Club Northwest Creates Community Wellness Center for All Ages in Grants Pass, Oregon. Club Northwest Share Health & Wellness Programs for Children & Adults on Kleyne Talk Radio.
Date aired: August 12th, 2019
Guest: Annette & Scott Draper, Founders, Club Northwest, Grants Pass, Oregon
Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated weekly talk radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica, envisions her program as a living lab that welcomes internationally acclaimed scientists, researchers, physicians, authors, teachers and global game-changers from around the world. Kleyne also teaches body water evaporation and the supplementation of eyes, organs and skin with pure water while pursuing cures, not remission for diseases. Kleyne also stresses the importance of children. “Think about the children,” Kleyne says. “Children should be the top priority in any community.”
Kleyne sees her home community, Grants Pass, Oregon, as a place that embraces that golden rule, and none in that community do it more effectively than Annette and Scott Draper, co-founders of Club Northwest, which now boasts a membership of over 9,000 members in a town whose total population is 36,000.
“I knew it was going to be a journey,” says Scott, looking back to the planning before the launch of Club Northwest. He reminisced how he and five founding executives met at a home in Hood River for several days until they had a plan. Once they emerged, they knew that they wanted to create “an environment in which everyone had the best chance to succeed”.
Since then, in a beautiful 60,000 square foot building in Grants Pass, Club Northwest offers many fitness and wellness programs including offerings in aquatics, yoga, rock climbing, a NASA-inspired gyro-gym and a program for members dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. When Kleyne asks for a feature of Club Northwest that stands out, Scott says, “the variety of folks we have there and the variety of health education we offer. We work on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of members,” Scott continues. “Club Northwest is a Top 100 fitness and wellness center in the U.S. and a Top 100 Green Workplace in Oregon.”
“Club Northwest also offers a world-class luxury health spa,” adds Annette, who designed and launched it in 2007. “At the spa,” says Annette, “you can have everything head-to-toe and experience that positive energy. What we hear most from members is ‘It’s a sanctuary!”
These are wonderful programs and opportunities, yet most important to Kleyne are the programs for children. “We all need to do it for the children,” Kleyne says.
Of course, the Drapers agree, which is why they also created within Club Northwest a renowned Kid Zone—thousands of feet dedicated to wellness, education and fun for children. After bringing school classes to Club Northwest for programs at the Kid Zone, some teachers have told the Drapers that Club Northwest will be, for some of their students, the closest they will ever get to visiting Disneyland. “All kids moving with a smile,” says Scott; “that’s what we aim for at Kid Zone.”
All new members are supported by a well-trained staff of fitness muses (coaches), nutritionists and a physician. “When a new member joins us, we explore the Why,” Scott says. “Why did the person join the club in the first place? We wrap a program around that member rather than wrap the member around the club.”
“At Club Northwest,” says Kleyne, “everyone becomes a proactive member of the Health Olympics!”
If you would like to listen to Annette & Scott Draper talk about Club Northwest, its many wellness and fitness programs, the Kid Zone, community-building and the health of children with Health Olympics creator Sharon Kleyne, water evaporation expert and the inventor of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/116679/the-rise-of-love