that opened on Monday is giving residents more than just hard bodies, it's also giving them jobs.
Curran Kanagat, 20, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University makes sure gym patrons stay safe in the two-lane pool.
With a laid-back and friendly persona, the Blackburn Road resident kicked it with Patch to talk about movies, both the Hollywood variety and the kind made right here in Summit.
SP: So, this pool only has two lanes? Does it get busy here?
CK: Not too busy, yet. But it's a salt-water pool !
SP: Wow. That's different. You look like you belong in high school. How old are you?
CK: (Laughs) People tell me that all the time. I'm 20, and I go to Fairleigh Dickinson. I study film.
SP: You should post some of your video work on Patch.
CK: Ok. But if you're really looking for talented videos you should get in touch with the media department at Summit High School.
SP: Tell me about it.
CK: There are some really good directors at Summit High. I once helped direct a zombie movie.
SP: Zombies. Now you're talking. I love zombie movies. What are your plans for the future?
CK: Me and a group of my friends are going to start a production company. We'll make some movies and then after I establish myself I'll go out to L.A.
SP: There are some good directors who come from Summit, you know.
CK: Yeah, the guy who made the movie about the guy who's going to run for governor?
SP: So how do you like working at Equinox so far?
CK: I like it a lot, I try to work as much as I can. I'm realistic about what it means to be a film major. I still need a job.
SP: Smart man.