The Wood River Fitness Center is located inside Wood River High School and is open to the entire community at no cost*! The Fitness Center is on the upper level of the new gym, and can be accessed via the Theater Lobby entrance using a keyless entry system. Once inside the Theater Lobby, either go up the stairs or down the hall and around the corner to the elevator to get to the upper level. There you will find fitness amenities for all fitness levels, including: walking track, treadmills, ellipticals, Nu-Step rehab bike, spinning bikes, strength machines, hand weights, and a circuit training system.
THANK YOU to the Wood River Foundation for their grant in December 2017 to purchase the two Peloton bikes and five LeMond spinning bikes! Coach Ashby is generously teaching spinning classes, which you can sign up for on the WRRS website. The Peloton bikes have both live and prerecorded classes in their system from their New York studio – something for all fitness levels. Just create an account when you first get on then you’ll enter your user ID and password after that to choose your class, record your results, and track your progress!
On May 3rd 2018, the Wood River Foundation will be participating in the Go Big Give campaign to raise $10,000 for the Wood River Fitness Center. In January 2018, a community survey was conducted to see what enhancements are desired. The overwhelming two requests were for weekend hours to improve accessibility, and for instructor-led fitness classes. So, the funds raised will go toward hiring staff to open the fitness center several hours on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons so you can use the center more often. It will also purchase a padded flooring for a 36’ x 36’ space in the Fitness Center where fitness classes can be held. If you know of someone who would like to lead classes like Zumba, Jazzercise, etc., or who would be interested in staffing the fitness center some weekend hours, please ask them to contact Lori Dibbern in the high school office at 308-583-2249!
Please go to Facebook and follow the Wood River Community Centennial Foundation to learn more about the Go Big Give campaign, events planned for May 3rd, and prizes you can get a chance to win by giving to the Fitness Center fund that day!
For anyone who doesn’t have an access card yet, please complete the application forms available on the upper left side of this webpage or at the high school office. For security purposes, each person intending to use the Fitness Center must have their own access card and complete the background check. *There is a one-time fee of $10 per application to pay for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services background check.