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We have received many questions about plans for the new Crosby Wellness Center. View the answers to our most frequently asked questions below:
In August 2015, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) proudly announced plans for development of the Center for Health & Wellbeing (previously referred to as Project Wellness). The Center for Health & Wellbeing (The Center) is a state-of-the-art, unique healthy living center focused on improving the quality of life for residents from Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville and the surrounding area. It is home of an all-new Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center (which has been serving the community since 1989). In addition, The Center features a wide variety of services and educational programs to help empower members of the community to be healthier and full of vitality. It bringss Wellness, Fitness and Medicine together in one unique location. The Center for Health & Wellbeing is open to the public. Some offerings may have a fee associated with them for participation. There is a membership fee to join the Crosby Wellness Center (the cornerstone facility within the Center for Health & Wellbeing complex). For more information, visit the Center for Health & Wellbeing website.
The Winter Park Health Foundation operated the facility during its first ten years. In 1999, the Foundation formed a partnership with the Central Florida YMCA to manage the Crosby Wellness Center (and the Foundation’s other wellness center in Oviedo). After collaborating with the Winter Park Health Foundation for 17 years to operate the Crosby Wellness Center and plan for its new facility, the Central Florida YMCA decided it would not continue its collaboration with the Winter Park Health Foundation. Following an extensive national search, the Winter Park Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has selected Power Wellness as the ideal management company for the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center. Power Wellness is an experienced organization with proven success in managing medically integrated facilities with programming and services for members at all levels of health and fitness. Currently, Power Wellness manages over 30 facilities across the U.S., serving over 100,000 members. A majority of centers managed by Power Wellness have achieved certification by the Medical Fitness Association.
The Winter Park Health Foundation has built a brand new $45M facility, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, home of the $9M Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center. On the first floor of the new Center, Crosby members have fresh, modern locker rooms for men and women including saunas in each; and four private mini-locker rooms for those who need assistance from others to change, shower, etc. In addition, the Crosby Natatorium is located on the first floor with TWO pools – one dedicated to lap swimming and one (with warmer water) for aquatics classes, swim lessons, etc. Upstairs has the fitness floor with new equipment and TWO group exercise rooms. The total square footage dedicated to the aforementioned features is greater than what existed in the original Crosby Wellness Center. In its new home, the Children’s Wellness Center, the walking track, and conference rooms are located adjacent to the new Crosby Wellness Center, accessible to members and others using other services offered within the Center for Health & Wellbeing. In the Center for Health & Wellbeing, the Crosby Wellness Center is surrounded by other features Crosby members can enjoy…all in one convenient location:
No, the Crosby Wellness Center always has been – and will be – the ideal choice for anyone with an interest in improving their health, fitness level and quality of life…regardless of age, medical condition, fitness level, etc. The Crosby Wellness Center continues to be a unique place beloved by members since it opened in 1989…only better than ever in its new home within the Center for Health & Wellbeing.
With a focus on medically sound fitness and prevention programs, certified medical fitness centers play an essential role in the health and wellness of those individuals they serve. These facilities feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively assist people, regardless of their current health status, to develop, initiate, and maintain an active lifestyle to minimize the risk of illness and injury. The Winter Park Health Foundation is committed to the medical fitness model and Medical Fitness Association certification, which makes the Crosby Wellness Center truly leading edge and innovative. In fact, designation as a certified medical fitness facility brings the Crosby Wellness Center back to its original roots as a unique facility working closely with healthcare providers to improve the health of our community..
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