The Gene Fullmer Fitness and Recreation Center is a 50,280 square foot facility which includes lap and leisure pools, running track, full size gymnasium, aerobics area, fully equipped fitness room, and drop-in child care facilities.
We offer programs such as fitness classes, ZUMBA, aerobics, dance, karate, swimming, tumbling, Junior Jazz Basketball, and many other activities and youth and adult sports.
The Gene Fullmer Fitness and Recreation Center is located at 8015 South 2200 West in West Jordan, Utah. The center is one of a dozen recreation facilities built as the result of ZAP, the Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program.
The center is named in honor of Gene Fullmer, a West Jordan native who twice claimed the World Middleweight Championship during the 1950's and 1960's. Gene was a tough, crafty, and aggressive fighter.
Gene was born July 21, 1931, in West Jordan, Utah. Younger brothers Jay and Don also became boxers.
Gene's amateur record was 70-4 before turning professional in 1951. His professional career was interrupted by military service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
During his career Gene Fullmer's professional record was 55-6-3 with 24 KO's. His classic battles with "Sugar Ray" Robinson resulted in a 2-1-1 advantage for Gene. Gene Fullmer was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.