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Volume 17, Issue 1
January 2019


SAC plans expansion in new Milltowner Center

In late December, Sunset Athletic Club announced that they are occupying one of the two large “anchor” buildings in the new Milltowner Center that will replace the aged buildings at the northeast corner of Saltzman and Cornell.

Sunset Athletic Club expansion building design

According to General Manager Carleen Prentice, “The new facility will be directed towards our adult (over 16 year old) population of members and will be specific to fitness needs, with a focus on small and large group training programs. It will include a barre/yoga studio, two training centers, and of course strength, stretch and cardio equipment.”

“Amenities will include adult-only locker rooms with saunas, child care, and ample social space. The third floor will include a roof top penthouse studio with an open-air third story exercise deck and a view to the south,” she said.

SAC expansion map

The main entrance to the 22,000 square-foot, three-story building will be from the parking lot adjacent to the second floor at the east side of the center. An extension of Dogwood will lead to the lot, which will also serve the upper floor tenants of the professional/retail building that is part of the new center.

The lobby will have “grab and go” food service. Offices, childcare, a small-group training room, and the barre/yoga studio will also be located on the middle level.

Strength and cardio equipment studios will be on the ground floor.

The top floor will include a large deck with a view, and an enclosed space for classes and events. Flexible space will be available to members by reservation for private events. Weather permitting, some classes can take place on the deck.

“We’ll be offering prescriptive, goal-based programs to our members,” Prentice says. “You’ll be able to work with a trainer to develop a customized plan to reach your personal goals.

sunset athletic club logo

The existing building, across from Sunset High, will continue to offer the same classes and facilities, including active sports such as tennis, swimming, and racquetball. Membership fees are not expected to change aside from normal cost-of-living increases, and will cover the use of both centers. They expect the expansion to allow them to expand their membership by about 400, Prentice says. The expansion has been in the works for a couple of years.

The new facility should open in spring 2020. Closer to opening, they’ll be adding trainers, instructors and support staff. The working title for the project is “77 Fitness,” referring to the year that SAC opened.

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