Lodi seniors who have missed exercising in the Hutchins Street Square pool while it has been closed for repairs will be able to start working out again at a local fitness club.
Starting Monday, Twin Arbors Athletic Club will allow Lodi seniors to use their current 15-swim discount passes to pay for Aqua Power and arthritis exercise classes at their indoor pool on South Hutchins Street.
The city teamed up with the gym to provide the classes during the temporary closure, Recreation Superintendent Mike Reese said.
"Our senior citizens need the exercise, there's just no question about it. The social aspect of being together is great, too," he said.
The Hutchins Street Square pool is closed until the city can repair the deteriorated fiberglass material of the pool surface, which posed a potential hazard to swimmers. Staff are considering the best replacement lining and its approximate cost. Reese said city staff would like to reopen the pool by the end of spring.
Twin Arbors will take the remaining punch passes, and then sell passes to seniors for 10 swims at $35, which is about $3.50 a class.
The fitness club also plans to hire the city's instructors to teach the classes.
"The good news is they will get an indoor pool. When our swimmers show up at Twin Arbors, they will even recognize a friendly face teaching the class," Reese said.
Starting this Monday, the classes will run Monday through Friday. Below is the schedule:
Aqua Power exercise class
- 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Arthritis exercise class
- 2 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily
Reese thanks Twin Arbors for opening up its facilities and allowing the city to form this partnership.
"I'm overjoyed they will get that exercise," Reese said. "Exercise is still important for our older residents, and this will give them a chance to get back in the water and work out each day."
For more information, call Twin Arbors at 209-334-4897.
Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at firstname.lastname@example.org.