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Omaha Fitness Center offers opportunity for residents to exercise

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Johnny Pendarvis with the Cherokee Village Fire Department trains officials at the Omaha Fitness Center in the proper operation of a new defibrillator unit March 29. The unit was purchased by the Center and SID to be used within the facility and pools in the event someone stops breathing or has a heart attack. Photo/Tammy Curtis [Order this photo]
Fitness is something people of every age should be concerned with. In Cherokee Village, where many retired people live, fitness is a part of their normal health routine.

The Omaha Fitness Center offers a facility where men and women of all ages can work out close to home at an affordable price.

Spokesperson Bob Bickle said he and his wife enjoy using the center's services, but thinks more people need to know that a full service fitness center is located in the heart of Cherokee Village.

With full showers, restrooms, two separate workout areas and state of the art equipment that is updated, residents save gas and enjoy the company of their neighbors as they improve physical fitness.

Bickle said because some women do not like to exercise in the same area with men, the Omaha Fitness Center has separate areas with state of the art treadmills, elliptical, bicycles, weight machines and manual exercise equipment to maintain good health or nurse a recent injury with exercise therapy.

In addition to the equipment, there is also a ping pong table and basketball court for users to enjoy.

Recently Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District and the Omaha Fitness Center went together to purchase a defibrillator for the center.

Employees were trained in its operation by Johnny Pendarvis with the Cherokee Village Fire Department.

The defibrillator will be available for use in the event of accidents at the pools as well.

Bickle said the center is currently offering a $10 monthly flat fee for the first month, to allow new users to try out the equipment and see if it is something they will use before committing to a membership.

For more information on membership prices, stipulation and hours of operation, contact the Omaha Center or Cherokee Village SID.

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