Those who are current HealthQuest members can use the resources their neighbor has to offer, such as the pool and aquatic classes during supervised, scheduled times; and vice versa.

An agreement has been made between the Weed Recreation and Parks District Community Center and HealthQuest Physical Therapy, a separate entity in the same building as the new Weed Community Center. Kim Greene, Interim Director of the center and Paul Zwetsloot, owner of HealthQuest, are offering new services for their members, free of charge. Starting on Aug. 1, members of the Weed Community Center and patrons of HealthQuest will be able to use both facilities.

Those who are current HealthQuest members can use the resources their neighbor has to offer, such as the pool and aquatic classes during supervised, scheduled times; and vice versa.

“We’re aiming for a shared facility to have everything available,” Greene said.

Included in their fees, new members (and existing members) will not only have access to Community Center facilities, such as the pool and instructor based Zumba, Piyo or Yoga classes, but also access to fitness equipment within HealthQuest. HealthQuest members will gain access to the center’s aquatic fitness programs, hot tub, and free swim time. HealthQuest owner, Paul Zwetsloot, couldn’t be more excited about the merging of services. “When designing with Mike Rodriguez, it was a vision of partnership ... and we are finally there.”

According to Zwetsloot, members of HealthQuest are already buzzing about their new usage of the center facilities, especially the heated pool. He has even made mention of using scheduled pool downtime to offer Physical Therapy services for his clients, which would offer a low impact, stress free workout. “My business helps people in its own way. Kim Greene’s does too. Now we can both help out,” Zwetsloot stated.

Greene is looking forward to the changes, and how they will be utilized during the winter months. With the Bel Air pool closing in mid August, Greene hopes to bring some of those summer swimmers back to the pool in the center, and some other groups as well. Already offering Aquatic fitness for seniors and adults, she is currently talking to Golden Eagle Charter School and College of the Siskiyous Fire Department programs about using the pool during off hours for conditioning, exercise and more.

Both Greene and Zwetsloot hope to have a secondary soft opening to celebrate the new changes, date to be determined at a later time. “We just want people to come see the changes and get the vibe of the new space,” said Greene.