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Vandenberg to officially open new fitness center

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A new $15.5 million, 51,000 square-foot fitness center, four years in the making, is scheduled to officially open its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony here 10 a.m. May 8.

Col. David Buck, 30th Space Wing commander, will preside over the ceremony.

The new facility features a 20,000 square-foot gymnasium, a 9,000 square-foot weight and cardio room, more than 20 private shower stalls and hundreds of free daily-use lockers.

Inside the facility, visitors will find an array of brand-new exercise equipment to include more than $460,000 of cardio machines and $60,000 of weight training equipment, as well as a $40,000 entertainment system.

Gym-goers can visit the new Healthy Palate Corner, an all-in-one smoothie and sandwich bar, managed by a professional nutritionist. Patrons can also take advantage of the new massage therapy room.

The opening ceremony follows a three-week trial period that allowed Airmen to try out the new facility.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media interested in attending the ceremony may contact 2nd Lt Raymond Geoffroy at 805-606-3595. Media attending should arrive at the Main Base Gate before 9:30a.m.