Group Exercise Benefits

The people who surround us can influence our attitudes and emotional responses to exercise. Our friends and family can affect how we feel about exercising. Those influences can determine whether we do it or not. By networking with others who exercise regularly, we start to perceive exercise as more positive, common, desirable, and doable. That’s why Group Exercise is so important in our facilities. Group classes are a fun way to meet new people, have an instructor to assure proper form and to maintain our motivation each session.

Group Ex instructor – Jenny Huelsbeck at Healthplex’s Wellness Center of URMC does all of that. From encouraging her members to dress up for holidays, to having class contests, Jenny keeps her members excited and engaged. Jenny teaches both Zumba Strong (a high intensity class coordinating movement to music and focusing on functional strengthening), and Aqua Moves, (a dance inspired class that gets everyone moving and grooving in the water).

The benefits of exercise are many: heart health, weight management, better sleep, improved mood, more energy and many more. The biggest benefit? Reducing the risk of chronic illnesses. Through exercise, we can stay healthy longer, age well, and feel great.

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.  



Members at Healthplex’s Wellness Center of URMC are seeing great benefits to the group fitness classes