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The citizens of Logan, Mingo, Boone and surrounding counties have access to the Chief Logan Recreational Center which has been described as one of the best bargains in the state.

A family membership is available for about one quarter a day. With this deal, a family can pursue a healthy lifestyle together by using the Olympic-sized swimming pool, the elevated walking track and the tennis courts or by participating in one of many, popular fitness classes, such as spinning, steps or aquatic exercise.

“Our prices are so cheap, people really can’t afford not to be a member of the Chief Logan Rec Center,” Director Terry Mullins said. “People should really take advantage of the great facility that we have here.”

For $360 a year, a family of four can join the Chief Logan Rec Center. They can also join on a monthly basis for $36 a month. Individual memberships are also available for $250 or $25 monthly.

“A family of four can’t go to the movies for $36 a month,” Mullins said. “A woman recently brought that up to me. She had a couple kids who were swimming and she said that bringing the children to the pool was cheaper than taking them to the movies.”

Anyone can swim at the Chief Logan Rec Center for just $5 per person.

“If people want to come in and swim, it’s just $5 a person,” Mullins said. “They don’t have to be a member. They can just pay the day rate and get in.”

The Chief Logan Rec Center has its own swim team — The Southern West Virginia Sting Rays — that kids can join.

“We have a lot of great things coming up,” Mullins said. “The swim team is going strong, plus we have very popular fitness classes like spinning and steps. People really love all of our classes. We have a lot of fun, while getting people healthy at the same time.”

“We sell gift certificates that don’t expire and people can buy them in any amount,” Mullins said. “They can even buy a day pass for someone else. What better gift can you give someone than the gift of health? My dream is for people from all over — from Logan, Mingo, Boone and Lincoln, and even from eastern Kentucky — to use the facility to get everyone healthy.”

Public Employees Insurance Agency gives people a 20 percent discount. People can also give gift certificates that will pay for memberships. For more information, visit the website at chiefloganreccenter.org or call the Chief Logan Rec Center at 304-855-8591.

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