The Uniontown U235 Fitness Center that opened last year, is getting improvements through a grant.
A bathroom and shower room will be added to the fitness center from an unused storage area nearby.
“The grant was a Healthy Bourbon County Grant,” Bret Howard, superintendent at USD 235, said. “It will cover nearly 2/3 of the total cost. The grant was for $12,500 and the total cost once completed will be $17,000. “
“We will be adding this directly to the fitness center so that we can lock the doors that enter the (Uniontown High/Jr. High) Commons Area and not allow access to the building. The shower room will allow those who work out in the morning before work to shower and leave immediately for work.”
The bathroom and shower room will be located in the northeast corner of the fitness center which is on the south side of the Uniontown Junior High School.
“There is currently a storage room there now behind a locked door,” Howard said. “We will be creating two separate rooms and will be adding another entrance door so there are two entrances, one for the bathroom and one for the shower.”
The fitness center will be closed during construction of the rooms.
“We do not have an exact date yet as construction projects do not always proceed as expected,” Howard said. “We will communicate via our district social media accounts and website as soon as we
The fitnes center is for patrons on USD 235 only.
Key cards to the fitness center are applied for through West Bourbon Elementary School Principal Vance Eden, the participants can enter the center when school is not in session.
Eden can be reached at [email protected]
or 620-756-4335. There is a fee for the card of $10.
“We currently have 149 active accounts for the fitness center,” Eden said. “This doesn’t give an exact number of participants, but should be a fair estimate.”