Summit 25th Anniversary - A Letter from Brad Roy, Executive Director
For the past 25 years we have had the privilege of serving our community as Montana’s most comprehensive and only medically integrated health and fitness center. The facility initially opened as “The Summit: The Community Center for Health Promotion and Fitness” on January 13, 1996 replacing “Second Wind”, a small fitness center located on the site of our existing tennis courts. Offering a wide variety of programs and services for all ages, abilities and health conditions, the Summit launched with a strong focus on disease prevention through exercise, recreation, nutrition, social activities, health education and in some inevitable circumstances, rehabilitation. In 2007 the Summit’s name was officially changed to the “Summit Medical Fitness Center” to better align with our health and wellness objectives and medical programs and services integrated into the facility.
Since opening the doors in 1996, membership has steadily increased over the years. Prior to COVID-19, membership numbers had more than doubled to over 8,000 members. Despite the challenging year, we are excited about the future and the programming and service opportunities ahead.
As we begin our 25th anniversary celebration, we would like to thank all of our members, current and past, for your support throughout the years. You are the reason we are here and it is a privilege to come alongside and support you in your health and fitness journey. And, a special THANK YOU to each of the 93 members and 10 Summit staff that have been with us all 25 years.
We invite you to join us throughout 2021 as we celebrate our 25 year milestone with a variety of health and wellness challenges and special events. And as we remember the numerous highlights of the past 25 years we are looking forward to the years ahead and the privilege of supporting you in your health and wellness journey.
Thank you for being part of the Summit family!
Brad A. Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE, FMFA
The Summit Medical Fitness Center
Experience the Summit difference.
The Summit Medical Fitness Center is more than just a health club. We are a family-friendly fitness and wellness facility for members of all ages and abilities. Our 114,000 square foot facility in Kalispell, Montana offers high-qualtiy programs, equipment and staff to help you realize your fitness and wellness goals.
We offer a wide range of specialty programs from kids to seniors including adult fitness programs, performance programs for athletes, senior programs, weight management and special populations programs.