Renovation of our new fitness area, nearly 10,000 square feet of the 27,000-foot PATH Recreation & Fitness Center, has been underway since spring and we are looking forward to moving in. Our anticipated move-in date is January 3, 2022. Below you can see the layout of the space on Crossroad Parkway. The fitness area lies between the multiuse courts on the left and the Culpeper Wellness Foundation offices on the right.

The space, which is located on one level, comprises a cardio area, functional fitness and training area, two group exercise classrooms (plus an option for a third room through a retractable wall), Kids’ Corner child care and restroom/locker room space. We’ll be adding new LifeFitness treadmills and cross trainers, plus new performance rowers, strength equipment and weights, and integrating some of our existing equipment.

Inside, changes are visible every day. A massive amount of drywalling took place and really changed the look of the interior. Painting has started, and the color palette combines clean and serene grays with pops of color. Feel the energy from the vibrant green on the back wall of the main group exercise room!

In May, renovations to the exercise room intended for mind-body classes like yoga focused on installing a wall to the right of the doorway to establish dedicated space, and constructing a back wall that would provide separation from a conference room on the other side, plus space for equipment storage accessible to the fitness room. Ceramic tile was removed from the floor.

Below, a look at the same room in August! The back wall incorporates space for equipment storage. Carpeting has been installed and painting has been finished. The color scheme is neutral and serene, with an eye to the intended purpose of the room as a mind-body studio. Revitalize, relax, restore!

In the new facility, our functional fitness and training programs will have their own generously sized space. The array of strength building equipment will look very familiar to fans of Transform U, youth sports performance and small group training programs! The photo below shows the end of the sled track and the wall ball area. Sled training provides a full-body workout through push, pull or drag movements that increase speed and strength … and let’s not forget calorie burn! With the sled, posture and form is very important for optimal results and injury prevention. If you haven’t used the sled before, please check in with one of our personal trainers before use.

The many variations of wall ball throws can build strength and get your heart pumping. Combine throws with other exercises like squats or sit ups to power up the overall effects.

We will be expanding our class selection in this new space; TRX suspension training will be one addition! Let us know if you have ideas for programming that you’d like to see added .. stop by the front desk, call 540-825-0000 or email Director Tracie at!

Mirror, mirror on the wall! Mirrors went up in early September! The photo below shows the front corner of the cardio floor. Lots of great light from the bank of windows over the mirrors on this front wall. Mirrors are also being added in the group exercise and functional fitness rooms.

During October, the construction team has focused on the punch list of additional items such as locker and overhead fan installation, installation of turf for the sled track, finishing work on the private locker rooms, lighting, construction of the welcome desk and more. Some of these projects are shown in the photos below.

In November, the sound system and video screens/televisions were installed. as were storage cabinets and cubbies. A few of the more visible changes can be seen in the photos below.

A sink for handwashing and a bottle filling station were installed near the front entry and the locker room area.

Work on the private changing/showering rooms is almost complete.

A pop of color was added to the wall separating the cardio area (front) from the functional fitness area (through doorway). Mirrors will be installed on the wall to the left of the doorway.

All of these projects are part of the larger whole that is building toward completion: a first look at punch list items is taking place mid-November!

Check out the press release for this project: Culpeper Wellness Foundation moves forward with new building for CSF and recreation center