Hess Fitness Center

Welcome to the Hess Fitness Center. Your adherance to the following will be greatly appreciated.

  • Please swipe your badge at the counter for check-in.
  • Locker rooms are accessible.
  • If you touch it please wipe it down!
  • The Fitness Center will be CLOSED to the public & employees during the hours of Cardiac Rehab: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:30 A.M.-10:30A.M.

The Hess Fitness Center was made possible through a donation provided by the late George and Evaline Hess in 1981. Their generosity gave the community of McPherson and the surrounding area an affordable place to exercise and gain valuable fitness knowledge. The current remodeled location on the hospital campus was provided through the McPherson Healthcare Foundation by Connie and the late Jim Hess and the Elmer Dalke Trust. 

Are you ready to get fit?

If the answer is yes, and you realize that it will take time to see body composition changes, then we can assist you in developing an appropriate program. We promote a lifestyle habit of exercise that can result in more energy, stress reduction, a better self-image, improved flexibility, strength, muscle tone and endurance. We provide the instruction and you provide the commitment! This quality fitness program is provided by a staff of experienced technicians with educational backgrounds in exercise. You will find the staff not only knowledgeable, but friendly, encouraging and helpful! 

To get started…

  • Complete the consent form.
  • Read this form
  • Call (620) 241-2251, ext. 176 to set up your assessment appointment 
  • Bring your completed consent form and payment the day of your assessment. Please dress in exercise attire that includes a short sleeve shirt and tennis shoes.

The following tests are available and may vary according to your age or risk factors. These tests are an optional assessment at the time of joining or anytime thereafter.

  • Blood pressure
  • Flexibility
  • O2 stat
  • Abdominal strength
  • Weight and body composition
  • Target heart rate
  • Upper & lower body strength
  • Stretching exercises
  • Equipment explanation
  • Individual exercise prescription

Discount Membership includes the following:

  • Hospital and PRN employees, medical staff (including radiologists & ER physicians) and family members living in the same residence enjoy a free membership
  • Office staff of active medical staff
  • Active auxiliary members
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Corporate memberships
  • Full-time students
  • On-call volunteers for Hess Fitness Center
  • Hospital board members

Family memberships include anyone living at the same residence over the age of 16. Students under 16 may join but need to be with a parent when working out.

Health Coaching Now Available!

Krysti Bergcamp, fitness assistant at the center for over 4 years, has recently earned a Certification in Health Coaching through the American Council of Exercise (ACE), a nationally recognized program that properly credentials exercise and health professionals. According to ACE, a health coach plays a crucial role in the fight against chronic, inactivity-related diseases.

Krysti's approach is based on seven wellness principles: spiritual, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental and vocational. She uses techniques that are tailored to fit the needs of each individual.

Available for anyone of adult age, all sessions take place at Hess Fitness Center at McPherson Center for Health. Teenagers above 14 may be accepted with a doctor or dietitian referral. The initial consultation is free with training sessions running $20 once an assessment form is completed. Once sessions begin, they are held once weekly for 4 weeks and then 1 to 2 times monthly thereafter with a minimum 4 to 6 week commitment preferred. A Hess Fitness Center membership is required for anyone wishing to use the facility beyond training sessions.

Anyone interested my contact Bergkamp at 620-241-2251, extension 176.