City council passes bill allowing teens to use city workout rooms


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque City Councilor wants teens to get moving.

Councilor Brad Winter sponsored a bill that was passed this week to open up workout rooms at City Community Centers to 16 and 17 year olds.

Winter says he’s always been concerned about the rising obesity rate.

The issue came up again after talking to a parent.

“I had a parent call me and said, why can’t my 16 and 17 year olds workout in the gymnasium? In the gym part of it, and I thought, there’s an issue there,” said Councilor Winter.

The teens have to be accompanied by an adult and buy a membership at each center.

Memberships run around $13 a year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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