The Fitness Center (3,700 square feet) has a complete line of cardiovascular, free-weights, and other equipment for a safe and effective exercise routine. The most modern exercise systems have been incorporated to optimize your time and workout efficiency. Contact the staff for your orientation sessions. Use of the Fitness Center is by a daily pass or with a membership package. Choose from a variety of other health and fitness programs. The RACC Fitness Center is available 24/7. Please inquire at the RACC Customer Service Desk for more information.
The Fitness Studio is home to our group fitness classes. The studio can be divided to accommodate one or two group fitness classes each equipped with a state of the art sound system. The studio even has an outdoor area for classes as well that also include the sound system. Join a group fitness class today!
Polly Bowen, Personal Trainer
Attended Bemidji State University in Bemidji, where I graduated with a Health/Physical Education major, biology minor, and coaching certification. I completed my biology major and Masters Degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
What experience do you have in the “fitness world?”
I have been involved with sports and recreational activities since I was very young. I also, supervised six summers of recreational programs, coached junior high and high school sports for over 25 years. While in the coaching realm worked with student athletes developing workout programs targeting the sport they were in. The last 33 years I have been teaching physical education focusing on teaching elementary and middle school kids how to become physically active and to lead a healthy life style into adulthood.
Why do you want to be a personal trainer at the Community Center?
An opportunity to work with adults was a vision of mine since 2001 when Redwood Valley Middle School was blessed with a Federal grant to provide funds to develop a program targeting childhood obesity. It was then I realized the importance to teach youth about developing healthy habits early that could carry over into adulthood. Now I have the opportunity to use that knowledge to share with and help others to lead a healthy lifestyle with adults. I am very excited to work at the fitness center and begin a new journey in the fitness world.
Fitness Assessment: The fitness assessment will include the following tests: Body Composition, Strength, Flexibility, Height, Weight, and Cardiovascular
FEE: $30/Session Non-Member & $25/Session Members
Each assessment will take 1-hour and must be scheduled in advance.
Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the appointment will be charged a $20 fee.
Body Comp Test Only: No fitness assessment packet needed
Free to RACC Members
$15 for non-members (body comp testing only)