Vessell's Fitness Complex

3.67 star(s) from 3 votes
Vessell's has been serving the fitness needs of Rolla since 1980. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, clean, professional facility that appreciates each member. We offer qualified personnel who will instruct you in all exercise areas. The facility includes: Weights, Cardio, Racquetball, Wallyball, Group Exercise, Childcare, Tae Kwon Do, Massage Therapy and Tanning.

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I was a member the gym for around 3 years mostly w.., 08-07-2009 06:04PM

By: Anonymous

I was a member the gym for around 3 years mostly with the intent to body build. For all but Monday and Tuesdays from 4-6pm, there was not a whole lot of traffic in the weight or cardio rooms.

The weight room supports a full range of exercises for the full body, although the machines are dated (this is important for missing a full range of motion for target areas. If you want to focus primarily on machine work I would check out the machines offered at the Center). During the time that I was there, there were no upgrades made to the weight room or cardio equipment, but the machines were always maintained.

There were hour changes made periodically that had an impact on the weekend. I'm not a morning person and Sat. were made into only mornings and very short time frame to make it to the gym (8am – 12am). The trend that gets projected is that they are cutting hours to have a focal point around the busy hours not towards the goal of offering a facility for people to excercise.

As far as staffing goes the image that they give out would not put you in the mind set of a fitness club. Most of them would not appear to be considered in good physical conditioning. Knowledgeable and informative advice came from two of the personal trainers (Mike Sandifer and Don Schaffer both of whom I hold high respect).

There were times that my goals were said to be a waste of time, not that they were unattainable.

The family that runs the complex can be unprofessional and uncouth towards normal business practices. Rumors and gossip had a tendency to root from the staff.

My recommendation is that unless you are an older individual or a person who's goals like in Racquetball, I would not choose this gym.

This fitness center is one of the most enjoyable p.., 05-07-2009 04:40PM

By: Ed Husted

This fitness center is one of the most enjoyable places to exercise and play racquetball. Peggy and her 2 sons go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The members are friendly and helpful. If you have questions about an exercise equipment the staff and even the personal trainers will assist you.

I have been a member since 1988, I thought about changing to the Centre but the atmosphere at Vessells made me feel like I was an individual and welcomed.

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