After plans to close the membership program at the Lee Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, 2070 Carrell Rd., Fort Myers, were announced earlier this year, Lee Memorial Health System received an outpouring of support from its members and has decided to keep the center open and relocate. A new, fully renovated wellness center at 3114 Cleveland Ave., will open in the spring. Currently, the wellness centers are offering free fitness assessments in January and a free week of membership.
“The Wellness Centers are more than just a place to work out,” explains Diana Rippl, manager of Lee Memorial Health System Wellness Centers. “Endorsed by physicians and backed by the clinical and support staff of Lee Memorial Health System, they’re medically based fitness centers and we strive to provide a variety of health information to help people in the community lead a healthier life. Medical fitness is about maintaining health and preventing disease. Seminars, lectures, programs, classes and health screenings are just some of the benefits available to our members.”
Visit the Wellness Centers of Lee Memorial Health System at 609 SE 13th Ct., Cape Coral, or 2070 Carrell Rd., in Fort Myers, and see the exercise floor, group exercise room, basketball court, cycling studio. There’s also a 25-yard multi-purpose pool and a warm exercise pool at the Cape Coral location.
Rippl reminds us the holiday season is here—don’t fall into a slump. “Right now we’re inviting everyone out to visit their nearest Wellness Center on January 5 and 6, to receive free fitness assessments and a free week pass.”
A Fitness Assessment is a review of your medical history, goals and a series of measurements, which together establish your baseline fitness level. This helps guide the development of an individualized exercise prescription. A Fitness Assessment measures various aspects of your fitness, including: muscular strength and endurance; flexibility; cardiovascular endurance; and body composition.
An exercise prescription is a custom-designed exercise program developed specifically to help you meet your fitness goals. Wellness Center specialists evaluate the information obtained through your assessment to select various exercises and activities tailored to meet your individual needs and goals.
You can also share the wealth of good health with gift certificates for personal training, lifestyle coaching, memberships, massages, and the café.
For more information please call the Wellness Centers of Lee Memorial Health System at 239-424-3220 in Cape Coral, and 239-418-2000 in Fort Myers.