Lyon County constructing new fitness facility for employees

Lyon County is constructing a new fitness facility for employees

Initial work is underway to provide Lyon County employees with a new fitness center.

Last month county commissioners approved the use of $100,000 in American Rescue Act funds for the creation of the center inside the Lyon County Court Annex. According to Human Resources Director Janice Huffman, the center is one way the county is helping staff both improve work-life balance and overcome stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bids for equipment are to be presented to commissioners during their Aug. 18 action sessions. Huffman says once those are approved, given the current state of supply chains, the equipment could arrive by either September or October.

In addition to free weights, weight machines and treadmills, the center will also have increased airflow and all staff will undergo training for how to operate and maintain all equipment. Huffman says plans are to hold a grand opening for the center in January, however, a soft opening could be held before that time.

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