Dear Gunnison City Council:
We are writing today to encourage you to support the purchase of Colorado Fitness for the community of Gunnison and surrounding areas. This fitness center has been in business for 22 years and is currently for sale. The owner has been a leader in providing a high quality, affordable fitness facility for the community during that time. With the building and business for sale this seems to be the perfect time for the City of Gunnison to maximize its recreation tax dollars to gain a fully equipped fitness center, complementing the services currently available at the Rec Center.
Many cities and towns across the state provide full fitness centers as part of their amenities, including the new full gym at the rec center in Montrose as an example. We feel the current facility at Colorado Fitness is the perfect location, size and quality for the City of Gunnison to acquire and then be able to provide expanded services to all residents of the community. If we lose Colorado Fitness our community will lose a major asset. Rather than expanding the current Rec Center or looking for a new location to provide the fitness services, classes and community found at Colorado Fitness, the Rec Center has the opportunity to purchase this turnkey business and continue the much-needed access to a gym of its size and quality for our community. Not much would have to change in fact with this business fully functional and operating with a revenue stream. Memberships can remain the same or similar as well as services and amenities.
We all depend on the gym for our physical well-being. Especially during this COVID time. We are committed to its presence in our town and hope the city will be willing to look at acquiring it. We request that the City Council officially request a plan from City staff for discussion. We are willing to come in and provide testimony to the Council on the necessity of this gym remaining open as a community amenity and service for all.
Colorado Fitness Members