Connecticut Education

SLAM Team Completes Fitness Center Reno

The reclaimed wood wall brings in some rustic warmth while dividing the overall space into multiple types of workout routines. Along the windows is turf for sled pulls and additional turf workouts. / Photos courtesy of Christa Maull

Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative and Construction Services, a national, multi-disciplinary design firm,  announced the completion of a new fitness space, the Emerson Fitness Center, for The Gunnery, a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 located in Washington.

This collaborative design-build project transformed a 3,000sf theater building on the school’s campus into a new athletic, fitness and weight training facility for the student population and staff to use year-round.


The integrated design-build team at SLAM worked with the school to develop a program, reconfigure the existing space, propose conceptual imagery, and develop a project budget and phased logistics plan for fast-tracked construction work on the occupied campus.

The former theater’s sound and lighting booth has been converted to a mezzanine space for Peloton bikes.

Interior renovations of the double-height wood frame structure, with exposed ceiling steel truss work, included new flooring, lighting, wall treatments, a mirror wall, and a mezzanine space. Formerly housing the theater’s sound and lighting booth, it is now set up for Peloton bikes.