The final piece of the school's Lead With Excellence capital campaign was completed this week, as the Board of Trustees and Head of School Bob Whelan cut the ribbon on GFA's brand new Fitness Center.
"At GFA we strive to become our best selves. This is another great space on campus that represents that," said Whelan. "We are confident that the Fitness Center will soon become a hub for physical training, a significant support for our athletics program, and another venue for our students, faculty, and staff to interact."
The Fitness Center opened Tuesday, September 18, and will be used for Middle and Upper School physical education classes, and for personal fitness for students, faculty, and staff.
The beautiful space was designed by Roger Ferris + Partners, and includes: three treadmills, two spin bikes, two ellipticals, a stair climber, one upright bike, one recumbent bike, two water rowers, two weightlifting benches, three boxing bags, 14 pairs of weighted gloves, kettle bells, a leg press machine, barbells, medicine balls, and hand weights.
Just outside the Fitness Center is a plaque that pays tribute to board member Stephen Lawrence, who was chairman of the school's Buildings and Grounds Committee for the last nine years, "in honor of his invaluable contributions to the school."