Winchester Wanderings

January blog

Get your sweat on at Winchester’s College Park Health and Wellness Center

College Park Health and Wellness Center is inviting you to stress less and salsa more. Or spin, Zumba, take it to the swimming pool or crank it up to an Olympic-caliber workout.

The facility, managed by the Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Department (WCCPR), has full lineup of fitness programs and classes, from beginning gentle yoga to high-intensity interval Tabata training. Classes are scheduled year-round, offer a huge variety and are available for all ages and levels of fitness.

Barre, which combines of ballet, yoga and Pilates; HIIT (high intensity interval training); TRX (total-body resistance exercise); pickleball; Kid Fit Camp; Aqua Blast and Aqua Boogie sessions; strength and toning classes—these are all on the fitness menu at College Park—along with dozens more.

According to Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Lewis, the facility was renovated in 2004 and the natatorium was added onto it in 2010. Scheduled activities take place in the gym. A weight room welcomes those 18 and older (ages 12 to 15 when accompanied by an adult). A fitness room orientation is provided by a WCCPR trainer.

“A walking track, open during facility hours, is completely free to the public and we have provided several pieces of hydraulic shock equipment up there that are free as well,” said Lewis.

Day passes are available for entry to the fitness rooms and pools. Also offered are all-inclusive memberships for the entire family (use of fitness rooms, pools, fitness classes, gymnasium, sauna and ChildWatch), that have multiple options for discounts and monthly payments. Parents can take advantage of the ChildWatch program for their kids while they are working out at the facility. CPR-certified staff are always on the premises.

Interested in checking out the options? Take of tour of the facility or call 859-744-9554 for more information. Check the WCCPR Facebook page the most up-to-date information and announcements as well as class hours and instructors. Visit the WCCPR website for more information about the facility and passes and memberships available as well as for details about all the parks in Winchester-Clark County, their locations and individual amenities.