Party Hardy!

Rutland residents and friends will be partying long tonight to send off the Lariat Bar.  A new bar will be built over the summer with the goal to complete construction by fall.  The Lariat will provide ‘temporary’ service this summer at the American Legion building.  The Rutland Fitness Center has relocated most of its equipment to the Fire Hall so that residents can continue their fitness routines during the summer construction.   The Legion Hall needs some preconstruction to get ready for the bar to open and provide food and beverages to its clientele this summer.  Stay tuned here or on the Lariat website for updates and future photos of the progress this summer.

Rutland Fitness Center a Huge Success!

The Rutland Fitness Center has now officially been open for over a year — and it has shown!  Several community members have shed pounds and “buffed up” and some of the equipment has worn out.  The two new treadmills are fully paid for and a new ‘industrial style’ elliptical machine may be coming in the future.  In addition, there have been aerobics classes available two times a week and yoga classes are held once every two weeks.  If there is sufficient interest, the classes may be expanded and offered at other times and days.  (Check the Rutland ND website for the class calendar).

The Rutland Fitness Center occupies the American Legion building and there is an agreement to continue to utilize the facility. The Center pays an annual fee for the building use and to help with some improvements.  Shingles were replaced last year with the Center obtaining a small grant and contributing $500 to help with some expenses incurred with that project.

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Get in Shape!

With all the lefse and cooking that this community is preparing for UffDa Days it’s time to think about keeping in shape (or getting back in shape!). The Rutland Fitness Center is up and running with Aerobics classes. They will be held Thursday, August 21, Monday August 25 and Thursday August 28 at 6:00 p.m. If you are serious to get back into the groove, plan on attending the Aerobic classes every Thursday, 6 p.m., September through April (Jen will lead the evening classes). For the early birds, there will also be a 6:00 A.M. session from September through April (Rachel will lead these).

Dates and times for yoga classes and circuit training classes will be announced in the near future. All aerobics and yoga classes will be at City Hall. Circuit trainings will be at the Fitness Center. The classes are only $3.00 each session unless you are already a member of the Fitness Center — which means you can attend them for free. Let’s get in shape before UffDa and then all those holiday treats that seem to follow in November and December!!!

Run Along Now

It’s time to “run along” on the two new commercial treadmills installed in the Fitness Center.  They are getting a lot of use by the Center members, especially by the dedicated 7 a.m. Saturday group that meets.  The space has been neatly reorganized to accommodate the machines.  The addition of flat screen televisions and the DVD players provide atmosphere for those like me who find time to exercise and no one else is around.  It helps to have a beat to jog.  I love the new treadmills.  Now the big challenge is to raise about $3300 to cover the cost of the machines.  We’ve got some funding requests out to area businesses and are seeking grant resources as well to fund those machines and other planned improvements.

Weight No More!

Weight No More! Those are the words on the front of the new brochure for the Rutland Fitness Center. We want to attract a bunch of losers to the Center, so Val Pherson of Rutland, who is a sophomore in graphic design at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, designed the brochure. We think it’s a cleverly informational piece of work. Paying for design like this out in the market place would have cost us money we don’t have and Val has done us a big favor by designing this brochure for us. She figures it’s a win/win deal as she gets some practice in her chosen profession and something for her portfolio to impress future employers. Everybody wins. Now, that’s how we like to see things done.