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.