By Nancy Kline
— The Leipsic Community Center unveiled its new fitness facility Monday
morning. The brand-new fitness facility is the result of a generous
donation and collaboration with Mercy Health.
‘This has been my
dream since I started here,” said Brock England, director of the Leipsic
Community Center. He appreciates the collaboration of the Leipsic
Community Center Board and Mercy Health that made this a reality.
Health collaborated with the Leipsic Community Center to develop the
fitness center so it is accessible to the Leipsic community and
surrounding communities within Putnam County,
“We feel the fitness
center at this location will be sustainable for several years,” said
Nancy Rampe, Director, Quality at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s.
said the fitness center is part of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Community
Health Improvement Initiative aims to improve the health of the areas
that the hospital serves.
“This fitness center further extends our
mission of serving our region by providing a safe and attractive
environment to foster, community pride, growth, and involvement,” said
Marsha Dresbach, president of the Leipsic Community Center board. She
said the fitness center in addition to their walking track and exercise
classes at the center will allow community members to work on their
wellness and fitness. Dresbach said community members have requested a
fitness center since Leipsic Community Center opened. The collaboration
with Mercy Health has made this possible.”
Mercy Health Fitness Center is available whenever Leipsic Community Center is open.
“This facility and all the services they provide continues to amaze me,” said Leipsic Mayor Tony Wobler.