Fitness center will open soon in Oklahoma Capitol
BY MICHAEL McNUTT NewsOK.com
Friday, December 14, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - State Capitol employees, as well as elected officials and lawmakers, will have one less excuse early next year for not getting physically fit.
A fitness room is being developed in the southwest side of the Capitol's basement. Some of the money to renovate the former appellate court clerk's office, as well as some workout equipment, is being donated.
The center, complete with a small area for showers, is scheduled to open Feb. 1, said John Morrison, administrator of the state's capital assets management division. Hours of operation will be determined later. Plans are to not charge employees and officials for using the center.
The center will open about a year after Gov. Mary Fallin announced the creation of a fitness center along with a ban on tobacco products in all state-owned and leased properties and vehicles in an attempt to improve the health of Oklahoma, which typically is rated far below other states.
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