Irvine Company launches KINETIC, a new approach to workplace healthcare, fitness and wellness in California; Partners with St. Joseph Hoag Health and Active Wellness to deliver new Newport Center facility
17,000-square-foot flagship features wellness center, upscale fitness center, unique group training; plans underway to expand concept across California
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (February 18, 2016) — Irvine Company opened the doors today at KINETIC, a new concept in health that combines a St. Joseph Hoag Health Wellness Corner, fitness facilities and lifestyle coaching under one roof. At its flagship Newport Center location, St. Joseph Hoag Health and Active Wellness, LLC will serve as its premier medical and fitness partners.
KINETIC is unique in offering customers an integrated experience where nutrition, lifestyle, weight management and personal training experts collaborate to provide a personalized approach toward each individual’s journey to look and feel their best.
Irvine Company plans to expand KINETIC to its workplace communities in Orange County, San Diego, West Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley, working with premier local health and wellness providers in each market.
Located at 600 Newport Center Drive across from Fashion Island, the 17,000-square-foot flagship KINETIC is divided into three areas: a St. Joseph Hoag Health Wellness Corner; an upscale fitness center exclusively for Irvine Company’s office customers in Newport Center; and The Zone, a boutique fitness training studio operated by Active Wellness, LLC.
“Today’s professional blends life and work more than ever,” said Lauren Kelly, senior vice president, Irvine Company Office Properties. “KINETIC seeks to revolutionize our customers’ ability to deliver a healthier workplace.”
The Wellness Corner is part of St. Joseph Hoag Health’s larger wellness initiative to create a healthier community through the increased availability of wellness services, such as lifestyle coaching, preventive care and skin health, as well as convenient medical care for common illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The centers focus on providing quality care and convenience to the local communities, employers and their workers. Wellness Corner users report saving at least two hours of work time by receiving care at the facility. The Wellness Corner is open to the public. Most insurance plans are accepted, and walk-in appointments are available.
“Several years ago, St. Joseph Hoag Health had a vision to become the region’s trusted health care partner, committed to the very big goal of making Orange County one of the nation’s healthiest communities. When you commit to a goal like that, you find the right partners to help you accomplish it, and you take some very bold steps.” said Richard Afable, MD., president and CEO, St. Joseph Hoag Health
“As the region’s experts in providing health and wellness where you live and work, we are so excited to be coming together with the Irvine Company and Active Wellness to introduce KINETIC. This is yet another example of our shared commitment to making health and wellness services more accessible and more convenient for people in the communities we serve.” said Annette Walker, executive vice president, strategic services and incoming president, St. Joseph Health.
The Fitness Center is available exclusively to Irvine Company office customers. It features state-of-the-art equipment, the latest in cardio and strength training technology, and amenities such as day-use and private lockers, showers and towel service.
The Zone, the boutique fitness-training studio that is open to the public, offers athletic-inspired workouts using heart-rate training technology, team-based camaraderie and personalized effort reports. Participants train in small groups using a variety of the latest fitness equipment and techniques, including a dedicated fusion cycling studio, TRX suspension training, battle ropes, boxing and rowing. Visit www.traininthezone.com to learn more.
“Consumers and businesses are seeking more than just fitness; they want outcomes,” said Jill Kinney, co-founder and chairman, Active Wellness, LLC. “Together, we bring the fun and engagement that attract a broad range of people to healthier lifestyles. When combined with great staff, cutting edge technology and programs, we truly deliver accountable care to the community.”
Irvine Company also announced today the launch of its KINETIC mobile app, which allows for wearing activity integration, challenges, dashboards and class scheduling.
“KINETIC brings together leaders in the healthcare, fitness and real estate industries,” said Kelly of the Irvine Company, “to deliver the most advanced workplace wellness resources to improve our customers’ health and well-being and, in turn, help companies recruit and retain top talent.”
KINETIC is an expansion of an Irvine Company and St. Joseph Hoag Health Wellness Corner launched in late 2014 at The Village apartment community in Irvine to provide medical and wellness services to residents. The partnership expanded in January of 2015 to the Jamboree Center office complex in Irvine, serving employees at nearly 200 businesses.
In the San Diego market, The Irvine Company partnered with Scripps Health to open a Scripps HealthExpress, a new retail clinic offering at The Plaza, an Irvine Company workplace community in La Jolla.
About Irvine Company Office Properties
Irvine Company has evolved the traditional office to something much more: a vibrant workplace community. A place where collaboration is encouraged and creativity is enabled to elevate business success. The Company owns and manages 500 premier coastal California workplace communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego. Its timeless design and quality craftsmanship is consistent with its long-term view and pride of ownership that is part of the Irvine Company promise to provide our customers with an exceptional today and even better tomorrow.
About St. Joseph Hoag Health
St. Joseph Hoag Health is a historic alliance for Orange County, laying the foundation for sweeping changes in the delivery and accessibility of high quality health care. Drawing upon the strengths of renowned health care organizations, St. Joseph Hoag Health focuses on meeting the big challenges of health care today, including expanding access, improving wellness and preventive services, ensuring quality and developing more efficient methods in the delivery of care. The network includes flagship hospitals (Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center), eight medical groups and physician networks and numerous outpatient and urgent care facilities in Orange County. The network is also affiliated with CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.
About Active Wellness, LLC
Active Wellness, LLC is a specialty management company operating the Active Sports Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area; The Zone, a high-intensity, heart-rate monitored group training program; as well as more than 45 corporate, residential, medical and community fitness centers across the country. With more than 1,800 employees, Active’s mission is to build and inspire healthier, active lives through high touch interactions and technologies that support a better quality of life. For more information, please visit ActiveWellness.com.