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Fitness and Wellness

Seneca Wellness at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center of RockvilleBridging the Gap between Fitness and Physical Therapy

Our Wellness program uses the physical therapy knowledge and approach to injury prevention in the arena of fitness and general wellness, making exercise much safer and more effective for our clients. For our patients, the Wellness program is the ideal transition from hands-on physical therapy to an exercise program that increases their overall fitness level, while continuing to give attention to the injured area. Whether you come in as a client or start as a patient, you get the benefit of having a physical therapy perspective to better help you reach your fitness goals.

We will design your individual program under the guidance and input of an exercise physiologist in a clinical environment. You will not have to worry about being lost or forgotten in a typical, crowded gym setting. Safety comes first! Your individualized program is closely monitored, reviewed, and revised to meet your increased level of fitness.

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Designing an Individualized Program for You

The first thing we do when creating a wellness program is perform a thorough evaluation of your present state of wellbeing. From there, we create a personalized program to help you achieve your goals. Some of the areas we focus on are:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Bone Health
  • Heart & Lung Health
  • Balance and Fall Prevention
  • Flexibility & Posture
  • Orthopaedic Issues
  • Disease Management & Prevention
  • Nutrition Advice
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Management of Systemic Muscle & Joint Problems (e.g., arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, etc.)

  • Management of Systemic Muscle & Joint Problems (e.g., arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, etc.)

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Initial Consult Includes:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of your medical history.
  • Meeting with our exercise physiologist to discuss your medical needs and personal goals.
  • Three one-to-one training sessions with an exercise physiologist to teach you your exercises which are based on your needs and goals.

Monthly Fee Includes:

  • Evaluation and updates of your program every eight weeks.
  • Monitoring by our exercise physiologist.
  • Use of the facility during business hours, Monday through Saturday.


  • Rehab Equipment Unique to Seneca Wellness
  • Weight Machines, Dumbbells, Cuff Weights, Bars & Bands/Tubes
  • Bikes (recumbent, upper body & upright)
  • Treadmills, Ellipticals and Stepper
  • Nustep, Wii, and Whole Body Vibration Machine

Frequently Asked Questions:

What makes Wellness at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of Rockville a better choice of gyms??

  • Seneca PT and Wellness has served our patient and member population for over 26 years. The Wellness aspect of the company has been in existence for over 20 years as of January 2018. During this long and established history, we have become the referral choice for many area physicians.
  • We are focused on the continuum of care from impairment to full health and fitness. Because we integrate our wellness programs into your therapy experience, we both enhance your health for a lifetime and help you reduce costs.
  • Our wellness program has received the Washington Consumers Checkbook ✔ top rating for quality with 93% of customers rating us "superior for overall value for your money". This was higher than any other comparable program within a 75 mile radius.
  • Take a look at the testimonials page to see what our members have said about our staff and gym.
  • Each of our staff has an educational background in the field of exercise science with certifications ranging from the American College of Sports Medicine to the American Council on Exercise. For more details on our staff’s certifications, please take a look at our Staff page containing our Wellness staff’s biographies.

Why should I come to Seneca when I can pay less at other gyms?

  • Our focus is on the individual, not on how many members we can get to join. Therefore, we limit our membership to 400. We want to start our members exercising, teach them the fundamentals and importance of exercising, but more importantly, have them develop and maintain a consistent exercise routine.
  • We set up exercises based on your individual needs and teach you how to do the exercises. We don't show you how to use each piece of equipment and then hope you don't come back. We want you to understand how and why we chose a certain routine for you. We want you to be safe and comfortable at all times.
  • We work with you one on one every eight weeks to progress your exercises to help you meet your goals and to give your body new challenges.
  • We've all been in gyms where no one says hello or is even around when you need help with an exercise or a piece of equipment. We always have at least one (usually more) qualified staff member here who can help the members exercising. We encourage individuals to ask questions and seek help when there is a concern - we want to help you be a healthier you.
  • After our initial consult, we will provide you with a specific exercise program to continue your rehabilitation if needed and meet any other goals you may have. We do not employ a template approach in setting up our member's routine - it is individualized to you and your body.
  • Our approach integrates prevention, rehabilitation and long-term fitness to support health for your lifetime and reduce your risk for life altering medical conditions.
  • Our focus is on you. We want to help you maximize your health potential, whether it is walking, running, returning to competition, improving balance, losing weight or just toning up.

What are ACSM, NSCA, ACE and NASM certifications?

Both ACSM and NSCA certifications are the highest level of certifications available in the field of exercise science. They are only available to individuals with a degree in the exercise science or medical fields.

  • ACSM = American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM is the "gold standard" in the field of exercise science. The American Heart Association has recently joined with ACSM to set new standards for exercise. Certification through ACSM is geared more toward medical health and special populations with issues such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • NSCA = National Strength & Conditioning Association is viewed by many as the leading authority for sports conditioning and exercise.
  • ACE = American Council on Exercise. ACE is the world's largest nonprofit fitness certification organization. It is another highly recognized standard for fitness certification.
  • NASM = National Academy of Sports Medicine. NASM is the global leader in personal training certification.

Can I use my company flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for Wellness?

Some company flexible spending accounts do cover fitness or wellness memberships, but you will need to check with them to see if they will cover some, or all, of the costs. You pay us your monthly fees and your FSA reimburses you. We can provide you with payment documentation for your FSA.

What is Personal Training and is it for me?

Personal training is working one-on-one with a certified trainer to improve your overall fitness and activity levels. On your first visit, we review your medical history in detail and discuss your short and long-term goals. Working with a trainer helps you realistically set and reach fitness goals using a variety of exercise approaches. Appropriate technique, speed and control through each exercise are stressed to help minimize injury and to maximize your time. Keeping record of your progress is one of the best ways to see positive results toward your goals. Additionally, our staff may suggest exercises to do outside of the gym to help you improve your fitness and reach your goals even faster.

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