The Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center

The City of Mt Vernon welcomes you to the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center. This 33,000 square foot facility has been in the works for the past 20 years! From group exercise classes and team activities to spaces that encourage interaction, the LBC will be an inclusive space within our community where we can gather, grow and thrive.


You’re invited!

the LBC Grand Opening
Sunday, February 23 from 1-4pm

Come enjoy tours of the facility, a previews of our group fitness classes, and kid’s activities including the rock climbing wall, bounce house, and crafts. We’ll also have door prizes and raffles!


At the LBC we offer a variety of membership types to serve individuals, couples, seniors and families.

All memberships include the following facility amenities and benefits:

  • Exercise equipment (cardio machines, weight machines and free weights)
  • Track
  • Gymnasium
  • Locker rooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Turf room
  • iWall (a fun and versatile exergaming product that lets you become a part of the game)
  • Group fitness classes
  • Discounts on facility rentals
  • Towel service
  • 24/7 access for members 18 years and older

Specialty classes, certain programs and one-to-one services will be offered at an additional fee.


1 month
3 month (Paid in Full)
12 month (Bank Draft)
12 month (Paid in Full)
Single +1
Senior Single**
Senior +1**
Student/Current Military***

* Family is described as up to two adults and up to four children (18 years and under or full-time student under 21). Each additional child is $10/month.

** A senior is someone 62 years or older.

*** In order to qualify for current Military status, a current Military ID must be presented.

Drop-In Rate

$5 – Daily Adult (18-61)

$3 – Senior (62+) / Youth (under 18) / Current Military*** (includes Retired and Honorably Discharged Military)

Sign Up

Interested in becoming a Member of the LBC? Get a jump start on the registration process by following these steps:

  1. If you do not have a RecDesk account, click here to set it up.
  2. Click on “Create Account” and enter your contact information. Click “Continue” and enter your profile information, select a username and password, and click “Submit”.
  3. Membership forms are available below if you would like to complete them before you meet with one of our Customer Service staff.
  4. Once this is complete, please come to Mt Vernon City Hall located at 213 1st St NW, Mt Vernon, IA to purchase your membership.
  5. If you have questions, please call Matt Siders, Director of the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center, at (319) 551-9513.

Payment for one month and three month memberships are due at the start of your membership. Annual memberships may be paid in entirety to receive an additional discount, or monthly auto payments can be set up with the first payment due at the start of your membership. The LBC accepts cash, check, credit card and ACH payments.

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