Mineral Area College

Wellness Center


Jeremy Partney - Wellness Center Director



Wellness Center Professional Staff:

Colleen Mitchell

Tara Johnson

Marcus Scott

Emily Krastanoff

Rhonda Hubbard

Pam Jent


Group Fitness Instructors:


Rhonda Hubbard -- Licensed Wellness Coach/American College of Sports Medicine AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Fitness and Nutrition Degree/University of Pennsylvania, Certified STRONG Instructor, Certified Zumba Instructor, Spinning Certification

Pamela Jent - BS from University of Missouri-Columbia, Certified Zumba Instructor

Dr. Dennis Robinson -


Wellness Center Information:

The Physical Education Department at Mineral Area College is an important component of the overall education provided by the college.  Most degree programs at Mineral Area College require one to two credits in physical education.  The Department offers a variety of courses that students can choose from to obtain that credit while learning key components to living a healthy lifestyle.  Wellness Center I & II, Total Fitness, & Cycling Ergometry all meet in the Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center is located between the Library and the Bob Sechrest Field House on the Park Hills Campus at Mineral Area College.  It is a first-class facility that is considered extremely user-friendly.  The Wellness Center has a variety of equipment, and hosts various classes.  Students have the opportunity to use stair-steppers, stationary bicycles, recumbent bicycles, tread-mills, elliptical machines, paramount strength-training machines, various free-weights, all while learning cutting edge fitness concepts from the trained staff.  The Wellness Center is open for use by faculty, staff, and students enrolled in a physical education course. Community members and Alumni can gain access to the facility by contacting Registration/Enrollment at 573-518-2126 enrolling in an audit section of Wellness I (PED270 section H).

The Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. during regularly scheduled classes.  The Center's summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m..  The Wellness Center is closed on week-ends, holidays, in between semesters, and when MAC is closed.  Please contact the Wellness Center for additional information including hours of operation during semester breaks. 573-518-2104.




Cardio equipment is Precor, Life Fitness and True. 


All strength is Paramount duel exercise equipment. 

NOTE: It is a good idea to bring your own towel!

Group Fitness Classes: 

If you are currently a student at MAC you can attend our group fitness classes to earn credit.    The classes are offered in the afternoon and are taught by certified group fitness instructors.  The classes last between 30-40 minutes and are located in the area behind the west bleachers in the Bob Sechrest Field House or at the Continuing Education building at the college's main entrance.  Click on the link below for a group fitness class schedule.  For more information about these classes please contact Jeremy Partney, Wellness Center Director at 573-518-2104.

Group Fitness Classes we are currently offering:


Challenging and Fun! A group class that utilizes a variety of equipment, increases flexibility, focuses on  proper body alignment and develops Core Strength and Stability. 

3 points per class Wellness Center students

Tai Chi

Tai Chi consists of slow, continous, gentle flowing wave-like movements tied together for the purpose of improving overall health, balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation, mental calmness, and focus and enjoyment. 

3 points per class Wellness Center students

Yoga/Pilates.  Yoga/Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and crea tes long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.

3 points per class Wellness Center students


HIIT Training - High intensity interval training.  Typically these classes are 20 seconds "on" and 10 seconds "off."  High intensity training can consist of Crossfit types moves.  There is a growing amount of research that suggest this type of training is the best way to add muscle while burning fat. 

3 points per class for Wellness Center students



All of our classes take place in the Continuing Education building at the entrance of campus (right next to the Highway Patrol building).  Classes rarely last longer than 40 minutes.  Please bring your own water.

Group Fitness Classes for Spring 2018

Starts January 16th


2:00 High Intensity Interval Training with Pam (CE)

4:15 Yoga/Pilates with Pam (CE) 


1:00  Foundations of Fitness with Jeremy (CE)

4:15 Pilates/Core with Rhonda (CE) 


4:15  Tai Chi with Dr. Robinson (CE)


1:00 Foundations of Fitness with Jeremy (CE) 4:15  

Pilates/Core with Rhonda  (CE) 

All of the classes take place in the Continuing Education Building at the entrance of campus. 




*CE- Continuing Education Building next to Hwy Patrol








Wellness Center Policies:

1.  Students must wear appropriate work-out attire to earn credit for a visit.

        * Clean athletic shoes (NO boots, sandals, etc.)

        * Clothing:  T-shirt, sweatshirt, athletic shorts, sweatpants, jogging pants (NO jeans, dress pants, skirts, etc.)

2.  Students must sign in when they are dressed and ready to START their workout. 

         Sign in at the front desk by PRINTING your first and last name.  You must sign in when you start and out when you 

         are finished to receive credit for your workout.  The clock in the Wellness Center will be used for official time,

         and anyone logging an inappropriate time will be dropped from the course without warning (see Dishonesty Policy).

3.  To receive credit for a visit, the student must remain physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes

         The student must remain physically active and engaged in an approved activity that results in fitness gains for the

         entire time period.

4.  All work-out sessions must be completed in the MAC Wellness Center.

5.  Students must sign in at least 35 minutes before the posted closing time to receive credit for a visit. 

6.  Students will only be given credit for one work-out session per day.

7.  Students must follow all additional Wellness Center Policies:

        * NO food, cell phone use, or children permitted in the center

        * Follow all safety guidelines

        * Clean perspiration from machines when finished


Course Syllabi