WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - If you live in Southern Kent County then you have another tool to help you get in shape and stay healthy.
The new $19-million Spartan Stores YMCA opened Wednesday. The facility offers what many of the other eight YMCA's in Kent County do; a fitness center, fitness classes, indoor track, swimming pool among many other amenities. But the most unique offering is the new Sports Medicine Center located on the top floor.
It's run by Metro Health's Sports Medicine Clinic doctors who have been practicing in the field for 15 years. Now Dr. Ed Kornoelje says they have a place to diagnose, treat and provide therapy for athletes of all ages and skill levels. He say, "Anybody who's active can come here anybody who wants to be active and isn't active can come here. We're out in the community doing things and so the long term goal for us is to stay in the community."
Another service the new Sports Medicine Center will offer is a Saturday morning clinic geared towards student athletes who may have been hurt during a Friday night football game.
If they can't get into their doctor until Monday they can come to the clinic have their injury looked at and get a diagnosis and treatment.
By Valerie Lego