The Forgotten Coast Fitness and Wellness Center (FCFWC) will open its doors on Monday, April 21.
The center, located in the old
FCFWC is now seeking volunteers to greet current and new members, collect membership agreements and give tours.
The new fitness center is the result of months of work, following the sale of the building that once housed the
Kara Landiss, who has been a part of the project to build the new center from its inception, said the group has over 80 members and has collected the equivalent of dues for 51 one-year memberships.
Organizer Kate Aguiar said, “It is less than we need to break even the first year but enough to make a tiny leap of faith and to move ahead.”
She said about 70 prepaid yearly memberships are needed to break even.
“We are looking for those other 20 members. We have had so many people say that they are on board as soon as we are up and running. Now we are up and running.”
Members are being asked to pay for a one-year membership of $420, a six-month membership of $210, a three-month membership of $105, or a monthly membership of $35.
To create a working fitness center, workers made a pass-through that joins two former classrooms to create a larger space, installed carpeting, and replaced whiteboards with mirrors and paint.
Exercise equipment was acquired from the old
Aguiar said, “We wound up with a bigger space than we thought. It will be a great space for aerobics.”
Organizers plan to provide space for April Patriotis to continue aerobic and kickboxing classes. Eric Olson would also be available as a personal trainer. Mike Duhart will also offer marshal arts classes.
Aguiar said, down the road, FCWFC hopes to expand its services to include yoga, nutrition classes and more. She said member of the community are encouraged to suggest fitness and wellness programs that interest them.
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