The Fitness Center is a medically based fitness facility owned and operated by High Point Medical Center and located in the Congdon Heart and Vascular Center. It is open to anyone over the age of 14. We believe the key to developing effective fitness programs is understanding your overall health.
Our staff has expertise in fitness as well as exercise physiology, sports science, nutrition, nursing and medicine. We work with each member to design an individual program that will keep you motivated to stick with it.
The High Point Medical Center month-to-month membership plan offers unlimited use of our facilities and equipment, as well as access to education programs and most studio exercise classes. Discounts are available for corporate memberships, and members purchasing annual memberships. Learn more about fitness center membership or contact us to schedule a free initial visit.
Programs and Services
- Heart Strides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Senior Fitness
- MedEx Program
- Balance Training
- Nutrition Counseling
- Post PT Recovery
- Sports Performance
- Weight Loss Options
- Low Back Classes
- Golf Fitness
- Cycling Programs
- Running Programs
- Personal Training
- Monthly Educational Workshops
Through a partnership with Healthways and the SilverSneakers program, we are pleased to offer all SilverSneakers members a free membership at the Fitness Center.
The SilverSneakers program is a lifestyle enhancement program offering subsidized fitness center memberships for any Medicare eligible individuals (65 years and older) who are affiliated with one of the many partnering insurance providers.
“This means as a SilverSneakers member, you pay nothing to be a member of our certified medical fitness center and you will receive all of the same great supervision and benefits we are well known for delivering. In today's economy, this is a true health care benefit," said Bob Forman, director of the Fitness Center.
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. Today more than 40 Medicare health plans offer the program as a benefit to members across the nation. Regular participation in the program has been proven to help older adults manage their health and increase strength, balance and endurance.
With your SilverSneakers membership, use of the Fitness Center is unlimited and includes access to group exercise classes. Additional fee based programs and services are not included.
To find out if your health plan participates in SilverSneakers, please contact your plan administrator or visit the SilverSneakers website.
The Fitness Center at High Point Medical Center is at the forefront of preventative medicine with its MedEx program (medically supervised exercise). MedEx is designed for individuals who need better management of their risk factors associated with disease. Being proactive and taking charge of your life can reduce these risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, overweight or obesity, sedentary lifestyle and stress, while improving your quality of life.
Utilizing various resource tools, the professional staff will design a personalized, easy to follow exercise program, targeting those risk factors you need to control. There are two levels of programming, along with specified workout hours for our MedEx members, allowing for a greater degree of supervision and guidance. This, along with the ongoing review and progression of the exercise program, and the consistent monitoring of vital physiological parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and/or oxygen saturation levels is what makes the Fitness Center at High Point Medical Center unique. This level of care is unsurpassed, promoting a safe, effective environment that encourages participation and enhances positive outcomes.
In addition, the Fitness Center provides free monthly educational seminars on wellness-related topics and a variety of group exercise classes that can be attended at no extra charge. On-site nutritional counseling and massage therapy are also available.
At High Point Medical Center, we know that personal training goes a long way with some individuals. Our personal training sessions are dedicated one-on-one exercise sessions with an exercise physiologist that will magnify the motivation and intensify the exercise experience. Our exercise physiologists are patient and listen to your personal training needs. Thirty or sixty-minute sessions are available as well as personal training packages. Fees do apply.
Programs for Cancer Survivors
CancerFITT (Functional Independence Through Training) is a 12-week supervised, exercise program designed specifically for cancer patients. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4 pm at the Fitness Center at High Point Medical Center. Cost of CancerFITT is $170 (not insurance billable) with scholarships available.
- Members can utilize the facility during operating hours
- Provides progressive cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises
- Pre- and post-fitness and physical therapy assessments
- Informative education sessions
- Specific group exercise classes led by exercise physiologists
- Physician release required