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Hermann Fitness Source Continues to Fulfill Its Mission

February 01, 2018

The Hermann Fitness Source, a division of Hermann Area District Hospital, opened 13 years ago in a small classroom in the old Hermann Middle School.  A vision in mind began for three of Hermann Area District Hospital’s Therapy Department employees (Adelyn Wagner, Susan Lenger, and Tracey Williams) with a few pieces of equipment, arthritis exercise classes, and limited hours. The mission to provide wellness services for the community of Hermann began.

As time went on, the facility made a move to its former location on 4th street in Hermann (2007).  Services began to expand with additional donated equipment, increased hours of operation, and the addition of group fitness classes to their services.

It was during its time at 4th street that the Messmer-Eitmann Board spoke with Hospital Administration about starting an affiliation.  In May of 2012 this affiliation began and has led the Hermann Fitness Source to where it is today.

On February 2nd in 2015, the Hermann Fitness Source opened its doors in the lower level of the Messmer-Eitmann Senior Center in Hermann.  For the Fitness Source this began a new mission and focus to better serve the senior population of Hermann, while still targeting the younger generations in aspiring to become healthier.  With a brand new facility came all new equipment, both cardiovascular and strength, not one but two classrooms to expand group fitness services, as well as doubled its hours of operation and staffing.

Now 3 years later, with 350+ monthly members ranging in age 14 - 93 years young, you can find a state-of-the-art wellness facility right here in Hermann, Missouri.  Besides the outstanding amenities of industry leading equipment, locker rooms and more, the facility comes equipped with a staff that can provide top of the line services.  Chair based therapeutic programming, group fitness classes six days a week, equipment tutorials, group and one-on-one personal training, as well as nutritional counseling programs are just a few of the services the Hermann Fitness Source staff can assist you with.