A new building on Highway 4 in Plymouth is home to a variety of businesses, offering everything from medical to fitness services.
P-Town Fitness, one of five current tenants in the building, began operating last January.
Elise Gronemeyer, a co-owner of both the building and fitness center, said P-Town Fitness is a 24-hour access gym with weights, weight machines and cardio machines. There’s also several class offerings from boot camps to yoga, and even a coffee shop connected to the gym.
“We have a 24 hour fitness facility so you use a fob to get in and we provide classes along with that membership,” she said. “I would say the majority are from here, but we have some from DeWitt, a few from the Swanton area and every once in a while one or two from Beatrice or Fairbury that comes this direction. Kind of all over, but close by. I think the community really enjoys it.”
In addition to memberships, P-Town fitness offers $10 day passes that grant access for one day, or allow participation in a class.
The coffee shop, P-Town’s Daily Grind, also offers Top Trainer supplements, which are exclusive to gyms. Also connected to the gym is Live, Love Dance, a studio that welcomes dancers as young as 3 years old and offers classes for several types of dance.
More information about P-Town Fitness can be found on the center’s Facebook page.
Also in the building is Barefoot Buddies Daycare, and a clinic operated by Jefferson County Health and Life.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, the clinic has three physicians assistants, Jessica Borrenpohl, Kelsey Cherry and Tyler Maguire.
Maguire said the clinic opened last fall and can provide a variety of services, including X-rays.
“In my experiences, it wasn’t that long ago when I was doing these rotations and in all these small towns where these small clinics seemed to be on the downhill,” he said. “To be able to put up this new clinic with this nice building and the other things in this complex, I think it’s very unique for the people of Plymouth.”
The clinic serves a variety of functions, acting both as an urgent care center for emergencies and also scheduling regular checkups.
“We have plenty of room to take on someone as their primary care provider and see them for annual physicals and getting a wellness check,” Maguire said. “We do see a fair amount of walk-ins as well. We can handle the vast majority of those urgent care complaints.
“We’re pretty excited about it, and the people around Plymouth that we’ve gotten to know, I think they’ve enjoyed having a clinic here. It’s a great asset to have available for the people so they don’t have to go to Beatrice or Fairbury. It’s very convenient for them and we are happy to be here. I hope the people in Plymouth are happy we’re here, as well.”
Some of the services offered include physical exams and preventative care, treatment of acute and chronic illness, minor surgeries and procedures, laboratory services and radiology services.
The majority of the patients so far have been from Plymouth, though a few have traveled from other communities for treatment.
The clinic is open 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 402-729-6888. When the Plymouth Clinic is not open, calls will be answered by the Fairbury Clinic.
Gronemeyer said a restaurant, Hometown Eatery, is planning to open in the building in the coming months. She added the community has been welcoming to all the businesses in the building.
“I think it’s a huge asset for the town,” she said. “This town’s got a lot going for it right now. We have the splash pad that will be ready to go this summer. There’s a lot of businesses here in town. It’s starting to boom.”