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Lean and mean

Webster City offers multiple fitness options for community

January 13, 2017
Adri Sietstra (asietstra@freemanjournal.net) , OurHomeTownWebsterCity.com

The phrase "New year, new me" is often heard at the start of the new year. The phrase centers around trying something new or working on healthy habits to better oneself, whether it be through physical or emotional well-being. For those who wish to pursue a fitness or health goal, Webster City offers a variety of options.

Fuller Hall Recreation Center

625 Bank St.

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Kent Harfst, Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Director

(515) 832-9193

Fuller Hall is open year round to the public. The Center includes a gymnasium, 25 meter swimming pool, weight room, cardio-fitness room, racquetball courts, shower facilities, multi-purpose room, game room, and television lounge.

"Try an activity that you enjoy doing and then try to stick with it," said Kent Harfst, Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Director. "It's small steps of working gradually into any type of fitness program."

Fuller Hall offers two fitness instructors. Leah Feltz, of Leah Feltz Fitness, and Alyssa Van Diest.

Harfst also encourages working out with a friend or partner. This can increase the motivation and accountability to go work out.

Winter Hours: Oct. 2, 2016 - April 29, 2017

Monday Thursday6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.*

Friday6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*

Saturday7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*

Sunday1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.**

*Children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult during the following times: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

** On Sunday, the only areas available are the fitness rooms and racquetball courts. Children also need to be accompanied by an adult.

Fuller Hall Indoor Swimming Pool Hours:

Winter Hours: Oct. 2, 2016 - April 29, 2017

Monday Friday6-8amAdult Lap Swim11am-1pmAdult Lap Swim

5-pmAdult Lap Swim

Monday7-9pmOpen Swim/Family Night

Wednesday7-9pmOpen Swim

Friday7-9pmOpen Swim

Saturday7-9amAdult Lap Swim

2-4pmOpen Swim

7-9pmOpen Swim

An Adult Annual Membership includes unlimited use of Fuller Hall that includes: the indoor swimming pool, weight room, cardio-fitness room, racquetball, gymnasium, and towel service. Cost for the year-long pass is $175 for residents and $200 for non-residents.

A Youth Annual Membership includes unlimited use of Fuller Hall that includes: the indoor swimming pool, weight room, cardio-fitness room, racquetball, gymnasium, and towel service. Cost for the year-long pass is $95 for residents and $110 for non-residents.

A Family Annual Membership includes unlimited use of Fuller Hall that includes: the indoor swimming pool, weight room, cardio-fitness room, racquetball, gymnasium, and towel service. Cost for the year-long pass is $320 for residents and $365 for non-residents.

An Adult Gym Annual Membership is good for reserved gym time, including Adult Pick-Up Basketball, Tennis, and Pickle Ball. Cost for the year-long pass is $66 for residents and $75 for non-residents.

Punch Passes are also available. These are similar to a monthly pass with no expiration date. This punch pass is good for 15 admissions for the swimming pool (indoor or outdoor), weight room, cardio-fitness room, or racquetball courts. Cost for an adult resident is $48; cost for a youth resident is $39; cost for an adult non-resident is $55; and cost for a youth non-resident is $45.

Second Street Fitness

544 Second St.

(515) 297-3125

Open 24/7

Monthly Membership Single: $35 monthly;

$30 monthly with a six-month commitment requirement; $25 monthly with a 12-month commitment requirement

Monthly Membership Family: $60 monthly;

$50 monthly with a six-month commitment requirement; $40 monthly with a 12-month commitment requirement

Donovan Cuesey, 51, Webster City, is the owner of Second Street Fitness. Second Street Fitness officially opened December 17.

Cuesey chose the downtown destination because of it's location and parking capabilities.

"It just seemed like a good fit. There was a lot of traffic. Parking all over. The building was exactly what I wanted," said Cuesey.

Cuesey decided to open a gym downtown after life-changing events in 2008 made his time working out at the gym a "sanctuary".

"I've always been into the fitness thing. I've always wanted to start my own gym," said Cuesey. "I thought it would be a perfect opportunity for me to bring a gym into Webster City that I would want to go to and hopefully everyone else would feel the same way."

Second Street Fitness offers equipment and machines including free weights, squat racks, sled, heavy bag, punching bag, and cardio equipment. According to Cuesey, Second Street Fitness also offers personal training.

"We do offer personal training. It's just me right now, but I have another guy that can come up and do that for me, need be," Cuesey said.

Cuesey also hopes to begin fitness classes in the next couple of months. This includes yoga, aerobics, and other classes customers show interest in.

Cuesey chose the downtown destination because of it's location and parking capabilities.

"It just seemed like a good fit. There was a lot of traffic. Parking all over. The building was exactly what I wanted," said Cuesey.

According to Cuesey, individuals need to get proper nutrition intake in order to see results at the gym.

"You have to eat to lose weight. You can lose weight by cutting out foods, but you're eventually going to gain that weight back because your metabolism slowed down so much that it just gains the weight back," said Cuesey. "There are ways that you lose weight and you lose it effectively and you keep it off. That's diet and exercise."

Cuesey's advice for individuals new to the gym? Start slow and stay realistic.

"Start off slow. Keep your goals simple," Cuesey said.

"I just want to help the people that want help and really want to make a change in their lives. That's what I want to do. Help them make that change," said Cuesey.

Cuesey encourages individuals to check out the facility and all it has to offer.

"Come in. Just walk around and get used to the set-ip," said Cuesey. "The cool thing about the way I have this set up is if you are intimidated by the weight room, you don't have to be in the weight room to get your workout. You could stay in the cardio room. The yoga/aerobics room is also separated."

Snap Fitness

902 Seneca St.

(515) 832-7965

Open 24/7

monthly Membership Single:

$34.95 per month

monthly Membership Family:

$49.95 per month

Snap Fitness has been in Webster City for the past 11 years. Matt Kelley has been working on and off at the Webster City location for the past 11 years. Kelley, 33, has been the manager and personal trainer at the Webster City location since last July. Doug Youngdale is the Webster City location's owner.

"We are a 24-hour gym. We offer group fitness classes which are free for all members," said Kelley. "If you are new to fitness, a lot of people enjoy doing it in a group setting because of the camaraderie and people together, which helps you get through it. We also offer personal training."

Fitness classes are free for members. Non-members can attend fitness classes for $5. For a full list of classes offered, visit www.snapfitness.com and click on the Webster City location.

"We have 13 cardio machines, various lower/upper body/core machines, and free weight. We offer all sorts of options," said Kelley.

Snap Fitness offers two fitness instructors, two personal trainers, and an online accountability program for members.

"If you're a Snap member, you can go online to MySnapFitness and you can enter in your goals," said Kelley. "They have online tools that help with nutrition tips and weight management and strength training. You can track your progress that way."

According to Kelley, Snap Fitness is a safe and secure place to workout.

"We have wireless monitors for if you decide to come in at midnight and are alone. We have wireless panic buttons you can wear. If you fall or something happens, you just press a button and it will alert the police and the hospital," said Kelley. "In the 11 years that we've been here, we haven't had a single issue. We haven't had one person have to push that button. It is nice having that safeguard though."

Kelley's advice for individuals new to the gym? Start slow, develop a realistic plan, and track nutrition.

"I've seen it many times where people come in and go too hard too fast and they get so sore that they can't do anything for five or six days," Kelley said. "That's going to be detrimental to your workout if you can't workout."

Kelley encourages new members to set up an appointment with him to learn how to safely use the equipment and answer any other questions they may have.

"It would be beneficial, for somebody who is new to working out, to do a couple of personal training sessions, simply for the fact that I have done this so many times. I know how to give people the results they want," Kelley said.

"I really enjoy the aspect of personal training, helping people when they reach their goals. That's awesome to see how excited and happy they are that they did what they've been meaning to do. Helping someone is a great feeling," Kelley said. "You spend hours with these people so you get to make very personal connections. It's a lot of fun to get to know people."

Kelley encourages individuals to check out all that Snap Fitness has to offer.

"We're established. We have a long history," said Kelley.

 
 
 

 

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