Kirk and Joan Smith, Grand Forks ND. Letters: Choice Health & Fitness exceeds expectationsKirk and Joan Smith write about their experience at the Choice Health and Fitness center in Grand Forks.
By: Kirk and Joan Smith, Grand Forks Herald
GRAND FORKS — Happy New Year. It’s time to make resolutions for making 2013 a great year, as suggested by Herald staff writer Ryan Bakken in his New Year’s Day column (“An early start to New Year’s vows,” Page B1).
Bakken picked Choice Health and Fitness as a great place to get healthier through the center’s varied exercise programs. Since September, many Grand Forks metro area residents have been enjoying those new facilities, which loom large just east of South Washington Street at 44th Avenue South.
Bakken’s column also noted that as 2012 ended, membership in Choice’s programs reached 11,000 people, equal to about 19 percent of the total populations of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
That’s a lot, but there’s room at Choice for many more.
The building itself is a delight to the eye and foot both inside and out. The planners, designers and sponsoring groups deserve our congratulations and support.
We had been members of the old Center Court fitness center for many months before we transferred our membership to Choice Health and Fitness last fall. It’s true that people of all ages are being welcomed there. There are varied programs to choose from with the help of the well-trained and enthusiastic staff members.
We join the staff in encouraging area residents from ages 9 through 17 to join the new Choice Youth Fit Club. We also urge other area residents from all other adult age groups — everyone from late teenagers through those in their working years and all senior citizens of whatever age — to visit the center to see for themselves and, we hope, to join all of us there for exercise and better health.
Herald readers, there is a program there designed for you.
Kirk and Joan Smith