Member Testimonials

     "TRX workouts are incredible and the instructors are very motivating. This has been one of the best programs I have ever used to increase my fitness and functional strength within a month. Long Live TRX!" Betty T

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"[Can] now wear short, sleeveless dresses without feeling embarassed"

     "I had no intensions of joining the TRX class because I had no upper body strength, but my friends challenged me to to try it for one month. My plan was to try it for one month then then go back to my normal workout so I could at least say I tried it. By the end of the first month, for the first time in my life, I was able to do a "Big Boy Push Up!" By the end of the second month I was losing inches and could now wear short, sleeveless dresses, without feeling embarassed how Iook. Needless to say, I'm hooked and won't be stopping TRX any time soon." Maggie B. 

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"An excellent way to see fast improvement in your strength and cardio."

     "I am an early morning member of the Health and Wellness Center and take TRX classes. I have taken every TRX opportunity I could over the years because I absolutely love the results that I get. It is an excellent way to see fast improvement in your strength and cardio. TRX is a constant challenge and worth the results in the end. When class is over it's a sense of accomplishment to have made it through. The Wellness Center has excellent teachers and can help anybody achieve their goals with TRX.
     Thanks to the teachers that push and encourage us through classes. Sometimes it's a real, love-hate relationship but I keep coming back for more, so that says a lot." Lori 

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"The Health and Wellness Center gym is truly a gem to me."

     "As a longtime member of the Health and Wellness Center, I thought it was time to let you know how much I appreciate the center and staff. The facility is kept to the highest standards. The showers and dressing area are always functional and clean. I use it every morning to shower and dress for the day. Exercise equipment is kept up to date and rarely is a machine out of order. The class schedule offered is diverse, offering something for everyone. There always seems to be a remodeling project in various stages keeping the interior fresh.
     The real key to the Health and Wellness Center is the staff. Every morning when I walk through your doors Barbara and Shelia are there with a smile and a cheerful good morning. When I have asked them about a new piece of equipment or class they have answered the question or taken to the person could answer it. When new classes are going to be offered or when a new piece of equipment is installed, they tell me how I would benefit from the addition. I give them credit for helping me achieve the shape I am today. Without their knowledge and encouragement it would never have happened. 
     Because of my job and my husband's life style, I belong to two gyms; Health and Wellness Center and Mecca in Austin. Located downtown, Mecca is one of the most upscale workout facilities in Austin. Overall it does not compare to what can be found here in Beaumont at the Health and Wellness Center.
     The Health and Wellness Center gym is truly a gem to me." - Rita A., member since 2000

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     "I have been a member at the Wellness Center for many years and still haven't thought of anything I need that it doesn't have. There's a large enough selection of equipment to accommodate casual gym-goers, swimmers, competitive power lifters, and anyone else in between! A wide variety of classes that offer beginner to advanced challenges. 
     What really makes this fitness facility unique is the atmosphere - everyone is helpful and friendly to members and guest as well as one another. This camaraderie makes for a supportive and non-intimidating workout experience. The staff is not only knowledgeable and experienced; they are always open to making changes that improve what the Wellness Center has to offer.  I always tell people if you are thinking about making a change in your lifestyle, give yourself a gift and join the Wellness Center - you will be amazed at what you have been missing! Thanks guys my day is not complete without my daily visit and your smiling faces!" - Patricia C., member since 2002

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"I recommend the Center to anyone that is looking for an exercise facility to treat as a second home."

     "I joined the Wellness Center after the downtown YMCA closed. I wanted a facility that offered a variety of exercise options. For me, that included weight training, running and other aerobic activities and racquet sport courts. The wellness has all that, and more, in a comfortable, affordable atmosphere for both young and old.
     It has helped me in rehabilitation from a torn rotator cuff and bicep tendon tear, helped in grief and stress relief, and increased my strength and energy levels. I have also made a multitude of lasting friendships in both Wellness Center staff and members. I recommend the Center to anyone that is looking for an exercise facility to treat as a second home." - Bob D., member since 1996

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     "I've worked out at gyms for as long as I can remember and am a former pro-triathlete, so I came to the Wellness Center somewhat of an expert on fitness facilities. I can honestly say that I have loved this place from the day I joined. The physical plant is fantastic, it has everything you could want in a fitness center. The staff has always been helpful and to put it mildly, I can be demanding. Frankly, I can't imagine leaving Wellness. Beaumont is lucky to have a gym like Wellness, to be honest you'd be hard pressed to find a better fitness facility in Houston or Dallas. As a member I can honestly say, I feel lucky everyday, that I get to workout here." - Shannon D., member since 2002

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    "When it comes to convenience, state of the art equipment, and a wholesome atmosphere, the St. Elizabeth Wellness Center cannot be beat. They have a history of success and will be here for the health and fitness of anyone who wants to stay in shape." - Vernon D., member since 1996

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"... the value is fantastic."

     "I have been a member of the Wellness Center since it opened over 10 years ago. I have usually found that my frequent visits to be some of the best time I spend each day. The personnel are always friendly, helpful and cordial. The equipment is generally clean and in good working order. The group exercise classes are challenging and fun which makes the time spent exercising pass rapidly. The members who exercise at the same time as I am there are almost like another family. I have had three personal trainers over the last several years and have enjoyed the variety of training techniques and the expert knowledge they have shared with me during our sessions. My experiences at the Wellness Center are all positive. I have recommended the center to friends who have joined and are very happy they are now members. For the few dollars a day a membership costs, the value is fantastic. The entire community of Beaumont is fortunate to have such a first class facility which is so affordable and so accessible in our city." - Denny H., member since 1995

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     "I have been active in fitness programs for over 25 years.  I choose to work out at the CHRISTUS Health and Wellness Center because it is managed like a professional business, has friendly and well-qualified staff, and a very clean environment.  The center is ideal for all levels of fitness but especially caters to individuals just starting out or needing special attention with a program.  The professional setting minimizes the intimidation that beginners may experience with a new program.  Personal health cannot be taken for granted.  It's nice to have such a great facility in Beaumont, offering the ease and convenience for developing or maintaining a wellness lifestyle." - Michelle H., member since 2008

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     "I was transferred to a project at Motiva in Port Arthur nearly two years ago. Since there was not an affiliate club for my "nationally syndicated health club" membership nearby - I went searching. The first and only place I checked out was the Christus Health and Wellness Center.  Here I found a friendly atmosphere and all the amenities for fitness that I desire. This ranges from the multiple types of weight and resistance training machines to the racquetball and basketball courts and tennis courts. The multiple arrays of aerobic machines make including a little cardio into my workout a breeze.
     I like to swim laps in the sparkling water of the indoor pool as well. I have not taken advantage of the outside pool as of yet, but may try it out this summer. There are also water aerobics and many other fitness programs and professional personal trainers available to strengthen and tone the body available here. While I have reserved the experience of Zumba for later - there is something about the jingling sound of beautiful women sashaying around the floor in their coin hip scarves. You really never know who you'll meet or work out next to at this club. I have met several teachers, nurses, doctors, attorneys, models, war heroes and veterans, retired executives and other workers from local petrochemical facilities.
     Back a few years ago there was a television show that portrayed a bar in a "Bean Town" with a theme song "where everyone knows your name". You can find that here in Beaumont too - I'm glad to say that at the Wellness Center - that same attitude prevails! My thanks to the smiles and welcomes I receive from Jill, Nick, Susan, Caroline, Lindsey and Jacquelynn at the front desk. And the pool staff is always professional and friendly. Danise, Christina, Tim and Andrew make my trips to the pool pleasant. There are plenty of fresh, clean towels to facilitate a shower to top off the workout. Hope to see and talk with you soon - stay fit and healthy!" - Wes H., member since 2008

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     "I am an original member. I worked out at the Wellness Center on the first day it opened. I have never had one thought about leaving. It is always clean and everything works. There are so many ways to work out at this huge facility. On the days you don't really want to exercise, you can still come for the pool or spa area or for the Healthy Options Café." - Earline M., member since 1995

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     "Having been a member of the Wellness Center for about 9 years, I truly appreciate the amenities that are offered to the members: indoor and outdoor pools, the indoor walking track, the "Mini Cafeteria" and much more. I appreciate the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to answer any of my questions regarding equipment and exercise. I would recommend the Wellness Center to anyone." - Joe M., Sr., member since 2002

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"I love the Wellness Center."

     "I have been a member of the Wellness Center for about six years. I found that they clients and personnel to be friendly and helpful. It has a clean and inviting atmosphere. I prefer to get my workouts by attending group classes. I really like the variety of classes that are offered. It doesn't matter when I want to go to class, there is a class offered that I could attend. I love that there are people of all ages in my exercise classes. I teach math at an area high school so the classes I take change according to whether school is in session or not. A few of my regular classes are Muscle Conditioning, Pilates, Cardiac Chisel, Spin and Strength and Relaxed Yoga.
     All of my fitness instructors make me feel welcome to be a part of the class and they make new members feel welcome. In each class, modifications are given and encouraged where and when they are needed. I feel that my instructors genuinely care about my progress, physical health and safety. If I am doing an exercise or pose wrong, the instructor comes to me and quietly corrects me. There is so much variety in classes offered and the times that they are offered. There is something for everyone. My favorite class is Muscle Conditioning, which is offered at 4:30 on Monday and taught by Laura Sattler. Laura varies the class and focus from week to week. I can always count on a good workout. I always hate it when I have to miss it. I love the Wellness Center." - Vicki P., member since 2004

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     "Great atmosphere for training. Employees are courteous and helpful. Always clean workout area. Many classes for any workout plan. " - Darrell R., member since 1996

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     "I am writing this letter to inform the Wellness Center of my opinion of the facility, I have been a member for a few years now and have really enjoyed the time I spend there. I was working out in the evenings but have switched to early mornings for the last 2 years. I am really impressed with the staff you have from the front desk to the instructors, I always get a great workout when I take class which is usually Edna's Piloga on Wednesday, she is great. The trainers on the weight room floor are also very helpful and friendly, I can always count on them for advice or new moves.
     Although I don't take Sheila's water aerobics class I am in the dressing room with the ladies that do and I always hear really good feedback from them, she treats them like family and goes above the call of duty to have special gatherings with them. I do have contact with her when I check in at the desk and in the dressing room and really enjoy visiting with her.
     After I workout I am able to walk right into the café and have a great breakfast, that is a real plus for the wellness Center the food is great and the people that work there are so much fun to know, I have made so many friends there with other members and the staff, they have all become like another family to me. I would also like to comment on Helene, she is really great with all the swimmers and even those of us who aren't really swimmers (LOL) but just trying to get a workout in the water.
     To sum it all up I think all of you do a great job and I am proud to be a member there." - Lori R., member since 2006

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"I'm at the Wellness Center to stay."

     "I joined the Wellness Center in 1995 even before it opened. Over the years, every member of my family has been a member there at one time or another. My family has always been health conscious and we enjoy working out on a regular basis. The Wellness Center is the perfect place for me because I really like the wide variety of cardio fitness machines and the classes that are offered keep up with the latest trends in exercise techniques.
     The staff has always been friendly with the membership but are also very knowledgeable about pushing your body to the limit without risking injury, and that makes all the difference for me because I can count on a solid workout that is also fun. Over the years I have participated in just about every class the Wellness Center has put on its schedule, and I know I can count on being exposed to the latest trends in fitness as they come up. If something fresh pops up on the exercise horizon, it will probably be available to me at the Wellness Center within a matter of weeks. And the same commitment to "keeping up with the times" applies to the new weight machines and fitness equipment. I'm at the Wellness Center to stay." - Jan T., member since 1995

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     "Best place to workout anywhere. Everybody is so friendly and wonderful. It makes it such a great place to come to. It's a second home." - Nigel V., member since 2005