Active Wellness, LLC and St. Joseph Health Join to Redefine Wellness

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This historic partnership represents a new day in building healthier communities.

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"Together, we bring the fun and the engagement that attracts a broad range of people and the technology, science, and clinical support that will allow us to truly provide accountable care in a convenient new model."

Active Wellness, LLC and St. Joseph Health announce today a joint venture to develop new models for health, wellness, lifestyle management and illness prevention in both the work and residential setting. This breakthrough collaboration is reimagining healthcare and fitness.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Active Wellness to our communities,” says Annette Walker, executive vice president, strategic services, St. Joseph Health. “Bringing health and wellness closer to where people live and work is a passion of ours and, with this new partnership, we can truly impact keeping our communities healthy,” said Annette Walker, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services, St. Joseph Health. “Our organization has introduced breakthrough concepts for helping employers and individuals achieve healthier lifestyles. Now, with Active Wellness, we have the fitness partner necessary for expertise in virtually all aspects of health and wellness.”

“St. Joseph Health and Active share a vision of outcomes-oriented health and fitness,” said Bill McBride, Co-founder, president & CEO, Active Wellness. “We’re thrilled and positioned to deliver this convenient new model that integrates all aspects of good health and well-being, backed by science, fun, technology and service. It’s an exciting time for Active Wellness to partner with the renowned St. Joseph Health as we forge ahead on our mission of positively impacting the health and happiness of as many people as possible.”

Active Wellness, LLC is a specialty management company that provides a unique and comprehensive spectrum of services bringing the latest fitness and wellness programming to the more complicated world of outcome-driven health improvement. Now, in partnership with St. Joseph Health, the two organizations will expand their services in the rapidly growing world of wellness, delivering integrated lifestyle management services to employers, workforces and communities across the country in a new convenient model that makes health, fitness and wellness more accessible than ever.

St Joseph Health is a dedicated health and wellness partner to its communities. Long known for providing outstanding health facilities, St. Joseph Health is on the leading edge of offering health and wellness programs and centers where people live and work. It is actively expanding their network of care with convenient, cutting-edge wellness services in their newest concept, The Wellness Corners in both residential and corporate communities in Irvine, California. These centers have yielded measurable success resulting in increased productivity and a decrease in those rated high risk for chronic disease.

“We’ve been in the business of helping people get fit for over 30 years”, said Jill Kinney, Co-founder and Chairman, Active Wellness. “But now, we are taking it a step further. With employers and consumers seeking more value in health care, our partners need more than just fitness and a ‘Lunch and Learn’. They want outcomes. Together, we bring the fun and the engagement that attracts a broad range of people and the technology, science, and clinical support that will allow us to truly provide accountable care in a convenient new model.”

About Active Wellness, LLC:
Active Wellness, LLC was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of Active Acquisition Partners (dba Active Sports Clubs) in June 2015 by seasoned fitness industry leaders, Jill Kinney, Bill McBride and Carey White. Active Wellness, LLC entered into a joint venture with St. Joseph Health and maintains majority interest. The specialty management company operates the Active Sports Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as more than 45 corporate, residential, medical and community fitness centers across the country. With more than 1800 employees, Active’s mission is to build and inspire healthier, active lives through high touch interactions and technologies that support a better quality of life. For more information, please visit

About St. Joseph Health:
St. Joseph Health (SJH) is a $5.5 billion not-for-profit integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. SJH's comprehensive range of services includes 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician organizations throughout California, Texas, and New Mexico. Collectively, the 24,000 dedicated employees and 6,000 outstanding SJH physicians deliver care to more than 3.7 million people each year. These extraordinary efforts have been recognized locally and nationally, including distinctions in US News & World Report and Magnet recognition. Guided by the traditions of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, SJH is committed to maintaining a continuum of care that matches the diverse needs of its communities. For more information, visit

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