Marking a Health Milestone
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Celebrates its first Anniversary
When Henry Mayo Fitness and Health first opened its doors in September 2016, the goal of the integrated facility was to provide a unique experience featuring a full-service fitness center, physical therapy services and a community education program. Now, one year later, those services have expanded to meet the needs of a growing membership and the community.
At Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, members have access to the most advanced fitness and training facility in the Santa Clarita Valley. Amenities include a cardio deck with personal viewing screens; strength machines and a free-weight area with specialized circuit training equipment; group exercise studios; a swimming pool; a sauna; locker rooms; and more. Professional staff is always on-site to help members reach their fitness goals.
“It’s been a fun year, and I’m really pleased with our growth in membership,” said Bill Holstein, General Manager of Henry Mayo Fitness and Health. “We deliver a nice, clean and comfortable environment while providing professional, personalized service. We pride ourselves on getting to know our members.”
As membership continues to grow, Henry Mayo Fitness and Health has increased the number of group exercise classes; it now offers 52 classes a week, ranging from aqua classes to Zumba to yoga. The fitness center also hosts several special events throughout the year, such as sports seminars and, most recently, a luau for members and guests.
Holstein said he was especially proud of the summer Elevate program for area youth who face challenges. The two-week program was open to children ages 13 to 15, who came in for two hours each day and interacted with athletic trainers, dietitians and social workers.
“Feedback from the parents and kids was positive, and we plan to continue to offer the program throughout the year during school breaks,” Holstein said. “It helps with self-esteem and confidence, making the right choices, and being positive.
“On the integration side, our physical therapy program is doing great and our community education has grown to meet the needs of the SCV,” he adds. “Our massage program is also very successful, and both members and nonmembers are very pleased that this service is available.”
Providing Comprehensive Physical Therapy
Henry Mayo’s Outpatient Physical Therapy Center is located on the second floor of the fitness center. The 8,000-square-foot facility features 11 private treatment rooms for patients. Since it opened last year, patient volume has grown nearly 18 percent, according to Glenn Dabatos, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
“We have the most comprehensive physical therapy center in Santa Clarita,” he said. Trained and credentialed physical and occupational therapists work with patients on state-of the-art equipment including two Alter G anti-gravity treadmills, extensive cardiovascular equipment and functional training equipment.
“The physical and occupational therapists handle sports performance and injury management and work with student athletes from local high schools to evaluate, treat and train them,” Dabatos said. “Our physical therapists also see patients for conditions ranging from post-surgical orthopedic procedures to pelvic pain to lymphedema to cancer rehabilitation.”
To learn more, visit Henry Mayo Fitness & Health or call (661) 200-1550.
Helping the Community Stay Fit for Life
By integrating fitness, education and physical therapy in one location, Henry Mayo Fitness and Health is a one-stop shop for healthy living. The Community Education Program, which is free to SCV residents, is a vital component of staying fit for life.
Community Education classes are offered in classrooms on the first floor of the fitness center and are taught by nurses, registered dietitians and other professionals. Since the program started last year, class offerings have increased to meet the needs of the SCV community.
“Since we started the program last September, we’ve taught more than 550 community members, we’ve had more than 68 classes, and we’re adding new ones all the time,” said Dee Rickett, RN, Program Manager at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “I’m proud to say that class attendees rate our classes and instructors at a five, with five being the highest rating.”
Classes align with community needs, and suggestions from community members are also considered,
according to Rickett. The Community Education Program offers classes on a wide range of topics, including diabetes prevention and management, nutrition, heart health, preventive practices, mindfulness and more.
“We’re really excited about starting our new diabetes prevention program in November,” Rickett said. “Diabetes is on the rise in the community and all around the country, and we need to help prevent it through education.”
In addition to classes, the Community Education Program hosts various support groups and special programs such as walking and hiking. Schedules are available at the fitness center and are posted at henrymayofitness.org.
“Look for the class schedule mailer or call (661) 200-2300 for the latest class schedule, as we are constantly updating and adding classes,” Rickett said. IYH
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health is located at 24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Hours are 5 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday; 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday; and 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday. Call (661) 200-2348 for more information or visit Henry Mayo Fitness & Health.