Wrangell offers winter fitness options, motivation to keep moving


October 14, 2021

Marc Lutz

Julie Decker completes an upper body workout in the recreation center weight room. She says the facility is an integral part of her winter fitness regimen.

Devyn Johnson grew up playing sports in Wrangell.

She didn't think about fitness until she was an adult – who, like a lot of people, gained the "Freshman 15" after high school, that bit of extra weight which comes after college starts, the responsibilities of adulthood creep in and high school gym class and sports are in the rearview mirror.

So, she started to jog. A half mile at first, and then it stretched out from there into longer distances. Jogging turned into a love of working out. "I love how it makes me feel," Johnson said.

As the days grow shorter, the darkness and cold encroache...

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