Health & Wellness


Some Call It a Spa, We Call it Fitness at Its Finest.

The Marshall A. Shearouse Center for Wellness is a free-standing 12,000 sq.ft. wellness facility with a 60ft. indoor heated pool for therapy and water aerobics. The Center has state-of-the-art exercise equipment designed for a wide spectrum of abilities along with a studio for classes. Amenities include spa/therapy rooms for contract services such as massage, nail care and other specialist care. The center includes inviting areas for relaxation and socialization. The Shearouse Center is staffed with a full-time experienced and credentialed wellness director and staff.  Our wellness programs are open to the community unless noted otherwise in the class description. 

           Triathlon Team Training Program

Fitness Classes  -  Aquatic Classes  -  Brain Fitness

The Keiser exercise equipment at Still Hopes uses air resistance rather than steel plates so that each exerciser can work to his or her personal best. The Keiser equipment is the safest and easiest to use for both able-bodied and disabled mature adults. See Keiser’s website for more information about their commitment to the Mature Population.

The Still Hopes Wellness Program strives to help all participants achieve their full potential in mind, body and spirit. This is achieved through physical and mental exercise, healthy lifestyle practices and education; thereby reducing frailty, chronic disease and emotional stress, and promoting self-reliance, humor and wellness. 

 Current Wellness Programs Include: 

  • Group exercise classes 
  • Personal physical fitness assessments and consultations 
  • Strength, aerobic, flexibility, balance, and neuromuscular coordination training 
  • Outdoor Fitness Trails including exercise stations and walking programs 
  • Hiking local trails 
  • Massage and Chiropractic therapy 
  • Wide range of spa services such as: manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing
  • Brain Fitness Classes

Click here for our printer-friendly Community Fee Schedule (PDF) 

Welcome to the Fitness Trails in the Forest!

A half-mile of fitness trails wind through a beautifully wooded area and provide opportunities for healthy outdoor exercise, relaxation and contemplation. The trails are interspersed with nine exercise stations which address individual areas of muscle movement.  Join us for a walk around our beautiful campus!


Our Expert Leadership

Denise Heimlich, M.S., Wellness Director, specializes in older adult fitness and wellness. She is certified as a Health/Fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine. Denise comes to Still Hopes from Cornell University where she served as the Wellness Program Coordinator.



One Still Hopes Drive | West Columbia, SC 29169 | 803-739-5040

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