Thanks so much to everyone who voted in last week’s survey! The results were very helpful. Fitness opportunities such as aerobics, dance, yoga, martial arts, and CrossFit-type classes received the most votes. Many expressed interest in an adult volleyball league and basketball tournaments. Art classes and cooking classes were also popular choices.
The next step is to find instructors for these classes and people to organize leagues. Potential instructors can contact GEAR for more information. The goal is to offer an array of classes taught by well-qualified instructors. Any public use of the gym by a group or individual has to be approved by the GEAR Board.
Weight Room Donations
GEAR is in the process of creating a weight room, which will be located on the side-wing of the stage. We’d greatly appreciate donations of weights, exercise equipment, a TV with DVD player, and rubber mats for the floor. We’d also gladly accept donations of gym equipment, such as a basketball cage, storage lockers, scoreboards, volleyball net and poles, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in donating money or equipment.
Several businesses and people have already donated time and money. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us. The Village of Elizabeth and Hoskins Building Center helped us buy new backboards (to arrive soon), Mark Petsche painted the gym and stage, and Jug’s Main Street Tap hosted a chili cook-off to raise funds for GEAR. Thank you all so much for your generosity!!
GEAR is always accepting new members. We currently need new members to form a trail committee. This committee would explore options for building a walking/biking trail in the Elizabeth area. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact us!
GEAR will have a table at the upcoming Jo Daviess County Health Summit on March 22nd, 7:30 to 10:30 AM. This will be a great opportunity to check out the new paint and floor in the Village Gym, as well as find out how you can get involved with GEAR.
Use the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the page to send GEAR an email. Thank you all for your continued support!