Bradley Wellness Center to be expanded, renovated

Friday, March 21, 2014

 Bradley Wellness Center to be expanded, renovated Bradley Wellness Center will begin construction on an expansion and renovation project this summer. Looking at project drawings, from left, are Matthew O’Kelley, contractor, and Danny Wright, vice president.

DALTON, Ga.  – Bradley Wellness Center (BWC), the wellness affiliate for Hamilton Medical Center will go through some changes and growth beginning in the summer of 2014.

The two-story project will include 11,700 square feet of new construction and will be added on the east side of BWC, facing Broadrick Drive.

The main upgrades on the first floor will include: a new main lobby area, a dedicated space for Life Fit that’s ideal for high intensity functional training, a biomechanics and sport enhancement area with new motion capture technology and analysis capabilities along with other sports performance enhancement technology, a space for group personal training sessions, space for physical therapy (specifically spine therapy), and two massage rooms with the ability to offer couples massages.

On the second floor, there will be a yoga-specific room with the ability to offer “hot yoga” in the BWC yoga class schedule, and the spin room will be relocated from the first floor to the second floor in the newly constructed space, adjacent to the upstairs track and main workout areas.  

“The new structure will provide the opportunity to offer some of our current group fitness classes in a more ideal environment – specifically yoga, spin and Life Fit,” said Kevin Roberts, BWC director.

Cardiac rehabilitation will remain on the second floor but will be relocated where there will be views to the outside from the exercise machines. Cardiac rehabilitation will have an improved patient and family experience with the new design and floor plan.  

“The ability to see outside while working out will be a great feature especially during certain times of the year to see the colors of spring and fall,” added Roberts.

According to Danny Wright, vice president, the upgrades will greatly enhance the BWC experience and offer some of the most recent technology to wellness in the area.