Thank you for being a valued member. The McDowell Wellness Center gym is open. Review our reopening guidelines.


McDowell Wellness Center Guidelines for Reopening

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we remain open at McDowell Wellness Center (MWC). We are making every effort to comply with Kentucky’s Healthy at Work regulations and to protect the health and wellbeing of our members and Associates. These changes will be in effect until new guidance is provided by the governor’s office, at which time additional adjustments may be necessary. We will make every attempt to provide timely notice of any future changes.

Facility Adjustments:

Hours of operation for gym area:     

  • Monday through Thursday: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Friday:  5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pool has also reopened.

Childcare services are reopening January 20, 2021.

Everyone entering the facility will have their temperature taken and recorded by a MWC Associate. Members experiencing the following symptoms will not be permitted entry:  temperature of 100.4 or greater, shortness of air, or coughing.

Face masks are required when entering and exiting the facility, moving from one area to another and when participating in exercise.

Members will enter through the main front door only.

Maximum occupancy is currently 50%. During peak times members may experience wait times to enter the facility.

Senior citizens are encouraged to visit during non-peaks times, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Members are asked to scan their card before leaving the facility to assist with occupancy tracking.

Members are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Water fountains are not available and the sale of all food and retail items have been temporarily suspended.

Members are encouraged to bring their own towels and equipment (mats, bands, etc.) as appropriate.

Public seating and waiting areas are currently not available, therefore guests are not allowed at this time.

Social Distancing:

Social distancing of six feet or greater must be maintained at all times.  If a member requires special assistance, additional personal protective equipment and guidelines are required.

Equipment is spaced to meet social distancing guidelines and is not to be moved.

Fitness classes will be limited to 10 individuals and will be scheduled with at least 15 minutes between classes to ensure social distancing. Class participants are asked to arrive no more than five minutes prior to the class start time. Please fill the class from front row to back row and exit back row to front row.

Cleaning & Disinfecting:

Members are encouraged to practice safe hand hygiene at all times, especially before and after touching equipment and other high-touch areas.  Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.

The member service desk and other high-touch areas will be sanitized by MWC Associates after each member has completed their transaction.

Disinfecting supplies will be available for members to wipe down equipment before and after each use. Instructors will clean and sanitize all equipment before and after each class.