The Carroll Wellness Center will be closed Memorial Day Weekend as the Hillsville facility will implement $100,000 in equipment upgrades – the biggest in the center’s 12-year history.
As part of the massive upgrade, CWC will be replacing almost all of its existing cardio equipment with 20 new machines.
The new equipment will include eight new Treadmills, two Stairmaster StepMills, two TreadClimbers, three CrossTrainer Ellipticals, a new Cybex ArcTrainer, one Upright Bike and three Sci-Fit Rehab Recumbent Steppers. Additionally, the Wellness Center will be adding some new benches and dumbbells to the weight room as well as additional CrossTraining equipment. New rubber flooring will replace the carpet in the free weight area as well.
The new equipment is scheduled to arrive May 26, so CWC will close May 27-29 to replace the weight room flooring along with the additional upgrades.
“It’s the biggest upgrade in our 12-year history and we are very excited about it,” said Greg Hampton, Executive Director of Carroll Wellness Center. “To me, it’s a $100,000 investment in our community. We are not just here for members, we are heavily involved with the schools, the community, all the employers here. We are the busiest place in Carroll County. I hear it all the time. You drive by our parking lot and it is packed all the time. I feel like it’s a huge investment in the community and something positive going on in Carroll County.”
To mark the occasion, the Carroll Wellness Center will have a re-opening event on Memorial Day Monday, May 30. The festivities will include an open house for the community to see the new equipment, along with free exercise classes including Zumba and CrossTraining, and a 5K Fun Run on the Beaver Dam trail at 9 a.m.
Additionally, CWC will have free barbecue by Squealers Catering as well as a summer membership sale for Memorial Day week with the first two months membership for the price of one when you join. That deal includes no initiation or reactivation fee and no contract.
“Everyone is welcome to try the entire facility, including the pool, weight room and basketball court all day,” Hampton said. “This is not only a huge $100,000 investment in our facility and its members but also in the Hillsville and Carroll County community. CWC is an integral part of the community as we continue to work closely with the schools, businesses and employers in the area. CWC also provides a facility and infrastructure necessary for the future economic development of Hillsville and Carroll County. We are proud of the hard work it has taken to get where we are and we are so appreciative of the support of our community and town.”
Most people look for a place like the Carroll Wellness Center when looking to move to an area, Hampton said. The facility is grateful to be able to provide such a place and the infrastructure necessary to help future economic growth of the area.
The upgrades are needed, he said, as some of the treadmills in the center are more than six years old. Plus, with the booming popularity of classes such as Zumba and CrossFit, Hampton said now was the right time to upgrade.
“We’re really blessed to have this facility and to have trainers like Jake (Nunn) and Bo (Goins) with the CrossFit,” Hampton said. “We now have Chanz Quesenberry working here and he is doing a great job, and Beth King is our new rehab trainer with a sports management degree from Emory & Henry. We are thankful and invite the community to come celebrate the upgrades with us May 30.”
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on [email protected]