Unusual Buildings/Architecture Where You Work Out

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    Feb 23, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    yourname2000 and I recently joined a gym in our neighbourhood. At one time it was actually an upscale burger joint (we think it was a McDonald's), with balcony seating and three floor. The conversion was done brilliantly, and we found the change of karma for the building to be amusing.

    Antone else work out at a gym that is an unusual conversion? That has something funky about it? Or that was purpose built with a quirky or avant-garde architectural feature set?
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
    I used to go to a 24 Hour Fitness that was previously a movie theater. But you really can't tell that it was a theater. It's located in a strip mall, so when the theater went away, it was gutted down to its basic box structure and the gym went in.
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:53 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIt was definitely a McD's back in the day. icon_biggrin.gif

    Like we were talking about, it would be a wickedly effective bylaw to tell fastfood restaurants that "if you want to build one of your restaurants in our city, you need to build an equally large fitness centre and donate it to the city." icon_twisted.gif Wouldn't that be awesome? --I bet that the big FF places would go for it (if that was the only way to do business there).

    Anyway, working out in an (excellent!) gym that you know was once a place like McDonalds just felt right...like karma! Hahaha. icon_biggrin.gif

    And yeah, it was a beautiful example of a McD's....tons of windows, 2nd floor mezzanine, big open spaces, cathedral ceiling --a very comfortable place to work out in. icon_biggrin.gif


    +1 on the "health offset" bylaw requirement idea. Something along the lines of civic art fees for development, except more draconian. icon_twisted.gif