Old San Jose City Hall May Be Turned Into A Gym

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A unique idea for San Jose’s old city hall building is starting to literally take shape, as one county supervisor wants to use the old government headquarters to help government workers stay fit and trim by turning it into a gym.

”I could certainly envision part of it being for county employees, then we could have retail businesses and housing,” said Supervisor Ken Yeager.

Yeager, who has championed several health issues for the county, said that it’s in every one’s best interest to keep county employees in shape.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

”We are aware of how much medical costs cost the county,” said Yeager.

The gym idea is just that for now – an idea. But it wouldn’t be the first time a historic Bay Area building has been brought back to life as a health spa. San Francisco’s iconic Pacific Exchange now lives on as a high-end health club.

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  1. Claude DeMoss says:

    Yeager is out of line – Let private frim lease space for a gym & open to the tax paying public – County employees should pay their own membership fees like the rest of us do a private or city run gyms!

  2. WALLACE RSAK says:

    DIDDO!!!!!!!!,If the tax payers pay for it,then they should get to use it for free too.

  3. smketr says:

    Wait just a minute! I believe the taxpayers are under the impression that we had to build a new city hall because the old one was not earthquake safe. If that is true, then how can they let anyone occupy the building without going to major steps to retrofit it?

  4. Roxy Jimenez says:

    okay jsut what the tax payers want… with all the homelessness we have you want to have a place where the police can work out…. not to mention that they have free memberships to health clubs now…..the city is need of saving money not wasting it… put your thinking caps on….the key word it THINK about the community not just the cops they already make big money

  5. Roxy Jimenez says:

    okay just what the tax payers want… with all the homelessness we have you want to have a place where the police can work out…. not to mention that they have free memberships to health clubs now…..the city is need of saving money not wasting it… put your thinking caps on….the key word it THINK about the community not just the cops they already make big money

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