Kiawah Island Digest November 2017 - Page 6

6 May 2017 5 November 2017 The Sandcastle Closed For Renovations, Fitness Options Available Conceptual Renderings Courtesy of Bello Garris Architects After more than a year of planning, The Sandcastle closed on Oct. 25 for a long-awaited renovation. The scope of the project includes: • The addition of a second pool, • A dedicated bath house, • Relocation of the bar to provide ocean views, • Reconfiguration of the parking lot to add spaces and improve drainage, and • A complete remodel of the interior of the building. With reorganization of the floor plan, space dedicated to fitness will increase by 25%, and ocean views from the first floor will be restored to the way they were when the building opened over 20 years ago. While the building is closed, additional maintenance and repairs will occur, such as replacing the roof, repainting and elevator maintenance. The budget for the renovation and repairs is approximately $4.5 million, and is being funded by existing resources. The work is slated for substantial completion by July 3, 2018, and during the interim, KICA has worked hard to provide alternatives for the regular programming that occurs at The Sandcastle. The association appreciates the membership’s patience, as the logistics of finding homes for clubs and groups, as well as a variety of fitness activities, have been coordinated. Temporary Fitness Options Thanks to a friendly lease agreement with Kiawah Partners, a temporary fitness center will be located at 2 Beachwalker Drive, next the Kiawah General Store. At time of publication, KICA was seeking approval from the Town of Kiawah Island for the building, prior to scheduling delivery. The facility will have two rooms, one for fitness equipment and the other for classes. In the meantime, there are several fitness options available to members: Outdoor Classes: Some regularly scheduled classes will be held outdoors at Night Heron Park and Cinder Creek, and will be taught by KICA instructors. Visit kica.us/fitness for an updated schedule. Studio 33 (Freshfields): KICA has negotiated a reduced drop- in rate of $10 for classes at Studio 33. This new group fitness studio offers a variety of classes including yoga, Pilates, Barre and more. Owners Liz and Frank Silva opened the studio in June. Their goal is to create a self-sustainable community around health and wellness. To sign up, either visit the studio or register online. To register online: 1. Visit studio33kiawah.com/schedule. 2. Select a class you would like to take. 3. Create your account and select the drop-in rate. 4. At checkout, enter the promo code “kica” for a $10 drop-in (KICA will confirm that you are indeed a KICA member and eligible for the discount). Kiawah Island Golf Resort: The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is offering temporary access to fitness equipment (not classes) through Nov. 30, 2017. • $50 per family. • Access to KIGR fitness equipment center. • Facility is located at the Straw Market through Wednesday, Nov. 1, moving to Night Heron Park Nature Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 (closed for two days for move). • Fitness equipment center hours are 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., at both locations. Continued on Next Page...