FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How do I get a fitness membership to The Franciscan Center? 
You can call 937-436-2203 to schedule an appointment or just drop by to pick up a Welcome Folder. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be available to show you around our beautiful wellness center and answer any questions you might have.

Do I have to be a resident of St. Leonard to get a fitness membership to The Franciscan Center?
No. Fitness Memberships can be purchased by residents and community member who are ages 55 and above.

What do I get with my fitness membership to The Franciscan Center? 
Members get a safe and convenient gathering place, where they can come together to establish habits for healthy living with the support and encouragement of others. Members can enjoy access to the pools, fitness equipment, aerobic studio, aquatic and fitness programs, and the option to hire personal trainers.

Will my classes or appointment be canceled in the event of bad weather?
In the event of severe weather, The Franciscan Center may close temporarily until an all clear is received from the weather service. In the event of a cancellation, every attempt will be made to immediately notify all participants by radio, TV, telephone, and/or e-mail. A cancellation notice will be placed on the door of the location and clients will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.

Do I need a fitness membership to use the Restaurant?
No. The Station House Restaurant and bar, and meeting rooms are available to anyone from the community. These services are available depending on availability and payment of scheduled fees, rates, and item cost. Classes listed in the Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning brochure are free to the public.

Do I have to sign a contract to become a member to The Franciscan Center?
Yes. Membership Agreements are required for membership. Membership Agreements are available for a six month term or three month term.

How far in advance can I schedule an individual appointment? 
It depends on the services that you are requesting. Catering and room reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and scheduling in advance is a good idea. Walk-ins are accepted, but there may be a short waiting period depending on availability of staff and equipment.

Can I request a male or female personal trainer?
Yes. Our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable and beneficial experience possible.

How may I be added to your e-mail list for updates, special upcoming events, and the latest research and wellness information offer by The Franciscan Center?
Just add this information to your wellness membership form and we will automatically enroll you for these alerts. You may opt out at any time.

What forms of payment do you accept for your fee-based programs?
The Franciscan Center accepts cash, credit cards, and personal checks. Payroll deduction for employees is available, and residents may have their fee added to their personal account.

What are your privacy practices?
Guests of The Franciscan Center can be assured that personal and health information is kept strictly confidential. It will be used only to assess and develop personal wellness and fitness programs. The member’s personal and health information will not be released to anyone without the member’s written consent. Only aggregate data, without individual identifiers, may be reported for group statistical purposes.