Manitowoc, WI, Residents Gain from Destiny Health and Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center Partnership

Center provides state-of-the-art facility as well as health and fitness screenings to members of The Destiny Health Empowerment Plan

MANITOWOC, Wis., and CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center (HFM), a medically-based fitness facility in Manitowoc, WI, and Destiny Health, a Chicago-based provider of wellness-based health insurance, today announced a partnership that will offer members of The Destiny Health Empowerment Plan(TM) dues subsidies and discounted membership perks at HFM.

Under the partnership, plan members who regularly exercise at HFM will receive a subsidy from Destiny Health on monthly membership dues based upon the member’s level of engagement in Vitality, a wellness program that’s fully integrated into the health plan. With each workout, Destiny Health Empowerment Plan members can earn Vitality Bucks(TM) that will help enable them to achieve their wellness goals and earn rewards in the form of vacation packages, name brand merchandise such as iPod, Sony, Cuisinart and an array of other products.

Additionally, HFM members may take advantage of two free, comprehensive personal health assessments a year that include screenings for cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and glucose levels, blood pressure, heart rate, strength, flexibility and other fitness-related tests. These health assessments will not only help members of the health plan earn Vitality Bucks; they’re also designed to ensure that members are constantly aware of their health status, which would enable them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“Destiny Health is happy to team up with Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center to offer additional membership advantages to the residents of Manitowoc,” said Destiny Health President and CEO, Arthur C. Carlos. “Our focus on wellness and our efforts in enabling members to achieve a healthy lifestyle is a core differentiator of The Destiny Health Empowerment Plan from the other health plans. With incentives that Vitality provides, coupled with the medically sound technology of Holy Family Memorial, it helps encourage our members to be more conscious of their lifestyles. It also affords them an easier way to achieve their fitness goals.”

“Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center shares Destiny Health’s vision of healthier members, leading to healthier employees in Manitowoc County. As the premier health care provider in the county, Holy Family Memorial strives to bring high quality health care and preventive services to our customers. We are proud to partner with Destiny to extend our services and mission of quality. Our Wellness Center provides the superior, proven tools and guidance in lifestyle management and fitness goals,” said Mark Herzog, Holy Family Memorial President and CEO.

About Destiny Health

Destiny Health’s innovative wellness-based healthcare plan is designed to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives, by balancing health insurance coverage with incentives that motivate active participation in healthcare and reward healthy behaviors.

Destiny Health’s wellness-based strategy is modeled after Destiny Health’s parent company, Discovery Holdings Ltd., an international life and health insurance company that has successfully enrolled over two million members in its health plan since 1992. Combined, Destiny Health and Discovery are the largest providers of wellness-based healthcare plans in the world.

Destiny Health has forged partnerships with some of the most respected and recognized names in the health and wellness field to help extend the reach of its wellness-based health plan. Members of The Destiny Health Empowerment Plan enjoy robust perks through partnerships with Life Time Fitness, Curves and other regional and local fitness facilities. To learn more, visit

  For more information, contact Eileen Rochford, 773-463-2480.

About Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center

Since October 2005, the Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center has been providing a continuum of care for patients along with a state of the art fitness facility for the residents of Manitowoc County. The Wellness Center was voted Best Fitness Center in Manitowoc County in 2007 by the Herald Times Reporter. Holy Family Memorial’s Wellness Center is a medically based fitness facility. This means that there are supervised activities, education, and wellness lifestyle programs guided by certified, degreed professionals. Our adult-oriented Wellness Center offers specialized programs and services along with a full service fitness environment to create a positive, welcoming atmosphere for achieving personal goals and developing healthy lifestyles.

  Some of these programs and services include:
— Ready S.E.T. Go
— Ready S.E.T. Move
— Burn P.H.A.T.
— Nutrition Plus
— Create Your Weight
— Fit for Two
— Medi Spa

The Wellness Center is a 30,000 square foot facility that includes:
— 37 pieces of weight equipment including Paramount, Tuff Stuff,
FreeMotion, and Hammer Strength
— Over 4,500 pounds of free weights
— 40 pieces of cardiovascular equipment
— Over 70 Group Exercise classes a week
— Indoor track
— Lap pool
— Therapy pool

For more information call 920-320-4600 or visit

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Source: Destiny Health