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Fit Academy Summer Camp

Our Summer Fit Academy program is back! Fit Academy is a summer day camp for kids ages 5-12 years old. In a fun and active environment, we will promote healthier lifestyles for all children through daily group exercise, games, nutrition education, cooking schools, and more!

Sign up for this program by enrolling through the form below. Spots are already filling up, so be sure to register if you want to be a part of the program this Summer!

We are now taking enrollment for the 2021 months of June – August

Fit Academy makes a fun Art Project!

  • Who: For kids ages 5-12 years old
  • Where: Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
  • When: June 2021 – August 2021
  • Camp Hours: Monday – Friday. Arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am, pick up at 4:30pm.
  • Fee: $150 per week
  • Activities include: Hiking, gardening, swimming, nutrition classes, daily group games and activities, fitness classes, and so much more!
  • Registration: Parents can choose to register their child for the entire 8 weeks of camp, or pick and choose weeks for the summer
  • More Information: Contact Heather Casey at (828) 266-1066 Ext. 3  or hcasey@apprhs.org to register or learn more.

 

Fit Academy Registration

Wellness Center COVID-Safe Reopening Plan

COVID-safeWe thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we carefully review rules and regulations to plan for your safe return. We know you have many questions about what to expect! This communication should prepare you for your return to the gym. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns. You will find all necessary contact information at the conclusion of this communication.

Our goal is to reopen the Wellness Center slowly, safely, and in compliance with state and local healthcare officials. We will follow a phased reopening plan outlined by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and the Governor’s office. Our operations will be modified as we slowly re-engage with our members and eventually our community.

Opening Date: September 7, 2020. As we enter phase 2.5, the Wellness Center is able to open at 30% capacity. Please read the information below, to see what our guidelines are for this current phase.

*Update to Video below: Effective Nov 24th, 2020 Gov Cooper’s Executive Order No. 180 requires masks in any public indoor space, regardless of social distancing, at gyms even while exercising.

Masks must be worn over chin and nose at all times when inside the Wellness Center, including during intense exercise. (Masks do not have to be worn while swimming.) 

Available for Members

  • Weight Room
  • Cardiovascular Equipment 
  • CrossFit Gym / Basketball Court
  • Therapy Pool (Physical Therapy Referral)
  • Aqua Arthritis Classes (Provider Referral)
  • Lap Pool Swimming (Lane Reservation Required)
  • Locker Room (For Lap Swimmers ONLY)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Virtual and Indoor Group Exercise Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Virtual & In Person Nutrition and Health Coaching
  • Indoor walking track

Wellness Center Committment

  • A safe, clean and disinfected environment
  • Additional Hand Sanitizing Stations
  • Additional Disinfectant Wipe Dispensers
  • Cardiovascular Equipment spaced 10-15 feet apart
  • Plexiglass placed inbetween equipment that can’t be spaced
  • Employees screened for fever each time they enter the building
  • Employees required to wear a mask while working
  • Increased sanitation and disinfecting protocols
  • Max Capacity of 225 members at any given time

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What if I'm high risk?

  • We completely understand your concern, and are encouraging all people who are higher risk to come to the facility Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm. These times have historically been lower volume. These times will be constantly monitored, and will be updated here once a week.
  • We also encourage higher-risk members to download the app, or check the Capacity Counter on the Wellness Center Home Page
  • Continue to take advantage of our virtual options.

Temporarily Suspended or Closed

 

  • Childcare reservations
  • Racquetball reservations
  • Towel service
  • Self-serve coffee
  • Cooking classes
  • Birthday parties

Member Responsibilities

  • Participate in touch-less thermometer temperature screenings
  • Answer a simple questionnaire regarding illness
  • Re-activate your membership at the Front Desk
  • Sign electronic liability waiver once, or daily in person waiver (REQUIRED)
  • Wear a mask over nose and mouth in the building at all times.
  • Respect capacity limit for Weight Room, Cardio Floor and Track areas (Currently set to 25 per area)
  • Scan in and out to help manage our Capacity Counter for the building
  • Bring your own hydration, or purchase from the Front Desk. (Bottle filling station is available)
  • Maintain appropriate distance of at least 6 feet, or 10-15 feet while exercising
  • Wipe down machines and equipment before and after use
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Donate to ARHS COVID-19 Response Fund

The Wellness Center staff have joined our healthcare system co-workers in giving back to the community.  If you are financially able and would like to join us, we invite you to donate your April membership dues to the ARHS COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Together, we will recover!

CrossFit: Request a FREE class

Want to try CrossFit Boone? Fill out the form below to request a CrossFit Guest Pass. 

This offer is only for NEW CrossFit attendees only and good for the first class.

Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga

The Wellness Center offers a variety of yoga classes that are free for our members to attend. In order to meet the needs of our members we’ve labeled the classes according to levels. This will allow members to choose classes that are suitable for their current fitness levels.

Our Instructors

Devin Treger

I believe that we all have an inner guide, and the breath is the tool to unlock it. By linking our physical movements to our breath in a fluid flow, we allow ourselves to connect and foster our relationship with the Self. My teaching style is highly intuitive, meaning that each class is catered to the people and energies that show up. I’m passionate about creating a welcoming space for breath and movement for every student. We all have something to teach each other!

Laura Price

Laura Price has been practicing yoga for five years. She is certified with over 200 hours of teacher training from the Asheville Yoga Center. She is also a trained dancer and choreographer and loves to incorporate yoga is all aspects of her life.

Besty Harris

I teach a Vinyasa flow style of yoga. This means that the various poses (asanas) are connected in a fluid manner, almost as a dance. I emphasize breath, flexibility, strength, and balance. My classes are accessible to all through modifications and the use of props such as blocks, straps, and blankets. I am especially sensitive to the needs of those with specific challenges to mobility, endurance, and balance.

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Brad Ratay

I really enjoy connecting with the community & sharing a collective movement practice. My classes are a playful and lighthearted vinyasa flow. You may hear cues such as “move & groove,” “give it a lil wiggle,” and “gyrate the hips.” I also teach a restorative yoga class, which is intended to make yoga accessible for all ability levels. Here are some fun facts about myself:
Biggest inspiration – Richard Simmons  
Favorite food – Fancy toast  
Favorite yoga pose – Happy baby

Massage Therapy

Everyone needs relaxation, rejuvenation, and relief from the daily grind – find it with the healing powers of skillful massage work!

Meet Your Therapists!

Our resident massage therapist offers a wide variety of both clinical and nonclinical bodywork modalities. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate, loosen up after a workout, or get relief from an injury or illness, we’re here to help. Our therapists are available at a wide variety of times, and are trained in several different styles of Massage in order to help meet whatever your needs may be. Give us a try today, and take care of your body – after all, you only get one!

Caden Dillard, LMBT

Caden Dillard, LMBT

Massage Therapist

Email: Caden Dillard

Certifications: Graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College 2020
Focus in Asian Cupping, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Myofascial Release, and Hot Stone Massage

Caden was born and raised in neighboring Ashe county. She has been practicing massage therapy since July of 2019, as she worked part time to obtain her Associates degree in Therapeutic Massage from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. Graduating in May of 2020, she went back to work full time as soon as she was able.

During her second year of college Caden found a passion for medically based therapeutic massage. Through an internship, she was able to practice massage at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem State University, and Wake Forest University. All of this served to give her valuable skills, and to fuel her love for massage even more!

She is certified in Asian Cupping, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Myofascial Release and Hot Stone Massage.

In her free time, Caden loves shopping, spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. She also enjoys caring for her pac man frog (Snoop Frogg), chubby white tree frog (Kermit) and her pastel ball python (Clyde), along with her massive 50-gallon fish tank filled with all type of freshwater fish.

Ryan Phipps, LMBT

Ryan Phipps, LMBT

Massage Therapist

Certifications: Graduate of the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health 2010
Focus in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Stretches|
Trained in Cupping or Myofascial Decompression
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, NC

Ryan Phipps has lived in the high country all his life, and graduated from the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2010. He pursued a functional approach to bodywork, and was mentored by Eli Peltz of the Alchemy Center for Healing Therapies, where he gained invaluable training in Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy techniques.

He continues his education towards functional and orthopedic massage. Ryan joined the team at Marathon Chiropractic Clinic in 2017 and has greatly enjoyed working with the wonderful community of health conscious people. With a focus in Myofascial Release, trigger point therapy and stretches he works with structure, function, range of motion and acute and chronic injuries.

In his free time Ryan likes to backpack, hike with his dog Charlie, play the acoustic guitar, draw and work with clay.

What Is Cupping Therapy?:

Cupping, or Myofascial Decompression, is a therapy that has been around for many hundreds of years, and has been used across the world. It is most notably employed in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but has also been implemented from Egypt to ancient Greece, and by a number of other civilizations for various purposes. 

Cupping is a form of deep tissue massage that instead of using deep pressure to the tissue, utilizes a negative pressure or vacuum to decompress muscles and the surrounding fascia, and to increase blood flow to affected areas. This can be used to break up adhesions, or “muscle knots,” and to stretch the fibers of muscles, thus freeing up range of motion and alleviating pain from tight muscles. 

One of the hallmark effects of cupping is the circular marks left on the treated area. Some may remember seeing these marks on swimmer Michael Phelps during his domineering performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Technically these marks are bruises, as blood has been pulled to the surface of the skin,  however in most cases these bruises are painless to the touch.

This type of Myofascial work can also be used to break up scar tissue, so it’s just as good for post surgery/injury clients as it is for athletes or anyone who is just up for an interesting yet very effective treatment.

“The Therapists at the Wellness Center are amazing! Cannot recommend enough. Kind, professional, talented – really, the whole package!” 

-Wellness Center Member

“Massage Therapy at the Wellness Center truly makes all the difference in the world. It’s now part of my regular wellness regimen!” 

-Wellness Center Member

“For the past 18 mos, the therapies have helped me w/ surgical recovery and rehab. Modalities I receive decrease my pain, inflammation and fatigue! I value immensely her capabilities, and her personalization of her skills and modalities to my presenting symptoms. I accomplish more with every session!”

-Wellness Center Member

Take Care of Yourself with Massage Therapy

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30 Minute Massage

1 Session

Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $60.00

3 Sessions

Members: $142.50
Non-Members: $171.00

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60 Minute Massage

1 Session

Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $85.00

3 Sessions

Members: $213.75
Non-Members: $242.25

7

90 Minute Massage

1 Session

Members: $105.00
Non-Members: $120.00

3 Sessions

Members: $299.25
Non-Members: $342.00

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Chair Massage

15 Minutes

Members: $20.00

Book the Gift of Massage!

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Kilograms for Mammograms

 

CrossFit Boone, Seven Seals CrossFit, Ashe CrossFit and CrossFit Postal are working together to support the Breast Cancer cause through a program called Kilograms for Mammograms. This fitness oriented fundraiser will celebrate survivors and help remove the cost barrier for those in need of a mammogram – all proceeds will go to the Wilma Redmond Mammography Fund.

 

CrossFit Activities:

  • Scaled WOD
  • Rx WOD
  • Kids’ WOD

We would love for you to participate in the CrossFit activities, but there will be plenty of fun for everyone, even if they don’t do CrossFit! Bring the whole family and all your friends! Other activities and entertainment include silent auction, photo booth, a balloon artist, and refreshments.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • Ashe Crossfit
  • Critcher Brothers Produce, Inc.
  • Enterline and Russell Builders, Inc,
  • Hollar and Greene Produce, Inc.
  • M-Prints, Inc.
  • Train4Life

Sign up

You can sign up as a team or as an individual. The suggested donation for CrossFit participation is $25, and any gift of $25 and above will receive an event t-shirt.

Registration will also be available on-site the morning of the event.  All participants are encouraged to sign up early as registrant and t-shirts will be limited and first come first serve.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

 

Moving Forward With Diabetes

Moving Forward with Diabetes

Diabetes? Now what?

 

If you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or glucose intolerance, this program is for you! 

You don’t have to do it alone! Let us help you live at your highest possible quality of life and avoid more costly healthcare with our Moving Forward with Diabetes program. You will receive:

  • Education about your condition
  • One-on-one assessments with our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Group educational classes and support
  • Coordination with your medical provider

If you would like more information on our Diabetes program please use the form below. 

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