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New ramp provides access for everyone to Team E's Fieldhouse

24-hour fitness center opened July 1
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A new wheelchair ramp is finished at Team E’s Fieldhouse & Fitness Center in Hills.
The ramp allows easy access to the 24-hour facility for everyone.
“The goal for the fitness center is not only for the general public, but also for those with disabilities, which is part of Game Plan 4 Hope’s mission,” said Missy Bass, Game Plan 4 Hope director.
Game Plan 4 Hope opened at the former grain elevator office at 312 W. Third St. in Hills. Team E’s Fieldhouse, the fitness facility within the Game Plan 4 Hope’s facility, opened to the public July 1.
Bass said the fitness center fills a need in the surrounding community, especially after the local fitness facility closed several years ago.
“In addition to the normal gym equipment, there will also be a state-of-the-art Series 6 NuStep cross trainer that is being donated by a supporter and a functional trainer,” she said.
“These both can be used by people with limited mobility in addition to those who cannot perform high impact exercises.”
Game Plan 4 Hope received two grants to install the concrete wheelchair ramp.
A mini grant ($2,500) came from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation along with the grant from the Frank Boon Trust.
People can now sign up for memberships at the 24-hour fitness facility.
Contact Bass at 605-743-4902 or Heather Erickson 605-370-9463 or visit Team E’s Fieldhouse of Hope social media page.
New fitness program coming in August
A strength, balance and fitness program will meet at Game Plan 4 Hope beginning Aug. 2.
SAIL: Stay Active & Independent for Life is offered through A.C.E. of SW Minnesota-Rock County.
Older adults are encouraged to attend the hour-long program led by volunteers Nelva Behr and Carol Gehrke.
A total of 24 classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 20. There is no charge but donations are welcome.
Contact A.C.E. program manager Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 for more information or to register.
Game Plan 4 Hope
Game Plan 4 Hope was developed in 2019 by the Bass and Erickson families of Hills.
Their mission is to assist families who are experiencing a life-changing event.
The families, along with a series of volunteers, provide spiritual and emotional guidance along with gift cards, comfort kits, special holiday events and access to needed medical equipment or supplies.
Game Plan 4 Hope moved from the families’ homes to a remodeled facility in Hills in 2021. Team E’s Fieldhouse and Fitness Center was developed as a result of the move.

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