PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. Dec 9 — Wednesday’s Grand Opening celebrations featured the rousing performance of a five-piece Dixieland Band and attendance by sport celebrities, including former Ladies Wimbledon Champion, Virginia Wade and International Tennis Hall of Famer, Fred Stolle.  A “Team Wade” vs. “Team Stolle” Shoot Out on the exhibition tennis court highlighted a series of exhibition events.

From computerized wellness systems, to a luxurious spa fit for royalty, to a Kinesis Wall that is the ultimate in functional training, to world class tennis court design, BallenIsles new state-of-the-art Sports Complex heralds a new standard of wellness and fitness.

“The 62,000 square foot facility which opened its doors with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony officiated by Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Joe Russo, is testimony to the Club’s extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle,” said Mark Hopkinson, NewsMark Public Relations CEO whose firm assists with media outreach and marketing  for the Club.

From left to right: BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett, Past President David Weener, BallenIsles Board Director Joel Margolies, BallenIsles Board President Fred Corrado, Mayor Joe Russo(Scissors), Steering Committee member Hymie Schwartz, celebrity tennis personalities Virginia Wade & Fred Stolle, Steering Committee members Kent Seyffer and Dr.Edward Slotnick.

Among high tech features that rank well beyond the equipment found in most gyms, is a revolutionary pulley system known as a Kinesis Wall that allows for seamless movement between hundreds of exercise variations for both physical therapy and functional training.
 A computerized Wellness Progression System will use special USB keys to create individual workouts while transferring cardiovascular information between all fitness stations to a central computer that tracks and reports on progress.

Adjacent to a 22-court tennis complex complete with an exhibition tennis court and stadium seating, the new BallenIsles Sports Complex also features state-of-the-art exercise suites including a dedicated Pilates studio, aerobics and spinning studio, a full-service spa, hair and nail salon, relaxation lounges, private massage rooms, saunas, steam rooms, a pro shop, and Bistro 105, a casually elegant restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining.

A tropical lagoon-style pool is being enhanced with a children’s pool as part of the exterior facilities scheduled for completion next year.

Although restricted to members and their guests, BallenIsles’ exceptional facilities have a distinguished history as the choice of many professional athletes for both practice and competition. These include members, Venus and Serena Williams and the Senior PGA Tour’s major success story, Bruce Fleisher.

Mark Hopkinson
NewsMark Public Relations