ACTIVE SUCCESS: Collins Fitness Center Thrives

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The small town of Collins has created a fitness center that's a big draw to people in surrounding communities.

“We don't have anything over at Maxwell that we can use, so it's nice to be six miles away and we can just jot over here and get thirty to sixty minutes in,” says Deb Hartgers.

City leaders in Collins thought the town needed a fitness center. They cleaned up an old unused building, raised $100,000, and bought some used fitness equipment.

Now the Collins Wellness Center is open 24 hours a day and hosts work out classes for adults and kids.

The town's mayor says it was all made possible by many volunteers.

"A handful of people came with some elbow grease and started cleaning the place up and renovating it now we're into the operational stage and we have another group of volunteers leading the way on that so it's been a really community effort to make this thing happen,” says Bret Comegys.

The Collins Wellness Center used no tax money and is debt free.

They charge $10 per individual per month.