MADISON, ALABAMA. October 25, 2017
Shepherd Living at The Range, an upscale 124-resident senior community, today announced their newest installation with the leading producer of design and technology-driven wellness and fitness equipment, Technogym. The community, offering spa-like living on roughly 14 acres in Madison, Alabama, is slated to open this coming December.
Shepherd has developed a new breed of senior community, with a focus on a highly personalized resident experience. Co-Founder and CEO Christine Menedis explains: “Taking the time to get to know our residents allows us to figure out how best to deliver happiness to each individual, and that’s really what we’re all about. Through the creation of our fully connected, smart ecosystems, Shepherd is able to cater to both on-site residents, as well as seniors and their families throughout the broader region.”
From gourmet farm-to-table food, fine wine storage and a full-service spa and salon to greenhouses and numerous gardening opportunities, private kitchens, and more, Shepherd Living at The Range encourages a wellness lifestyle through everyday activities, but also through physical exercise and rehabilitation. Daily classes are open to the public and range from meditation and gentle yoga to aerobics and circuit training. Exceptional healthcare services in the form of on-site physical therapy and private fitness training further promote heathy habits for its residents – offerings which now include access to Technogym’s fully-connected equipment and digital wellness solutions.
The Range project is part of a joint venture with Cobalt Seniors, and will offer the first spa and wellness center exclusively for those age 55+ in Madison county. The fitness facility will include Technogym’s One, Arke and Element + Strength, with Iso-control. In addition to access to the fully-connected equipment, residents and seniors will also have access to the brand’s Mywellness app, which allows users to track their fitness and wellness activities through their mobile devices while they’re in their homes or outside in the community, in addition to facility-based workouts.
According to the Better Aging Study, which targeted a 12-month physical activity program among seniors, the benefits of exercise include:
- Reducing muscle weakness as people age;
- Improving strength, power, and motor control, as well as performance in common daily activities;
- Changes in structural and contraction-specific factors; and
- Recovery of several motor functions
“Technogym aims to create a fitness environment that is both engaging and motivating to each individual user – a perfect complement to Shepherd’s focus on the individual,” says Marco Zambianchi, Technogym President, North America. “A well-designed fitness program is crucial to healthy aging.”
Co-Founded by Christine Menedis and Naveen Trehan, Shepherd Health is a forward-thinking healthcare real estate development company based in Miami Beach, Florida. Shepherd takes pride in integrating advances across numerous sectors into each of its developments, while becoming intimately connected with the communities it serves and offering investors strategic entry-points into demographically solid industries. Led by Joseph Jasmon, Shepherd Senior Living is the operations arm of the Shepherd brand, and focuses on integrating technology, wellness, and personalized care into the lives of seniors and their communities across the United States. For more information, visit: liveShepherd.com
Cobalt Seniors is the senior living division of Cobalt Medical Partners, a healthcare real estate development and operations company based in Dallas, Texas. Cobalt focuses on providing exceptional patient care in state-of-the-art facilities that promote improved experiences and outcomes. The company has significant real estate development experience in numerous areas, with a core competency in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. As experienced medical developers, Cobalt supplies its investors and healthcare providers with a sharp focus on strategy and developing real estate in rapid growth sectors. For more information, visit: cobaltmedicaldevelopment.com.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 80,000 wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last six editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. For more information, visit: technogym.com.
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