Spring is a time of renewal and growth, not just for plants and flowers but also for us. It presents an opportunity for us all to blossom with greater well-being and personal development. The Wellness Center has been a cornerstone of the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) community for over 42 years, leading the way in promoting fun, health, and wellness. Now more than ever, it is crucial to prioritize self-care and overall wellness, making The Wellness Center the perfect place to embark on this journey. If you needed a sign to take care of yourself, make new friends or just spend some time doing something you know you could, should, or said you would, here it is!


Taking care of oneself should be a top priority, after all, if you aren’t doing it, who will? What better way to do so than by joining or rejoining The Wellness Center this spring? Investing in your health and well-being is an investment that pays off in numerous ways. Regular exercise, mindfulness practices, and engaging in wellness activities can lead to improved physical health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. In addition, people who commit to taking classes are more likely to have a better sense of self, stronger stress management, and better sleep. It’s not always about losing weight or building physical strength when you come to class, although if you stay committed and work hard, there’s a good chance those will happen too!


The Wellness Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops designed to cater to various interests and fitness levels. Whether you prefer the meditative practice of yoga or the high-energy workout of spin® classes, there is something for everyone at the center. Additionally, Mindful Artistry classes provide a creative outlet for self-expression and relaxation no matter your physical abilities. The I Love Me, online health coaching program offers personalized guidance and support on your wellness journey from wherever you choose to log in from. We also have new classes like “Feel the Beat,” “Revive, Restore and Rest,” and “Breathe into Stretch,” that will help anyone start to feel more grounded in their own body and mind.


One of the key benefits of being part of The Wellness Center, or any group for that matter, is the sense of community it fosters. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who are also committed to their well-being can be incredibly motivating and inspiring. By participating in classes and workshops, you not only improve your health but also contribute to creating a supportive environment for others. There’s something special that happens when people from all different backgrounds, ages, and abilities come together to share in just being and doing what we call, “wellness.” We have found some very unique and treasured relationships that have grown throughout the decades. We have seen lives transformed, relationships thriving and people connecting in a way that’s yet to be recreated anywhere else.


Spring symbolizes growth and transformation, making it an ideal time to focus on personal development. Yes, everyone should consider what this season will bring for them and how they want to grow. May it be with The Wellness Center, as it provides a nurturing space where individuals can challenge themselves, set new goals, and work towards becoming the best version of themselves. We do this through guided instruction, encouragement from instructors, and support from fellow members. You can embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. For some, spring might be a time to take on different self-development like tackling other health and wellness goals through our Health Coaching program, or with their health professionals by their side, but what matters is that we all take time to grow this season.


Spring is about rising and bursting forth into something new! Joining a class, adding on another new one, or keeping up with your favorites at The Wellness Center this spring is a decision that aligns with prioritizing your health and well-being and will always bring something new to spring into your life. With our broad offerings, supportive community atmosphere, and focus on personal growth, we provide all the tools necessary for individuals to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. So the time has come! Spring is here, the flowers are starting to bloom, and they can’t stop it. It’s natural for them to come out each year. It’s natural for us to want more and to want to burst forth into something too, so don’t fight it, you should let yourself bloom too!


Mary Hoadley

Director Of The Wellness Center