Northland Pines Wellness Center shows off new exercise machinesSubmitted: 05/04/2018
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

Northland Pines Wellness Center shows off new exercise machines
EAGLE RIVER - Ken Storms noticed something different when he walked into the Northland Pines Community Wellness Center last month.  Four brand-new machines sit ready for anyone to use.

The school-managed gym now has two new rowing machines, a new chest press, and a digital recumbent stepper, which is easier for elderly or people with disabilities to use.

Storms started using the wellness center about four years ago when he had a series of health problems.  He says the upgraded equipment is just one of many reasons he goes to this gym.

"They bond with some other people who are here and you get to know people very well," Storms said. "It's a good resource for people in the community."

Pines took over full management of the gym, which is on an upper level of the high school, from the YMCA back in 2014. Storms expects the new machines to attract people from even more places across Vilas County.

Memberships are available at the wellness center starting at $5 for a single daily pass, $30 for a single monthly pass, or $300 for a single annual pass.

Call the wellness center at 715-479-4473 ext. 3351 for more information. The center is open Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

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