What is Medical Fitness?
A medical fitness center utilizes an individual's unique medical problem to design a safe and medically supervised fitness program to achieve optimal health. The medical fitness program at Lakeland is open to anyone interested in responsible fitness, but is designed primarily for individuals with medical risk factors due to injury, illness, disease, disability or age.
The Medical Fitness Difference
The Lakeland medical fitness center strives to provide a friendly, safe environment and a staff knowledgeable in medical risk factors and safe exercise principles to help you meet your individual goals for fitness and wellness.
ASSESSMENT: With a medical fitness assessment, highly trained and certied exercise specialists review your medical profile using the latest technology to test for strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and body composition. The information obtained provides a precise assessment of your current level of fitness and will be used to design and monitor an individual exercise program. This process ensures the lowest possible risk of injury and maximizes the health benets of fitness.
STAFF: All of the medical fitness staff are four-year college graduates who are certied by the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Physical Therapy Association or the National Athletic Trainers Association. They also have specialized knowledge in rehabilitation, sports performance enhancement and injury prevention.
EQUIPMENT: With special cardiovascular and weight training equipment designed for rehabilitation and ease of accessibility, clients are able to start their programs with very low weights and progress with very small increments.
Initiation Fee* $100.00 (includes detailed assessment by exercise specialist)
Monthly Fee** $45.00
DISCOUNTS OFF INITIATION FEE:
25% Senior Citizens
50% Lakeland associates, physicians, volunteers and/or their spouses
10% Two or more people who join together
*Waived for those individuals coming straight from a Lakeland rehabilitation program.
**$5.00 discount per month if payment is automated through monthly bank account withdrawal, credit card billing or pre-paid for six months or greater.
The First Steps
For more information or to make an appointment call (269) 556-7150. The 7,700 square foot Lakeland Orthopedic Physical Therapy facility is located at 3950 Hollywood Road, Suite 140, next to Lakeland Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph and has easy accessibility. A medical release or prescription from your physician will be required prior to your first visit. For your comfort during the initial assessment, please wear loose fitting clothes and tennis/walking shoes. For your convenience we have changing rooms and showers, as well as lockers and towels available.