Carilion to open newest wellness center in Blacksburg

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Carilion Clinic has announced it will open its next Carilion Wellness facility at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg.

Carilion Clinic's vice president of wellness, Bud Grey said, "Our neighbors and colleagues have long asked us to put a wellness center here. Working with the Corporate Research Center to expand exercise opportunities is a logical partnership for both organizations."

The president of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Joe Meredith said, ""Businesses understand the value of a healthy and happy workforce. Adding Carilion Wellness to our community will help us attract new companies and retain the ones we have."

The new wellness center is still working on a location, but will included these services listed below:

  • Expanded hours of operation: M-F, 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; S-S, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Fitness-on-demand group exercise classes
  • Expansion of Carilion's popular Fit Rx program to the New River Valley
  • Free annual flu shots for members
  • Month-to-month memberships, $30 per individual or $42 per household for the first 90 days, $35/$45 following the first 12 months.
  • For members of Carilion Wellness in Roanoke and Botetourt, reciprocal membership at Carilion Wellness at the CRC.
  • For members of Carilion Wellness at the CRC, five visits per month at Carilion Wellness in Roanoke and Botetourt.
  • 20 percent discounts on memberships for CRC and Carilion Clinic employees.
  • Hokie Passport accepted

Carilion's new wellness center is scheduled to open in April.

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