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School District of Rhinelander holds grand opening of fitness centerSubmitted: 08/18/2014
Story By Kaitlyn Howe

School District of Rhinelander holds grand opening of fitness center
RHINELANDER - The School District of Rhinelander will now run the Aspirus Community Fitness Center.

The school district held its grand opening Monday.

The center has been open for two years now, but it was the YMCA of the Northwoods, not the school district, that ran it.

"We had a three-year contract with [the] YMCA. We were year number two with the YMCA. And that contract was terminated effective August 18," says Director of Business Services Marta Kwiatkowski. "Aspirus has donated money. Therefore, their name is on the wall and you know they have the naming rights for the fitness center."

During the school year, the fitness center is open before and after school Monday through Friday. They also have hours on Saturday morning.

School leaders think the center has a lot to offer the community.

"I think we're really unique, and no other place in town can offer what we offer. We have trained fitness coaches on staff to be able to help people with equipment and exercise routine," says Kwiatkowski. "We're going to have [a] personal trainer on staff and athletic trainer. There's no other gym in town that has an athletic trainer."

It costs $15 a month for one person to use the fitness center. It costs $25 a month for a family to sign up.


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