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Exercise Is Medicine®

If you have a documented health risk that would benefit from physical activity, take advantage of Exercise is Medicine®—an innovative, eight-week program at Owensboro Health’s Healthpark [PDF]. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this initiative teaches you the safest, most effective ways to get healthier through exercise.

Is The Program Right For Me?

Ask your doctor for a referral through EPIC to Exercise is Medicine® if you:

What Happens In Exercise Is Medicine®?

Amber Hesson,
Exercise Referral Specialist

During Exercise is Medicine®, you work with a degreed fitness profession who is certified through a NCCA recognized agency. You begin by taking a fitness assessment that helps you and your trainer develop a customized exercise plan and set goals. You then learn how to safely and correctly perform certain activities and get the most benefit from them.

Throughout the eight-week program, your fitness coach, encourages and supports you. He or she updates your doctor each week on your progress and successes.

At the end of the program, you take another fitness assessment to measure how far you’ve come. You’ll get recommendations for continuing to exercise and live healthfully on your own.

How You Benefit

When you commit to your Exercise is Medicine® plan, you may experience benefits such as:

What’s The Cost?

The cost for Exercise is Medicine®, which includes eight weeks of access to Healthpark’s facilities, is $50. After completing the program, you may continue to utilize the facility through a membership that is right for you. Assistance programs are available to those individuals who meet certain income guideline and health risks.

Contact Us

For more information about Healthpark services & programs e-mail or call 270-688-LIFE (5433).

Use the Healthpark Reservation Line 270-688-5433 to make reservations for upcoming events. Please leave your name, phone number to receive confirmation for your reservation.

Gain The Benefits Of Exercise

Learn more on how Exercise is Medicine® can improve your health by contacting our exercise referral specialist, Amber Hesson.

Call 270-688-3224

Email

Healthpark Mobile App

Stay on top of Healthpark news and events by downloading our free mobile app, "Owensboro Health Healthpark," on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone.

Use the app to:

  • See class schedules
  • Learn about specialty programs
  • Get facility status updates
  • Access hours of operation

Use member check in with smart phone...no need to bring your card!*
*Member card required for daily locker usage

For help using the app, e-mail Stephanie Hardesty or Thomas Troutman

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