Sabetha Health and Wellness Center: Greta Heiman is hired as director

Greta Heiman

A director has been hired for the under-construction Sabetha Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). Greta Heiman of Sabetha accepted the position and began work on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

“I’m very excited to have been selected as the new wellness director for the SHWC,” Heiman said. “My goals for the SHWC are to offer the community of Sabetha a top of the line facility with something for everyone.”

Heiman is already at work making sure there is “something for everyone.” Since her employment began, she has been working on the types of programs that can be implemented, group exercise classes and how rehabilitation and therapy services will be incorporated at the facility.

The mission at SHWC, Heiman said, is to reach as many individuals as possible to improve and maintain health and quality of life.

“We will strive to promote healthy lifestyles, with ‘lifestyle’ being the key. Health and quality of life is something many of us take for granted until we no longer have it,” she said.

Not only will the facility offer brand new cardio and weight equipment, but it also will have therapy pools for rehabilitation, water aerobics and lap swimming. The facility also will feature two rooms for group exercise classes, along with a gymnasium that houses a three-lane walking track around it.

Though the center is in the beginning building phase, Heiman also has already been researching ideas for corporate memberships, rates and membership software, looking at equipment needs, including cardio, weights and group exercise accessories, and items within the facility such as a sound system and televisions. On the marketing side, she has been working on building a website and Facebook page.

“Sabetha Community Hospital is very pleased Greta Heiman has accepted the position as the Facility Director for the Health and Wellness Center,” said Lora Key, SCH CEO. “Greta brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and is excited to bring beneficial health and wellness programs to the community she has grown up in and now lives with her family.”

In previous employment, Heiman gained knowledge and experience working for the Greater Wichita YMCA. The Greater Wichita YMCAs are some of the best facilities in the state of Kansas, Heiman said.

“Like the SHWC, they too placed their focus on overall health and quality of life for every person that entered their facility,” Heiman said.

Heiman’s hope is that the facility will build a strong community and will have something for beginners and advanced individuals alike.

About Greta

Heiman was born and raised in Sabetha. Her parents are Doug and Susan Leiker. Her husband, Matt, is a project engineer at Extru-Tech, Inc. They have two children — Emma, 5, is in kindergarten, and Kellen, 3, is in preschool. The Heimans are expecting their third child in early October.

Heiman is a 2003 Sabetha High School graduate. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Newman University in Wichita.

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Krista Wasinger is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2011. She specializes in city reporting and feature stories, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Krista is a 2004 Fort Hays State University graduate with a degree in communications studies with an emphasis in journalism. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and four children.

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