Health Education & Services
At Powell Wellness Center (PWC) we take a unique approach to fitness and wellness. We offer a variety of programs and resources to educate our members and the community on healthy living and overall well-being.
Health Programs and Events
In addition to our regular exercise classes, personal training, and FitScripts program, we offer health and wellness programs such as walking challenges, health fairs, flu vaccine clinics, blood pressure screenings and lectures on health and wellness topics. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date list of health programs and events.
Join us for Health Matters – a free and educational presentation open to the public on a current health or wellness topic. During these sessions, a member of the local medical community or our own in-house specialists share their expertise on health topics and answer your questions. Past presentations have focused on heart health, living with diabetes, proper nutrition, living well with a chronic condition, shaping up for summer, and more. Details about Health Matters sessions will be posted on our website calendar and Facebook page.
This yearly event sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association encourages people to establish a walking routine for overall fitness. The goal is to accumulate 10,000 steps during the weeklong campaign, and tracking those steps allows the participant to become eligible for prizes. Walk 10K is usually held the second week in May. Details will be available on our website calendar and Facebook page.
Our wellness services include a variety of screenings and tests that can be conducted for individuals or groups, such as cholesterol (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides); A1C (estimation of your blood glucose levels over the past three months); and BodyGem, a resting metabolic rate/metabolism test.
A1C Testing and Diabetes Education
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 18.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. An estimated 79 million people have prediabetes with blood glucose levels in the prediabetic range. Because of these statistics, diabetes care and education is important. We offer A1C testing to determine your diabetes risk. Check our calendar of events for programs related to diabetes or call the PWC Front Desk at 540-445-5406 to schedule an appointment for an A1C test ($25 fee).
PWC is pleased to offer metabolic testing, called BodyGem, which measures resting metabolic rate. Until recently, there was no convenient way to measure your metabolism. Now, with the BodyGem device, you can easily and quickly learn your metabolic rate with a simple breath test that PWC wellness professionals can administer in 10 minutes or less. Contact PWC Front Desk at 540-445-5406 to schedule an appointment for BodyGem testing ($30 fee).
Yearly Wellness Assessment
The yearly Wellness Assessment is included in your PWC membership. During the assessment, a member’s height and weight, blood pressure, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, balance, hip/waist and body fat will be measured. Using this data in tandem with a review of the member’s health history and goals, an exercise specialist will work with the member to develop a plan to enhance and track their personal fitness level and support improved health. The assessment may be set up at the membership desk.
- Wear comfortable shorts, a short sleeved shirt and athletic shoes. Please do not wear leggings or a one piece top, which can make it difficult to obtain accurate circumference or other body composition measurements
- Drink plenty of fluids over the 24-hour period preceding the assessment
- Abstain from food, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine for the 3 hours prior to the assessment
- Avoid exercise or vigorous physical exercise the day of the assessment; it is best if the assessment exercise is your first exercise of the day
- Get an adequate amount of sleep (6-8 hours) the night prior to the assessment
- Notify us if you have recently been ill; the assessment may need to be rescheduled.
Contact the Front Desk at 540-445-5406 for prices or to schedule an appointment for a particular screening.