November 16, 2021

  • REMINDER: THE SMALL POOL IS CLOSED TO MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD WHEN NOT SUPERVISED BY A LIFEGUARD This decision was made in accordance with Minnesota Regulations as well as Health Fitness Corporation Standards for pool operations. It is upheld by the current acting General Manager and any complaints should be directed to them. Failure to comply could result in Membership suspension or being banned from the aquatic center. Thank you for your understanding.

    Regulation at: Sec. 144.1222 MN Statutes Subd. 2c.

  • Give to the Max 2021: Every year we work hand in hand with the Hallett Community Center Foundation. This group of dedicated volunteers have been committed to the facility since the doors were opened in 1999. The largest fundraising event the Foundation participates in is Give to the Max. Each year, the Foundation asks for donations dedicated to the Hallett Center building. Recent projects completed include the technology upgrade to the conference room, remodel of the group fitness studio and the new 24 hour key fob system. Donations during this time have a match from generous contributors including the Hallett Trusts. Consider supporting the Hallett Community Center Foundation with your generous, tax deductible donation. Online donations can be given HERE or stop by to pick up an envelope!
  • Open-Skate and Skate Sharpening Punch Cards: Punch Cards for open-skate and skate sharpening are now available for purchase. These cards will be 45$ for 5 sessions of open-skate, and 25$ for 6 skate sharpening services. There services are usually 10$ and 6$ each, respectively.

  • Friday Flexibility: We are thrilled to be offering Friday Flexibility with our own Associate Manager, Katheryn Carpenter. You may have had her as a sub instructor for some of our other group fitness classes, but now she has been gracious enough to offer a stand alone, Friday Flexibility class! The class accommodates all levels and is focused on using gentle drills to improve overall range of motion and flexibility. Sign up below just like any other group fitness class!
  • NEW Group Fitness Studio Access: The spin bikes in our group fitness studio are now available for member use during normal operating hours. The studio will remain locked during closed hours. Please make sure to continue to wipe down the spin bikes after every use just as you would any other piece of equipment. Return bikes to the side of the studio when not in use to make room for group fitness classes. This will be limited to members age 18 and over. Note that the studio will be used for group fitness classes during certain times. During these class times the bikes will not be available. Staff reserve the right to restrict any member from using the spin bikes to to misuse or failure to clean the equipment.
  • Hallett Center is Hiring: As most folks are aware, finding great staff has been more challenging this year more than ever! Despite this we are optimistic that there are some great candidates out there looking for an fun part-time position. Current vacancies are listed above in the picture. Benefits include a free gym membership, flexible hours and a work environment that is never the same two days in a row! Apply today at HealthFitness Careers!
  • John Spalj Ice Arena: Youth hockey practice begins the week of 10/25/2021. We are working closely with our friends from the Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association, to keep the schedule updated on the Ice Arena page of our website! Again this year, we will be having youth hockey enter & exit through the North entrance of the building. Please be respectful of this traffic flow as a precautionary measure.
  • Group Fitness Classes: All group fitness classes are listed below! Descriptions of classes can be found HERE! Because of space availability, we ask that all members use the Sign Up Genius links below. Due to some variations in availability of instructors, please check the dates/times carefully before signing up. Since space is limited, please call us if you cannot make it to a session. Most classes have a waiting list of people wanting to get in.
  • Swimming Lessons: We are currently looking for lifeguards & swimming instructors. Once we get some great staff, we will commence swimming lessons this fall & winter. We will announce the return of swim lessons as soon as we have instructors on-board.

  • Walk With A Doc: The Walks are now weekly & occur every Wednesday starting at 4:30pm. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is encouraging area residents to take a step toward better health by participating in Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk and be part of an active, healthy community.
  • Silver Sneakers Lost ID Card: We all lose something now and then! Just as a reminder, you can enter your name & date of birth manually on our Silver Sneakers tablet. If you need a replacement card, you can call 1-866-584-7389 to request a new one to be sent to you.

November 2021 Fitness Class Sign Up
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Please be patient with the Hallett Center staff as we navigate through these challenging times. We will do our absolute best to provide the most accurate information as we receive it. Thank You!

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The Hallett Community Center exists to enrich the lives of the people we serve by promoting health, wellness and recreational opportunities for the region including Crosby-Ironton, Brainerd, Aitkin, Bay Lake, Garrison, in north central Minnesota.


For the more information regarding classes, activities, and programs find us on Facebook.

Call during regular business hours for information:  218-546-2616.