Chelsea Yount, Fort Scott Community College Cheer Coach is also on the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team.
The college is one of the local employers working with the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team (HBCAT)to improve health in the community.
When the college realized grant money was available for an employee fitness center through HBCAT, “we sprang into action to create the opportunity for physical activity (for employees) on campus,” Yount said. “We have about 150 plus employees.”
The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team Grant to FSCC for the project was for $12,500.
“Discussion of creating a fitness center for FSCC employees began in September of 2017 and the gym opened in February of 2019,” she said. “The FSCC Employee fitness center was designed to give employees 24/hr access to a facility that would encourage healthy living and a healthy workspace.”
The fitness center is located in the upper level of the Fort Scott Community College School of Cosmetology, just off Horton Street.
The center encourages employee users to wear face masks when using the facility for COVID-19 mitigation. Sanitary wipes and spray are available to clean the equipment following use, as well.