2/13/14 – 5:10 A.M.
A little talked about but well used gym owned by the city of Findlay is in line for some upgrades this year. At this week’s city council Appropriations Committee meeting, members talked about the $15,000 budgeted to fix up the facility on South West Street. Some members of the committee weren’t aware that the gym existed.
The Courier reports the facility is mostly used by police officers and firefighters. However the gym can be used by any city employee and with a new wellness plan in place, officials are hoping more people will take advantage.
Deputy Auditor Ginger Sampson told the committee the gym started off as a contract provision for the police department. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer added, “I would think the Police Department likes the fact that it’s not open to the public. I know I wouldn’t want to be lifting weights next to some guy that I just threw cuffs on.”
The city is looking to buy cardio equipment, a squat rack, kettlebells, bicep curling bars, hex bars and rubber plates.
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