Submitted by Amy Heydlauff
In this month’s Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation column I’d like to introduce Angela Sargeant.
Angela is the director of the Dexter Wellness Center. Prior to accepting the position in Dexter, she was the member services manager at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Angela worked at the Chelsea Wellness Center from the beginning, 11 years ago. She knows the business and knows customer service – which makes her a great asset in Dexter.
I thought I’d ask Angela some questions on readers' behalf.
Amy Heydlauff: You’ve been in the new facility, right? What is it like?
Angela Sargeant: The builder (A.R. Brouwer) and architect did such a beautiful job. All the studio space is large and well-designed. There are separate rooms for mind/body classes like yoga and Palates. There is a studio for aerobic classes and another for spinning. The massage rooms were carefully sound-proofed. The view from the track and fitness floor on the second floor to the pool and gym below is impressive.
Amy: Do members have access to the pool, classes and the gym as part of their membership fee?
Angela: They do.
Amy: How is the Dexter Wellness Center connected to Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists – the physical therapy practice that’s also in the building?
Angela: We are separate organizations. Like Chelsea Community Hospital’s physical therapy department in the Chelsea Wellness Center, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists will have access to our therapy pool and any equipment they’d like to use in the course of their patient’s therapy. Having physical therapy in the wellness center is so logical. We’ll be a good team, learning from each other. It benefits clients of both organizations.
Amy: There has been conversation about the cost of family memberships. Is it accurate?
Angela: I’m not sure what information is out there. But we have a lot of options for families. If someone is only interested in scheduled gym and swim for their children the rates are $20 per month if parent(s) are members. We have structured child care and programming for a different rate. Full membership for teens is yet another option. And we have extended visitor memberships for college students during breaks and summertime. Frankly, it’s best to come to our sales office to talk with us about your family. We’ll help you determine the best, most affordable option.
Amy: When will the public be able to tour the facility?
Angela: Our grand opening is planned for early June. Our sales office is already open in downtown Dexter. You can’t miss our signs. At the sales office people can meet the team, experience a ‘fly-through’ virtual tour of the facility and get information about membership.
Amy: Do you have brochures or any other information for people to read? What is the best way to get information?
Angela: We have sales packets available. The best way to get accurate information is to visit the sales office. You can also call 1-855-558-5080, or visit Dexterwellness.org.
Submit your questions about the Dexter Wellness Center to firstname.lastname@example.org.