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The Lifestyle Center provides update to members on re-opening

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  • Written By: Laura Florez-McCusker

VISALIA – The Lifestyle Center, a division of Kaweah Health, announced today that it will not re-open until the State gives fitness facilities the green light to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the end of the day, we are committed to your health and well-being,” said Patrick Tazio, Director of The Lifestyle Center, to members of the medically-based fitness facility. “We hope you can appreciate that you are the reason we must take a more cautious approach in re-opening.”

Tazio told members that TLC is working to put a number of changes in place to keep them, along with staff safe including:

  • Safety Screenings: Members’ temperatures will be taken and they will be asked to answer a series of questions to ensure they do not pose a risk to others.
  • Moving Equipment: Cardio and strength equipment will open first, so TLC is moving equipment, some into the gymnasium, to make sure that members are six feet apart from each other.
  • Thorough Cleaning: TLC is continuing to use hospital-grade cleaners to meet all guidelines for cleanliness and safety set by the State and Federal government.
  • Member Limits: TLC may limiting the number of members into the facility at any one time, but in a way that will not impact members.
  • Temporary Closures: The following will not immediately open – pools (all public pools, spas and hot tubs are currently closed per Tulare County order), locker rooms (other than restrooms), childcare, group classes, or basketball court activities. These closures will be evaluated on a daily basis and when it safe to re-open these, TLC will.

TLC closed its doors on March 18 in response to the Governor’s shutdown order. It is a division of Kaweah Health and is a medically-based fitness and rehabilitation facility staffed with certified professionals. The Lifestyle Center offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment, exercise rooms, and activities for all ages and abilities in a 55,000-square-foot facility in Visalia.

Kaweah Health is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and Tulare County. For more information, visit