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The Fitness Center: Shaping Up

Hours: Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Address: 1432 Southwest Blvd.
Phone: 573-632-5614




Unlike other health clubs and gyms, the Healthplex offers a relaxed and friendly exercise/workout environment. All fitness programs are supervised by exercise professionals and are designed to meet the needs and goals of each member. The results: less risk of injury and more progress toward reaching your ultimate fitness goals. The staff will develop a specialized plan that is right for you. Whether you are looking to lose weight, run a marathon or are just getting started on the road to a healthy lifestyle, the Healthplex offers a safe and motivating atmosphere to help you achieve your best physical self.

Fitness Program
Nutrition Counseling

Cancer Wellness
Meet the Staff
Membership Options
Getting Started

The Sam B. Cook Healthplex is the only local health club to offer FOUR Les Mills classes: Bodypump, Bodystep, BodyAttack and CxWorx! Since we are committed to getting you into the best shape of your life, we won't nickel and dime you. With your membership you get the whole healthy enchilada. All classes in the aerobics studio are included in your membership. It's like an all inclusive resort for getting healthy!

BodyAttack   Bodystep   Bodypump CxWorx

*excludes water based fitness classes in the aquatic therapy pool.


A Center for Complete Health and Wellness 
Every day we hear about miracle drugs or highly invasive surgeries that promise an increase in quality of life and renewed exuberance. Capital Region Sam B. Cook Healthplex is here to help understand what provides real results and what only offers empty promises. The philosophy of complete health encompasses all aspects of mind, body and spirit to help you maximize your potential and strengthen your weaknesses. In addition to fitness programs and therapy regimens, guests also can align body with mind and spirit through massage therapy and eastern influenced programs such as yoga and tai chi.

We understand no two individuals are alike and, thus, no one program or protocol will work for everyone. That is why each patient or fitness center member is individually assessed to create personalized goals and plans to help reach those goals. Whether you are a patient recovering from heart surgery or a new mom looking to shape up we are available to develop a plan for you.

Fitness Programs
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex offers a number of options for reaching your fitness goals, ranging from group classes to modern cardiovascular equipment and free weights.  Personal training sessions also are available from experienced, certified exercise physiologists.cardio area 1


Nutrition Counseling

New Dimensions Weight Loss Program - Group Program
Moving to a healthier lifestyle takes more than just a little extra sweat. In addition to helping clients learn how to exercise properly, safely and effectively through personal training, the Sam B. Cook Healthplex also offers nutrition guidance and counseling through its New Dimensions Weight Loss Program.

This Program will show you how to lose weight safely and keep it off. This medically supervised weight loss program features:

  • Weekly educational meetings
  • Regular weigh-ins
  • Daily menu plans
  • Behavior modification instruction
  • Information on regular exercise

New Dimensions is a 16-week program. For more information, call (573)632-5634 or email Emily Hodge at

One on One Nutrition Counseling Click for printable information.
Sam B. Cook Healthplex members have access to one on one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian. Consults will include topics like general healthy eating, weight loss, food allergies, specialty diets and what is right for you to reach your optimal wellness.

Consultation Times are Monday mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Sam B. Cook Healthplex Members: $40/hour or $25/half hour, Non-Members: $50/hour or $35/half hour.

Call (573)632-5614 for more information and to sign up.


Cancer Wellness Program
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex is proud to bring the only program of this kind to Jefferson City. Working alongside physical therapists and oncology nurses, the personal trainers work both with patients undergoing treatment for cancer and survivors who have completed their course of treatment. All the team members involved in the Cancer Wellness Program have completed highly specialized training to help participants have more energy, lose fat, build muscle and achieve a more positive outlook.

The program touches all facets of health, from diet and exercise to emotional and social support. The program consists of 12 weeks of educational meetings and exercise sessions.

For more information click here.

Meet the Staff
Sam B. Cook Healthplex staff members all have one quality in common: your health and well being is their passion. From health assessments to developing attainable goals, this team of experts will be with you each and every step of the way offering guidance and encouragement to help you be your best.


Kay Benward, Fitness Center Supervisor/Exercise Physiologist

  • M. Ed Exercise Physiology/Health Education
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Pilates Mat Certification - STOTT Pilates Training
  • Les Mills Bodypump/BodyStep Certified
Petra Massie, Membership Coordinator


Larsen Daehnick, Fitness Center Facilities Coordinator/Senior Exercise Physiologist

  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Class I Lifting Coach
  • Special Olympic Power Lifting Coach

Sarah Harbour

Sarah Harbour, Exercise Specialist/Group Fitness Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Pilates Mat Certified
  • PiYo Certified
  • Les Mills BodyPump/BodyStep/BodyAttack and CxWorx Certified


Wes Lochhead, Exercise Specialist

  • ACSM training for personal trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion/Exercise Science

Damon Motley, Exercise Specialist

  • Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Cancer Exercise Specialty Certified
  • Les Mills CxWorx Certified
  • Tai Chi Certified


Lukas Lamb

Lukas Lamb

  • ASCM Personal Trainer
Brett Blythe

Brett Blythe

  • BS in Exercise Science

Kathy Craig

Kathy Craig, Exercise Instructor

  • M.Ed Health Education
  • ACSM training for personal trainer


Mary Haselhorst, Exercise Instructor

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Group Fitness Instructors
Kim Baumgartner
Practical Pilates Training
Les Mills BodyStep Certified

Cindy Klietheremes
Les Mills Bodypump, BodyAttack, and Bodystep Certified

Monica Sowers
Les Mills Bodypump, BodyAttack, CxWorx,
Zumba, Tai Chiand PiYo

Sam Marshall
Les Mills BodyAttack and Bodystep Certified
Lil Pfaff
Les Mills Bodypump, Bodystep and CxWorx Certified

Heather Masters
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Practical Pilates Training
Les Mills BodyAttack Certified

Angela Ayers
Les Mills Bodypump, Bodyattack and Bodystep Certified

Sarah Harbour
Les Mills Bodypump, Bodyattack, Bodystep and CxWorx Certified


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Membership Options
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex offers fitness plans for ages 18+. A parent must accompany youths under age 15. Following is a list of membership descriptions:

  • REGULAR: any community member under age 62;
  • SENIOR: any member age 62+;
  • FAMILY MEMBER: legal spouse and dependent children ages 10 and over.
  • COMPANY SPONSORED: a business that has signed a Corporate Fitness contract;
  • CRMC EMPLOYEE: CRMC employee, or active volunteer



Monday through Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Getting Started

An exercise physiologist or exercise specialist will guide you in planning your personal fitness program. It all starts with an initial health and fitness assessment to identify flexibility, strength and endurance needs. Then an individual program is designed to help you achieve success in a safe and healthy manner.


For more information about the Fitness Center at Capital Region Southwest Campus, or to schedule an appointment, please call (573)632-5614 or email the membership coordinator at