Look for the neon sign on the south side of Michigan Avenue (the center shares a parking lot with the Dearborn Police) for this modern glass, office-looking building. Ford certainly knows how to build things, and it did a great job with this new community center, which houses a performing arts center as well as a community health club and pool.
The fitness floor's atrium-like space is well organized with cutting-edge Precor cardio equipment. We counted 13 treadmills, 10 ellipticals, 8 recumbent bikes and 2 uprights. Beyond the endurance machines, but in the same atrium, Ford's strength equipment sparkles. Only one free weight bench and squat rack are on premise; however, 8 Hammer Strength machines and more than 15 stack-loaded weight stations service a full-body pump.
The indoor 1/11-mile track is a nice addition and is popular during Detroit's bitter winters. This is a family club, so mind the strollers which are allowed on the track from 9:00 - 11:00 am. They've also got a climbing wall, sure to spice up your traveling exericse routine.
As one of the best lap pools in metro Detroit, you'll do flip-turns of joy in this fantastic water box! Six-lanes of 25-yard swimming are offered with floating lines and bottom stripes. We noticed kickboards on deck, but no pull-buoys or pace clock.
Be sure to bring an I.D. along with your $12.