Culinary Medicine and Teaching Kitchen

The SBH Center for Culinary Medicine and Teaching Kitchen provides in-person classes to the Bronx community members on how to cook easy, nutritious foods.  Chef Emily Schlag, a registered dietitian and the Teaching Kitchen Director, presents classes on her favorite recipes here and introduces her “Simplify Your Life” cooking series with quick, easy-to-make meals that you can make with ingredients often keep at home. Healthplex Associates is proud to be a part of this unique program through the Healthplex Fitness Center. These programs are having a positive impact on the health of the Bronx Community. Follow the SBH Center for Culinary Medicine YouTube channel to learn how to make healthy and delicious recipes in your own home.


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.