Wellness Center

St. Mary’s Wellness Center provides a large, fully equipped gym, a wide range of classes and services, and friendly knowledgeable staff. Whether you are training for a marathon or recovering from a heart attack, we are here to help you reach your goals.

Conveniently located just off Ga. 316 near the Athens Perimeter, the modern facility is our region’s only Medical Fitness Center. We welcome your questions and invite you to tour our facility.
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Membership

St. Mary’s Wellness Center provides a package of services tailored to fit your lifestyle and meet your fitness goals. Our team of exercise specialists is ready to help you set goals, design your fitness program, and answer your questions. Membership includes:

  • 24/7 access
  • Professional assistance with setting goals and designing your exercise plan
  • Use of all equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art gym
  • Fun, challenging exercise classes
  • Locker rooms and shower facilities
  • Discounts on special services
  • Friendly, no-stress environment

Membership rates are competitive and do not require an annual contract.
Corporate rates and student discounts are available.
See rate information here.

Staff

St. Mary’s Wellness Center is staffed by knowledgeable health and wellness professionals. Our staff consists of individuals with degrees in exercise science, Kinesiology and health promotion and behavior. Some staff members have certification in their individual area of specialty. Our massage therapists and aerobics instructors are nationally certified. Our staff is trained to work with adults of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Our number one goal is to help you meet your health and fitness goal and to help ensure you receive the support and guidance to do so.

To learn more about our staff, visit the Staff Bios page.

Classes

St. Mary’s Wellness Center offers a wide range of fitness classes included in your membership. Classes are a fun way to meet others, exercise, and feel good about getting in shape or recovering after injury, illness or surgery. Classes are free for members and also open to non-members for a small fee. We provide various levels of impact and challenge; choose the class or classes that best meet your needs. See class calendar or call for dates, times and non-member prices.

Equipment

Our spacious gym features clean, well-maintained cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. All cardio machines include state-of-the-art LCD consoles for fingertip control as well as instant access to TV, radio and inspiring landscapes. Members have access to:

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Free weights
  • Strength-training machines
  • Stationary bikes (recumbent & upright)
  • Arm ergometers
  • Recumbent steppers
  • Open mats
  • Resistance bands
  • Rowing machines
  • Stretching stations
  • Yoga & balance balls

Features

  
  • Fully accessible
  • Spacious gym
  • Exercise classrooms
  • Separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and restrooms
  • 24/7 card access
  • Free parking
  • Towel service

Location

We are conveniently located on the 2nd floor of St. Mary’s Outpatient Diagnostic, Rehab and Wellness Center, 2470 Daniells Bridge Road. The Wellness Center is served by an elevator as well as stairs.

Services

Body composition testing, blood pressure screening, and circumference measuring are all part of the services offered to members. The friendly staff and trainers are more than happy to help you set up a specialized exercise plan that will help ensure a safe workout designed to meet your needs and medical limitations. Most services are included in basic membership; members receive a discount for others.

For information about our services and programs, call 706.389.3355

Massage Therapy

Certified massage therapists with medical massage experience are available by appointment for a small fee. Discounted rates are offered to Wellness Center members, outpatient rehab clients and St. Mary’s employees.

Personal Training

Personal training packages or individual sessions assist you with motivation, provide additional instruction and help ensure you achieve your fitness goals. All of our personal trainers are nationally certified through some of the most respected certifying organizations in the nation. Charges for personal training are among the lowest in the region.

Cardiac Rehab

St. Mary’s Wellness Center offers Phase 3 of St. Mary’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, plus a Supervised Exercise Program.

1. Phase 3: Outpatient supervised exercise program for people diagnosed as being at high risk or who are recovering from a cardiac event or procedure. Builds cardiovascular fitness to help prevent future cardiovascular problems. Classes meet three times a week at St. Mary’s Wellness Center. Physician referral is required. Most insurance and Medicare do not cover Phase 3, but prices are affordable.

2. Supervised Exercise Program: Similar to Phase 3, this outpatient, supervised exercise program for high risk individuals is excellent for people with medical limitations other than cardiac conditions, including obesity, diabetes and arthritis. Services are offered with physician referral for an affordable fee. Classes meet three times a week.

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