The PATH Recreation & Fitness Center comprises 27,000 square feet on Crossroad Parkway in Culpeper near the DMV. Renovation of existing space for the fitness area, nearly 10,000 square feet, has been underway since spring and will be available soon as phase 1 of the center’s opening. Phase 2 will encompass the multisport courts; this new construction is underway.

Below you can see the planned layout of the full center on Crossroad Parkway: multiuse courts on the left; fitness center in the center; and the Culpeper Wellness Foundation offices on the right.

The fitness space, which is located on one level, comprises a cardio area, functional fitness and training area, two group exercise classrooms (plus an option for a third room through a retractable wall), Kids’ Corner child care and restroom/locker room area.

Early in the renovation, a massive amount of drywalling took place and really changed the look of the interior. The color palette combines clean and serene grays with pops of color. Feel the energy from the vibrant green on the back wall of the main group exercise room!

In May, renovations to the second activity area focused on installing a wall to the right of the doorway to establish dedicated space, and constructing a back wall that would provide separation from a conference room on the other side, plus space for equipment storage accessible to the fitness room. Ceramic tile was removed from the floor.

Below, a look at the same room in August! The back wall incorporates space for equipment storage. Carpeting has been installed and painting has been finished. The color scheme is neutral and serene, with an eye to possible use of the room as a mind-body studio. Revitalize, relax, restore!

Functional fitness and training programs have their own generously sized space. The array of strength building equipment will look very familiar to fans of Culpeper Sport & Fitness’s Transform U, youth sports performance and small group training programs. The photo below shows the end of the sled track and the wall ball area. Sled training provides a full-body workout through push, pull or drag movements that increase speed and strength … and let’s not forget calorie burn! With the sled, posture and form is very important for optimal results and injury prevention. If you haven’t used the sled before, please check in with one of our personal trainers before use.

The many variations of wall ball throws can build strength and get your heart pumping. Combine throws with other exercises like squats or sit ups to power up the overall effects.

Class selection is expected to expand as Culpeper Sport & FItness transitions to the center; TRX suspension training will be one addition! Let us know if you have ideas for programming that you’d like to see added .. call 540-825-0000 or email center director Tracie Massey at!

Mirror, mirror on the wall! Mirrors went up in early September! The photo below shows the front corner of the cardio floor. Lots of great light from the bank of windows over the mirrors on this front wall. Mirrors are also being added in the group exercise and functional fitness rooms.

During October, the construction team has focused on the punch list of additional items such as locker and overhead fan installation, installation of turf for the sled track, finishing work on the private locker rooms, lighting, construction of the welcome desk and more. Some of these projects are shown in the photos below.

Equipment began arriving in December! New Life Fitness strength machines, treadmills, ellipticals and rowers are top quality and easy to get up to speed on. Our staff is very happy to answer any questions. The machines also have a QR code that allows users to access clear instructions.

Many fun toys and activities have made an appearance as Kids’ Corner takes shape! In addition to the indoor climbing equipment, scooters, and farmers’ market stand show below, two different creative balance games have arrived. All intended to support active and creative play!

In January, a mural designed by Tony Rozwadowski of K Art & Design and printed and installed by XPress Copy & Graphics was installed in the hallway to Kids’ Corner and one of the activity rooms. Such a fun representation of people of all ages coming to visit the center!

Check out the press release for this project: Culpeper Wellness Foundation moves forward with new building for CSF and recreation center