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Howard Long Wellness Center: Your Choice For Wellness Done Right

WHEELING — The Howard Long Wellness Center of Wheeling Hospital has programs, classes and activities for every fitness level. And everything they do is backed by Wheeling Hospital and run by professional, degree-holding exercise physiologists.

“Howard Long believes in wellness to fit your life,” Joe Slavik, director of Howard Long Wellness Center, said.

“We have classes for just about everyone. And we have programs that were designed to fit the wellness needs of our community.”

One of those programs is CrossFit® This innovative program helps people meet the physical challenges of life head on. It encompasses the physical, mental and even diet of participants.”

CrossFit trains people through biking, running, rowing, weight training and many other activities

The program is meant to improve competence in cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

A new, separate area within the facility is dedicated to CrossFit training and the regimen is directed by fully certified Level 1 fitness instructors.

CrossFit will cost members an additional fee but includes many program benefits.

“CrossFit is not for everyone; it is quite demanding,” Slavik said.

“It developed over several decades and has mushroomed into a worldwide phenomenon that includes a collaborative, supportive online community and even competitive events of all kinds.”

CrossFit is only one of an array of programs available at Howard Long Wellness Center that include group classes in Core Fusion, Zumba, Boot Camp, Yoga, land aerobics, water aerobics and many more.

Howard Long Wellness Center also has a range of recreational activities including swimming, basketball, racquetball, volleyball, weight training and more.

“We have something for everyone, regardless of your age or current physical level,” Slavik said.

“We also offer wellness programs for weight loss, nutrition counseling and diabetes control as well as outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehab.”

Slavik also noted that Howard Long Wellness Center is the only facility to offer such a wide array of wellness options.

“We really are your only choice for wellness done right,” Slavik said.

The center also has an on-site child care center for members’ kids as well as a Junior Wellness Program.

Located at 800 Medical Park, adjacent to the hospital, Howard Long Wellness Center is open seven days a week.

Hours of operation are: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 304-242-9355, visit the center on Facebook or on the website at: https// wheelinghospital.org/ facilities/howardlong.

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