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Tru Fit Athletic Club - Fort Collins, Colorado

Posted: May 15, 2019 | Projects

The new 28,000-square-foot Tru Fit Athletic Club adds a new recreational and fitness amenity to the southeast part of Fort Collins, CO. The facility was designed to be both contemporary and welcoming.

Photo Courtesy of Time Frame Images

Upon entering the facility, patrons are immediately greeted by a warm and friendly fireplace and lounge space. In addition to the lobby, the main level of the building houses a spinning room, group exercise classrooms, a Kids Club, sales area, and large support spaces with locker rooms, showers, a sauna and restrooms. From the lobby, an open staircase allows access to the second floor. Upon exiting the stairs one is greeted with several fitness choices, including free weights, circuit equipment, functional training, and cardio units.

Outside the building, hovering over the main entrance, a ‘chevron’ (in plan) reinforces branding of the Tru Fit logo. It is sheathed with charred wood and provides a dramatic background for the club’s logo. “Shou Sugi Ban”, or charred wood, is a traditional Japanese method of preserving wood that has been used for centuries. It is meant to represent the process of the “burn” through exercise that provides lasting health and beauty.

This project was a fast track project. Once the architect was hired, the design team put together a package to the city for a minor amendment submittal in roughly six weeks. A plan review submission occurred just a few weeks later, and construction began shortly thereafter.

Through hard work the new Tru Fit Athletic Club met its goals of adding a much needed contemporary and welcoming fitness amenity to the southeast part of Fort Collins, CO.

Building Envelope: Sto Corporation

Roofing:  Firestone

Windows: Kawneer

Entrances & Storefronts: Manko

Flooring: Florida Tile, Crossville, Ecore, Johnsonite, Shaw, J&J Flooring

Interior:  Nakamoto Forestry

Lighting: Metalux, Lumenwerx, Surelite, Halo, LED Inspirations

Elevators: ThyssenKrupp

Project Team

Architect
RB+B Architects, Inc.
315 E. Mountain Avenue, #100
Fort Collins, CO 80524
www.rbbarchitects.com

Structural Engineer
Larsen Structural Design
19 Old Town Square, #238
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
420 Linden Street, #110
Fort Collins, CO 80524

General Contractor
Horizon West Builders
3855 E. 151st Avenue
Brighton, CO 80502

Date Bid: Jun 2017

Construction Period: Jun 2017 to Jun 2018         

Total Square Feet: 27,701

Site: 2.26 acres.

Number of Buildings: One.

Building Sizes: First floor, 13,803; second floor, 13,898; total, 27,701 square feet. 

Building Height: First floor, 16’; second floor, 16’; total, varies 32’2” to 41’. 

Basic Construction Type: New/VB.

Foundation: Slab-on-grade, isolated footings.

Exterior Walls: EIFS on steel stud, tile wainscoting, charred wood.

Roof: Membrane, TPO.

Floors: Concrete.

Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

View full project details in the May-June 2019 issue of DCD

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