Fitness Center offers free facilities, activities

Staff Writer

Need a place to burn steam or calories? Plug your earphones in and take a jog on the treadmill at the Parks Fitness Center.

The fitness center is opened from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday  and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Memberships are free to full-time students and employers with a KC I.D. A single membership is $32 per month; family, $42 per month; seniors (65 or older), $15; a one-day visit, $5 per day; a part-time KC student, $15 per month; and KC student family, $15.

The fitness center has a guest policy that allows members to have four complimentary guests per year, but guests must register at the front desk. Non-members must pay a fee of $5 per visit.

The fitness center offers many programs and activities, including group exercise, basketball, volleyball, indoor walking, running, tennis, swimming, weight training, racquetball and a cardiovascular area that includes elliptical trainers, treadmills, stair steppers, air dyne bikes and recumbent bikes.

A new program the fitness center is offering is an indoor cycling room. The classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are open to the public.

If interested in working with a personal trainer, contact information and business cards are available at the front desk. One must have a current membership. The financial transactions are between the client and trainer.

The fitness center also offers Jr. Gym, a supervised play area for ages 6 months to 10 years. One-day visits are $3; 10 visits are $20; and one month is $30.

The fitness center has a 25-meter indoor pool. Children 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

For information, call the fitness center at 903-983-8631.

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