Penrose-St. Francis to Close the Health Learning Center Gym

News Release
June 4, 2013

Penrose-St. Francis to Close the Health Learning Center Gym

After extensive research and discussion, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has made the decision to close the Health Learning Center gym, located at 1644 Medical Center Point, on June 21. Knowing that the lease would run out in June, Penrose-St. Francis spent a lot of time looking at alternate locations and program options. Ultimately, the decision was made to close the gym. Penrose-St. Francis will not be opening any new services in this location.

To assist our gym clients with the transition, Penrose-St. Francis and SilverSneakers are hosting an on-site gym registration with the other SilverSneakers partner gyms in the community. Our clients will be able to meet representatives from each gym, discuss services provided and even register. Many of the gyms offer similar programs and services at a reasonable cost.

Some of the programs offered at the Health Learning Center gym are being transferred to other Penrose-St. Francis locations. For example, the Tai Chi classes and the bariatric support services are being relocated to Penrose Hospital. Other related programs will not be impacted, such as the aquatic therapy program and services offered at the Health Learning Center in the Peak Vista Community Health Centers campus on Academy Blvd.

Also, Colorado Sports and Spine Centers is a rehabilitation program that shares space with the gym. They will be moving their program from the Health Learning Center gym to a new location, just across the street at 3030 N. Circle Dr., Suite 217. Colorado Sports and Spine Center will remain open until June 26. They will be closed on June 27and 28 and will reopen on Monday, July 1 in their new location.

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About Penrose-St. Francis Health Services:

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