In early 2018, Piedmont Fayette Hospital will open a wellness center in the heart of the Pinewood Forrest community in Fayetteville, Georgia. The neighborhood — which is just one mile from the hospital — is a 234-acre master planned, mixed-use development adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.
Piedmont says the 60,000-square-foot, two-story facility will create a culture of health and wellness, supporting the healthy lifestyle goals of the community and acting as a bridge between medical care and wellness. “A wellness center is different from a gym or a fitness center because it offers programs that are tracked and overseen by medical professionals,” said Michael Burnett, Piedmont Fayette’s CEO. “The environment offers clinical integration so that physical therapists and exercise physiologists share common space. You can have people taking a hot yoga class in one studio, while someone is working with a therapist on rehabbing a shoulder injury in another area. In other areas, athletes can be optimizing their training while others swim laps in the pool or participate in therapeutic lifestyle programs, disease management or prevention fitness programs.”
Pinewood Forrest was envisioned by developers to be a haven for storytellers and creatives; the new urbanist community is a contemporary concept in suburban living. It’s an ideal location to live for employees of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, home to such blockbuster films as “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Doctor Strange” and more.
“Wellness is a key cornerstone of our community philosophy and having the Piedmont Fayette Wellness Center in the heart of Village Square illustrates our commitment,” added Rob Parker, president of Pinewood Forrest. “We are excited about this special partnership with Piedmont Fayette as we collectively push forward on new and innovative ways to promote wellness to our residents and guests alike.”
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In addition to the six-lane lap pool and therapy pool, Piedmont says there will be multiple fitness studios, an active gaming component, a spin room and 18,000 square feet of fitness space. Another feature will be the licensed D1 Sports Training program, the first in the state of Georgia, offering specific sports training for athletes from youth to professional level with dedicated space for indoor and outdoor fitness training.
“This will be the first time that Piedmont has integrated a health and wellness location within a residential community,” said Burnett. “We believe this innovative facility will not only be a gold standard fitness facility for people of all ages and abilities, but will also be the best way to deliver preventive medicine and healthcare solutions for a community focused on wellness and living better.”
Memberships to the Piedmont Fayette Wellness Center at Pinewood Forrest will be open to the public with access to the outpatient rehab/healthcare services by appointment. Although details are not final, Pinewood Forrest anticipates bundling a membership to the wellness center with a home purchase.