Elevating your wellness and quality of life

Our Purpose

Move with Purpose

About Us

The purpose of the Lelia Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center is to offer the community opportunities to enhance their wellness and quality of life in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. We achieve this through providing a wide variety of options for your wellness, including our 25-yard Junior Olympic Pool, our state-of-the-art gymnasium, a full selection of exercise classes with our certified instructors, as well as personal training.

People of all beliefs and from all walks of life come to the LPC because it is a place where you can feel 100% comfortable just being you, no matter where you are in relation to your overall fitness goals. If you’re looking for somewhere to stretch your personal limits and reach for your best health in a safe and accommodating atmosphere, you will feel right at home here at the LPC. We are here to support you in achieving your personal best!

Member Testimonial — Chris Lytle, Age 56

On his 43rd birthday, Chris Lytle was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, tipping the scale at around 290 pounds, on three different diabetes medications, blood pressure medication, and a statin for high triglycerides.

“At one point, I was taking 14 pills a day.”

Chris started a physician’s weight loss program and lost around 25 pounds but plateaued at that point, unable to continue his weight loss. As he attended his oldest son’s graduation in 2007, he had a startling realization.

“I realized that if I didn’t do something I wouldn’t be around when my younger son graduated.”

That’s when Chris began going to the LPC regularly. At first, he wasn’t sure exactly how to best help himself, so he decided to ask for help from one of our trainers.

“I scheduled a session and was signed up with Mitsue Garmon. After several sessions with Mitsue, the weight started coming off. I lost over 70 pounds and went from a size 44 waist to a 34/36 waist and was taken off all of the medications. Most importantly, I am the strongest I have ever been and weight management and daily exercise are a normal part of my routine. The friendly staff and members at LPC are always willing to help. Whether it be advice on workouts or just friendly conversation, these folks are awesome.”