Renovating A Public Gym For Residents

Indoor gyms are community hotspots for families interested in partaking in some sort of physical activity, whether it be weightlifting, gymnastics, swimming or running. Most community parks often operate an indoor gym of some sort with one or more of these activities for parents and children to join in. Some community gyms often lack one or many of these facilities due to budget concerns, space restrictions or insufficient equipment. If you have the additional room in your city's budget to perform some aesthetic upgrades or even buy new equipment, here are some of the best items to spend that cash on.

Floor

Your basketball court is big enough with sufficient seats, but once visitors look at the floor, they are welcomed with a grave sight.

Most guests may observe the dire condition the wood floors are in, and while most indoor gyms probably have the same wooden floors since the day they opened, it might be a good concept to repaint the floors. Getting a decent contractor to come and repaint the floors will cost a few thousand dollars, but the upgrade is worth the cost. Contractors will take off the old paint from the floor, re-sand the wood and paint the floors with a new color or its original color. Your newly finished floors will go with any wood or aluminum bleachers you may have scattered throughout a gym.

Exercise Equipment

You may have plenty of space inside your gym to erect a little exercise room to house cardio machines and a couple of weightlifting machines. Exercise equipment, as with the floors, will set you back a few thousand dollars, but these machines can be purchased at steep discounts from nearby equipment resellers wanting to help community parks and gyms. With the purchased equipment, your city's local gym can start conducting exercise classes and free work-out sessions for residents interested.

Pool

Some indoor pool may still be utilizing older pool plaster for the floor and sides, and while this is okay, the plaster will chip after a few years. For swimmers, cracked plaster will produce minor cuts on their feet, and minor cuts inside a chlorine-filled pool says "ouch" for swimmers. Of course emptying the pool and having it repainted will set you back a few thousand dollars, but it's worth the investment of getting the floors and sides retouched. Repainted sides and floors will prevent swimmers from getting cuts on their toes and feet, rendering a more enjoyable swim. Other likely pool renovations may include the purchasing of lifesaver rings, life vests and grandstands for spectators to enjoy water polo games or swimming events held inside a gym.