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CCM Wellness Center ready to open in Montevideo

Finishing touches are being put on CCM Health's new wellness center in the former Coborn's supermarket facility in Montevideo. An opening is targeted for early June, but dependent on directives for COVID-19. The interim director of CCM Wellness Center says it offers something for everyone, with the goal of serving people of all ages.

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the CCM Wellness Center in the former Coborn's supermarket facility in Montevideo. The CCM Health facility could open in early June, depending on directives for the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

MONTEVIDEO — Workers are putting the final touches on a 35,000-square-foot wellness center in Montevideo.

The CCM Health project to convert the former Coborn's supermarket facility along state Highway 7 in Montevideo has progressed on schedule.

The CCM Wellness Center is aiming for a June opening date, but could open anytime after May 18 if Gov. Tim Walz lifts the current directive keeping fitness centers closed, according to Scott Sekelsky, interim director for the center.

“We’re ready to go when they say we can go,” he told the West Central Tribune. He said everything is dependent on directives from the governor. It’s possible that the opening could occur as a staged process.

CCM Health, which is owned by the city of Montevideo and Chippewa County, got the go-ahead late last year for an approximate $3.34 million project to acquire and develop the vacant facility as a wellness center.


With the exception of some finishing work, the interior construction has been completed and most of the equipment has arrived for it, according to Sekelsky. The center will offer “something for everybody,” with the goal of offering healthy physical activities for people of all ages.

Plans for the center include a 2,000-square-foot “kids zone” with equipment and a child care drop-off center. There will also be a community meeting center.

The facility will include a walking track and fitness center with cardio, free weights and strength machines. It also holds an exercise studio, racquetball court, half court basketball/pickleball court, and a separate weight room for intense workouts.

The facility’s locker rooms include saunas and waiting areas with TVs.

Plans also call for adding a demonstration kitchen in the facility to offer classes on healthy cooking.

Sekelsky said the center will offer annual, monthly and daily passes including 24/7 key fob access to members. The center will have a staff of five when fully operational.


An artist's rendering of an exercise area in the CCM Wellness Center in Montevideo. Submitted

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