Given the ongoing global concerns around coronavirus, we want to do our part to keep our entire community safe and to contribute to the management of this growing public health crisis.
Due to the potential for exposure and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing, UPMC Horizon is temporarily closing our Wellness Center.
We apologize for any inconvenience and request your patience as we seek to make the best decisions possible to keep everyone in our community healthy and safe while also doing our part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
At the Wellness Center, we strive to help our clients achieve their maximum state of well-being and level of function. This is accomplished by offering programs and services that allow our clients to progress to a higher quality of life.
Our programs are offered on a continuum from prevention through rehabilitation to wellness.
The Wellness Center offers a program aimed at assessing your health today and then furnishing you with skilled direction, incentives, and a means for attaining better health for the rest of your life.
You can choose to begin your journey into wellness with a mini-assessment, which checks blood pressure, resting pulse, and cardiovascular endurance. In addition, you may choose to have your body composition, flexibility, muscle strength, and muscle endurance measured. These measures are all indicators of overall fitness.
In a private session, a health fitness specialist will review your results and assist you in setting priorities for changing your lifestyle. You will also be given an individualized exercise prescription and learn how to use exercise equipment properly.
To ensure that you will get the most from your workout, you will receive individual supervision of your initial workout session.
The Wellness Center is open six days a week for supervised exercise activities. Assessment and educational activities are available on a prescheduled basis. As a member you can use a variety of cardiovascular equipment, state-of-the-art "selectorized" strength training equipment, and free weights.
You may also take advantage of any of the ongoing programs and services available to members. These health enhancement activities offer you expert instruction along with the support and companionship of others who are interested in achieving the same lifestyle goals.
The Wellness Center offers:
Lifestyle is by far the largest influence in the health and vigor of the average person. An imprudent lifestyle can erode your health and decrease your ability to work, play, and resist illness. In fact, lifestyle is related to the incidence of many major diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
What can a good lifestyle do for you? It can help you look and feel better and live a longer, more productive life.
How can you improve your lifestyle? The Wellness Center can show you.
The center offers a program aimed at assessing your health today and furnishing you with skilled direction, incentives, and a means for attaining better health for the rest of your life.
Start your journey to a better tomorrow. Education is the first step for achieving a healthy lifestyle. You can develop the skills and motivation to change your habits through the health enhancement opportunities offered by the Wellness Center staff.
Staff members address lifestyle-related topics at the center and offer health-related programs to schools, businesses, community organizations, and the general public.
The Wellness Center is open six days a week for supervised exercise activities. Assessment and educational activities are available on a prescheduled basis.
Our services can be tailored for any audience: