Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North


Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North


Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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