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2002 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Health Care's Cheek-Powell Wellness Center Renovates to Expand Member Services

CLEARWATER, Fla. (March 6, 2002) - To better serve the needs of its customers and employees, Morton Plant Mease Health Care's Cheek-Powell Wellness Center - Clearwater recently completed a $150,000 renovation. Enhancements to the 24,000-square foot center include two new member service areas, a separate stretching area and Nautilus and Pilates Reformer equipment, as well as remodeled locker rooms and new flooring in the reception areas. The Pilates Reformer is designed to help people perform the various Pilates exercises in correct and proper form.

"The Cheek-Powell Wellness Center - Clearwater offers exercise options for people at all fitness levels," said Dan Abate, manager of the center. "For example, members can strength-train with free weights, walk on a treadmill or relax with a group yoga class."

Members of the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center - Clearwater can choose from several options designed to improve their health including weight reduction/management for adults and children; community lectures on nutrition, stress management and current health issues; options to stop smoking; hypnosis therapy and grocery store tours and cooking classes. Specialized services at the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center - Clearwater include lifestyle enhancement programs, cardiotheater for viewing and listening enjoyment, child care, personal training, one-on-one exercise prescription and massage therapy.

Located at 455 Pinellas St., the Morton Plant Mease Health Care's Cheek-Powell Wellness Center - Clearwater offers group fitness memberships starting at $35 per month. A general membership includes a $175 initiation fee and a $45 monthly membership fee entitling the individual member to a comprehensive fitness evaluation; one-on-one exercise prescription; nutritional counseling; aerobics, step and group exercise classes; strength training; and more. For more information call (727) 462-7656.

Established in 1994, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to improving the health of all it serves through community-owned health services that set the standard for high quality, compassionate care.

Contact:Phoebe Ochman/Beth Hardy

MPMHC News Bureau

727 / 461-8117 Phone

727 / 468-7586 Pager