BEND, Ore. -

Bend's Juniper Swim & Fitness Center is growing! Expanding usable workout space by another 800 square feet, a newly completed functional fitness room is scheduled to open at the facility on Monday, March 4th.

Conveniently located by fitness classrooms, the weight room and locker rooms, the room provides a convenient space for stretching, core, balance and functional strength training and features such equipment as floor mats, exercise balls, therapeutic bands and light weights.

“The functional fitness room offers a quiet, dedicated space for stretching and functional training while at the same time freeing up space in our current weight and cardio room. It’s a needed asset for patrons, especially at peak use times,” said Bob Smith, the center's manager.

The space was previously used as offices, which are being relocated to another location in the facility.

For additional information and schedules, visit www.bendparksandrec.org or call (541) 389-7665.