Published on November 16, 2018

Holzer Wellness Center Member Shares Story


Photo is of Thomas Hutchins, Holzer Wellness Center Member.

“I was the first one to join at the Wellness Center,” shared Thomas “Hutch” Hutchins. “I have nothing but praise to offer for the Holzer Therapy and Wellness Center.”

Hutch started a fitness membership at the Holzer Sycamore location in 2007 following a total knee replacement in 2007. “After 29 sessions, I was encouraged to join a gym. They told me I would be a different man in 12 months. And after 13 months of working out at the Sycamore location, I was.”

“The Center is excellent. They offer quality equipment, safe environment, and an immaculate setting. The parking lot is always clear, staff are always friendly and accommodating,” shared Hutch. “I am inspired by the other members who come to this location. Everyone is uplifting and encouraging each other to be the best they can. It’s a great place to be.”

Hutch recently made some changes to his eating habits and lifestyle and is down almost 50 pounds in the last 40 weeks. “I am a diabetic, and being at the Wellness Center has helped me manage it better. I am enjoying life.”

Hutch is a retired construction worker and resides in Gallipolis with his wife Sharon, “Fluff”. They have three children, Kim of Gallipolis, Amy (Craig) of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Travis, of Denver, Colorado. They have four grandchildren, Gracie, Garrett, Alyssa, and Reid. He enjoys spending time with his family and detailing cars.

A one-stop approach for rehab and wellness needs, the Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center has something for everyone.  Offering an integrated program of total healthcare services including comprehensive physical, occupational, speech and massage therapies, individual health risk assessments and supervised fitness plans, plus occupational health services. 


Photo is of Thomas Hutchins, Holzer Wellness Center Member, working out.

Individualized therapy sessions and flexible scheduling allow for speedy evaluations and quick entry into our therapy. Our patients include individuals with chronic disease, illness or injury, neurological deficits, balance and walking challenges, motor delays, repetitive trauma injuries, cognitive-visual deficits, age-related degenerative disorders, musculoskeletal problems, orthopedic needs, as well as speech, communications, and swallowing disorders.

The wellness side of the Center includes a walking/running track, state of the art exercise equipment, massage, sauna, shower and locker area, vending services and a multipurpose meeting room for a variety of fitness and educational programs. This project was made possible due to the Eastman Family building and property donation, along with many generous donors to Holzer Heritage Foundation.

For more information, call (740) 446-5502 or visit

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