Civic Centre to get into shape with hi-tech gym

 A well-equipped gymnasium is set to be the latest addition to the facilities at Civic Centre, city’s tallest building which also houses the headquarters of North and South Corporations.

The upcoming gymnasium, with male and female trainers, would be available for the municipal councillors and senior corporation officials.

While officials are identifying a suitable space for the facility, it is expected to be located on one of the top floors of the building so that users can get a panoramic view of the city while working out.

It is likely to come up in C-wing of the Civic Centre, a major portion of which is being exploited for commercial activities.

“A big hall in the Civic Centre is being identified where the gym will be set up. It will have all the latest equipments and accessories. The gym will be useful for the politicians and officers, given their hectic schedule throughout the working days,” said Mahendra Nagpal, leader of House in North Corporation.

The facility will remain open till late evening so that it could be used even after office hours, said officials. A senior officer of the corporation said medical experts and physical trainers are being consulted for developing the gym.

Apart from having the traditional dumbbells and treadmills, it would also have new exercise bikes, rowing machines, upper body trainers, multi-gym and chest and shoulder machines, among others.

“Once the location is identified, tenders will be invited for procuring the equipments and trainers will be hired thereafter. There will be separate male and female trainers. The gym will be air-conditioned with central music system so as to suit the environment,” an official said.

Meanwhile, the corporation has also decided to construct a common room for women councillors. Apart from this, it also plans to open gymnasiums and health centers in each of the 104 municipal wards of the north delhi municipal corporation. While some bigger wards already have this facility, the remaining ones will have it by the next financial year.

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