Powell Wellness Center (PWC) has achieved certification by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated fitness facilities.

Our aquatic arena supports fun and therapy!

Our pool, therapy pockets, walking oval and lap lanes provide refreshing space for aquatic therapy, swim lessons, family swim times and group fitness classes. Aqua volleyball, anyone?

Refuel and Replenish Post-workout

Swing by the Cafe and choose from snacks, sandwiches and beverages, including delicious natural whole foods smoothies!

The summer H-E-A-T has arrived!

Get ready for P-O-O-L time! Now is an excellent time to get a jump start on swim lessons or get a refresher! Check out the Aquatic Fitness schedule below to see the variety of fun group swim classes that we offer for all levels. We also offer private swim lessons. For more information, take a look at our class descriptions.  If you have questions, please contact Aquatics Manager Danette Askew at daskew@culpeperwellness.org or 540-445-5383.

News & Events

Your input needed on youth recreation

For the last several months, a Youth Recreation Advisory Group of community partners and youth leaders has been meeting in Culpeper. This group is focused on understanding what kinds of activities area youth are interested in. Additionally, they want to know what...

Step Out with Powell Wellness Center

Walk 10K is an annual worldwide walking challenge that takes place in May and is sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association. Powell Wellness Center members participated in 2017 and 2018 for a grand total of 74,000,000 steps!


Register now for fall/winter swim lessons

PWC will offer the following classes: Parent & Child (ages 6 months – 3 years), Preschool Aquatics (ages 3-5 years), Learn to Swim (ages 6 – 13 years) and Adult Swim (ages 14 and older).

Health Matters: Heel pain and plantar fasciitis

Program date and time: August 14, 12:00 noon Location: Powell Wellness Center café area Heel pain and plantar fasciitis are common orthopedic complaints — not surprising given the wear and tear experienced by our feet in daily life. In our monthly Health Matters...

BioExercise™: Movement for mobility

Class location: Powell Wellness Center

Class date and time: This is a 6-week course beginning August 6, 2018 for PWC members and non-members. There are two classes per week on Monday & Wednesday from 2:00 – 2:45 pm.
BioExercise™ combines activities for both body and mind to improve total body functionality. It is designed for people with cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis; with joint replacement, arthritis or chronic pain conditions; and those in stroke recovery.

5 Mile Walk Workshop

Program date and time: July 21, 2018, 11:30 am –  1:00 pm

Location: Powell Wellness Center

Lace up your athletic shoes and join fitness instructor Sharon Steele for a 5 Mile Walk workshop.

Health Matters: Common hand problems

Program date and time: July 10, 12:00 noon
Location: Powell Wellness Center
Join us for a free Health Matters session on common hand problems such as carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and osteoarthritis.