BRENTWOOD, TN – Molly B. Mitchell has been named National Institute for Fitness and Sports’ new Fitness Manager at The Heritage at Brentwood. The Brentwood senior living community contracts with NIFS to staff and manage its extensive wellness programs.
Mitchell joined The Heritage team in March 2019 as health fitness specialist. In her new role, she oversees the HealthyLife Center®, which houses a heated indoor pool, a 24/7 fitness center, a large group exercise classroom, locker rooms with showers and two Dakim Brain Health stations.
Specific her duties include managing the center’s membership and data services, organize recreational and fitness incentive programs to attract new members, and design and implement in-person and virtual resident fitness programs. She also conducts senior fitness evaluations and prescreens potential members according to American College of Sports Medicine recommendations.
All independent living and LifeCare® residents are eligible for membership which is covered by their monthly fees. Being a member, however, requires that the NIFS staff knows about a resident’s health history before they prescribe an individualized exercise routine. A physician’s consent form is also required.
Mitchell also plans to raise awareness of The Heritage’s recreational sports amenities, which include a 9-hole putting green, bocce court, badminton court and corn hole.
“We have a lot of folks who haven’t jumped in since Covid, so we’re hoping to get newer residents engaged through our recreational activities, so they can meet their neighbors and learn a little more about what we do and offer in the Healthy Life Center,” Mitchell said.
A Franklin resident and native of Montgomery, Ala., Mitchell earned a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences from Auburn University.
She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Safety and Health Institute. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and holds current certifications in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
About The Heritage at Brentwood
The Heritage at Brentwood is a LifeCare® Community offering a full continuum of care from independent living to skilled nursing on its 48-acre campus. It is conveniently located at 900 Heritage Way in Brentwood, just off I-65 and Concord Road and midway between Nashville and Franklin. The Heritage received the 2021 Williamson’s Best Senior Living and Williamson’s Best Employer awards from Williamson Home Page. The Heritage’s management company, Life Care Services, has received the J.D. Power Award for Customer Service in Senior Living Communities for the past two years.
For more information, call 615-507-2686 or visit www.TheHeritageLCS.com.