Vashon Village, a cluster of retail and business space off of Vashon Highway, has a new and improved gym.
It is called Vashon Village Gym, according to Scott Shapiro and Christine Goering, the co-owner of Vashon Village and the manager of the gym, respectively. They are touting the changes they’ve made to the workout facility, which, under previous ownership, was called Village Fitness Center.
“Come check it out and see if it works right for your schedule,” Goering said.
Vashon Village Gym is open to all islanders 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a membership fee of $50 a month, she said. New members will receive a code to unlock the door once they pay.
The gym’s physical space was expanded after walls were knocked down, Goering said. It also received a new paint job.
“It’s fresh and more open,” Goering said.
The gym features ten pieces of new exercise equipment, including a set of weights, a rower, bicycle trainer, resistance cable, medicine balls, treadmill and an elliptical.
“It’s all-new; it’s nicer,” Goering said.
She added that soon, televisions and security cameras will be added to the gym.
Goering said she and Shapiro wanted to maintain a fitness facility for guests of The Lodges, a network of luxury suites right next door to Vashon Village that opened in 2015. The gym would also complement the work of Core Centric Training, another business that is part of Vashon Village.
“[The gym] integrates well with what we already have,” Goering said.
Goering said the gym shouldn’t be as crowded as others, given it is open at all times of the day. She believes islanders should have options of where they can work out and that is why it is important to have it open at Vashon Village.
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Christine Goering is the manager of Vashon Village Gym. An earlier version of this story, including the one that ran in the Jan. 2 edition, gave an incorrect title.