UHS Fitness Center Reopens After Additions

USD 235 has a fitness center for its students and patrons.

A new shower, restroom and water container replenisher have been added to the USD 235 Fitness Center located at the Uniontown Junior/High School.

In May 2018  then Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, announced three Kansas schools that were selected to each receive a $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center.

Uniontown was one of those schools.

The  USD 235 fitness center opened in October 2018 and is not only for use by students during the day, but evening and weekend, patrons of USD235 may use the center.

A bathroom and shower room were added to the center from an unused storage area nearby.

In July of this year, work began on the additions to the fitness center, with help from a Healthy Bourbon County Action Team Grant, funded by Pathways to a Healthy Kansas (A Blue Cross/Blue Shield iniative).

The grant covered nearly two-thirds of the total cost of the additions- $12,500, with the total cost once completed-$17,000.

The center is for patrons of the school district only, which serves the western rural part of Bourbon County.


The shower with changing room was added to the fitness center with a grant from Healthy Bourbon County.
A storage area was converted to a restroom in the facility.

The doors leading from the fitness center to the school will be locked. To gain entrance to the center from the outside door, a key must be purchased from West Bourbon Elementary School Principal Vance Eden, for $10.

Eden said community members will need to come to the office of WBE to pay and get their card for the fitness center from him.


Fitness center users now have access to a water fountain with which to fill a water container to use while working out.

The fitness center will have the following hours for the 2019-20 school year: Monday – Friday: 5:00-7:00 AM and 5:30-9:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Some rules for use.
The junior high section of the school is where the location of the fitness center is, in the former library. Seen here is the door that patrons must use during fitness center hours.

For more information, click below:


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