Facts and Figures

AL!VE is an experience-based, destination health park located at 800 W. Lawrence Ave. in Charlotte, Michigan. It is a part of Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.

Main phone number: 517.541.5800
Website: www.myalive.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ExperienceALIVE
Twitter: @ALIVEisYou
Instagram: @ALIVEisYOU

Historical timeline:

  • December 2007: Purchased the property at 800 W. Lawrence, which was formerly the site of the Felpausch grocery store and CVS Pharmacy.

  • May 2008-March 2009: Began "experience design" analysis and development; formed employee and volunteer teams to translate visition into operational recommendations.

  • Spring 2009-Fall 2010: Organized major gifts capital campaign and obtained financing to launch the project.

  • September 2010: Groundbreaking for first phase of AL!VE.

  • Fall 2010: Public capital campaign organized.

  • March 2011: Community donations pass $2 million.

  • Nov. 21, 2011: AL!VE opens; first mammogram scheduled.

  • January 2012: Donations reach $3 million.

  • April 2012: Groundbreaking for next phase of construction

  • December 2012: Opening of AL!VE expansion

  • October 2014: Opening of NOURISH by The Big Salad

  • January 2015: Opening of MOVE expansion

  • August 2015: Women's health services transition back to hospital main campus

  • September 2015: Opening of FUSE expansion
     

By the numbers

Operations

  • Square footage: Phase 1 – 45,000 square feet

  • Employees: 40

  • Fitness classes offered: More than 20 scheduled multiple times throughout the week

  • Rock climbing wall: 24 feet high

  • Indoor walking path: 1/9 of a mile

  • Outdoor walking path: 1/5 of a mile

  • Cork* flooring: 3,500 square feet

  • Performance spaces: 3 stages

  • Target visitors per month: 16,700

  • Parking spaces: 228

  • Acres of site: 18

 

Phase I (Opened November 2011)

  • Cost: Phase 1 – $12.3 million

  • Construction workers: More than 150

  • Contractors and vendors: More than 250

  • Different paint colors: 40

  • Yards of dirt: 6,000 cubic yards for berms around building

  • Pieces of glass: 1,100

  • Percentage of construction waste diverted from landfills: 25 percent

 

Capital campaign

  • Community contributions: Approximately $3.1 million

  • Founding members: 74, each contributing $10,000 or more

 

Miscellaneous facts

  • Rubber floor in Empower is made from recycled rubber tires.

  • *The bark of a cork tree is only a protective covering that can be removed without harming the tree.

  • The executive director's office is made from 100-year-old barn wood from the Upper Peninsula.