HealthWorks Fitness Center provides wellness facilities and programs designed to impact adverse health outcomes while improving fitness and quality of life.
You can find more information about HealthWorks Fitness Center at: HealthWorksFitnessCenter.com
Further analysis of the Community Health Profile report revealed that a wellness center properly structured had the potential to impact adverse health outcomes that are preventable.
We put together a local steering committee and hosted a wellness center forum to make specific recommendations as to what should be considered. We believed the Center should be available to the community - a place where all generations could go; That it should have an affordable fee base and offer a scholarship program so that a significant segment of the local population could afford to participate; that we should strive for the health of the whole person: mind, body and spirit (understanding that in addition to faith our spirit reflects who we are, our meaning and purpose in life and our sense of community). The Center should begin with two key objectives: increased physical activity and improved nutrition. The Center should develop a core of health education programs designed to deal with things like stress in life, health promotion and disease prevention (stress & anxiety, weight loss, smoking cessation, high blood pressure, diabetes); We wanted to build on what we already have here in place; take advantage of existing community resources and empower others; collaborate, cooperate and coordinate at every opportunity.
It was in the spirit of "building on what we already have in place" that SHARE and the YWCA came together. After several months of negotiations, the YWCA transferred its fitness facility and assets to SHARE. Because they shared the vision of improving health and well being for our community, the wellness center project had its beginning in the Y facilities.
We underwent a $5.4 million dollar renovation and expansion project and have named our facility "HealthWorks Fitness Center".