By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2008
Jim Parham, President, Platinum Center, William Clark, Jr. M.D., Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates.
How’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? You know, that one you made to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle? Not quite like you were hoping? Well, you don’t have to do it on your own. There is help.
Enter the Platinum Center, which partners with St. John Health System and the Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates to provide you with a medically-backed approach to physical fitness. Conveniently located at Highway 169 and the BA Expressway, the Platinum Center is a 32,000 square foot facility packed with state-of-the-art equipment and services.
The Platinum Center is geared toward the average adult – in other words, you. You don’t want to be crowded out by a bunch of jocks or a bunch of spandex-wearers, and at the Platinum Center, you don’t have to be.
The Platinum Center features an 8,000-square-foot workout room with the latest in cardio equipment, including treadmills with individual television sets built in. Additionally, they have a 4,000-square-foot free weight room, and they are also the only health club in the Tulsa area with an outdoor track. The Platinum Center offers over forty different classes, including Pilates, body pump, yoga, Zumba (Latin dancing), kickboxing, and licensed Spinning classes. They also have lie-down and stand-up tanning.
Tina Denison, business manager, with Jim Parham.
The Platinum Center emphasizes health and wellness through its partnerships with St. John Health System and Tulsa Bone and Joint. To serve you, there are eleven physical therapists from St. John’s on-site.
And then there’s the Platinum Center’s team of Lifestyle Coaches, all of whom are trained by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. They are more than personal trainers – they will help you get and keep a healthier lifestyle in and out of the gym. Of all the people who come into the Platinum Center, 95% say their first priority is to lose weight. The Lifestyle Coaches conduct a full health and wellness assessment for each person in order to protect you and help ensure your success.
The good folks at the Platinum Center know that women have different physical fitness needs than men. Their Women’s Only private area is located right next to the women’s locker room (which features individual changing rooms and carbon far infrared saunas) and the Kid’s Zone. The Platinum Center also offers massages, facials, body wraps, and waxing. It’s no surprise, then, that fifty percent of the Platinum Center’s members are women.
Jim Parham, the President of the Platinum Center, toured fitness centers around the country, collecting all the best ideas. One area where this is evident is cleanliness – the spotless Platinum Center doesn’t look or smell like your typical health club. Everything in the locker rooms is hands-free and sanitary. As you tour the facility, you’ll notice many such thoughtful details.
The Platinum Center will take care of your kids while you work out. No other health club in town has an outdoor play area for kids. And the Kid’s Zone also features a learning center, where kids can work with educational software. The Kid’s Zone is secure, too – parents can check on their kids at any time via the monitors located in each exercise room.
After your workout, you can visit the on-site Kaffe Böna and have a sandwich, coffee, or a smoothie, then relax at the internet bar and lounge area. You can also peruse the Platinum Center’s line of wholesale supplements.
With their emphasis on medically-backed fitness programs that go beyond the gym, the Platinum Center isn’t like other health clubs. The friendly and helpful staff invites you to come see why. The Platinum Center is open from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For much more information, visit www.theplatinumcenter.com.