Kaweah Health’s Lifestyle Fitness Center keeps Visalians healthy

(Rigo Moran)

11,000 Visalians are active members of Kaweah Health’s Lifestyle Fitness Center, the only medically based fitness facility in Visalia

VISALIA – Medicine and fitness have always gone hand-in-hand and there is no better example of that in Visalia than Kaweah Health’s Lifestyle Fitness Center.

The facility has continued to see a strong post-pandemic recovery, according to a recent memo to the Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s board of directors. Net Revenue has increased by 7% over the past four years. The fiscal year (FY) 2024 contribution margin of $562,461 is higher than FY 2021 and FY 2022, although a 9% decrease from FY 2023.

Membership enrollment continues to remain strong at just under 11,000 active members. This is a 3% growth over the prior year and 6% over the past four years.

Visalians have enjoyed the Lifestyle Center since it opened in 1987 with personalized programs designed to meet the fitness needs of community members. To this day, it remains the only medically based fitness facility in Visalia. Giving members the option of simply staying fit, following doctor-prescribed exercises or learning about health and wellness, the center made it a priority to understand each members’ needs and goals.

The Lifestyle Fitness Center offers activities for all types of people looking to improve their fitness, with offerings including an indoor gymnasium, indoor pools, specialty classes and more. As of March 31, 2024 there are 10,738 members currently enrolled at the center; 42% are regularly community memberships, 22% are Silver Sneakers (Medicare Advantage) memberships, 17% are Kaweah Health employee memberships, 11% are senior memberships, 2% corporate memberships and 2% student memberships.

Increased enrollment has also increased daily utilization with over 41,000 member and guests check-ins monthly, averaging 1,400 visits daily and close to 500,000 annually.

“Exercise physiologists help members create a clear picture of how to work toward their health goals. As a member of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), and SilverSneakers, our facility is completely equipped to handle the diverse needs of our many unique members. No matter what kind of training you’re looking to gain, The Kaweah Health Lifestyle Fitness Center can help,” Kaweah Health’s website states.

The facility also offers complimentary fitness evaluations, wellness checks and kids’ programs.

“The Kaweah Health Lifestyle Fitness Center is more than a fitness facility — we’re a fitness family. We succeed when each of our members succeed,” the website goes on to state.

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