The original Byron PE Center was a shared facility constructed in 1996 for the School District and the Park District. The original building included two fitness rooms, an aerobics room, indoor track and four basketball courts. In 2020 the Byron Park District completed a 13,000-square-foot facility expansion featuring a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, two 1,800-square-foot dance/aerobics studios, a centralized lobby and registration area, a Park District staff office area, and a parking lot addition. Renovations were also completed in the adjacent interior hallways and locker rooms.
The new fitness center includes cardio equipment by Matrix and Precor, a 16-piece Matrix circuit, free-weight equipment, and an AstroTurf training area. The free-weight equipment includes Legend cages, Life Fitness Olympic benches, dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells. The majority of the cardio equipment has personal screen consoles that connect to the internet. Connected consoles allow users to watch TV and movies through a variety of apps including Hulu and Netflix (personal accounts required). Users may also utilize a variety of other apps, including fitness and music on most cardio equipment.
The Fitness Center is open to passholders high school and older. Middle school passholders may utilize the Fitness Center ONLY when accompanied by an adult and after completion of the Middle School Weight Training Orientation.