Gym opening ‘emotional’ for some

The Gym In Del Mar opened its doors May 1 after a great deal of scrubbing and reorganizing.

“It is a different gym,” co-owner Rachel Thomas of Del Mar said. Del Mar Workout was in its place until January, when the owners left and closed the place abruptly.

“We’re a new name, a new organization, new management, new owners, new general manager,” Thomas said.

The owners, Thomas and Laura Rose Civilikas make up CT Gym. They rearranged equipment, bought new pieces–including three rowing machines–removed some “redundant” equipment to open up the space. They are also paying extra attention to cleanliness, with two cleaning shifts each day, she said.

“It’s amazing,” said Barbara Dauthier, who has taught fitness classes at the gym for 12 years. “When we walked in here this morning it was very emotional for us. It was really hard on us when this place closed.”

For two weeks prior to opening, the gym offered presale memberships. Civilikas said the response was positive and that many signed up without being able to enter the gym.

“Their exact words were ‘Wow, this is a new gym,’” General Manager Mitch McIntyre said of the public’s response. “They’re back home and they really missed the place.”

“When it closed it was kind of an emotional loss,” gym member Paz Silbert, a member of four years, said. “It feels like coming back home to your family almost.”

Silbert said the changes are “very classy” and the gym now has an “ocean feel.”
Herb Turner, Thomas’ father, owns the building in which the gym is located. He also designed the building. Turner was featured in a recent book, titled “The Art and Architecture of Herbert B. Turner: A Creative Odyssey.”

Thomas has lived in Del Mar her entire life and said The Gym In Del Mar is very much a family enterprise.

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