Wellness Center - St. Mary's Hospital and Health Care System

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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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.

Check Out Our New Summer Membership Special ––  Shape Up This Summer


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.


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 our at-a-glance class calendar or call 706.389.3355 for dates, times and non-member prices.


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


  • 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


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.


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.

Nutritional Services

From fighting obesity to fueling a marathon, one-on-one counseling with our registered dietitian can help you achieve your goals. A variety of packages are available, including single sessions, multiple sessions, and counseling combined with personal training and/or massage. Available to people of all ages by appointment. No doctor's order is required. Non-members as well as members can take advantage of this service. For a complete list of services and prices, click here.

  • Personal/one-on-one nutrition counseling
  • Nutrition presentations for community groups and businesses
  • Cooking demonstrations for community groups and businesses
  • 12 week weight management program for businesses as part of their wellness program… (meet 1x per week on their campus for 1 hour); minimum of 10 participants

St. Mary's Wellness Center Gym does not file insurance. However, we can provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance provider.

Cardiac Rehab

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

1. Phase III Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Class-based lifelong maintenance program to help those living with chronic pulmonary conditions prevent complications and stay at their peak level. Utilization of cardiovascular training and equipment allows for the potential to decrease the progression of pulmonary diseases and can lead to an overall greater quality of life.

Requirements for Phase III Pulmonary Rehab:

  • Physicians Referral
  • Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disease
  • Prior Phase II commitment preferred, but not required.


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Phase III Pulmonary Rehab is by appointment only. Please contact the St. Mary’s Wellness Center for additional information regarding scheduling your visit.

Hours of operation for Cardiac Rehab Phase III:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hours of operation for Pulmonary Rehab Phase III
*By appointment only.
Tuesday and Thursday
7:00 a.m.-11:30 and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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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