The Knoxville, Tenn., property held a soft opening for the new facility on July 23, offering raffles, a healthy lunch, and free group fitness classes. The club is also renovating a former dining room from the ground up, with new flooring, paint, lighting and equipment.
Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., has begun its million-dollar-plus renovations by club owner McConnell Golf.
In addition to overseeing the complete renovation of a former dining room from the ground up, including new flooring, painting, lighting and equipment, McConnell Golf has installed something its members had previously not enjoyed—a brand-new fitness center.
McConnell Golf installed state-of-the-art, Torque series equipment in the new Holston Hills fitness center, including a variety of machines such as leg extension and curl, along with Intenza Entertainment Bikes, treadmills, Octane stride elliptical and Octane XT-One. Rounding out the equipment are exercise mats, medicine and stability balls, resistance cables and foam rollers—all of which promote and support flexibility and non-impact strength routines.
Members currently are able to access the facility from 6:30 AM until 8 PM Tuesday through Sunday, and will soon be able to enter daily from 5 AM to 11 PM using a key fob—a small security device that comes with a built-in authentication.
“The new fitness facility is really nice,” said McConnell Golf Corporate Director of Member Activities & Wellness Natalie Clemens. “We have a good mix of equipment for everyone. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and the members seem really excited about using the new facilities.”
A soft opening of the fitness room was held July 23. The celebration included raffles, a healthy lunch and more. Performance Training Inc., which is assisting with personal training and group fitness classes, conducted free Zumba, Kid Fit and Golf Fitness classes.
Holston Hills has also hired a new Activities Director, Katelyn Graham, who recently graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., where she played soccer and made the All Academic Gulf South Conference Team.
“Katelyn is very enthusiastic and has a background in marketing,” said Clemens. “She has great drive and is ready to jump right into this new position at HHCC. It is always refreshing to get some new and creative ideas into the event calendar. Katelyn did a really good job at the soft opening, and is going to be a great asset to the HHCC team.”