National Institute of Fitness and Sport assumes management of The Glebe’s wellness program


By staff

309732RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes, is advancing its relationship with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport (NIFS) as NIFS assumes management of the fitness program at The Glebe, a LifeSpire continuing care retirement community in Daleville. NIFS currently manages the fitness program at LifeSpire’s Lakewood in Richmond and The Chesapeake in Newport News.

“NIFS now manages fitness in three of our four communities,” said Mick Feauto, LifeSpire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are pleased and excited about the level of professionalism NIFS brings to a comprehensive wellness program.”

NIFS is an industry leader in designing and executing holistic wellness programs for seniors. In January, NIFS signed an agreement with LifeSpire to provide the following services:

  • Personal training, personalized exercise programs, fitness testing, and equipment orientation
  • Group fitness classes
  • Data analysis
  • Health-related educational sessions, life-long learning opportunities, nutritional coaching, and weight-loss programs
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • Implementation of incentive and wellness programs

Research shows that an active lifestyle can lessen the challenges and increase the opportunities associated with aging. LifeSpire seeks to provide an environment within its four communities that offers aging adults programs, guidance, and support for healthy aging. The partnership with NIFS helps LifeSpire residents take charge of their health and wellness and improve their overall quality of life.

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Ann Lovell is corporate director of communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.