ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saint Paul Athletic Club, 340 Cedar St., St. Paul, will reopen at the end of 2010 with a state-of-the-art wellness center managed by HealthFitness. The center will feature cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, free weights, a group exercise center, yoga studio, pool, squash/racquetball/handball courts, saunas, steam rooms, and more.
The wellness center is part of the Saint Paul Athletic Club which will also include extensive meeting and banquet facilities, a boutique hotel – hotel 340 (www.hotel340.com) – and the wired Bluestone Cafe. The College of Saint Scholastica Twin Cities campus is located in the building, and will offer coordinated programming of its own.
"This magnificent building has played a very important part in Saint Paul's history going back to 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson played a pivotal role in the construction of the clubhouse," explained John Rupp, the local businessman and developer who owns the property. "We will offer the community the newest in health and wellness programs and facilities, wonderful spaces for celebrations, the city's only boutique hotel, along with expanded offerings from the College of St. Scholastica, all housed in the building's grand historic spaces. The rich heritage of the Saint Paul Athletic Club will continue."
Kelly Rieger, the wellness center general manager for HealthFitness stated, "We're thrilled to play a role in restoring this prominent landmark with a one-of-a-kind health and wellness complex dedicated to improving the health of both individual members and employees of our corporate clients."
Jeffrey Rich, vice president of marketing for The College of Saint Scholastica, describes the shared vision of the Saint Paul Athletic Club, Health Fitness Corporation, and the College of Saint Scholastica as "a collaboration to create a health and wellness complex in downtown St. Paul that will offer a comprehensive approach to maintaining health and creating a healthy lifestyles through accessible fitness facilities and educational programming."
Membership presales begin Monday, Oct. 18th, in the Clubhouse. You can contact the Saint Paul Athletic Club at 651-291-7722 (651-291-SPAC). For more information, please visit www.thespac.com.
HealthFitness, a subsidiary of Trustmark Companies, is an award-winning provider of integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual consumers. With 35-plus years of experience, HealthFitness partners with employers to effectively manage health care and productivity costs by improving individual health and well-being. HealthFitness provides a portfolio of solutions, including best-in-class integration, INSIGHT® Health Risk Assessments, screenings, EMPOWERED® Health Coaching and fitness facility design and management. For more information on HealthFitness, visit www.hfit.com.