Fitness Center

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Persons age 16 and over may use the Irene B. French Community Center Fitness Center at a daily rate, or may purchase single or family memberships at a resident or non-resident rate. Youth age 13-15 may use the Fitness Center when accompanied by a person age 18 or over and completed a mandatory equipment orientation with our fitness instructor.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Health Club
Family and single Health Club Memberships are available to both Merriam residents and non-residents. Memberships include unlimited use of the Fitness Center, free Open Gym Activities at scheduled times, locker and shower room privileges, fitness center equipment orientation, and free fitness evaluation by appointment with our instructor.

Daily Fees
Resident Discount: $5.00 per day*
Non-Resident: $6.00 per day
*Proof of residency required

Monthly Pass Fees
Resident*: Adult $25.00
Senior Adult (60+) $20.00
Household $30.00

Non Resident: Adult $30.00
Senior Adult (60+) $25.00
Household $40.00

Quarterly Pass Fees
Resident: Adult $60.00
Senior Adult (60+) $45.00
Household $80.00

Non Resident: Adult $70.00
Senior Adult (60+) $55.00
Household $95.00

Annual Pass Fees
Resident: Adult $190.00
Senior Adult (60+) $150.00
Household $265.00
Senior Household $225.00

Non Resident: Adult $230.00
Senior Adult (60+) $175.00
Household $330.00
* Proof of residency required

The Fitness Center includes the following equipment:
Strength training equipment including:
New Life/Hammer Strength seletorized equipment
Dual adjustable pulley machines
Smith machine
Adjustable bench
Dumbbell rack
Free weight dumbbells
Kettlebells
Stability balls

Cardiovascular equipment including:
Four LifeFitness Treadmills
Two LifeFitness Ellipiticals
One Stepmill
One LifeFitness Recumbent Bicycle
One LifeFitness Row Trainer
One SciFit Total Body Recumbent Stepper
Equipment includes a 900 mHz receiver to select from choice
of one of two televisions or preselected FM radio stations.

ID Card Admission Policy:
Drop-in open gym and fitness center patrons must furnish a photo ID card with proof of residence. If no ID is available, we can provide ID cards for a $5.00 charge. Residency information must be updated annually.

Comprehensive Fitness Testing:
The comprehensive fitness test consists of a 3-minute step test for cardiovascular fitness, low back and hamstring flexibility, abdominal sit-up test, upper body strength, and a percent body fat testing consisting of 7 sites on the body. To schedule an appointment call (913) 322-5550. There is a $20.00 charge for non-member. This service is free to health club members.

Equipment Orientation:
A certified fitness instructor is available by appointment to provide a free 60-minute group orientation to fitness center equipment. You may call or stop by our reception desk to schedule your orientation.

Fitness Evaluation:
This program consists of Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Measurements. An exercise program will be prescribed based on your needs. You may schedule an appointment by calling (913) 322-5550. There is a $15.00 charge for non-members. This service is free to health club members.

Body Composition:
Rapid & easy way to learn proportion of body fat to lean body tissue. Gives you a good idea of what your percentage of body fat is and where it should be. Each 15 minute appointment is private and includes circumference measurements, body fat measurements and a short consultation. You may schedule an appointment by calling (913) 322-5550. There is a $10.00 charge for non-members. This service is free to health club members.

"Free" Health Club Membership Contest:
We would like to show our appreciation to our loyal health club members who have used our facility on a continuous basis throughout the years. Every quarter we will have a drawing from our Health Club memberships. One lucky member will receive a FREE "Single" Quarterly Membership*. The only requirements to be part of the drawing are: 1) Must be a health club member for at least two consecutive quarters, and 2) Has fun at our facility.

"The City of Merriam does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability in the operation of any activity, program or service. Merriam Parks and Recreation is committed to making accommodations as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made to Merriam Parks and Recreation one week prior to the start of a program. Please indicate what accommodations are needed."