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One great reason to join the Sanford Women’s Health center—you.

Open the door to a world of benefits that go beyond an hour-long workout. Sanford's Women’s Health Center is here to support you and move you in the right direction toward your goal of a healthier lifestyle and all that can include—feeling better, reducing stress, increasing your confidence, improving your overall health and becoming the best you can be.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, looking to tone up and gain strength or better manage the stress of daily life, the Women’s Health Center can help tailor an exercise plan that’s the perfect fit for you. Equipment, group classes and instruction provide the tools and support to help keep you on track. It’s an environment where you’ll find friendship, motivation and balance.

At the Women’s Health Center, you are assured a medically sound program. Our physical therapists provide free injury screenings and make recommendations for the workout personalized to your specific needs. We are dedicated to helping women maintain healthy bodies through every stage of life. We treat physical fitness as a lifetime process with a goal of enabling you to live the kind of life you want to live.

There are a lot of good reasons to join a health club. The most important is you.

Personal training

Our commitment

The Women's Health Center is a one-of-a kind fitness facility which helps you build more than muscle—you may also build friendships, confidence and healthier lifestyles.

Our philosophy

At the Women's Health Center we treat fitness as a lifetime process rather than an eventual outcome. Physical activity is meant to be enjoyed, not endured.

Our goal

At the Women's Health Center our goal is to shape the body that works well and feels good for you. The real goal of exercise is to enable you to live the kind of life you want to live. You will love the results!

Your benefits

Physiological benefits:

  • Improved body composition
  • Decreased body fat
  • Improved muscle tone, strength and flexibility
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance
  • Stronger bones

Psychological benefits:

  • Improved confidence
  • Increased knowledge
  • A sense of accomplishment and pride
  • A positive attitude
  • Helps establish healthy habits

Why should I exercise?

Click here for answers from Kinsey Shultz Piatz, MD, Sanford Health family medicine doctor.

Leadership and expertise

Melanie Carvell, director, is a registered physical therapist. She provides direction and education for the staff as well as teaching fitness classes and providing physical therapy assessment and treatment.

To see an article about Carvell in City Magazine, select the July issue on this page »

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