Recently, the Kirby Medical Center Board of Directors approved an expansion for additional CrossFit and health/wellness space to be added in 2018. This expansion will add onto the current CrossFit facility, west of the building. Our timeline for this project is to hopefully break ground this month and begin to utilize the additional space mid to late summer.
This expansion is focused on serving two primary needs. One will be capturing a larger percentage of community members with an endurance/cardio based program designed to introduce participants to general conditioning workouts and general strength building. This program will allow everyone – moms, dads, current exercisers/runners – whether novice or expert, to participate and experience the difference with our programs and principles of variance, scalability, and community.
Two, we will be focusing on reaching an older demographic with our L.I.F.E. (Live in Freedom Everyday) program. This program is designed to improve functionality by focusing on unilateral strength, balance, coordination, functionality, and encouragement to the 60+ years of age population, the majority of whom have been told exercise is not for them at this stage of life. We want to show them that quality of life can be maintained and even improved as they age.
This addition will also host more auxiliary programs and allow us to have multiple classes going on at the same time. We are also working to designate a lounge area for adults and a space for kids so parents can train with us worry free and safely. Current CrossFit KMC members will have access to the above programs for an additional fee. Opportunity to purchase additional membership options will be announced at a later date.
This is an extension of our ultimate mission to provide quality and compassionate care to all and to improve the health of the people of Piatt and surrounding counties. This project is an extension of our members as well. Without your enthusiasm and commitment to our community, we would not be able to grow and reach others for health. Thank you for being a part of what is going on here at Kirby and CrossFit KMC. Great things are coming for this community and we are excited…Let’s go!!
Joshua J. Newton MS, CCFT
Director, Health and Wellness Services
Kirby Medical Center, CrossFit KMC