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Fitness CenterOverview
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

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

The Fitness Center includes the following equipment:
Strength training equipment including:
Multi-station strength training machines
Smith Machine
Free Weight Dumbbells

Cardiovascular equipment including:
Three Treadmills 
Two Elliptical Cross-Trainers
Rowing Machine
Two Recumbent Bicycles

Health Club fees:
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.

Health Club Membership Fees 
Monthly   Resident Discount  Non-Resident
Single Adult (16+)  $25.00  $30.00
Sr. Adult (60+)  $20.00  $25.00
Household  $30.00  $40.00


Single Adult (16+)   



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Single Adult (16+) 



Sr. Adult (60+) 






Sr. Adult Household (60+)



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. 

*Membership may be upgraded to family by paying difference.

For specific information not available on this web site, contact us at:
Merriam Parks and Recreation
5701 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203
Fax: 913.677.1409
E-mail: e-mail

"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."