New wellness center opens in Kremmling

photo by Kim Cameron | The Wellness Center is sporting signage from Concept Fabrication and Triple V Designs.
photo by Kim Cameron | The Wellness Center is sporting signage from Concept Fabrication and Triple V Designs.

Middle Park Health (MPH) opened their new wellness center last week and welcomes the public to their Open House on Saturday, June 8. The Open House will be from 10am-2pm. It will include a Blood Drive, sponsored by Keller Williams, and a Community Safety Fair with free bike helmets for kids. A free lunch will also be offered.

The Wellness Center is an effort of MPH to focus on the quality of life and preventive health. At its helm, is Rose (Hargadine) Gamblin.

Gamblin was born and raised in Kremmling and has a good feel for the needs of Kremmling. As a finance accounting major with a passion for physical fitness, she was a natural choice to serve as Wellness Center Supervisor. Gamblin also served on the Kremmling recreational committee before it disbanded. Gamblin is completing her personal training certificate and will offer these services in the near future.

After purchasing the old West Grand Middle School (or the original West Grand High, depending on the era). The plan was put into motion to utilize the old school for a wellness center, physical rehabilitation,laundry and administrative office space.

The classrooms lend themselves to exercise rooms, with cardio and weight rooms, and in the future, could host group fitness classes.

The Wellness Center is priced with cheaper rates for students and seniors with a $20 month rate, adults at $30 a month, and $60 a month for families.

Those signing up for a month will receive a free goodie bag, and the first 20 people who sign up for an annual pass will receive a fitness tracker. Exercisers can also use the facility for $5 a day.

According to Kremmling Memorial Hospital District Board member, Gary Bumgarner, “The Wellness Center is a service to the community to help improve the quality of life.”
The cardio and weight rooms feature all new state-of-the-art equipment. Peloton exercise bikes connect to Wifi to stream indoor cycling classes and the Assault Air Runner that is human-powered, not mechanical. Gamblin commented on the weight room equipment, “We have a whole range of equipment to suit the needs of exercisers of all levels. We are excited to help members of the community continue or begin their health and wellness journeys.”

Gamblin and staff member Gabby Willson are available throughout the day to answer questions and to help exercisers learn the equipment.

Kremmling Physical Therapy will move to their new space at the Wellness Center on June 10. The new space offers a larger area and will incorporate private treatment rooms.
There are no immediate plans for the gymnasium or locker rooms, but the gymnasium could see a new floor in the future. When the building was owned by Spur, the flooring in the gymnasium was removed.

“We are trying to roll things out in stages,” said Gamblin of future plans for The Wellness Center.

photo by Kim Cameron | Wellness Center Supervisor, Rose Gamblin shows off the new Peloton exercise bike which uses state-of-the-art technology.