated arm curl bench; a 7 foot Olympic bar
with collars; an Olympic EZ curl bar with collars; two treadmills; an
upright stationary bike; two television sets; and rubber flooring.
of the benefits of bringing in some of the new equipment is that we were
able to move a couple of the older pieces up to the track area,
“commented Yachuk. “The equipment may have been older but it is still
useful and is appreciated by people using the track.”