New K-Fit Center house some exercise classes

mhankerson@newsobserver.comJanuary 27, 2014 

— Residents and fitness class instructors moved into the town’s newest fitness center last week, with a ceremony that included demonstrations of some of the classes to be offered at the new Knightdale Fitness, or K-Fit, Center.

The building, donated by the Knightdale Extension Community Association (KECA), has wood floors and space that is better for some of the classes that had been held in other recreation department facilities.

In November, Parks and Recreation director Tina Cheek said the new building is more suited for the classes the department moved.

The K-Fit Center will host aerobics, yoga, Katandi and a Couch to 5K training program.

“A facility like this is one of the best reasons (to get involved),” Parks and Rec Advisory board chairman Ben McDonald said.

The town’s recreation center on Lawson Ridge Road will still host classes for toddlers, self-defense classes and art classes, like a pottery class.

KECA donated the building to the town in late 2013 when the organization decided they didn’t need the space.

Even though the organization is entering is 101st year, president Mary Laymon said members weren’t using the property as often so it made sense to donate it. As a nonprofit organization, they had to donate, not sell the property.

The Knightdale Lions Club held a lease with KECA for the building and provided most of the building’s maintenance. The town decided to honor that lease and the Lions Club will stay at that location rent-free, using it for monthly meetings and two annual events, for a year.

After that, the town will re-evaluate the arrangement.

Hankerson: 919-829-4826; Twitter: @easternwakenews

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