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Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club opens new Wellness Center and is in negotiations with Lee Health to provide onsite physical therapy.


Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The new 24,000-sq. ft. HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness at the Fort Myers, Florida property opened August 1st, 2018 and looks to include physical therapy services managed by Lee Health, wall-to-wall state of the art TechnoGym equipment, fitness studios, Pilates, infrared saunas, world class spa and a Wellness Café.



Three years in the making…Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club began the member approval process with a comprehensive member survey in the spring of 2015 and received member approval in the spring of 2016. Construction began in the fall of 2017 followed by the grand opening in August 2018.   

"We are ecstatic about the response from our members and the community to the new Wellness Center." said Lonnie Eberhard, General Manager and COO of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. Lonnie adds, "It is the enthusiasm and support of our members which enabled us to make the commitment to replace the 7,800 square foot facility with a two-story, 24,000 square foot eco-friendly facility that will help members live life well, stay active and play pain-free golf and tennis."

Gulf Harbour was certified by Prevo Health Solutions, as one of America's Healthiest Clubs on April 13th, 2015 and has remained committed to the health and well-being of its members and staff. Rick Ladendorf, Prevo's founder explains, "Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club analyzed the trends, surveyed the members, engaged industry experts and unlike most private clubs, Gulf Harbour designed and built the facility large enough to meet the needs of current and prospective members for years to come."

"In order to both meet the expectations of our current Members and future members, we needed to create an amenity and offer services that set our Club apart from the competition, and we did!" said Mike Curran, Gulf Harbour's Sports & Wellness Director.

The new HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness is also good for the community and staff! Gulf Harbour hired additional local fitness, spa and nutrition experts with the goal of providing members with a first-class experience. The wellness staff will assist the Human Resources Department with its workplace-wellness programs and believes the amenities and overall culture will help the Club attract and retain the right staff.   

Heralding a bold new era of innovation, the state-of the-art HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness will feature an array of world-class amenities and ample room for functional and sports-specific conditioning – a trend that is changing the landscape of the private club industry. The HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness also features two built-in custom Infrared Saunas that, according to the manufacturer, aids in helping to manage over 1,800 health conditions.

"This is a one of a kind Wellness Center, and I'm proud to be a part of it. The TechnoGym equipment, dedicated TRX, Pilates and group cycle rooms along with two group fitness studios allows our top notch fitness staff to provide our members with the best wellness programs," said Fitness Director Marti Peters.

As with the staff, Gulf Harbour's Board of Governors has great pride in their achievements especially their new HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness.  Board President George Harris states, "We are all excited to see the opening of the new HarbourView Center for Sports and Wellness which will be the showpiece of private clubs in Southwest Florida.  With this new HarbourView Center along with the new Waterside Grille, expanded dining room, and new golf shop, Gulf Harbour continues to meet the needs of our Members while building both membership and real estate values".

While Members continue to enjoy golf, tennis and boating, the new HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness will be a huge addition offering programs and activities for all ages and interests including group cycle, TRX and Pilates as well as 32 complimentary weekly classes.

About Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club is a unique equity Member-owned, family-friendly club tucked away in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida located on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River only 4.5 nautical miles from the Gulf of Mexico and just 10 minutes from Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.  As one of the finest private clubs in Florida, Gulf Harbour offers an exceptional array of amenities to suit everyone's tastes.  Whether you enjoy working out in our new state-of-the-art HarbourView Center for Sports & Wellness, luxuriating in our new day spa, dining at Waterside Grille's casual poolside restaurant, and playing a stimulating golf or tennis game, Gulf Harbour has something for everyone.  Check out



Holly Trent
Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club
(239) 210-2758

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