I became a member of the Wellness Center in early 2019 after begging my parents for a membership for Christmas.
They were weary of how much I would utilize it, but they claim now it was the best gift they ever could have gotten me, and I agree. I fell in love with training and the ideas of getting better every day, but I was soon injured playing football. I was forced to take a year off. During which time I studied, researched, and documented physical training and exercise. I was fascinated with health, especially strength and what the body is capable of. I returned to the gym, implementing a slow and methodical approach, ensuring health and no more setbacks. However, this time, I had new goals. I had found the sport of strongman, which tests functional strength. It is without a doubt very unconventional, but it is now my passion, one which I hope to share with others! I have been back at the gym for two years, and it’s been a year since I have started competing. I have been so blessed along my fitness journey, whether growing friendships in the strongman community, traveling all over the country to compete, or building relationships and meeting new people here at the Wellness Center. Most recently, I competed and won my division at Central Georgia’s Strongest Man, and will travel to San Francisco, CA in July to compete at America’s Strongest Teenager. I currently attend the University of Georgia and major in Kinesiology (Exercise and Sports Science), with hopes of eventually attending Physical Therapy School. Physical Health and Wellness has become a major part of my life and the Wellness Center has been instrumental in that. I can’t wait to come back, grow more relationships, learn, and get better!

-Highland Roberts



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.


Highland Roberts’ Story