HMH Wellness Center reopens, expands services

The HMH Wellness Center reopened on Monday, June 1, 2020. The operating hours are Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  During the summer months, the HMH Wellness Center will be closed on Saturdays. In late summer, the staff will reevaluate whether to open on Saturdays.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the HMH Wellness Center will follow the recommendations set by the Kentucky Department of Health. Upon entering the HMH Wellness Center, each client will be screened, which includes a temperature check. Masks will be issued to all who use the facility. HMH will also follow the cleaning and disinfecting protocols. As always, hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available in the Center.

There will be limited capacity due to reconfiguration of equipment to comply with social distancing mandates. Clients must be prepared for a potential wait if the Center is at full capacity. A time limit of one hour per day maximum in the Center will be enforced to allow other clients access to the facility. At this time, the Silver Sneakers classes will not resume until a later date.

The HMH Wellness Center is $20 a month, with no yearly contract. And, the monthly family plan for three or more people is only $45. HMH has fitness trainers available to help a client develop an individualized fitness plan. Also, a person can work out with no particular routine in mind.

 New to the HMH Wellness Center will be water aerobics classes at HMH at The Cottages. HMH at The Cottages is the lifestyle center of The Cottages at Flat Run, which is located at 1445 KY Highway 36 East, Cynthiana, Ky.  The classes will begin Monday, June 15.

 Several water aerobics classes will be offered at the facility. The current schedule is two classes daily Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A higher level aqua power class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The class fees are $40 per month.  If you pay annually, the cost is $30 a month/$360 a year. If you are a HMH Wellness Center client, you can pay for both at $60 a month or pay an annual fee of $600 ($50 per month). You can register for as many classes as are available per month. For the month of June 2020, the fee will be discounted 50 percent. Please note at this time, there will be COVID-19 screenings, which includes a temperature check upon entering the building.

To register for water aerobics classes or for further information about the HMH Wellness Center, please contact the HMH Rehabilitation Services Department at 859-235-3553.

With the addition of an indoor therapy pool at HMH at The Cottages, HMH Rehabilitation Services will now offer aquatic therapy for patients. Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool under the supervision of a healthcare professional. This type of therapy improves muscle relaxation, provides resistance for strength training, and offers the ability to decrease stress on the joints, while strengthening muscles.

Aquatic therapy is beneficial for patients who have sports-related injuries, arthritis, shoulder pain, hip, knee and ankle pain, total joint rehabilitation, lymphedema, chronic pain, and low back pain. The physical therapist will discuss if this type of therapy is an appropriate option for the patient.

“HMH is happy to reopen the HMH Wellness Center to our clients. We realize that regular exercise is key for having good physical and mental health,” said Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “We are also excited to offer new exercise programs and therapy services at HMH at The Cottages. The addition of aquatic therapy and water aerobics provides more options for individuals in our community.”