Rec Center opens fitness room

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Department has opened a new fitness room at the Winnsboro Recreation Center.

“We’re always looking to bring new opportunities to our community to exercise and stay fit,” County Administrator Jason Taylor said. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of the Fitness Room.”

Located in the basketball gym, the room will provide members with exercise options for cardio training, weight training and functional training, according to Parks and Recreation Director Russell Price.

“We took a dilapidated storage area and renovated it into an updated fitness facility for our citizens, and it was all done at a minimal cost,” Price said. “Mr. Taylor’s motto is, ‘Always utilize what you have,’ and we did that.”

The opening of the fitness facility coincides with the start of the Rec Center’s ‘Get Fit Fairfield!’ program, a 12-week fitness challenge between 20 teams that will measure their achievements in weight loss, diet and exercise, Price said.

Hours of operation for the Fitness room are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Membership fees are $20 per month for an individual and $35 per month for a family of two. For more information, contact Lucas Vance at 803-635-9114 or by email at [email protected]