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Essentia Health-Center for Personal Fitness (Duluth)

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1600 Miller Trunk Hwy, Bldg. C
Duluth, MN 55811


General: 218-786-5400


Monday - Friday:
5:30 am - 10 pm

Saturday - Sunday:
7 am - 6:30 pm

Call for holiday hours

Facility Overview

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Maintain 6 feet social distance 
  • Masks are required at all times among members and staff
    • At the pool: masks must be worn to and from the therapy pool and on the pool deck.
      Masks can only be removed while in the water.
  • Additional cleaning stations have been added and cleaning equipment is required after each use 

We're doing everything we can to keep our staff and members as safe as possible.

Reach your fitness goals at Essentia Health-Center for Personal Fitness. You can find us in the Essentia Health-Miller Hill Health Plaza, located in the former Younkers department store in the Miller Hill Mall. Our fitness center shares space with the Essentia Health-Therapy & Performance Center.

Get healthy your way, no matter your fitness level. Our knowledgeable staff can help you feel confident using the Center for Personal Fitness. Reach your goals of losing weight, training for a competition, or increasing your strength. You’ll also find massage therapy services in our space.

With your membership or daily pass, enjoy our:

  • top-brand cardio and strength training equipment
  • walking track
  • group fitness classes

Group Fitness Class Schedules & Pool Hours

Group fitness classes and therapy pool access are included with your membership or day/week pass.

Watch FREE Essentia workout videos here.

Therapy Pool Open Swim Hours
  • Monday - 5:30 - 8 am | 12 - 1 pm | 6 - 9 pm
  • Tuesday - 5:30 - 8 am | 6 - 9 pm
  • Wednesday - 5:30 - 8 am | 12 -1 pm | 6 - 9 pm
  • Thursday - 5:30 - 8 am | 6 - 9 pm
  • Friday - 5:30 - 8 am | 12 - 1 pm | 5 - 9 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - (10 am - 4 pm)

    Fitness Center Features

    When you join or get a day/week pass, you’ll get access to a wide range of equipment, services, and amenities.

    Equipment & Workout Areas

    Check out our inviting, well-maintained fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment.

    • Cardio machines, including treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, bikes, rowing machines, arm bike More information
    • Weight machines with weight plates and cables
    • Free weight area with dumbbells, barbells, squat rack, bench press, leg press
    • Stretching area with floor mats, medicine balls, kettle bells, resistance bands
    • Indoor track (16 laps=1 mile)
    • Therapy pool – Smaller, heated pool easier on joints


    Look to our staff for fitness instruction or help measuring your progress.

    • Group fitness classes – Cardio, strength, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, cycling, and aquatic classes that range from easy to challenging (cost is included in membership and passes)
    • Orientation – Strength machine and cardiovascular equipment instruction (by appointment only and cost is included in membership and passes)
    • Body composition test – Measures percentage of body fat (by appointment only and cost is $5 for non-members)
    • Fitness assessment – Tests your resting heart rate and blood pressure, height and weight, percentage of body fat, cardio abilities, strength, and flexibility (by appointment only and costs vary)


    Enjoy our onsite amenities.

    • Locker rooms – Includes lockers, showers, towel service, dry sauna, and conveniences like shampoo
    • Daily lockers – Daily use lockers for members and visitors (padlocks are not provided and no overnight storage is allowed)
    • Annual storage lockers – Annual storage lockers available for $84 plus tax per year
    • Sauna - Members enjoy access to our in facility sauna

    Fitness Center Membership & Passes

    We don’t believe in contracts that make you commit to a long-term relationship with your gym. Pay month-to-month or pay for an entire year to save 10% on membership dues.

    Regular Membership Prices

    • Single: $45 per month + tax
    • Couple: $68 per month + tax
    • Dependent (ages 15–21): $10 per month + tax More information
    • 2nd Dependent: $5 per month + tax

    We charge a $50 registration fee plus tax when you join. This is a one-time cost unless you cancel your membership and sign up again later.

    Daytime Senior Membership Prices

    Seniors ages 62 and older can use the fitness center Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm for a discounted rate.

    • Single: $30 per month + tax

    We charge a $20 registration fee plus tax when you join as a daytime senior member. This is a one-time cost unless you cancel your membership and sign up again later.

    Essentia Health Employee Discount

    Essentia Health full-time employees save $15 per month and part-time employees (.6-.9) save $10 per month on memberships.

    Day & Week Pass Prices

    • Day pass: $8 + tax (use for one day)
    • Week pass: $20 + tax (use for seven days in a row)

    Membership Freeze

    Freeze your membership for 1 to 6 months to avoid repaying your registration fee. If you wish to freeze your membership, please call 218-786-5400 or stop by in-person by the 20th of the month for it to take effect the next month. These changes are not available through email. 

    Membership Cancellation

    Our membership agreement is on a month-to-month basis. If you wish to cancel your membership, please call 218-786-5400 or stop by in-person by the 20th of the month for it to take effect the next month. These changes are not available through email.

    Reimbursement Programs

    Many health insurance plans offer a fitness reimbursement program. Several companies provide a $20 incentive for working out in a facility eight to 12 times a month. Contact your health insurance company to see if you have this benefit. If you do, let us know when you sign up for membership as we will waive your registration fee. The Center participates in many programs.

    Massage Therapy

    Soothe sore muscles, improve blood flow, and relieve stress in the body with massage therapy. We have private, tranquil massage therapy rooms that promote relaxation. You don’t need to be a member to take advantage of this service. View our rates and types of massages we offer or call 218-786-5400 to make an appointment.

    Compliments & Complaints

    If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please contact our operations manager John Haugrud. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

    Thank you for your continued support of our facilities, see you in a month!

    Parking & Entrance

    We offer free parking to patients and people using the Center for Personal Fitness and the Therapy and Performance Center.

    Parking is available around the Health Plaza, which is the former Younkers department store on the west side of the Miller Hill Mall. Patients and visitors can park near the plaza’s entrance, which is on the same side as JCPenney.

    Patient Information

    Explore our patients and visitors section to find information about billing, financial assistance, medical records, patient rights and responsibilities, and more.

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    Stop by during normal hours to take a tour. We always have staff here to show you around.

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