Thank you for visiting the Elkader Fitness Inc. website. Elkader Fitness Inc. is a non-profit fitness center. We are located at 305 High St. in Elkader, IA. Elkader Fitness Inc. was developed with community support, labor and donations to provide an area for healthful exercise. It features a gym floor, weight room and cardio area.
Elkader Fitness Inc.’s mission is: To provide recreational, social and educational enrichment opportunities through quality programs and services at a reasonable cost to members and the community.
Use of Elkader Fitness is available with an annual membership or with a daily visitor’s fee. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members & Visitors are given a keycode for the entry security system. Please contact the following if you need a code to use the Fitness Center:
Molly Scherf 563-880-4194
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NOVEMBER 1, 2012-NOVEMBER 1, 2014
(UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)
President: James Scherf 563-245-3662;
Vice-President: Vanita Thomsen 563-245-3863
Secretary/Treasurer: Carolin Phippen 563-245-2037
Equipment Manager: Amy Holst 563-245-3206 after 6:00 p.m.
Board Member: LaRae Engelhardt 563-419-1610
Board Member: Kathy Schutte 563-245-3600
Board Member: Mike Harbaugh 880-5795
Alternate: Sandy Refle 563-245-1409
ALL ARE VOLUNTEERS
Next 4 week class schedule Nov. 18- Dec. 13
Monday 5:30 AM – instructors choice
Tuesday 4:00 PM – Tabata/HIIT
Wednesday 5:30 AM – kickboxing combo
Thursday 5:00 PM – crossfit
Friday 5:30AM – kettlebells
Just a few reminders for all of you using the fitness center:
1. Wear clean shoes while using the facility. There are lockers to keep your items in.The fitness center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
2. Put away equipment after you have finished using it, especially in the weight area.
3. No children are allowed in the center without parent supervision if they are under 16 years of age. Also, if you do not have a family membership children should not be on the equipment at all.
Please contact Molly Scherf if you need a code to get into the door. The fingerprint scanner is no longer in use. 563-880-4194
All members and visitors will be issued a keycode for the entry security system. Please contact the following if you need a code to use the Fitness Center: Molly Scherf 563-880-4194
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Kickboxing/Bootcamp – Tuesday 5:30 am -This class will combine kickboxing, drills and bootcamp moves, Including: jabs, kicks, punches, and drills all focusing on arms, shoulders, abs, thighs and butt. This class will be modified for all workout levels. Class will be 45 minutes with an instructor and 15 minutes with a structured assignment.
Instructors Choice – Wednesday 5:30 am -This class will be rotated with 5 different instructors and include anything the instructor chooses that day. Class will be 45 minutes with an instructor and 15 minutes with a structured assignment.
Kettlebells – Friday 5:30 am – This class is designed to increase your heart rate. A certified instructor will instruct all with proper form and technique from beginners to advanced. Class will be 45 minutes long with instructor. Class will end with 15 minutes structured assignment for stretching and toning.
HIIT/Tabata – Monday 4pm- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)focuses on just a few exercises that are repeated during the class time. Tabata is a method of training that uses 20 sec. of exercise and 10 sec. of rest consecutively for a total of 8 minutes. These two methods are going to be combined for a great calorie burning class. All exercise levels are welcome in this 1 hour class. We will work to make sure everyone is able to participate at their comfort level.
Couch to 5K – Monday 6pm – This class is for the beginner runner. This program will ease you into a running regimen. If you are already running 3 miles, use this time to increase your interval speeds. Basic Beginner Crossfit will follow your 5K training weekly.
Basic Beginner Crossfit – Monday & Wednesday 6pm – based on the popular Crossfit program taking place around the world. This class will introduce you to the Crossfit moves, modifications, and scale-backs needed to gain the most out of the program. You don’t need to be in the best shape to do this class. It will be tough, but doable for anyone willing to work hard (and be a little sore). In a fun setting so you can bring your kids if you have to. It will be at the kindergarten playground, and on rain dates at the fitness center.
She is willing to print out the daily workouts and put a book together. Anyone interested in joining her comment here.Bikini Mommy Workout
There have been multiple instances in which large amounts of dirt, lime, gravel etc. has been tracked all over the facility. We have posted signs, emailed, facebooked, etc to tell everyone to wear clean shoes. Large amounts of money is spent on these commercial machines and all it takes are those small rocks and dirt carried in on your dirty shoes to ruin them. Sand and dirt ruin the belts and bearings causing $800 plus dollars in repairs. The brand new row machine had gravel all over and around it today, as well as the bike, treadmill and eliptical. The worst part of this today was how obvious it was and the responsible party chose to ignore it. PLEASE respect the facility! This also includes putting weights and other equipment away.
There are cleaning supplies in the closet that all members may feel free to use and clean up their mess. Remember this is a member-owned fitness center and we must work together. There is no cleaning crew coming in weekly to do the cleaning, volunteers do this in order to keep our membership cost where they are and provide top of the line equipment we all must do our part.
VERY IMPORTANT: Elkader Fitness Members must change their shoes before using the fitness center! Two of our new treadmills are in need of repair due to dirt accumulation in the mechanics. Please remind those not observing the policy to change their shoes upon entering Elkader Fitness.