Catherine Porter Named Executive Director of The Center for Integrated Wellness

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Catherine Porter has been named Executive Director of The Center for Integrated Wellness, located in Bloomington, IL, Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP) announced today.

Catherine Porter

I believe that this Center will be a huge asset and will revolutionize the way we think about health and wellness.

As Executive Director, Porter will be responsible for fostering collaborations and synergies among three separate entities; Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center, McLean County Orthopedics and Method Sports Performance, to create a unique environment of health, well-being and performance.

She will directly oversee daily operations of the Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center, the medically-based, community-oriented wellness and fitness center. She will also directly oversee daily operations at METHOD Sports Performance, a scientifically based and medically integrated approach to sports performance training through programming and education.

The Center will be open to the public and community members will be invited to join starting in April of 2016. The Center is set to open in September of 2016.

The Center for Integrated Wellness will boast a unique blend of medical and wellness services and expertise aimed at supporting members and patients in reaching their optimal state of well-being. The center will consist of a medically-based fitness center, a sports performance institute, an imaging center, an orthopedic center of excellence, physician offices, and a community education area. The integration of these elements will serve the community as a full continuum of health and wellness promotion.

“We are looking forward to bringing medically-integrated health and wellness to the community of Bloomington-Normal,” said Jim Ellis, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IWP. “Our model is focused not only on those who walk through the front doors of the center but also on improving the health and well-being of the community at-large through programs that serve the health promotion needs of businesses, schools and other organizations in the region.”

Catherine brings 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry to her position at The Center for Integrated Wellness. She holds a degree in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Purdue University.

“I’m very excited to be involved in this Center and am looking forward to working hard during our pre-opening and the launch of the Center in September of 2016. We have a lot of work to do between now and then but I truly believe that we will be able to make a positive impact in the Bloomington-Normal community,” Porter commented.

“I believe that this Center will be a huge asset and will revolutionize the way we think about health and wellness.” She continued, “I’m eager to oversee the daily operations of the fitness center and METHOD. I’m also looking forward to creating collaboration among the partners of the Center. For example, METHOD uses a cutting-edge, scientific approach and, in collaboration with sports medicine physicians at McLean County Orthopedics, will be able to establish an “athletic home” for athletes of all ages, skill levels and experience.”

Catherine’s position will be crucial in the pre-opening and the launch of the Center. When asked about the selection process for the Executive Director, Mike Stoops, Operations Director for IWP, replied, “We are very excited to bring Catherine to the IWP team. She is the perfect choice for the Executive Director position for many reasons. Her expertise in the industry and being a resident of the Bloomington-Normal area will provide great insight and help this Center operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.”

She is actively involved in the community by supporting the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity of McLean County - Women Build through Leaders on Loan, and is a member of the 2015-2016 McLean County Chamber of Commerce Leadership class.

Catherine currently resides in Hudson, Illinois with her husband, Wade, and their three children.

About the Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center
The Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center will include cardiovascular equipment, group exercise studios, an aquatics area, free weights and locker rooms. With an emphasis on medical-fitness, the center will help participants manage health conditions and will include preventative health and wellness programs, as well as a rehabilitation program for members recuperating from illness or injury. It will be managed by Sequoia Wellness and will open to the public in September 2016.

About METHOD Sports Performance
Method Sports Performance Center offers a scientifically-based and medically integrated approach to sports performance training through programming and education that maximizes the unique potential of every client athlete. From athletes looking to leverage cutting-edge sports science to raise their performance, to beginners taking the first steps towards their performance goals, Method Sports Performance Center offers sports training with physician oversight for youth and sports-minded populations of all ages and abilities.

About McLean County Orthopedics
When these orthopedic affect you, McLean County Orthopedics (MCO) is here to help. As the leading orthopedic and rehabilitation practice in Central Illinois, MCO has served more than 50,000 patients since its founding in 1976. MCO’s expert orthopedic surgeons and pain specialists have focused training and strong outcomes in resolving carpal tunnel, reducing back pain, repairing sports injuries, replacing and revising knees and hips, removing bone tumors, restoring cartilage, and more. MCO treats all types of orthopedic conditions and offers a comprehensive range of services. Visit http://www.mcleancountyorthopedics.com

About The Center for Integrated Wellness
The Center for Integrated Wellness brings together multiple health and wellness services into a new 105,000 square foot facility to help the community get healthy and stay well. The center will consist of a medically-based fitness center, a sports performance institute, an imaging center, an orthopedic center of excellence, physician offices, and a community education area. The Center will be located adjacent to the Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center, across from the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. Visit http://www.centerforintegratedwellness.com

About Integrated Wellness Partners
Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP) is the leading provider of comprehensive health and wellness services, offering creative solutions for your development, finance, and health and wellness center management challenges. With decades of experience and national accolades operating and managing health and wellness facilities across the country, the IWP team offers collective expertise and intellectual capital to the national health and wellness marketplace.
Visit http://www.integrated-wellness-partners.com

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