Health & Fitness Centers

Joining a fitness center can be an intimidating process that is made even more challenging with high fees and limited access due to location. The Wellness Coalition is partnering with health and fitness centers in Montgomery, Macon and Lowndes counties to provide reduced-cost memberships for select residents.  

Currently, HSI Wellness Centers offer affordable rates to the public and no contract agreement is required.  Additional discounts are available to HSI patients.  Please contact the locations below about availability:

River Region Wellness Center (HSI)
small office building with a yellow sign in front on the corner.1765 Plum St

Montgomery, AL 36107
Open Monday thru Friday 6am – 8pm
And Saturday 9am – 2pm

Hayneville Wellness Center (HSI)
On premises fitness center.10 Pine Street
Hayneville, AL 36040

.Open Monday thru Friday 6am – 8pm

Tips for Going to the Gym

Man Working Out on white backgroundWhat to wear

  • Make sure to wear comfortable attire that does not restrict body movements.
  • Closed toe sneakers or athletic shoes should be worn at all times. Choose your shoes based on what kind of exercises you will be doing. For example, if you want to do more cardio exercises, then going for jogging shoes will be a great idea.
  • Choose a lightweight t-shirt or a sweat shirt. It should be made of breathable material like cotton.
  • Wear normal cotton gym shorts or pants. These should at the most extend one inch below the knees. These shorts should not be tight around the waist, so elastic shorts will be more comfortable. Even cotton track pants can also be worn if you feel shy in shorts. Athletic stretch pants are okay as well. 
  • Bring a soft towel to wipe your sweat every now and then. You don’t want to leave your sweat on the seat of a machine

Woman Losing WeightWhat to bring with you

To enroll: you’ll need your driver’s license and payment (no cash; only debit/credit, money order or check. Checks must be above #300)
Daily: It is not recommended to bring anything of value inside the fitness center as they are not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged items. Just make sure you don’t forget your towel or your motivation!

You’re in. Now what?

Many of us feel overwhelmed by everything going on in fitness centers. There are just so many choices. Speak with a staff member about scheduling 3 training sessions at time of your sign up. They can give you a tour, explain and demonstrate how to use each piece of equipment, and provide you with an individualized workout plan.

Services Available at Wellness Centers

Although fitness centers can all look very different, for the most part, they all have the same services such as:

  • Fitness classes
  • Health workshops
  • Fitness assessment
  • 3 training sessions with staff
  • Workout plan
  • Lockers
  • Shower

What’s Recommended

It’s recommended that some sort of cardio (walking, running, etc.) be performed each day. Give muscles a break at least once to twice a week depending on how intense your workout is. You CAN train each body part once, twice or three times per week and still get good results. For more health and wellness tips, check out our wellness resources page or contact The Wellness Coalition today.
Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.