Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. Evidence shows that exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease, help with managing symptoms, and improve social wellbeing. Healthplex’s Wellness Center of URMC recently implemented the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program. PWR’s mission is to develop and implement worldwide access to cutting-edge Parkinson’s disease-specific neuroplasticity exercise programs. We are excited to see this program make a difference in the community.

 

 


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

Exercise Helps Aging Brain

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems.  The latest government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any difference once memory starts to slide. Read the Full Article Here

 

 

 


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

In the Ring and Off the Streets-Boxing Program

The SBH Healthplex Fitness Center’s BRAG Boxing Program was recently featured in the Daily News. The BRAG Program launched last fall and helps at-risk youth redirect their energy into something positive. Read the full article here

 

 

 


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

The Fitness Business Podcast: Managing Both your Mission and Margin

HPA’s Don Doyle, SVP-Center Operations was recently interviewed on the Fitness Business Podcast. Don is a seasoned veteran of the health and wellness industry. He has been involved in club operations for over 20 years and has been responsible for implementing many successful growth and development strategies. In this Special Thinking Ahead episode, Don and Jason Stowell discuss the best way to manage your member’s visits. They also dive into the economic challenges to meeting both mission and margin in the health and wellness industry. Listen to the Podcast Here

 

 

 


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

What is a Fitness Professional’s Role in Dealing with Emotional Problems?

For anyone working in a gym setting, encountering a member or client who started an exercise program to help them deal with some sort of depression, or anxiety, is something that happens almost on a daily basis. This person has either heard from someone or read online about the mood altering effects exercise can have on an individual. Sometimes these individuals will openly share their personal stories with their trainer, and explain that exercise is acting as medicine to combat their mental issues.

Sometimes an individual is exercising simply to help improve their health, but has started to experience a reduction in their anxiety, depression, or even anger levels. So they continue to visit the gym.

For a fitness professional, this is not the time to offer advice, this is a time to listen, a time to learn. The advice and guidance comes much later on.

Oftentimes when a client approaches us and begins to talk about the difficulties they are experiencing, our natural instincts are to share our own experiences and offer any advice we can. This is due to our job requiring us to be constantly informed, constantly offering solutions, and constantly being engaged in conversation with someone. This can lead us to alienate or even push the person away, and come off as a “know it all,” or even worse, as dismissive. Someone going through any form of mental issues might not need that at the moment. This is our moment to be a listener and sympathize with their situation.

Similar to our position in terms of pain, we do not diagnose, we do not treat. We work around the pain, and we offer modifications to exercises that cause pain. In terms of mental health, a fitness professional should not be diagnosing, or offer solutions to their issues. We should listen, and be someone they look forward to seeing at the gym.

 

 

 

Daniel Bonilla, Clinical Integration Director, SBH Healthplex Fitness Center


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

Lung-evity

It’s common to follow the path of least resistance. We rather copy than create. But what if we judge the 100-pixel picture by the five pixels everyone else is seeing? What if we attack covid based on those five pixels? The result will be unsightly.

For our health systems to experience a massive breakthrough with this pandemic, it will require a willingness to step back, to remove our nose from the screen. Not intending to digress, but progress. When we step back, we can see more of the picture. And the vista will beckon creative, proactive solutions.

If “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” how can we proactively lessen covid’s effects? Singing River Healthplex sought to answer this question. After much collaboration between its degreed trainers, they designed Lung-evity. Its goal is simple: boost cardiorespiratory fitness. Over the course of two half-hour sessions, participants learn natural ways to boost immune health. The trainers teach them about target heart rate zones, interval training, deep breathing, and stress management techniques. In taking this proactive approach, Lung-evity graduates should be better equipped to resist covid’s symptoms if they contract the virus.

To squash this pandemic and serve our hospitals well, let’s consider proactive solutions. Let’s do what’s uncommon.

 

 

 

Logan Stogner, Fitness Director of Singing River Healthplex


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

Family Fitness Programming

May is Family Wellness Month. This month families are encouraged to focus on healthy family lifestyles and habits. Healthplex’s Center for Fitness and Health developed family-friendly programming to enhance its “gym community.” With the support of Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital, the Center was able to create programs for families as a whole. Initially, the Center focused on the “other pandemic” – obesity and childhood obesity. Developing activities such as Family Yoga and Family Swim gave families the opportunity to train and workout together. In addition, our youth program, Gym Class Heroes, provided a chance for children ages 5 to 10 to experience a group exercise class at the Center. As health and wellness leaders in the community, the Center for Fitness and Health is working hard to allow members to focus on their families’ health and establish healthy habits. The effort was a success, as the Center grew its teen membership by 20%. Fitness Director, Chad Vorderbrueggen, had this to say about the initiative; “our team has always been there to better the health and wellness of the region’s young athletes – we all felt that it is also our mission to help and support the kids that aren’t participating in sports.”


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

Member Testimonial

The synergy between a hospital and medical fitness center can have a large impact on the population health of a community. This member testimonial from HPA’s Center for Fitness and Health is a great example.

 

“The nurses upstairs at cardio rehab suggested I join the gym. I was on the fence about it but decided to give it a try. Never being a member of a gym I wasn’t sure what to expect other than I knew I needed guidance. So I spoke with Sean one of the personal trainers at the gym and filled him in on my health concerns and what my goals were. From that very first time meeting him he made me feel comfortable and at ease. Between Sean, Tim and Chad they make you feel like family and they talk to you not down at you if you have any questions about a machine or proper technique. There is enough variety of machines and free weights to fit any program you choose to follow. They gym is clean and spacious. Have to give a big shout out to Sean for challenging me as he calls it to making me be the best I can be and the patience he shows when he has to explain a machine or exercise he wants you to do more than once. Sean, Tim and Chad make going to the gym fun and not a chore.” Randy K.


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

11th Anniversary

May marks Montage Wellness Center’s 11th anniversary! Congratulations on 11 years of being Monterey Peninsula’s premier health system-based fitness center. As a celebration of their anniversary Montage is offering a free Better U lecture series which includes daily lectures, screenings, and events to celebrate. Each lecture is complemented with a free screening to help community members get started on the right track towards a better you.

Montage Wellness Centers in Marina and Salinas.


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.

 

Health and Fitness Podcast

Albert Jovel and Daniel Bonilla from the SBH Healthplex Fitness Center are featured on the SBH Bronx Health Talk Podcast.  Listen, as they discuss strategies to get back into the gym. Listen to Podcast Here

 


Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.  

Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals.  We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.   

Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry.  These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment. 

The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.