Spectrum’s Medical Wellness Program is not a program for people who are ‘ill’. It has been developed by physical therapists and exercise specialists designed with the goal of increasing participation in wellness and general fitness programs, primarily by individuals who have not been regular exercisers and for those who may feel their medical issues need to be taken into consideration in order to exercise. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiac issues, pre-diabetes and diabetes conditions, osteoporosis, joint problems or replacement surgery … these are just a few of the medical ‘issues’ that are taken into consideration with this program. While a lot of ‘training programs’ are aimed at ‘performance’ goals (i.e. sports, leisure sports, competitions), our Medical Wellness program focuses on FUNCTION and functional fitness. It is highly individualized program and is run by our Medical Wellness Director, Bill Gvoich.
Bill Gvoich, MS
Medical Wellness Director
Bill has been actively involved in the fitness arena for over thirty years as a sports conditioning consultant, educator, author and designer of innovative exercise therapy equipment. His accomplishments as an athlete and educator have given him unique insight into the field of sports conditioning and functional fitness. As an athlete, Bill was a four time Canadian Powerlifting Champion and a collegiate football player.
Bill began his career as a conditioning coach for several Canadian National sports teams and professional organizations including the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club (N.H.L.), the Canadian Alpine Ski and Women’s Basketball teams and the Toronto Argonaut Football Club (C.F.L). In 1989, his focus changed to promoting the effectiveness of Restorative Care and quality of life programs for people 65 years and older. He also developed the Temple of Health Lifestyle treatment model to include individual exercise, nutrition and relaxation training for substance abuse recovery participants. He has produced a fitness TV show since 1997. In 2004 he started Health Focus, a medical fitness program. As the Director of Medical Wellness Program, Bill will continue to develop and promote the importance of exercise, nutrition and stress management as “medicine” for quality of life.