Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center has lowered its age limit restriction to allow 12- and 13-year old children full memberships.
The decision to welcome these youngest members was made to promote wellness and physical activity to the youth of greater McHenry and Kane counties. All 12- and 13-year-old members will be required to take an etiquette and safety class so they understand how to work safely with the fitness equipment and obey Centegra’s policies.
“Illinois has the fourth highest childhood obesity rate in the country,” said Matt Carlen, vice president of health and wellness with Centegra Health System. “This new membership aligns with Centegra Health System’s mission to promote wellness in greater McHenry County.”Area physicians may also recommend Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center memberships to patients 12 and older who are at the risk of disease. Centegra’s WellBridge Program is a 60-day membership to Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers that is available with a physician or clinician’s prescription. The membership provides the patient and a support person full classic membership benefits at the cost of $60 per person, weekly WellBridge classes, a free three-phase fitness Bridge Assessment, a designated and supervised fitness area, a fitness evaluation sent to physicians by fitness coaches, special weekly classes, discounted nutrition and wellness coaching services, plus a zero enrollment offer to join as a continued member.For more information about Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center call 815-444-2900.