Fitness and Wellness Services GRMC's Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park is staffed and equipped to suit the individual needs of virtually every member. When you join, you'll discover that we are here for you when you need us with:
- A highly personalized approach to health and wellness with individual fitness assessments, personal training, and wellness coaching.
- On-site exercise physiologists and certified fitness instructors.
- Strength training, youth programs, and group exercise classes, including water aerobics, Spinning® and Boot Camp.
- A comfortable, safe, and supportive environment, especially for those with chronic health conditions.
- Unlimited use of the AquaMed hydrotherapy bed at Postels Community Health Park.
PWA Fitness Center's membership fees are as follows:
Public Single/Individual Membership - $40
Public Couple's Membership - $60
Public Family Membership - $80
The fitness center is staffed by experts who are always available to provide instruction in the correct use of all of our equipment. Our classes are taught to all levels. We encourage everyone from the newcomer to the veteran to participate. To join, please call 641-236-2999.
Fitness on the Field-Special Class
GRMC's Inaugural Super Hero Run
GRMC's Inaugural Super Hero Run was a great success with 55 runners in the 5K race and more than 25 runners in the family fun run and walk. Many participants dressed in their favorite super hero costumes.
For the 5K, Susie Duke, Marshalltown, came in first, in a full Spider-Man costume, with a time of 19:56. Louis Pelsang, Iowa City, came in second with at time of 20:41. James Pelsang, Iowa City, game in third with a 21:01 race time. The race took runners from the GRMC Healing Garden south through the Hazelwood Cemetery and looped around Arbor Lake on a beautiful fall morning run.
Winners were announced in six age brackets, male and female.
Male, age 19 and under: Luke Farrell, 30:18 time
No females ran in the 19 and under age bracket.
Female 20 to 29: Jennifer Costin, 38:01 time
Male, 20 to 29: Kyle Cogley, 26:02 time
Female, 30 to 39: Susie Duke, 19:56 time
Male, 30 to 39: Derek Smith, 21:23 time
Female, 40 to 49: Jennifer Latham, 21:40 time
Male, 40 to 49: Louis Pelsang, 20:41 time
Female, 50 to 59: Vicki Bentley-Condit, 23:12 time
Male, 50 to 59: James Pelsang, 21:01 time
Female, 60 and over: Susan Shoen, 28:01 time
Male, 60 and over: Robert Gray, 26:01 time
Kathy McNulty, GRMC mammography tech, alerts race goers to the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in her Mammography Super Hero cape.
Elizabeth Tigges, DO, OB/GYN, ran the 5K in a full Bat Woman costume, pushing a stroller with her daughter, dressed in a Bat Man costume.
Wellness begins in childhood as evidenced by the pint-sized super heroes-in-training who participated in the fun during the family fun run and walk.