Wellness & Fitness Center

Movement is life.

We are proud to offer our community a winning combination of personalized attention, state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of comprehensive health and wellness programs.

Backed by years of experience and education, our trained professionals will work closely with you every step of the way to help you reach your fitness goals. To ensure success, each member receives a complete fitness evaluation, a personalized fitness plan and one-on-one instruction.

Our commitment shows in how we meet and exceed our members’ expectations and our dedication to providing outstanding service.

Call 386.425.4031 or email joy.midkiff@halifax.org for details.

High Level Wellness & Fitness Services

As the area's only comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program in Volusia county, we are committed to helping each patient breathe easier, by providing continued support and resources to patient well-being far beyond the point of diagnosis.

Our state-of-the-art care will help optimize heart and lung health through cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation services.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent valve repair or replacement surgery or have been diagnosed with stable angina, Halifax Health – Center for Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehab Program can help to improve the health of your cardiovascular system and reduce your risk of developing further problems. Those at high risk for heart disease are also encouraged to participate in the Cardiac Rehab Program. Risk factors include a family history of heart disease, smoking, hypertension, obesity, inactivity, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, diabetes and stress.

Heart Healthy Exercise and Education

The Cardiac Rehab Program is a 12-week medically supervised exercise and educational program designed specifically for those at risk for heart disease. Our carefully monitored exercise program can help improve overall conditioning by controlling and lowering your pulse rate, blood pressure and cholesterol. Studies have shown that even a low-level exercise program can result in positive physical, psychological, sexual and vocational changes.

Specialized Staff

Our specialized staff will work closely with you to assess your cardiovascular fitness and develop an individualized exercise plan. The members of our staff include a registered dietitian, registered nurses and a respiratory therapist.

The Cardiac Rehab Program is in the 201 Building on the Halifax Health Medical Center main campus, just south of the Fountain building. The cost will depend on your insurance plan.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

We take a comprehensive approach to the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients receive an individual assessment to develop a program tailored to their well-being. The program offers a series of continuing education, monitored exercise programs and a team of experts consisting of:

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Exercise Specialists

Halifax Health – Pulmonary Services is here to ensure that each patient, and their support system, has the maximum level of resources for heart and lung health.

Respiratory Therapy

There is a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services which include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Bronchodilator Therapy

For more information about our Cardiac Rehab Program, please call 386.425.4338, or for Pulmonary Rehab, please call 386.425.4644.

At Halifax Health, we offer five different programs and four of them are provided by HMR Weight Management Services. The programs focus on teaching you new lifestyle skills that will reduce weight and improve overall health.

With a vast variety of options ranging from aggressive HMR low-calorie meal replacements to more gradual structured meal plans – your plan is catered to you.

Call 386.425.4031 or email joy.midkiff@halifax.org for details.

Contact the Wellness Center at 386.254.4031 to take a tour of the facility and pick up an application.

You can also download the application and fax it to us at 386.947.2982. Once the application is completed, an appointment is scheduled with an Exercise Physiologist for a fitness evaluation and orientation to the equipment.

What services are offered at the Wellness Center at Halifax Health?
We offer a menu of services that you can choose from. General wellness memberships will allow a client full use of our clinically-based facility anytime during our hours of operation. These memberships can be paid quarterly, yearly and in some cases monthly. Nutritional programs and nutritional consultations are offered for an additional fee if not covered by insurance. The Wellness Center can also design and facilitate corporate wellness programs for any size company. Our staff of experts is available for seminars and health fairs for the community. Please call our office for additional information on these services.

What are the steps necessary to join the Wellness Center?
Contact the Wellness Center at 386-254-4031 to take a tour of the facility and pick up an application. You can also download the application and fax it to us. Once the application is completed, an appointment is scheduled with an exercise physiologist for a fitness evaluation and orientation to the equipment.

How many visits can I have with an Exercise Physiologist?
The Wellness Center staff schedules the appropriate number of appointments until the client feels comfortable working independently. Our main goal with each individual is to teach proper form and good technique in a safe manner.

How long should I plan for my exercise session?
Generally, each session lasts about one hour depending on the individual needs.

What type of credentials does the staff at the Wellness center hold?
The staff has either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science with further credentials from the ACSM and NASM. All staff is BLS certified.

What are the hours of operation?
The Wellness Center is open Monday – Friday from 6 am – 7 pm and Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm.

Are there rules about attire?
Athletic shoes must be worn at all times. Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted. Comfortable exercise clothes including shorts, sweatpants or athletic wear are appropriate.

Can I put my account on hold for vacations?
You cannot put your account on hold for vacations, but you can put your account on hold for documented medical reasons.

Are lockers available?
Lockers are available for daily use and locks are provided at no charge. Annual locker rentals are available for a nominal fee.

Should I bring a towel with me to exercise?
Towels are provided at the front desk.

Can I bring a guest with me to exercise?
Members are allowed to bring a guest for free one time per calendar year; otherwise, a daily guest fee is $5.00.

What does the fitness assessment and evaluation entail?
This hour-long session includes a medical history, health/lifestyle screening, risk analysis, cardiovascular and body composition, measurements, strength testing, flexibility, baseline spirometry, discussion of any medical conditions, physical limitations and/or injury and realistic goal setting. Then, a program is designed for the client based on the findings of the assessment. With this process, we can assure the client that their program will help them achieve results they never thought possible and to do it safely.

Are showers available?
Yes, we do have personal showers stocked with shampoo and soap. Towels and hair dryers are provided.

Do I have to sign a contract?
You do not have to sign a contract. We offer quarterly and annual memberships. In some cases, individuals can pay a monthly fee.

Will you bill me? When do I pay?
You pay at the time of sign-up or at the time of service. We handle all payments at the front desk.

What form of payment do you take?
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash or check. Employees that are not covered under VHN of FHCP can payroll deduct their membership.

Where is the Halifax Health Fitness Center located?
We are located at 201 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. on the 3rd floor of the 201 building.

Do you offer child care at your facility?
Not at this time.

Are your services covered by insurance?
Although we feel very strongly that wellness should be covered by insurance, in most cases it is not. At this time, Florida Health Care Plans, VHN and UHC Renew Access cover our services. Keep in mind, that studies have shown that early intervention and preventive measures, such as the addition of exercise and proper nutrition in our daily regime, can correct and/or prevent certain diseases and medical conditions. When we take responsibility for our health, we can reduce stress levels and help our bodies prevent disease.

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Wellness & Fitness Center Doctors

Wellness & Fitness Center Team

Lynn Blanford
Lynn Blanford
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Joy Midkiff
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At Halifax Health Wellness Center, we cater to individuals that may not feel comfortable in a regular gym setting. We offer a non-intimidating, friendly atmosphere staffed with a team of knowledgeable, experienced specialists that deliver an unparalleled customer service experience.