Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North
Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North2009
Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center is a model of medical and wellness integration, bringing together fitness/wellness membership programs, physical therapy, sports medicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, women’s programs, and diagnostic and emergency services.
The physical environment promotes true integration of programs and services through creative space planning and design development. The facility effectively supports the sharing of staff, equipment, building amenities and exercise/recreational areas such as pools, a gymnasium, group exercise studios, a weight training area and locker rooms, while also providing the most current technology in diagnostic and emergency care facilities.
Among the major program components is the Lifestyles Wellness Center, combining a state-of-the-art health club with rehabilitation services. The spaciousness of this area, which totals 47,000 square feet, gives users an open, free feeling during their workout routine. The 10,000-square-foot physical therapy area provides four private exam rooms, six semi-private exam rooms, a whirlpool, a hot-water therapy pool and an integrated fitness floor.
Upscale components include a locker room featuring a sauna, a whirlpool, a steam room, private family facilities and a lounge, as well as Mario’s International Spa, a 4,500-square-foot, full-service day spa.
Project DetailsArchitect: TC Architects; Akron, Ohio
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $21 million
Square Feet: 96,000
Occupancy: June 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.
Bleachers: Becker Arena Products Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.
Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Entertainment Systems: Life Fitness
Exercise Balls: BOSU by Fitness Quest Inc.
Filters: Astral Products Inc.
Floor Covers: Porter Athletic Inc.
Floor Finishes: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Northern Stainless & Rail Products
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Hollman Inc.
Lockers: Republic Storage Systems Co.
Pilates Equipment: Stott Pilates
Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.
Stair Climbers: StairMaster Health & Fitness Products Inc.
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Surfaces, Track: Everlast Sports Surfacing
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Inc.
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Inc.
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Water Play Features: Rain Drop Products LLC