When Bernie, a friend of mine with even more white hair than me suggested that a gym would be a good idea to include on my retiree’s list of things to do, I had a vision of being in a large room filled with medieval machinery operated by sweaty forty somethings eagerly comparing notes about marathoning to Alaska and then swimming back down the coast so as to be on time for work on Monday. Frankly, the whole idea seemed a little daunting. Was I ever in for a surprise when he invited me to see his gym and I entered the world of exercise for the value of it and the very caring management of Debbie Belanger and Maureen Knight. The group working out was a senior’s group and it was quickly apparent that care and consideration for their age and health were central. Now, after working out for some time, my conclusion is that this little gym in the new Penticton Events Centre is a real godsend and both Maureen and Debbie deserve top marks for its being successful and contributing so much to the health of its users. It will impress you and the friendliness that Maureen and Debbie show at all times will make the invitation to visit into a time to stay.