The newly remodeled pool.
With the DIY network and HGTV channels showing a never ending feed of remodeling shows, updating a home or office seems like a common thing to do. Directors and managers of the Wellness Center felt the facility was in need of a little bit of “TLC,” and have reopened the facility after a recently remodel of the swimming pool and men’s and women’s locker rooms.
Both the locker rooms and pool area boasted their original amenities from 2003 when FireLake Wellness Center first opened its doors. Manager of FireLake Wellness Center, Leslie Cooper, has overseen the planning and construction portions of the modification.
“The remodeling of the new pool and locker rooms were much needed,” said Cooper. “I think wellness center members will enjoy what we did with the areas. Rick Streeter Tile did a fantastic remodeling job. We here at the wellness center are excited for people to use these nice amenities and felt that our members deserve to have updated facilities.”
The women’s locker room was fully remodeled. The floors were completely replaced with new tile, while showers were refashioned with new stainless steel doors and hooks. All new lighting, ceiling fans and mirrors were also installed. The men’s locker room added two new benches, vanities and was fully remodeled with granite counter tops and tile flooring.
The wellness center’s four foot deep swimming pool, which in addition to free swims and swimming lessons offers water aerobics, pilates and Zumba classes also received an upgrade.
“The pool was in dire need of a facelift,” said Cooper. “Pools typically need remodeled after 10 years and its time had come.”
The pool was repainted, plastered and received a travertine tile border around the edge. There are future plans for it, include possibly painting the FireLake logo on the bottom.
FireLake Wellness Center is open to CPN tribal members and their spouses, employees of the Tribe and Native Americans of other federally recognized tribes. Members must be 21 or older and more information about the updated gym and what classes are offered can be found at www.potawatomi.org/services/health/firelake-wellness-center.