01 JUN 2023

Premier Fitness Facility to Reopen

Corner of the fitness center's walking track that wraps around the second floor.
Active Wellness partners with medical organizations in numerous locations to inspire healthier lives and extend the continuum of care.

Active Wellness Center at NorthBay Health logo with a square container below it containing NorthBay Health's logo and the words 'powered by'.Thanks to a new partnership between NorthBay Health and San Francisco-based Active Wellness, the facility once called HealthSpring Fitness will open its doors later this summer as Active Wellness Center at NorthBay Health.

The three-story, 53,500-square-foot fitness center, which anchors the VacaValley Wellness Center at 1020 Nut Tree Drive, offers indoor cycling, yoga, boxing, small group training, heart-rate training, personal training services, medically integrated fitness programs and swim programs. The facility includes an indoor therapy pool, a whirlpool, a group exercise pool and a 25-yard lap pool.

There will be a wide variety of group classes and lifestyle programs available. There will also be recovery and restorative programs, child care, youth programs and stocked locker rooms.

HealthSpring Fitness, which opened in 2016, closed its doors in March 2020, after California shut down gyms statewide as a safety measure. At that time NorthBay parted ways with the company that was operating the facility.

Fitness center's lap pool in the foreground, with glimpses of the walking track above and group exercise pool in the back.When other gyms started to reopen in June 2021, NorthBay began looking for a new management partner. The economy presented its own set of challenges, but eventually, NorthBay and Active teams came together and found a lot of common ground, according to Sheniece Smith, NorthBay Health Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.

“We want to thank our members for their patience, and assure them it will be worth the wait,” she said. “Active is eager to come to Vacaville to help us re-open our incredibly versatile facility that offers something for everyone. And we’re eager to welcome the community back.”

Active Wellness partners with medical organizations in numerous locations to inspire healthier lives and extend the continuum of care. Their services function as a liaison between hospitals, physicians and patients to support whole-person health care.

In other communities Active developed programs and opportunities for patients dealing with cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s, post-surgery and more.

Prior members can reach out to Active Wellness regarding special programs.

Membership can be renewed via the website anytime. A Q&A can also be found on the website.

Multiple rows of exercise bikes inside the cycling room at the fitness center.“We’re very excited to have found the ideal partner to manage the fitness center for us,” said President and CEO B. Konard Jones. “Our priorities are in alignment, and we are looking forward to seeing them create an exceptional experience in an environment where a healthy lifestyle is created, one that will well serve the members, our patients and our community.”

Michele Wong, COO from Active Wellness agreed. “Active Wellness Center at NorthBay Health is set to reopen stronger than ever. We’re honored to serve the Vacaville community, in partnership with NorthBay Health, to inspire healthier, more active lives.”

Morgan Jolley, Assistant Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, has been involved in the process to find the right partner.

“This demonstrates NorthBay’s commitment to continue to invest in the health of our communities,” he said. “As a leading health system in Solano County, we believe creating access to high-quality fitness centers, hospitals and everything in between is essential in order to elevate health in our community.”

The new wellness center website provides details for anyone interested in membership.

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