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Old 01-06-2015, 10:19 AM
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The rec center fitness facilities are pretty much what you would find in a hotel: small area, minimal weights - only one bench if I recall correctly - very basic; no adjacent bathroom, shower or adequately sized lockers. One must use the pool's shower room and lockers if you want to wash up. At the two I used the workout rooms were on the other side of the rec center from the pool shower rooms. Last time I was in TV it cost me $8 each time I went versus $15/month for 24 hour Fitness where I now reside.

Too, due to demand, if people were waiting to use cardio machines sign up sheets were on the wall. There was a 20 minute time limit on the cardio machines!

The Villages needs some adequate fitness centers!
I have to agree. When we first moved here we went to the fitness centers. I found the machines adequate, and I didn't mind the lack of shower and locker room facilities, but the time limit of 20 minutes on the aerobic equipment was a deal breaker. We are used to doing about and hour of aerobics, so 20 minutes wasn't going to work for us. For those who don't mind that, and don't mind the crowds in the high season, the regional centers are probably fine. I found that fitness centers off-campus are much cheaper, and not as busy at the times I like to go.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:42 AM
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True the Regional fitness centers are very busy in the mornings. "Adjust and adapt" to an afternoon schedule and you will find plenty of available equipment for the average person. If you plan to be a body builder---then no these regional centers are not for you.

Good to hear there will be alternatives for those that have a need for an indoor pool.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:01 AM
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The oakwood grill is not all thT close to The Villages.
Mybe 20 minutes southeast from 466a.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:11 AM
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The oakwood grill is not all thT close to The Villages.
Mybe 20 minutes southeast from 466a.
Kitty- you may be thinking of another restaurant. Oakwood is located on 441/27 between 466 and 466A. (Certainly not 20 minutes southeast of 466a.) I can get there from Sanibel in less than 15 minutes.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:13 AM
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The oakwood grill is not all thT close to The Villages.
Mybe 20 minutes southeast from 466a.
There are two of them. One is technically called Lady Lake and the other is Leesburg. One is very close to the Walmart near 466A and 27/441.

The one that I am thinking of is less than five miles from our house and we live just off 466 just down from the sheriff's office and the county office on 466.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.asp...RvcD0wfjB+MH4=
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:18 AM
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There are two of them. One is technically called Lady Lake and the other is Leesburg. One is very close to the Walmart near 466A and 27/441.
Here's the info on the one in Lady Lake:

Lady Lake (352-751-5640)
860 S. Hwy 27/441
Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Here's the info on the one in Lady Lake:

Lady Lake (352-751-5640)
860 S. Hwy 27/441
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Five miles from our house. See link above dbussone's post.
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it is indeed close when looking at the alternatives...
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Where is Oakwood BBQ?
Just south of Lady Lake on 441 on the right side of the road. Best ribs in the area!!!
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Are any of the off campuses fitness centers still accessible via golf cart, or will I have to take the Jeep?
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Looked for more info and saw these Lady Lake Town Commission meeting notes from 2013, in which this athletic facility was discussed. Not sure if this is the same plot of land as the one announced today, but….

It's very interesting to read and learn about all that goes into such a building project, in terms of zoning, traffic impact, building aesthetic impact and standards/restrictions, and even the 4 rotting or bug-infested and dying "historic" oak trees that got complete health analysis by aborists for presentation to the town board.

http://www.ladylake.org/wp-content/u...L-06-18-13.pdf
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Are any of the off campuses fitness centers still accessible via golf cart, or will I have to take the Jeep?

Now you have to pay attention on these threads 'cause we move fast. This statement is copied from one above....


"You will find them at Laurel Manor, Lake Miona, Colony Cottage and Seabreeze (Is Einsenhower a regional rec center?). Also adjacent to Brownwood and golfcart accessible is a huge, new, privately owned fitness center."
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The rec center fitness facilities are pretty much what you would find in a hotel: small area, minimal weights - only one bench if I recall correctly - very basic; no adjacent bathroom, shower or adequately sized lockers. One must use the pool's shower room and lockers if you want to wash up. At the two I used the workout rooms were on the other side of the rec center from the pool shower rooms. Last time I was in TV it cost me $8 each time I went versus $15/month for 24 hour Fitness where I now reside.

Too, due to demand, if people were waiting to use cardio machines sign up sheets were on the wall. There was a 20 minute time limit on the cardio machines!

The Villages needs some adequate fitness centers!
They also have weekly, monthly and quarterly rates. I did the monthly rates for a couple of months - only $40 for 7 days a week. The one at Mulberry has 10-15 weight machines, plus free weights plus 6 or 7 running machines.

True - no lockers and no showers but since I am only 3 miles from there I could go home and shower.

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YES THERE ARE. You will find them at Laurel Manor, Lake Miona, Colony Cottage and Seabreeze (Is Einsenhower a regional rec center?). Also adjacent to Brownwood and golfcart accessible is a huge, new, privately owned fitness center.
Add Mallory to the list.

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Excuuuuuuuuuse me! We don't eat BBQ.
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