Fitness Center

COVID-19 Reopening Plan: August 3

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Friday
    5:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday
    7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fitness Center Operations

Masks are required to enter G.T. Bray Recreation Center and where social distancing can not be achieved. Staff will instruct participants to take their temperature, scan in or make payment for reserved drop in services.

  • Reservations required. No drop-in use during this soft reopening phase.
  • Call (941) 742-5923 to secure a spot. Make reservations for each day as follows:
    • Call on Thursday for Saturday reservations; Friday for Monday reservations; Monday for Wednesday reservations; Tuesday for Thursday reservations; and Wednesday for Friday reservations.
  • 1-hour time slots are available every 1 hour and 15 minutes. The first session available is at 5:30 a.m., Monday - Friday and the last session available is at 6 p.m. on Monday - Thursday and at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The first available time slot for Saturday is 7:00 a.m. and the last at 10:45 a.m.
  • After the 1-hour time allotment, all users will exit the Fitness Center through the back doors.
  • Only 9 participants are permitted in each session. 1 staff member will always be present.
  • Staff will disinfect all touch points before the next session begins.
  • Participants are to clean before and after use of each piece of equipment.
  • Every other piece of cardio equipment will be available for use.
  • Please follow directional signage to reduce crossing paths with other participants.

The G.T. Bray Recreation Center boasts a fully stocked, state-of-the-art fitness center with the hottest trends in equipment.  Along with amenities of the fitness center, membership also includes a fitness orientation and unlimited access to the Bray Fitness Coordinators.  Whether you are trying to avoid the blazing Florida sun for your cardiovascular exercise or you are training for your next powerlifting meet, the Fitness Center at G.T. Bray has the right equipment and expertise for you.  Check out more details below.

Equipment & Amenities

The G.T. Bray Recreation Center's Fitness Center is outfitted with an impressive blend of industry leading functional equipment and the standard gym favorites, including:

Cardio

  • Precor Treadmills
  • Precor Ellipticals
  • Precor Recumbent and Upright Bicycles
  • Concept 2 Rower and Ski Erg
  • 2 Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers
  • Step Mill
  • Assault Air Bike
  • Assault Runner Treadmill

Cardio Equipment

Strength

  • Cybex Selectorized Strength Machines
  • Smith Machine
  • Bumper Plates 10-45 lbs.
  • Dumbbells 3-100 lbs.
  • Olympic Bars
  • Hex Bar
  • Matrix Double Mega Squat Rack with Monkey Bars
  • Outdoor Dynamic Rig

Bench Press

Functional/Bodyweight

  • Stability Balls
  • Medicine Balls
  • Bumper Plates
  • Kettlebells 13-53 lbs.
  • Variety of Resistance Bands

Entertainment

  • Six Flat Panel Televisions
  • Surround Sound System
  • Personal TVs

Amenities

  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Four showers, an ADA shower
  • Lockers

Orientations

The Fitness staff provides a free Fitness Center Orientation to members to help them become acquainted with the facility and the equipment. 

To make an appointment call: (941) 742-5923 ext. 6086 or email:

Molly.White@mymanatee.org or Preston.Higdon@mymanatee.org