JOLIET – The Galowich Family YMCA on Wednesday showcased a new wellness center and fitness studio with some comments on how things have changed since the days when exercise equipment was crammed into a hallway.
That hallway now is called the Healthy Living Corridor and includes the recently opened facilities.
“This project has been four or five months in the making, and it’s really been a lot of work,” Executive Director Danny Rubio said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The wellness center where barbells, treadmills and exercise equipment are located has been improved with the addition of more windows, carpeting, additional equipment and new televisions.
The fitness studio is new, having been created out of the last racquetball court remaining from when the Galowich building at 749 Houbolt Road opened 40 years ago.
The improvements will allow for more fitness programs and better…