BOCA RATON, Fla., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Healthiest Clubs of America by Prevo Health Solutions. This distinction is awarded to a select percentage of private clubs in America. In order to be awarded, the club must excel in specific criteria such as providing healthy menu items to members and staff, accommodate health related needs and provide an array of activities that leverage the amenities and facility.
Prevo Health Systems conducted an onsite evaluation that focused evenly on fitness, nutrition, staff, members and facilities. Private clubs must earn a score above 800 to qualify as one of America's Healthiest Clubs and St. Andrews CC achieved one of the Top Ten highest scores in the country.
St. Andrews CC excels in provides healthier options daily during breakfast, lunch and dinner at any one of their four dining venues. Executive Chef, Stephen Viggiano works closely with Maureen Buchbinder, NuYou Nutrition Expert, to provide a variety of tasty salads that feature red quinoa, wild rice, barley, couscous, tabbouleh and hummus which are available every day. For club members and guests who avoid wheat products, Ezekiel®, gluten free white and "whole wheat" bread is offered as a substitution. At the salad station there many heart healthy options including nuts, avocado, grilled chicken and roasted turkey. The menus offer veggie burgers made from edamame, quinoa and egg whites and an omelet station where regular eggs, egg whites or Egg Beaters® are always available.
"We are proud to be named Top Ten of the Healthiest Clubs in America and to be recognized for our health conscious efforts," says Craig Martin, C.C.M. and St. Andrews General Manager/C.O.O. "Our commitment to offering our members the wellness programs, food choices and planned lectures they need to live a healthy lifestyle is just part of our brand promise to provide outstanding facilities, amenities, recreation and dining. We also offer a Wellness Program to our 280 professional team members supported and powered through Prevo Health Solutions designed exclusively for the club industry which offers all the benefits necessary to attract and retain a healthy and dedicated staff."
Martin continued, "St. Andrews CC is committed to improving the well-being of every member and staff member and are looking to expand our farm-to-table offering of natural whole foods. A partnership with local farmers is being arranged to grow every food product used at St. Andrews."
This past December St. Andrews opened the doors to a brand new 500 sq. ft. spin room to meet the growing need for dedicated space. The addition increased the size of the Fitness Center to just under 9,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center. "Spinning is a great cardio workout and our members are reaping the benefits," said Ginger Alfano, Director of Fitness. "The members love it the space and we have had to add additional classes already. We also offer a spin class once a week for all employees to help encourage physical fitness." The spin room is completed with top-of-the-line Star Trac Spin bikes that have a built in computer which is able to track speed, heart rate, calories burned and distance completed so members can get the best out of their workout.
About St. Andrews Country Club
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a resident-only Platinum Club of America, Distinguished Emerald Club of the World and ranked in the Top Ten of America's Healthiest Club's is also internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences, recently completed $14 million renovations as part of a three phase Club Improvement Plan. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The club offers a Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System, FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. Aaron Krickstein, formerly ranked #6 in the world, oversees a full tennis program, 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court. The Club also features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. For more information, please visit www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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