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Posted on Sun, Feb 17, 2013 : 12:20 p.m.

Sales office opens for Dexter Wellness Center, which is scheduled to open in June

By Lisa Carolin


The sales office for the Dexter Wellness Center has opened.

Daniel J. Brenner |

The Dexter Wellness Center is on track to open in June, and its sales office opened last week. It's located at 8059 Main Street in downtown Dexter, and the staff is ready to answer questions about memberships and more.

The sales office can be reached at 855-588-5080. Information about the Wellness Center including the types of memberships is on its web site at

Construction of the Dexter Wellness Center continues at 2810 Baker Road, behind the Dexter Pharmacy. It is set to open June 1.

The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation, a tax-exempt private foundation, will operate the 46,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to employ more than 100 people.

"The Dexter Wellness Center will take an integrated approach to fitness, wellness and health," said Amy Heydlauff, the foundation's executive director, in a press release.

Everyone who joins the center will receive a fitness assessment and personalized exercise plan. There will be certified personal trainers and fitness instructors on staff as well as massage therapists.

The center will offer a variety of programming including group exercise and aquatics classes for all ages, and special exercise programs for weight loss as well as for orthopedic and cardiac conditions.

The center will have modern circuit and free-weight training equipment, an indoor walking and running track, a lap pool and warm water therapy pool, a basketball court and equipment such as treadmills, bikes and ellipticals.


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Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:47 p.m.

$744.00 per yr for a senior on a fixed budget. With these rates I don't see this place lasting very long. I pay $150.00 per yr at la fittness with zero up front costs. Most seniors I know do not have a extra $62.00 a month Good luck


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:03 p.m.

Stopped by last week. Here's their inaugural rate card... couldn't find it on their Web site (or in the article): Individual...$69/mo. + $200 one-time fee* Senior... $62/mo. + $200 one-time fee* + Add'l family members...$46/mo. each* * One-time fee is reduced for couples (to $300) & families (to $400 max). Pre-pay 12 months & 13th month is free. They will periodically run membership promotions; their current "grand opening" promotion waives the enrollment fee. Membership includes enrollment in most classes (no add'l fees, they say). What else? Supervised childcare (per child, 6 mos.-11 years) is $35/mo ($17.50 add'l child) or $10/visit ($6 add'l child). Not sure if this is included if the child is also a member (probably is). They also offer reduced rates to college students (or college-bound high school seniors) but only during school vacations: $20 for 7 consecutive days or $55/mo. Their posted hours: M-Th... 5a-9:30p F... 5a-8p Sat-Sun... 7a-6p Childcare hours (up to 2 hrs per visit; 1 visit/day): M-Th... 8a-2p & 4p-8p F-Sat... 8a-2p Sun... 10a-2p There also may be some sort of reciprocal relationship with the Chelsea Wellness center, but they haven't announced anything yet.