November 26th, 2012

Later this month, Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center will begin offering health-fitness programming to Henry County residents at the Mount Pleasant Rec Center. Instructors from the health-fitness programs at both health systems will work directly with clients at the Rec Center.

Specifically, Henry County Health Center will offer:

  • Balance screenings
  • Diabetic education classes           
  • Spinal health classes
  • Tai chi classes

Great River Health Systems will provide three-hour blocks of time at least twice a week for courses from their High Performance Program. Offerings include:

  • FAST (Fitness, Agility, Strength Training) program
  • MAPPS (Movement, Agility, Plyometric, Speed, Strength) program
  • Personal training
  • Sports-enhancement training

“The Mount Pleasant Rec Center has always been focused on helping Henry County residents maintain and improve their physical well-being,” said Rec Center Director Ryan Duffie. “By teaming with Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center, we can offer the public enhanced opportunities to participate in a wider variety of health-fitness programs.”

As part of this partnership, the Rec Center and health systems will work together to bring other health-fitness programs to the center.

“Besides this beginning core of programs, we’ll look at offering new classes based on our clients’ suggestions,” Duffie said.

The Mount Pleasant Rec Center is at 200 E. Monroe St., in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. For more information, call 319-385-2960.