WAYNE – On Monday, May 18th, the Providence Wellness Center reopened their doors for its members. While they aren’t taking new memberships or allowing non-members to workout, current members can reserve a time to workout on the Providence Wellness Center app. Just ten people can be inside the Wellness Center at one time.
Heidi Keller is the Director and a Personal Trainer for the Wellness Center. She’s worked there for 11 years and has been the director for eight years. Keller talks about what services they have available at this time.
“Right now, just our fitness area is open, we do not have classes up and running yet,” Keller explained. “I have two full-time trainers underneath me, and then I have a few part-time trainers also, and I have one of my trainers up and running.”
As far as the rest of the services provided by the Wellness Center, they’re waiting to see if Governor Ricketts will lift restrictions. The governor is expected to address some of these restrictions soon. Keller references a possible timetable for starting fitness classes.
“We are looking at the first or second week in June, starting a couple of the classes, we’re just going to slowly start a Zumba class that is itching to get started,” she said. “Some of our group fitness classes that are smaller, that we can keep in the aerobic room, and limit to eight people, we can keep six-feet distance between people.”
This week, the Providence Wellness Center has been allowing 30-minute time blocks. Next week, they plan to turn that into 45-minute sessions.
In addition to the ten-person rule, Keller mentioned some of the other measures they’re taking to protect its members and staff.
“Well we’re screening all people when they walk in the door, we have to ask them a few questions, and then we’re also doing temps on everybody, thermal temps,” she assured.
Keller encourages people to get out of their house. She adds some thoughts on physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Just getting out and doing a little exercise, getting out of the house, working on their health,” Keller asserts. “It’ll help with all aspects of their well-being, from their mental well-being to their physical well-being.”
The Providence Wellness Center is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. They open the same time on Fridays, but close at 6 p.m. On Saturdays they’ll be open from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., and they’ll be closed on Sundays. To reserve a time slot to workout use the Providence Wellness Center app or call-in to 402-375-7927.
For more information go to the Wellness Center’s website at https://www.providencemedical.com/wellnesscenter. For fast updates, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProvidenceWellnessCenter. For additional information you can email Heidi at email@example.com.