Real Estate & Construction  November 19, 2010

Medical fitness center nears completion

medicWINDSOR – A medical fitness facility that will offer medically supervised recuperation and physical therapy in a health-club atmosphere is about to open in Windsor.

Heart Center of the Rockies’ Patrick Green, M.D., who will serve as the facility’s medical director, said Poudre Valley Medical Fitness will be the first such business in the state.

“It’s going to be the first of its kind in the region,” he said. “There’s a medical fitness association that credentials these kinds of facilities, and at some point we expect to become a certified medical fitness facility.”

The building was built by Dohn Construction and is majority-owned by Fort Collins-based Poudre Valley Health System. Water Valley Land Co. President Martin Lind is also an owner of the building, which will anchor Water Valley’s Marina Health Campus.

Plans for Marina Plaza, next to Water Valley’s Pelican Falls golf course, include medical offices, a hotel, restaurant, club house, retail space, class “A” office space, 42 patio home lots and 28 condo units.

The medical fitness center will look a lot like a health club, which it is. The facility will feature a full line of exercise equipment that can be used both by those needing a workout and those in recuperative therapy.

“After it opens it won’t be unusual to see a person receiving therapy next to a person on a treadmill,” Green said. “There’ll be a lot of interaction between the two.”

He added that a staff of trained exercise specialists will make certain everyone who uses the center is doing so in a safe and supervised manner. “One of the key components of a medical fitness model is it’s medically supervised to make sure all of the programs are safe for the patients in there,” he said.

But Green noted that user safety will begin before that. “Everybody who comes into the fitness center will be screened for any potential medical problem and if one is seen, they will be referred to their physician to make sure it’s safe,” he said.

Green said the center’s exercise specialists will be trained in CPR and other emergency medical treatment. “They’re going to be trained to respond,” he said. “Part of the medical supervision is to provide that safety net.”

500 club members signed

Rebecca Crocker, who will manage the center on behalf of Poudre Valley Health System, said the center already has more than 500 pre-paid members waiting to use it. She said the center will have about 20 full and part-time employees to staff the facility, which will be open seven days a week.

In addition to health club equipment, the center will also include a PVHS Twenty-Three Trees Medical and Wellness Spa, which will offer massage, skin care services and retail products. PVHS The Blend coffee shop will offer coffee, juices and smoothies and food items.

Both the spa and coffee shop are slated to open in early March, Crocker said.

She said PVHS is currently finalizing negotiations for physician office space on the facility’s second floor.

Green said the center will also feature health-related lectures and classes. “It’s just going to be a center of wellness, with ongoing classes and seminars.”

Green said the medical fitness center will be open to anyone and those with a physical condition needing exercise therapy can be referred to the center by any doctor.

“The medical fitness facility is for everyone, but one big component will be an older population, maybe with a chronic illness,” he said.

Green said he’s been pleased to see strong advance interest in the center’s opening.

“There’s been a lot of interest, and we’re excited to get the doors open,” he said. “I think interest will grow even more when it opens and people come in and see what’s going on.”

medicWINDSOR – A medical fitness facility that will offer medically supervised recuperation and physical therapy in a health-club atmosphere is about to open in Windsor.

Heart Center of the Rockies’ Patrick Green, M.D., who will serve as the facility’s medical director, said Poudre Valley Medical Fitness will be the first such business in the state.

“It’s going to be the first of its kind in the region,” he said. “There’s a medical fitness association that credentials these kinds of facilities, and at some point we expect to become a certified medical fitness facility.”

The building was built by Dohn…

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