Summertime photo of the Osage Centre
It is winter, post holiday festivities, and your treadmill or Wii Fit are not doing the trick. What indoor options are available to you that won't break the bank? On my end of town, (northern), I have discovered the Osage Centre.
The Osage Centre is located at 1625 N. Kingshighway, across the street from Rhodes 101, and at the corner of Kingshighway and Mount Auburn. The Osage Centre is owned by the City of Cape and is a multi-purpose facility. I was most familiar with the Osage for business meetings, though tucked away in the rear of the facility is a fitness room, complete with a variety of cardio equipment.
I found a True Elliptical in there with my name on it. There are also True bikes, (recumbent, upright), Star Trac spinners, treadmills, along with the ellipticals. There are television sets against the wall should you need a diversion.
For $2.00 or ten visits for $16.00, you can start to work off your winter bulk. The fitness room also houses free weights, kettle balls, medicine balls, Free Motion epic resistance weights, and a modest track. 17 spins on the track equal a mile. Walkers please keep to the inside.
New hours began 1/2/2012 with the facility opening at 5am Monday through Friday and closing at 10pm, Monday through Thursday, and at 6pm on Fridays. Weekend hours are 9-4 Saturday, 12noon -9pm Sunday.
You will notice some folks walking around the gymnasium also. This does not cost anything though is restricted by other activities that may be scheduled. The fitness room is open when the facility is open. With the track in the fitness room, you get windows covering 80% of trip around the track and the track itself has padding.
Bring your own towels and a lock. Lockers are located within the first floor men's and women's rooms. There are two showers next to the lockers should you need to clean up after your workout.
I go early morning and have not had an issue getting the job done but I have heard that it gets crowded with the "after work" folks.
Anyone who wants to use the Osage Centre needs an Osage Centre ID. This is for safety purposes. In order to get one, you need to fill out a form at the front desk, provide a photo ID, and be a grown-up. (There is no test for the latter; just your word and the photo ID.) Super folks work the front desk and they are wonderfully patient with questions. Phone for the Osage is 573-339-6342.