AL!VE announces a 1,500-square-foot expansion of MOVE, its fitness center. The mid-Michigan community is invited to tour MOVE and the expansion at an open house from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
The expanded area opened Monday, Jan. 12. It creates more space for MOVE members to stretch in BREATHE, for additional cardiovascular equipment in PULSE and adds more room in BUILD for weight training. AL!VE invested $30,000 in new state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular training equipment, and a cardio theater sound system for MOVE, and added several new programs like CrossFit, POUND, PiYo and H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training). These additions help further the fitness center’s commitment to eliminating barriers to physical activity and fitness, and AL!VE’s mission to improve the overall health and vitality of the region.
“This expansion was needed because we exceeded our membership goals just two years after opening MOVE,” said Patrick Sustrich, executive director of AL!VE. “A positive member experience is our top priority and these additions further improve on that. MOVE’s expansive equipment, programs and services offer something for every person who wants to improve, maintain or enhance their fitness.”
Through the end of January, MOVE is waiving the $100 enrollment fee for all new members. The open house Sunday, Jan. 25, provides a great opportunity to tour the facility and talk to MOVE staff about benefits and services and fitness goals. Additionally the open house will feature free child care, cooking demonstrations and door prizes, and NOURISH by The Big Salad will open that Sunday for the event.
For more information on the benefits of a MOVE membership or how to register, visit or call (517) 543-9575.
AL!VE is an experience-based, destination health park opened by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in November 2011. All mid-Michigan residents and visitors are welcome at AL!VE – there are no entry fees or membership requirements. It is located at 800 W. Lawrence Ave., in Charlotte. Visit or call (517) 541-5800 for more information.

Article submitted by HGB.