1. How do I get a RFC orientation tour?
Any of our RFC Professional staff would be glad to give you a tour. If you would like to request a tour or specific staff please call the main phone number: 589-6485.
2. What are the membership benefits?
Free fitness orientations & discounts on programs such as group fitness classes, swim lessons, facility rentals/family events, birthday parties, and outdoor rental equipment.
3. How are Membership Fees determined?
Our mission as a non-profit is to provide quality facilities and programs at the lowest cost possible to Stevens County residents. Our Joint Powers Board decides on appropriate fees balancing the various needs of UMM, Morris Area Schools, City of Morris, and Stevens County residents with the fact that we must balance our budget and get no local tax dollars support. In general, we try to price our fees at the midpoint or below that of our peers in central Minnesota and schedule increases every other year.
4. How does the referral program work?
Current members and program participants may get future discounts by referring new members and program participants in areas such as swim lessons.
5. How do the insurance health incentive programs work?
For more specific insurance information please see the Insurance content section in your member handbook. In general individuals with BCBS/Medica or other valid health insurance can get credit reimbursements on a monthly basis i.e., $20/adult working out the required amount of times (8 or 12). Up to 2 adults per household may benefit from these incentives.
6. What do I do when I have a problem or concern with the RFC?
If there is an immediate condition in the RFC please let the Front Desk and/or Building Supervisor on duty know about it and they will do their best to remedy the situation immediately. You may fill out a comment card which will go to the Director.
7. How do I make a RFC facility reservation or Birthday Party request?
Contact the Director for available times (589-6484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
8. What are the age policies and when can my son or daughter gain access to the fitness room?
To gain access to the RFC, Parents/Guardians must accompany their children until age 10 then youth can be in the facility on their own. Because of the fitness equipment and safety needs of the fitness room, youth cannot use this space until age 12 and only after they have taken an orientation class, have an parental approval and adult supervision until age 15. In the locker rooms youth age 5 and above must use their appropriate locker room.
9. How do I get involved with the Senior Fitness program?
Contact our Senior Fitness Coordinator for more information or you can show up to a program class. There are also information packets at the Front Desk. If you have the sponsoring insurance coverage this program is free. Bring in your health insurance card and we can check to see if you qualify.
10. How do I develop a personal workout program?
Contact our Personal Trainers for helpful tips, fitness room equipment orientations, and personal training options.
11. What are the locker use options?
Locker Rental options include annual rentals ($30 seniors, $40 other adults, $25 students) from the date ofyour membership or daily locker use. Youth should use the right side of the locker rooms only.
12. What is available in the UMM PE Center next door to the RFC?
The PE Center is for UMM staff and students only. RFC members may use the racquetball courts and competition pool during the RFC facility and pool hours respectively.
13. Why are the lights and equipment not turned on?
We are trying to go green in all areas and have chosen to keep equipment off until members want to use the space/machines. Gym lights may be turned off according to the group fitness class in session. Don’t hesitate to ask us to turn on or show you how to turn on machines if you need help!
14. Why is there a charge for Group Fitness classes?
The Group Fitness program like other programs such as ‘Swim Lessons, are a user fee self-funding program offering. In an effort to keep membership rates as low as possible, we only charge members for group fitness if they take the classes. Without a class fee we would not be able to offer these classes and purchase equipment for new classes.
15. How do I access the Group Fitness classes?
You may purchase a one day pass, a 20-punch pass, or annual pass (to attend as many classes as many times as you or your family like). Members get a large discount on these popular classes. A new participant may take one free trial of a class of their choosing.
16. Sometimes the gyms are full. What are the gym use policies and how do I find out about what is being used when?
As a campus community partnership facility we have an obligation to provide space to UMM and other community groups. In addition, we do not have a group exercise class space so we have to use half of the gym for these popular classes. During the winter months we have multiple group needs for space which result in some after school hours and weekend crowding. While we strive to leave at least one court open for open gym member use sometimes this isn’t possible. To find out the upcoming schedule see the Front Desk staff or Building Supervisor staff to look at the weekly updated list of RFC activities.
17. Why do the facility hours change for the summer and certain school break periods?
During the summer a large number of our members choose to be outside and our use goes way down especially in the evenings and on weekends. This also occurs during the winter holiday period when most of our student staff and UMM students are gone.
18. Why are the pool hours different than the RFC’s?
Pool hours are determined by user demand, group/program needs, and cleaning/maintenance needs. The Recreational (REC) Pool is more popular than the Competitive (COMP) lap pool, has morning and evening senior/adult water classes, and is very popular for youth and family uses. The COMP Pool has UMM, High School, and local community team uses and both pools have swim lessons throughout the year.
19. Where is the RFC Lost & Found?
If you have left a personal item at the RFC, please see the Front Desk staff for assistance. One a month, the Lost & Found is packed up and stored in our closets and after a period of time unclaimed items are donated to charity.
The Regional Fitness Center in Morris, Minnesota is a University of Minnesota, Morris Campus and Community Partnership. The center was formed in 1999 as a non-profit joint powers fitness center serving UMM, the City of Morris, Stevens County, and the Morris Area Schools. Our mission is to offer individuals and families, quality and affordable fitness and wellness opportunities.
Regional Fitness Center
626 East 2nd Street
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: (320) 589-6485
Fax: (320) 589-6477
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