According to one recent Swedish study, physical activity was the number one contributor to longevity.
By Lisa Nowatzki
Langdon and Cavalier County are fortunate to have a place like the Langdon Activity Center to exercise and walk, especially now when the weather does not cooperate.
Some of the exercise equipment at the LAC is at least eleven-years-old. The average run-time or life expectancy on the equipment was ten years.
Even though the equipment has regularly been serviced, some of the machines have simply worn out. Push Pedal Pull from Fargo has said that the machines and their parts are no longer kept or even manufactured.
Without parts related to the touch screens and other electronics, the workout equipment is useless.
According to Judy Lill, the Langdon Activity Center Manager, “We have come to the painful realization that our equipment is in need of replacement.”
In November, Lill sent out letters to Langdon area businesses with a replacement quote from Push Pedal Pull. The Center needs $39,200 to replace three treadmills, three elliptical and two Gauntlet steppers.
“The LAC doesn’t have the yearly income to make these purchases possible,” Lill explained. The Center has received some donations from the letter campaign but not nearly enough to replace all of the old equipment.
As money comes in and becomes available, the old equipment will be replaced, piece by piece. Lill said that the Center would love to have enough money to replace all of the old equipment at once but does not expect that to happen. As of yet, no replacement schedule has been made.
If anyone would like to donate to the Activity Center, the address is LAC 516 Tenth Avenue, Langdon, ND 58249. Donations can also be dropped off at City Hall. Lill wants the community to know that there are lots of other projects at the LAC to donate to besides the equipment fund.
If you have any questions, please call Judy Lill at the LAC at 256-3318. She will be happy to talk to you.