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    Wellness Center

    Located in the Physical Education Building, the Wellness Center was established in 1986 to give students and community members an opportunity to participate in structured exercise. Participants in the Wellness Center generally enroll in a one-credit hour physical education class called Lifetime Fitness.  You can sign up for the course at the beginning of each semester by stopping in the records office or enrolling over the phone by calling 620-227-9211.

    After you receive a fitness evaluation, you are free to set your own times to use the Center and work toward your own personal fitness goals. A Wellness Center professional is on duty at all times to provide information and supervision during your workout. 

    To assist individuals with aerobic workouts, the Wellness Center offers a wide range of cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes and rowing machines.  Our individual weight plated machines help to develop tone, muscular strength and endurance.

    An indoor walking/jogging track, an outdoor fitness trail, and racquetball courts are also available to Wellness Center participants. 

    The Wellness Center staff offers individually designed exercise prescriptions, fitness evaluations, and exercise programs specifically designed for senior citizens. 

    In addition to Lifetime Fitness students (including community patrons enrolled in the class), all DCCC students with their student ID’s, full-time staff and their immediate family (over the age of 18) and part-time staff can use the Center free of charge. 

    Wellness Center Hours

    Monday - Thursday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday 12:00pm– 3:00 pm 

    Summer and Holiday Hours


    For more information contact:

    The Wellness Center (620) 227-9340
    Annie Romanello, Director (620) 227-9219

    Why Exercise?

    • Strengthens your heart
    • Increases lung capacity
    • Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels
    • Improves circulation
    • Improves flexibility and range of motion
    • Decreases susceptibility to injury
    • Burns calories more efficiently
    • Reduces body fat
    • Increases muscle and bone mass
    • Helps to manage stress
    • Improves mobility
    • Enhances joint stability
    • Helps control depression
    • Enhance mental awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Provides more restful sleep
    • Improves posture and body alignment
    • Produces more energy and vitality
    • Promotes a healthy glow

    What Is Wellness?

    Wellness: An active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. It involves choices and our priorities that determine our lifestyle. 
    Exercise is one of the avenues to wellness. The DC3 Wellness Center gives students and community members an opportunity to participate in structured exercise. 

    Cost to join

    Community Members - $130.00 per semester
    Senior Citizens (62 and older) - $95.00 per semester

    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday 6am to 8 pm
    Friday 6am to 6pm
    Saturday 12pm to 3pm

    Summer/Holiday Hours