As the area’s only medically-integrated fitness and health center, Powell Wellness Center (PWC) offers FitScripts, medical programming that makes it possible for people of all ages and backgrounds to safely enhance their overall health, wellness, and physical fitness.
FitScripts—Prescribing Exercise as Medicine
PWC created FitScripts from the Exercise is Medicine® program, an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). It is a physician-referral program designed for those who could benefit from exercise but who may have a chronic condition or physical limitation such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary disease, or orthopedic concern that is preventing them from regular exercise.
Through FitScripts, physicians prescribe exercise by referring patients to PWC for an eight-week program of supervised sessions in a small group setting ($50/member, $99/non-member; scholarships available).
Specialized pool and gym classes in our FitScripts program address:
- Aquatic fitness for cardiovascular, balance and range of motion health
- Cancer Fitness
- Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Phase III Fitness
- Diabetes/Hypertension Fitness
- General/weight loss
- Orthopedic Fitness
- Parkinson’s – read about our new Rock Steady Boxing program!
- Pre/post natal fitness
FitScripts also offers a kids program for ages 10-14. Read the UVA Health study indicating that exercise during pregnancy may save kids from health problems as adults.
All 8-week programs include:
- Fitness evaluations at beginning and end of program
- 2 training sessions per week in small groups
- A summary report provided to participant and participant’s physician
- Unlimited full access to the center and its amenities
- Transition to full membership with a discounted enrollment fee at the end of 8 week program
Download the Medical Fitness Referral form for your doctor. Participants must be referred to FitScripts by their doctor.
For additional information, contact Whitney Propps, Medical Program Leader at 540-445-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org or exercise specialist Bobby Zajkowski at 540-321-4252 or email@example.com
“Our family has received a scholarship for the FitScripts program. This program allows our teenagers to get in shape through a fitness program in a safe environment. We feel confident our kids are in a family-friendly facility, which is very important to us. We have seen improved health and wellness with our guys. They are more aware and attentive to their overall health. The certified medical fitness program makes us, as parents, feel confident that our family is getting the best possible care, direction and supervision that we need to gain and maintain new healthy habits. The program works well because the employees give direction, feedback, and encouragement as well as safety instruction, accountability and support with obtainable goals.”