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Ring in the New Year with a New You! Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Hosts Wellness Event Jan. 3

By Madison Fisler Lewis


Dec. 30, 2014. For many, being healthier in the new year is a common resolution. But this year, why not make your resolution stick with healthy lifestyle changes in 2015? Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hopes to help make it stick for as many as possible, when the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center hosts the “New Year, New You” event on Saturday, Jan. 3.

The New Year’s wellness event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Jan. 3, and will act as a way to introduce the community to all of the great things that the wellness center has to offer. Participants will get the opportunity to visit the facility, enjoy free tours and sample a variety of fitness classes perfect for beginners. What better way to start out the new year than visiting a great venue to keep your healthy resolutions going?

“This is the first year that we have done a New Year event like this,” said Gillian Baker of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

“We wanted to make sure that people were ready for the New Year. Everyone makes resolutions and we want to do our part to help them keep those resolutions.”

Throughout the entire morning, participants can take part in one or many classes that the facility has to offer members, for free! The class schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Water Fitness – 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Yoga – 9-9:30 a.m.; 9:45-10:15 a.m.; 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Spin – 9-9:30 a.m.; 9:45-10:15 a.m.; 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Zumba – 9-9:30 a.m.; 9:45-10:15 a.m.; 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Crossfit – 9-9:30 a.m.; 9:45-10:15 a.m.; 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Stretch and Flex – 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Cooking Demonstration – 12-1 p.m.
  • Family Swim – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


In addition to the free sample classes, guests can also participate in complimentary health screenings, swim time, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and door prizes. And after you have taken a few classes and seen the facility for yourself, there is also an opportunity to join the wellness center at a reduced cost, just for attending the New Year, New You event.

From a press release:

The Wellness Center, which just celebrated its 16th anniversary, is outfitted with an indoor track, an indoor pool, a warm water therapy pool, racquetball and basketball courts, a cardio floor, free weight gym, locker rooms, a massage therapy studio and childcare services. 

“The goal from the very beginning has always been to establish a place for the community to connect,” said Wellness Center Director Jodi Cash in a press release.

“Hopefully, through this New Year, New You event, we will be able to welcome some new members and assist them in meeting their goals in 2015.”

The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center is located at 232 Boone Heights Dr. in Boone inside the Boone Heights Shopping Center. For more information about this event or about the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, call 828-262-1060.

Photos by Ken Ketchie

The facility is located at 232 Boone Heights Dr.
The Wellness Center features a full weight room.
The weight room is stocked with machines and free weights for all fitness levels.
Many classes are available, including the popular CrossFit classes.
Spinning classes on stationary bikes are also available.
The wellness center features a comprehensive cardio area.
The pool at the fitness center is the venue for plenty of water activities for all ages and fitness levels.