Used fitness equipment for sale in Comox

It's a good old fashion garage sale, but this one promises to get buyers in shape.
Following a funding request from Pat Lewis of the Comox Recreation Commission for $8,000 from the Town of Comox Wednesday, council concluded they would let the Comox Rec Commission sell 20 pieces of cardio equipment, free weights and other equipment from the Comox Community Centre and keep the funds raised.

It’s a good old fashion garage sale, but this one promises to get buyers in shape.Following a funding request from Pat Lewis of the Comox Recreation Commission for $8,000 from the Town of Comox Wednesday, council concluded they would let the Comox Rec Commission sell 20 pieces of cardio equipment, free weights and other equipment from the Comox Community Centre and keep the funds raised.With the addition of the fitness studio, the Town has purchased new fitness equipment, eliminating the need to retain the existing fitness equipment, noted Jim Stevenson, the town’s recreation manager in a report to council.Lewis presented his request earlier during the committee of the whole meeting, and said the Rec Commission hopes to continue its youth programming this summer, which included film, squash and dragonboat programs last year.”We can apply for $24,000 (in gaming funds) but that could only be 75 per cent of our revenue. We need some source of funding that we could say to the gaming branch, if you want $24,000, you’ve got to come up with $8,000. It would allow us to use that money, and leverage it four times to provide programs,” he said.Later in the meeting when council was presented with three options to dispose of the equipment, a new motion was passed that the Rec Commission sell and keep the money from the equipment by May 15, and any leftover equipment be donated to other recreation departments including Cumberland, Black Creek, and local schools.photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com