St. Vincent’s Health Services and New Road Fitness are opening Trumbull’s only medically integrated health and fitness center at 126 Monroe Turnpike. The center is expected to open in early April.

New Road Fitness is designed specifically for de-conditioned individuals who want to be healthier and fitter, who may be at risk for developing chronic illness or who have already developed a chronic illness that can be controlled in part through exercise. New Road Fitness offers a safe and comfortable environment where members are surrounded by like-minded people, are encouraged and can feel good about the pursuit of a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

The association with New Road Fitness is part of St. Vincent’s Health Services initiative to improve the health of the communities it serves.

“This is  an opportunity to provide safe and effective exercise programs to those who typically do not join commercial exercise facilities, and who would most benefit from a regular, moderate exercise regimen,” said Dr. Lawrence Schek, St. Vincent’s chief medical officer and cardiovascular services chairman. “St. Vincent’s is delighted to be a part of this new and innovative way to improve the health of our community.”

“We are really excited about this joint effort with St. Vincent’s Health Services and hope to open additional centers within the communities it serves,” said  Dan Lynch, president of New Road Fitness,. “Accountable care is driving healthcare organizations to look at prevention of chronic illnesses not only as a means of better controlling rising health care costs, but as a way to help people improve their quality of life. This  fitness center will  become an extension of the doctor’s office in managing and personalizing patient health.”

First Selectman Timothy Herbst said that New Road Fitness coming to Trumbull is a huge step forward in promoting wellness.

“I am pleased to see that St. Vincent's Health Services and New Road Fitness have decided to invest in Trumbull.  As we are learning each and every day in health care services, preventive wellness is critical to both avoiding and mitigating chronic illnesses,” Herbst said. “Trumbull believes in wellness for its employees and its citizens and I believe the addition of this new facility helps to advance that goal.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 203-452-ROAD (7623) or visit www.newroadfitness.com.