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28 Hour Wellness Gym - Renovated & Remodelled

by Nallis Posted 22nd Sep 2009 at 4:38 AM - Updated 11th Oct 2009 at 12:41 PM by Nallis
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Since I have decided to revamp all of Sunset Valley I will be redoing the gym again. It will need a different exterior and 'look' in order to fit into what will be the 'main square'. However, the interior will remain intact as far as I can possibly make it.

This is the in game ’28 Hour Wellness Gym’, but significantly remodelled and renovated. I didn’t like the look of the original gym, it’s very drab and uninspiring and it didn’t feel like a real gym, so I decided to jazz it up a bit. It took quite some time as I never really made a gym before but I’m quite happy with the outcome. I made this lot quite a while ago and only returned to this lot recently so it may have some tweaking to be done still. I remade the gym on its original lot with it still facing the original direction, so it can simply replace the existing gym. $448,661 32x40




I renovated the gyms interior and exterior and landscaped the exterior quite a bit. Alot of the layout has been redone but the general idea of the gym remains. I kept the original colour schemes but tried to expand on them. I didn’t want the gym to feel outlandish so it wouldn’t fit anymore, I just wanted to make it more attractive and fit in better.

there is a small known issue with showers now that I will sort out asap


Downstairs

Lobby
A lobby with a reception desk and a seating area that looks out over the pool.

Cafe/Bar
A cafe/bar space with plenty of tables and seating, again there are windows that look over the pool. This area also works well with a football table (?)but I chose not to include it in the upload.

Pool Changing Rooms
Off the cafe/bar are 2 sets of changing rooms that have toilets, changing cubicles and showers.

Pool
The pool is quite large and features 2 sections, the first main section I consider to be the public pool and the long thinner section is where the fitness people might swim (at least that’s what I had in mind when I made it). There is seating around the pool and I included a small waterfall/plant section to make the pool area more exciting.




Upstairs

Exercise/Multipurpose Room
I kept the original exercise/multipurpose room pretty much the way it was.

Toilets
I included a separate set of toilets upstairs so that those who aren’t using the pool might have somewhere to go.

‘Gym’
There is a specific gym section with all the workout equipment.

Pool Balcony
There is a pool balcony with seats, this part is open so you can hear and see the things down below clearly.

Upstairs Changing Rooms
Changing rooms and showers for those using the gym, these don’t feature toilets.

Spa Room/Spare Room
Lastly is the room that was originally the bath room in the original gym, I’ve moved its location but chose to keep it in as I found it quite a nice idea for a room. I have designated it as a ‘spa room’ for now but it could be used for something else once expansions add more objects.




I have also renovated/modified other original buildings.
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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 5:42 AM
This looks amazing. Great job!! :D
Field Researcher
#3 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 9:22 AM
Wow, definitely much better usage of the space, and you seem to have kept with the overall style. Great job improving it. Looking at the before and after over and over must be fun ;D

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Test Subject
#4 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 11:28 AM
A great improvement! Thanks. (:
Typical
#5 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 12:55 PM
Wow! I love it! You did a great job, Nallis.
Test Subject
#6 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 2:53 PM
It's a shame that EA's own designers couldn't come up with nicer lots that make better use of the space like this. Yours features the types of things which we experience in real life such as the viewing balcony, the two connecting but different use pools and a much more effective gym layout.

I do prefer this gym to the one in the other default town but your easily beats them both.

Now all we need is proper spa equipment and extra jobs integrated into more community lots. I don't know about the rest of you but I'd love to see my sim working part time as a receptionist on the entrance desk, or as a café worker or even as a fitness instructor for the gym area/pool.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 4:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zavvi
It's a shame that EA's own designers couldn't come up with nicer lots that make better use of the space like this. Yours features the types of things which we experience in real life such as the viewing balcony, the two connecting but different use pools and a much more effective gym layout.


It is a shame but then I'd have less to do, I enjoy fixing up original lots or dl'd lots to work and flow better and be more realistic.
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 9:45 PM
The original was OBVIOUSLY a recreation of "Tony's Gym" from the "The Sims; Bustin' Out" PlayStation 2 game. It is a very striking yet subtle resemblance and the similar parts are spaced out between the two floors, because the original layout of "Tony's Gym" would be pretty useless for a community lot in The Sims 3....

I think it was very considerate of the people working for MAXIUS the DEVELOPERS (Publishers like EA don't like to do much of the real work, but they do like taking the profits. Although I'm sure they must do SOMETHING other than advertise it...) to not only leave something like this for the slightly obsessive ("die-hard") fans to notice and even nicer of then to make it still fairly useable.

I should thank you just for letting me know about this little minor thing-that-slightly-resembles-an-easter-egg that was hidden from me previously, but I honestly think you may in some way have made it MORE OBVIOUS THAN BEFORE!!

....I think you broke my brain, or maybe ended the world...
OH WELL! We can always make a new one!!

If you like, I could go into detailed description of how "Tony's Gym" looked, or you could TRY to find something on it on the internet (Other than YouTube, I have NO idea where to start looking)

I will continue this through PM's if you like, but if not then THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR INADVERTENTLY LETTING ME KNOW ABOUT THIS!!! Really, this made my day.

And now I am off to find my badly scratched copy of a game I bought when I was eight, jamming it into my shiny-shiny PS3 and hoping it doesn't explode! (because then I won't know if I was way off/hallucinating/loosing my memory or not....)

When it's 4 AM, and you can't remember why people even bother with sleep, then the TRUE gaming begins...

(Also, Red Bull helps....)
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 11:53 PM
Uh, SonyRules111, Maxis (not Maxius) no longer exists as a separate entity. It is now wholly owned by EA Games. Maxis did not develop Sims3. EA Black Box division developed Sims3.

Whether the gym's design was an homage or not, it was very poorly laid out. What gym do you know of that has a pool alone in a huge room? This is much better. It still doesn't look like a real gym to me externally, but I understand what Nallis was going for.

(Also, it is "losing", not "loosing").
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 12:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KariMinger
Uh, SonyRules111, Maxis (not Maxius) no longer exists as a separate entity. It is now wholly owned by EA Games. Maxis did not develop Sims3. EA Black Box division developed Sims3.

Whether the gym's design was an homage or not, it was very poorly laid out. What gym do you know of that has a pool alone in a huge room? This is much better. It still doesn't look like a real gym to me externally, but I understand what Nallis was going for.

(Also, it is "losing", not "loosing").


I agree, externally it still fails, which irritates me very much. But I'm hoping that the small complex of 3 homes near the community pool in the default neighbourhood will convert nicely to having houses with the gym integrated, I usually find gyms in complexes or part of other buildings at the very least.
Test Subject
#11 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 2:03 AM
Thanks for the redesign, it looks much better than the original. I installed and played with this in my neighborhood today and ran across a small problem. My sim couldn't access the showers. I rearranged a bit and everything was fine, but I thought you might want to know.
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 2:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KariMinger
Uh, SonyRules111, Maxis (not Maxius) no longer exists as a separate entity. It is now wholly owned by EA Games. Maxis did not develop Sims3. EA Black Box division developed Sims3.

Whether the gym's design was an homage or not, it was very poorly laid out. What gym do you know of that has a pool alone in a huge room? This is much better. It still doesn't look like a real gym to me externally, but I understand what Nallis was going for.

(Also, it is "losing", not "loosing").



Oh, don't mind me. I was just having a slight adrenaline rush and reliving some HAPPY childhood memories I had long since forgotten.

Don't worry, they are all quashed now. I knew something had happened to Maxis, but I had hoped that EA had just gotten territorial and stamped their name on them.
I should have expected the worst, what with the entire games industry going down hill for a while now...

Apparently developers aren't allowed to specialise in anything other than shooters these days. I wonder if there is any POINT in striving to work in that industry eventually anymore, if all I will ever do is work on blood spatter physics....

I think I'll go back to wallowing in self pithy and eating things I'm allergic to. At least I can do that better than I can spell.

When it's 4 AM, and you can't remember why people even bother with sleep, then the TRUE gaming begins...

(Also, Red Bull helps....)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 11:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMonkey
Thanks for the redesign, it looks much better than the original. I installed and played with this in my neighborhood today and ran across a small problem. My sim couldn't access the showers. I rearranged a bit and everything was fine, but I thought you might want to know.


I'll take a look this afternoon Thanks
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 3:56 PM
Very nice Renovation it's more spacious than before

Challenge breeds Excellence
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 3:14 PM
This is a huge improvement. Much better use of the available building space.
Test Subject
#16 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 11:53 AM
There is a backless shower on MTS2 that would go very nicely in your revamped gym. Also, may I suggest glass doors for shower cubicles? Professional gyms actually use frosted glass doors for shower cubicles.

As for changing cubicles, until EA releases new objects, we can make a mock locker room area with some dressers as a group changing area for the sims. I doubt professional gyms use personal changing cubicles - these are more for boutiques that sell high-end clothing.

Also, you need more shower areas in the gym - a first class gym ought to have adequate places for the members to bathe after a sweaty workout.

Lastly, Snaitf has "gender biased" doors that actually work - you can have male and female changing rooms. Sims of the opposite sex will not enter the wrong changing room.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 2:36 PM
I have the backless shower in already, however, despite it being backless, it still functions like the original shower and you CANNOT place 2 next to each other. Glass doors for shower cubicles wouldn't work as you would have to have a 2x2 shower cubicle with these showers. Don't think I haven't already considered it.

There is a section with dressers already for getting changed in, it's next to the toilets, it is the largest area in that section. There are 2 further private cubicles for those who required privacy. I did want to put benches in the larger part however none at this time suited.

More showers didn't work as the backless showers do not function unless spaced apart.

I know of these doors, but I do try to avoid as much custom content as possible, I'll wait til an expansion introduces such doors. People themselves can add such doors if they want.

The gym is going to be remade anyway as part of my project to revamp Sunset Valley. Whilst I like the improvements of this 1 so far it still doesn't 'feel' like a real gym and the exterior will not match my other lots. Hopefully I can make it a larger space and deal with the changing rooms issue as that was the one thing that was driving me up the wall! Thanks for your feedback
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 4:43 PM
OMG! THIS IS SO-SO AWESOMEE! aargh! 8D
Field Researcher
#19 Old 29th Oct 2009 at 5:53 AM
Huge improvement over the original. Love that you still kept to the original overall look to the building though. Thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 6:16 PM
I absolutely love this remodelled gym... Although I still found some parts that could use a little modifications...
Field Researcher
#21 Old 26th Jun 2010 at 7:30 PM
I love this gym remodel. But just so you know, you have the showers right beside eachother, rendering them useless. My sim could not access them. So I had to rearrange and without moving walls around you can only get 1 shower in each space you have allocated.So instead of 8 showers this gym now only has 4. Just wanted you to know.
Inventor
THANKS POST
#22 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 12:17 PM
I've always hated the look on the original gym myself. As you say it's quite uninspiring. I love that you have added more gym equipment and given the whole lot a total makeover