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Duke Center for Living names Debbie Knight it's new director

By Pat Richardson
Posted Friday, July 15, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - The Duke Center of Living announces the appointment of Ms. Debbie Knight as the organization's new director. In her role as Facility Director, Ms. Knight will play an integral part in the health and wellness initiatives benefiting the members of the Duke Center for Living.
 

"It is with great excitement and energy that I have accepted the position of Director at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington. You might say I have always had a passion for wellness. As early as age twelve, I knew I wanted to be in the health and wellness field, having played competitive sports early in my youth. I currently enjoy any activity outside, even mowing the lawn! Throughout my career, I have held a number of management positions within the health and wellness industry. I am proud to say that many of these efforts earned awards and recognition by the industry. I look forward to meeting each of you in the very near future. Thank you for your support of Duke Center for Living at Fearrington."

As Facility Director of the Duke Center for Living, Ms. Knight will be responsible for the oversight of the fitness center's 18-person staff, facility operation and strategic initiatives and for policy and procedure development, implementation and adherence.

Debbie Knight has over 30 years in the health and wellness industry. She has served in various management roles for a number of health and fitness organizations, including Athletic Clubs, Inc. of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and the YMCA of Columbia, South Carolina. For the last 13 years, she held several director-level positions with Blue Ridge HealthCare (BRHC ) in Morganton, North Carolina. Her most recent role was that of Director of the Wellness Service Line, where she received the Board of Directors' Recognition for Service Excellence.

During her time at BRHC, Ms. Knight played an integral part in a number of health and wellness initiatives, benefiting the community and workplace. Many of these efforts earned awards and recognition by the industry, including Center of Excellence by NC Prevention Partners and the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

Ms. Knight earned her Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, and her Masters in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia. The Duke Center for Living Health and Fitness Center at Fearrington is one of the few fitness centers in the area specializing in medically-based wellness programs. The 20,000 square foot facility is owned and operated by Galloway Ridge, a CRSA corporation and is managed by Duke University Healthcare Systems of Durham. The health and fitness center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a heated indoor pool and spa, and a cushioned indoor track. The staff of exercise specialists and instructors offers a variety of programs, group exercise classes and individualized services to members.

Membership at the facility is open to anyone 18 years or older. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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