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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2006

Chiropractor opens his 'dream gym'

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Juneau chiropractor Corey Pavitt is finally opening his "dream gym."

The center, Pavitt Health and Fitness, extends over 10,000 square feet, or 8,000 more square feet than his current gym in the Jordan Creek Center, which will close Saturday.

The new gym, near Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley and opening on Sunday, has two floors and multiple areas for fitness needs such as weight machines, free weights, an exercise program floor and a snack bar that will eventually serve sandwiches and salads, Pavitt said.

It also has cardiovascular machines with built-in 15-inch TV screens and an "endless pool," which employs a hydraulics system to produce a constant current so swimmers can experience a workout session similar to the concept of a treadmill or stationary bike.

Like Pavitt's former gym, the new place will have 24-hour access as members can use key cards to enter between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Pavitt said the facility is large enough to manage up to 1,500 members. On board will be eight full-time staffers and a manager, 12 fitness instructors, three personal trainers and a couple of janitors.

Fitness equipment not transferred from the Jordan Creek Center to the new facility will be donated to Hoonah High School, Pavitt said.

Comic, card collector to host grand opening

Collector's Hideaway will host a grand opening Saturday to celebrate its new location in the Foodland Shopping Center.

The store moved from its previous spot next door to Domino's Pizza so apparel vendor Alaskan Outdoor Warehouse could expand its shop.

Sports card dealers and other collectors are invited to set up tables in the store for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event. Guests will receive free packets of sports cards, owner David Estes said.

Estes started his business in 1993 in the downtown Emporium Mall and moved to the Foodland Shopping Center in 1998. State Farm Insurance previously occupied the new location.

Businesses asked to donate for soldiers

The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club is asking local businesses to donate items to include in gift boxes given to the 38 National Guardsmen from Juneau who recently returned from Iraq.

On April 9, the troops will be presented with the gift boxes in a ceremony in their honor at the Tlingit & Haida Community Council center on Hospital Drive.

A letter from Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club President Carl Ferlauto said gift certificates are acceptable. More information can be found at or by e-mail at

• Business Digest is compiled by Empire reporter Andrew Petty. If you know of any businesses opening, closing or relocating, or of other business-related news, please contact him at

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