$1 million renovation adds new equipment to Northwest Community Ho…

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The newly overhauled Wellness Center at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights will be able to accommodate health-conscious members of all skill sets, providing them with more space and state-of-the-art fitness and training programs under one roof, hospital officials said.

The recent grand re-opening of the Wellness Center, a medically-based facility at 900 W. Central Road, showcased more than 100 new pieces of cardio and strength training equipment that were a part of the $1 million renovation of the center, which first opened in 1996, said Michael Brandson, an educator and personal trainer at the Wellness Center.

A new spacious, open area with artificial turf provides ample room for members who enjoy cross-functional and high intensity interval training, but the renovated center also provides enough flexibility for members who “feel self-conscious working out and want some privacy,” Brandson said.

“Our demographics here are not just one typical age or type of person,” Brandson said. “We do have your cross-fit gym rats who work out every day. But we also appeal to the type of person who represents 80 percent of the American public. … People who…

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