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Takedown members gather for The Big Reveal

‘Wow’ was certainly the word of the night when Takedown Gym hosted its Big Reveal on January 24th.

This members-only event included tours of the new facility, including the field house, spin studio, wrestling room, hydro massage chairs, new reception and lounge areas, Select Therapy clinic space, and more. Drawings for prizes were held throughout the night, and participants were treated to tables upon tables of appetizers and desserts as well as a great variety of beverages catered by Grand View Lodge.

Jami Nelson, Takedown member and owner of Just Juice, was on hand to demo the juice making process and give samples. Takedown trainer Al Smith shared great information about the My Zone heart rate monitors.

“As our members know, this day has been a long time in the making,” said Takedown Manager Joe Ciardelli. “So it’s really exciting when we’re able to open the doors, take down the barrier wall and let everyone see what’s now available to them.”

Ciardelli said, while work still continues in areas of the new addition, renovations will now begin in the existing space including removal of the wrestling mats to make increased space for strength training and weights, expanding the upper level mezzanine for new and existing cardio equipment, framing in a new group exercise room where the Cybex equipment currently resides, expanding the locker rooms and adding steam rooms to each, and more.

While the timeframe for the renovations isn’t exact, Ciardelli said to expect a few minor inconveniences in the coming months as work begins to grow and improve the older portions of Takedown Gym.

“I can’t say enough how much we’ve appreciated the support and patience of our members over the last year-plus,” Ciardelli added. “So we ask that they hang in there a few more months as we complete this expansion and remodeling phase to make Takedown the premiere fitness facility in the Brainerd Lakes Area.”

To see video and photos from The Big Reveal, check out the Takedown Gym Facebook page.

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