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Omland Engineering Partners in Designing Upscale Fitness Facility in Summit, New Jersey

Cedar Knolls, NJ – August 1, 2012 - Omland Engineering Associates, Inc. (OEA) is helping to convert a once 1930’s trolley car house into a state of the art fitness club, scheduled to open this fall.

This four acre site at 68 River Road in Summit, NJ was most recently a car dealership, but will soon be home to the flagship location for Equinox, an upscale fitness club. Equinox, who caters to high-end customers, was looking to design a fitness club that will meet the needs of the discriminating consumer while incorporating some of the history of this once 1930’s trolley house. Omland’s role included the site plans to redevelop the facility along with the design of the parking lots and surrounding landscaping.

“The landscaping motifs and local landscape design are integral to the club development process. Species are chosen based on their indigenous qualities and to compliment the design of the exterior structure,” says Aaron Richter, VP of Design at Equinox. Features unique to the Summit location include a Japanese rock garden, landscaped green wall, and restored cobblestones drive that leads up to the new facility.

“Designing a facility that meets the high standards expected by the Equinox consumer while integrating locally inspired elements has been a challenging but rewarding process,” says Wayne Corsey, Project Manager at Omland Engineering. “It’s been a privilege to work with Equinox to transform this vacant building into something that will be an integral part of the local community”.

The newest fitness club will be the company’s first New Jersey location. Equinox known for their commitment to lifestyle, hospitality, innovative programming, award-winning design and unparalleled focus on the members’ experience, aims to meet the needs of a discriminating consumer who demands the best and currently does not have the opportunity to get it.

About Omland Engineering Associates
Omland Engineering Associates, Inc. is a full service civil engineering company serving both the public and private markets. The firm offers a broad range of services that include site planning, landscape architecture, surveying, permitting, and more. Omland is based in Cedar Knolls, NJ, but has offices throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit

About Equinox
Equinox Fitness Clubs operates 56 upscale, full-service facilities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and DC. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.


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