The NY Giants and HackensackUMC Team Up to Open State-of-the-Art Fitness and Health Center
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 27, 2014, 04:30 PM EST
“HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS” officially opens with ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony
HackensackUMC and the New York Giants have been at the forefront of community health for more than a decade, leading their industries by creating alliances and programs to help keep their communities healthy. That effort now takes on a new dimension with the opening of HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS. This new, state-of-the-art facility, located on Route 17 brings together the combined expertise and trusted brands of HackensackUMC and the Giants to help patients and fans get fit and stay well.
The Hon. Gregg A. Padovano, mayor of the Borough of Maywood, Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network and John Mara, president and chief executive officer of the New York Giants, officially introduced the center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“HackensackUMC’s medical expertise and the New York Giants’ fitness leadership make this center unique,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “The healthcare landscape is changing, with its focus on ‘population health management,’ not just treating patients when they are sick, but offering wellness programs to the community. The creation of a fitness and wellness center shows that we’re delivering on that objective.”
HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS is equipped with an unprecedented array of premier amenities. The 112,000 square foot facility offers the community both a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a comprehensive range of health and wellness educational programs to improve and maintain the health of its members.
The 75,000-square-feet of fitness space opened December 30, 2013, and features an expansive fitness floor with state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, three salt-water filtered pools, a large variety of group fitness classes, spacious group exercise studios with robust programming for people of all ages and fitness levels, a sports performance center featuring athletic workouts (some of which will be coordinated with the assistance of the New York Giants trainers), Pilates Reformer studio, BEYOND Day Spa, complimentary child care and Sal’s Good Eats, a healthy café.
The center also houses the Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine, a comprehensive wellness pavilion. The pavilion houses a myriad of health and wellness services, including physical therapy, the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children, nutritional counseling, a demonstration cooking studio, behavioral health services, a corporate health center, a women’s health center offering mammography and bone density screenings, as well as pain management, acupuncture and chiropractic care.
“The mission of HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS is to help people of all ages and fitness levels achieve their health and wellness goals comfortably and safely,” said John Mara, president and chief executive officer of the New York Giants. “The facility combines medically based care with a world-class fitness club. A focus of the new center is on community outreach, combating childhood obesity and an overall push to get both adults and children more active.”
The ribbon cutting kicks off a weekend Grand Opening Celebration and Community Health Fair, which is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health fair and celebration will feature free health screenings and information, entertainment, demonstrations, clinics and special appearances scheduled by current and former members of the New York Giants. For a complete schedule of events, please visit: www.hackensackumcfitnesssnyg.com or call 201-843-4422.
Photo from left to right: William Ruckert III, Provident Bank; Stephen Kay, managing partner, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS; John Mara, president and chief executive officer, New York Giants; Leslie Adelman, managing partner, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS; Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network; Gregg A. Padovano, mayor, Borough of Maywood; Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr., chairman, HackensackUMC Board of Governors; Gary Reidy, managing partner, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS; and Mark Sparta, senior operations officer, HackensackUMC.