Apr 032013

By Linda Kor
The City of Holbrook is encouraging residents to get active by offering some inexpensive ways to get into shape and stay healthy. One way is that the city has cut the cost of using the fitness center in half, bringing the monthly membership cost down from $20 to $10 per month. New equipment has also been added to the gym, with a new treadmill expected soon. The gym is located next to the city offices at 465 First Ave., where memberships can be purchased.
Hidden Cove Golf Course is also offering reduced rates, with daily use for the nine-hole course with a cart cut from $10 to $5. According to Assistant City Manager Randy Sullivan, while the vending machine will still be used for daily golf passes, the city would like to get golfers to sign up for either a monthly or yearly membership. The cost for a monthly membership is $30 and an annual membership is $300. According to City Manager Ray Alley, the endeavor is to bring down the cost for enjoying the course, but he will personally be checking on the course to ensure that those using it have paid for the privilege to do so.
Upcoming sports for the city’s youth include football, cheer, Little League and swim team, all of which have costs associated with them.
The pool is set to open on May 27 and along with regular swim hours, classes in Zumba aqua and water aerobics will also be offered. In addition, the city will be adding wheelchair lifts to both the pool and the spa this week, making it easier for those individuals with special needs to enjoy the facilities.
If baseball or softball is your game, the fields are available for tournaments at $30 per day and night use for $10 per hour.
At the community center located next to the library at 403 E. Park St., Creative Rhythm Dance and Mexican Dance are being offered by private instructors.
For more information on all of these events, pick up a flyer at Holbrook City Hall, located at 465 First Ave.