Choice Health & Fitness is a 161,300 SF facility residing on a 17 acre site with approximately 440 spaces.
Recreation facilities within the building include a 44,665 SF Tennis facility with observation deck, a 14,400 SF gymnasium housing two full-size basketball courts, and a 12,145 SF aquatics area, which houses a zero-depth entry pool with play features, a lazy river, a three lane lap pool, and two 25 foot water slides, all totaling 6,792 SF of water surface area.
Additional recreation space includes Open Fitness areas totaling 14,830 SF and four group exercise rooms ranging from 1,092 SF to 1,921 SF. Seven laps on the indoor running track at the Wellness Center totals one mile.
Auxiliary spaces in the building include both male and female locker rooms, each of approximately 3,500 SF with 200 lockers, a 4,500 SF lobby featuring a deli, retail store, and two party rooms, and 1,745 SF of dividable meeting space with storage and a kitchen.
Choice Health & Fitness also includes 850 SF of space for the USDA, and 11,800 SF of space for Altru Health System.
Mechanical System Design
The building Mechanical system includes Heat Recovery Chillers, Boilers, and a 400-well ground loop geothermal field for heat rejection/extraction. The Central Plant consists of 400 tons of Heat Recovery Chillers with a future 200 ton chiller for a total connected capacity of 600 tons. A boiler system was provided to reduce the size and cost of the geothermal loop field. This plant provides all of the Cooling and a majority of the Heating for the facility. The function of this Design provides free secondary heating when the plant is in cooling mode and free secondary cooling when in the heating mode.
The centralized heat recovery chiller provides standard heating and chilled water temperatures which functions well with standard HVAC equipment. Centralized standard Variable Air Volume (VAV) Air Handling Units reduce overall maintenance costs while providing individual room Temperature control at the lowest operating cost due to the high efficient ground source geothermal heat recovery chiller design.