Health: The best never rests
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Jenniffer Whyte leads a Zumba class at Anniston Fitness Center. Photo: Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star
Jenniffer Whyte leads a Zumba class at Anniston Fitness Center. Photo: Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star
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The Anniston Fitness Center has been serving local residents for three decades — literally around the clock. The gym offers access to its equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

General manager Wynicka Hendrix-Palmer boasts that the center’s atmosphere is what keeps members coming back.

“I truly believe when you offer an environment where people feel comfortable, where they feel warm, a clean environment, it makes a difference,” Hendrix-Palmer said.

The gym offers a variety of classes, including zumba (of course). There’s also a 6:30 a.m. abdominals class taught by the center’s 74-year-old owner, Tom Buzan, as well as Hendrix-Palmer’s own “Insanity” class.

Every member is given three free sessions with one of the center’s certified personal trainers.

The center also offers childcare while members work out.

Hendrix-Palmer was pleased to know the center was so highly rated by its members, but not surprised.

“The best advertising we have is our customers,” she said.

— Laura Camper, Star Reporter


Fitness/health club

1. Anniston Fitness Center, 3114 McClellan Blvd., Anniston, 256-237-4206, www.annistonfitnesscenter.com. (Office hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.)

2. YMCA, 29 W. 14th St., Anniston, 256-238-9622; Oxford Y for Now, 1716 AL HWY 21 S., Oxford, 256-832-9622, www.ymcacalhoun.org.

Assisted living center

1. NHC Place, 1335 Greenbrier Road, Anniston, 256-835-3959, www.nhcplaceanniston.com

2. Autumn Cove, 4425 Greenbrier-Dear Road, Anniston, 256-831-7474, www.autumn-cove.com

3. Ladiga Manor, 1116 James Hopkins Road, Jacksonville, 256-782-0960, www.ladigamanor.com.

Drug store

1. Downey Drug, 2427 Alabama 202, Anniston, 256-237-9426; 658 Valley Cub Drive, Anniston, 256-820-4540.

2. Walgreens, www.walgreens.com.

3. CVS Pharmacy, www.cvs.com.

Emergency Care

1. C.A.R.E.S., 1325 Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-741-1339; 256 Oxford Exchange Blvd., Oxford, 256-835-0076.

2. (tie) Regional Medical Center, 400 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-235-5121, www.rmccares.org.

2. (tie) Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, 301 E. 18th St., Anniston, 256-235-8955, www.stringfellowmemorial.com.

Eye Care

1. Sarrell Dental and Eye Center, 230 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-741-7340, www.sarrelldental.org.

2. (tie) Dr. David Chandler, 1640 Pelham Road, S., Jacksonville, 256-435-6680.;

2. (tie) Dr. Greg Milano, 125 Central Ave., Oxford, 256-832-2252.

2. (tie) Dr. Gary Murrell, 425 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-236-7516.

2. (tie) Dr. Robert Svenson, 425 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-236-7516.

Hearing center

1. Wright Hearing Center, 1990 U.S. 78 E., Oxford, 256-831-2292.

2. Beltone Hearing Aid Center, 1047 Hamric Drive E., Oxford, 256-452-0799.

3. Grizzard Living Aids, 1227 Noble St., Anniston, 256-237-2006.

Medical supply

1. Downey Medical, 317 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-238-8991.

2. Anniston Health and Sickroom Supplies, 5502 McClellan Blvd., Anniston, 256-820-7766.

Home health agency

1. Alacare Home Health Services, 1525 Greenbrier-Dear Road, Anniston, 256-831-2110, www.alacare.com.

2. Amedisys Home Health, 111 Town Center Drive, Anniston, 256-820-2503, www.amedisys.com.

3. Mid South Home Health Service, 105 Seaboard Ave., Piedmont, 256-447-7760.

Home health supplies

1. Downey Medical, 317 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-238-8991.

2. Anniston Health and Sickroom Supplies, 5502 McClellan Blvd., Anniston, 256-820-7766.

3. Lincare, 930 Keith Ave., Anniston, 256-240-7215.

Pediatric center

1. Jose Caballero, 901 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4845.

2. Purohit Pediatric Clinic, 516 Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-741-9799; 641 Snow St., Oxford, 256-831-2601.

3. Pediatrics Plus, 429 E. 9th St., Anniston, 256-241-2671.

Independent living

1. Autumn Cove, 4425 Greenbrier-Dear Road, Anniston, 256-831-7474, www.autumn-cove.com.

2. NHC Place, 1335 Greenbrier Road, Anniston, 256-835-3959, www.nhcplaceanniston.com.

3. Westminster Apartments, 107 E. 20th St., Anniston, 256-237-2569.

Nursing home

1. NHC Healthcare, 2300 Coleman Road, Anniston, 256-831-5730, www.nhccare.com.

2. Piedmont Health Care Center, 20222 Alabama 9, Piedmont, 256-447-8258.

3. Golden Living Center, 1130 S. Hale St., Oxford, 256-831-0481.

Rehab center

1. NHC Healthcare, 2300 Coleman Road, Anniston, 256-831-5730, www.nhccare.com.

2. Anniston Orthopedics, 731 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4121.

3. Clinton Ray, 1419 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford, 256-241-4842.

Weight loss service

1. Anniston Weight Control, 2427 Alabama 202, Anniston, 256-231-7999

2. Jennifer Scruggs, Bodymechanix Training, Oxford, 256-591-7396

3. Weight Watchers, 800-651-6000, www.weightwatchers.com.

Medical lab service

1. LabCorp, 1412 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-235-8983, www.labcorp.com.

2. Jacksonville Medical Center, 1701 Pelham Road, S., Jacksonville, 256-435-4970, www.jacksonvillemedicalcenter.com.
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