“This is a great way for the public to get in shape, and reduce illnesses,” Skelly said.
A graduate of Hammond Morton High School and Indiana State University, Skelly has been the Athletic Trainer for Knox High School athletes for the past 11 years. While in college, she played for the Sycamore softball team for one year, while studying athletic training.
The public is invited to tour the facility where Skelly will offer an assessment of each individual’s physical capabilities before introduction to the equipment. Past physical therapy patients can also use the facility.
The Wellness Center features elliptical, treadmill, bike, step and universal weight machines as well as dumbbells. Hours are from 7 am to 7 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to noon on Saturdays.
Costs are $30 a month for community members, $50 a month for couples and $10 a month for Medicaid enrollees. There is an additional one-time $25 assessment fee upon signing up for membership and includes exercises and lab draws.
“I’m enthusiastic about my new career at Starke,” said Skelly, “and look forward to seeing how I can help people get healthy.”
Skelly is married and the mother of a young son. Her husband, Jake, is a high school teacher and coach at Knox High School.