The Annie Jeffrey Wellness Center was first established in 1988 with a vision of a healthy lifestyle for the Polk County area. At that time, the available equipment included one treadmill, one bike, and a rowing machine,all of which were donated to the Center.
The room occupied by the exercise equipment was previously utilized as a four-bed men’s’ ward. Since that time, the Wellness Center has undergone constant change. Two new treadmills were purchased in 1991 with a grant awarded to Annie Jeffrey. Then in the spring of 1993, the Center was expanded into the adjacent private room and weight equipment was added. This was made possible with a donation from an anonymous donor. In 1999, the Polk County Foundation made a donation that allowed the purchase of new equipment and funded the remodeling to provide additional room.
In 2007 a $5,000,000 addition was added to the Annie Jeffrey Health Center that included space for a new Wellness Center. The new Center is conveniently located next to Physical Therapy to allow easier access for those patients utilizing the equipment as a part of their therapy prescription. A new treadmill, two NuStep recumbent steppers, an elliptical machine, and all new weight equipment have been added by a generous donation from East Central Nebraska Therapy Associates. The Center now houses a total of four treadmills, two Airdyne bikes, a Pro II recumbent bicycle, a stepper, an elliptical machine, and two NuStep steppers for aerobic exercise. A chest press, rower, leg extension and flexion, hip sled, and Smith press are also present in the weight room.
The Wellness Center is open from 5am – 10pm daily. Fees for membership are affordable with different plans available to allow as many as possible to utilize the Center. Discounted group and corporate memberships are also available.
Anyone wishing additional information or a tour of the facility can simply call (402) 747-2031. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.