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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Parks and Recreation strengthens weight room options with new equipment


September 21, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Parks and Recreation Department Director Kate Thomas stands next to the new Rogue system in the community center weight room. Thomas said staff was able to consolidate equipment to open more floor space for mobility exercises.

It's taken a few years of requests and planning, but the community center weight room finally has new equipment, freeing up valuable space and increasing safety.

Two metal frames allow users to do pull-ups, triceps dips, landmines, seated rows and many other exercises, helping to create targeted workouts.

A survey was conducted to identify the value of each piece of equipment in the weight room before the upgrade was made. Free weights were unanimously chosen as the most used items. However, the space in the weight was crowded by various machines providing only one type of workout per unit....

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