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Second year, special rates at fitness center inside Rhinelander High SchoolSubmitted: 09/03/2013

Ben Meyer
Managing Editor / Senior Reporter
bmeyer@wjfw.com


RHINELANDER - Rhinelander offers community members a few different options for staying fit.

The city's newest option might be its most creative and affordable.

The Aspirus Community Fitness Center and Heck Pool are getting set for their second year of serving the public.

Both are located inside Rhinelander High School.

"I'd love to see it packed all the time. We don't want these facilities to be Rhinelander's best kept secret. It is used a lot, but we want it to be used even more," says the district's Community Education Coordinator, Mike Cheslock.

The facilities include free weights, machines, cardio equipment, and the pool.

They're used by Hodag sports teams and phy ed classes during the day.

But they're open to the public in the morning, evenings, and on Saturdays.

The school is trying hard to get even more people excited about what they offer.

"The entire month of September is a free membership for Rhinelander employees and their families. The first two weeks of October is a free trial membership for everyone in the community and their family," says Cheslock.

Monthly memberships start at $15 for the general public.

See below for the press release, hours of operation, and more information.

In an effort to promote health and wellness to employees and community members, the School District of Rhinelander is offering free trial memberships for the Aspirus Community Fitness Center and the Heck Family Community Pool.



Employees of the School District of Rhinelander and their immediate families (children 12 and older) will be able to use the Aspirus Community Fitness Center free of charge during the month of September. A free two-week membership is being offered to the general public from October 1 through October 15. Membership purchases during the free trial timeframe will result in free membership for the remainder of the month.



Starting on September 3, 2013, the Aspirus Community Fitness Center and the Heck Family Community Pool will be changing their hours of operation. New hours for the Aspirus Community Fitness Center are:



Monday – Friday: 6:00 – 7:45 am
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 – 11:00 am
Sunday: Closed


Currently, a fitness coach is on duty during all hours of operation. Effective November 1, 2013, a fitness coach will be on duty Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.


The Heck Family Community Pool will be open every Sunday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and is free to the community.



The Aspirus Community Fitness Center will be closed on the following dates:



o November 28, 29, and 30, 2013

o December 24, 25, and 31, 2013

o January 1, 2013

o April 18, 2014 (Good Friday)

o May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day)



The Heck Family Community Pool will be closed on the following dates:



o December 1, 2013

o April 20, 2014 (Easter)

o May 25, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend)



For questions about fitness center operations and hours, contact Marta Kwiatkowski, Director of Business Services, at (715) 365-9700 ext. 5741



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