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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - Broward Health Broward General Medical Center’s New Wellness Center Now Open

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - After an extensive expansion, the Broward Health Broward General Medical Center (BGMC) Wellness Center has reopened and is now better than ever! The Wellness Center features state-of-the-art equipment and 1,200 additional square feet of space. The Grand Opening event was held on Friday, November 12.

“Our Wellness Center is more than a health club,” said Frank Walters, PhD, LAT, ATC, director of Sports Medicine and the Wellness Center at BGMC. “We offer our members a serious approach to fitness and healthy living. This expansion has helped increase our ability to assist people in our community achieve their health goals.”

BGMC’s Wellness Center boasts the expertise of personal trainers certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, a Diabetes Program, as well as massage therapy. Members also have access to nutritional consultations to help manage a complete diet and exercise routine. With a variety of aerobic activities, weight lifting, Pilates, yoga and other classes to choose from, every member is bound to find something that works for them.

New features of the Wellness Center include an exclusive spinning room with black lights, flat screen TVs, virtual rides and open road sessions; a 1,200 square foot weight training room featuring five additional treadmills, four additional Star Trac elliptical machines, two dumbbell racks, a dual-adjustable pulley machine, circuit training, and an abdominal workout area; sound-proof Yoga and Tai Chi class space; and renovated locker rooms.

For more information about the BGMC Wellness Center, or to print off a free three-day guest pass, visit www.browardhealth.org/bgwellness.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.