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The mission of Clayton Health & Fitness is to provide excellence in facilities, programs and services to help members achieve their maximum potential for health and fitness.

Dear friends, colleagues, peers, vendors, and members,

In light of the current global pandemic, it’s fair to say that all of us have been forced to think about our health recently. I hope for those of you who have made fitness a part of your lifestyle, the decision has been validated!  Exercise IS medicine and now more than ever we are reminded of it’s importance.

I’m reaching out today to share my own recent health scare experience with you and also update you all on the future of my health and fitness businesses.

I was recently diagnosed with a rare lung disease called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension or PAH.  PAH is a progressive life-threatening disease that narrows the arteries of the lungs.  My disease is idiopathic, which means it’s unknown why I have it.  There is no cure for PAH, but thankfully there are treatments to control the symptoms and improve my quality of life.

My symptoms started in July, 2019.  While working out at home, I experienced severe chest pain.  After an appointment with my doctor, they determined I was dehydrated however my symptoms persisted over the next few months. Every time I would exercise, I would experience a light chest pain and dizziness.  After being referred to a cardiologist and having several tests, they found no cause of these symptoms.

Around January my symptoms drastically increased and included blacking out on a regular basis.  At this point, I started going downhill fast.  After several more tests, I ended up at a heart surgeon’s office.  He agreed to admit me to the hospital to allow for quicker testing.  It was then during the first test, they found the pressures in my lungs to be four times that of normal levels.

I was relieved to finally have an answer, but then quickly deflated when learning about the disease.

Initially doctors didn't know my long-term outlook, as some patients don't respond well to PAH medicine. Possibilities of a double lung transplant or premature death could be in my future.  As a husband, father, and owner of three Fitness Center's (120 employees and 6,000 members), I felt an overwhelming gloom.  So many questions arose, like what would happen to all the people that relied on me…

After several nights of agony, crying with my family and starting a treatment plan, I was released from the hospital ten days later.

It felt so good to be home, but I was very anxious about my future.  One of our biggest worries was being close to emergency medical care.   After my first Duke Hospital appointment and discussing with all my doctors, pharmacist, family members, and close friends, we felt it was best for my health to live closer to Duke hospital and my new PAH medical team. So myself, my lovely wife, Maura, and our three young children (Siler – age 8, Hannah – age 5 and Weston – age 5)  moved to Chapel Hill, NC in April, 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect, and there are several things I've learned that I want to share with you all so you don't make the same mistakes I made.

  1. I had mild symptoms for over a year. I should have shared them with my doctor earlier.
  2. If I weren't an avid exerciser, I would have irreversible organ damage. Regular exercise made my body strong enough to withstand the devastation this disease put on me.
  3. You know your body better than anyone, and if you don't feel right, you must advocate until there is a resolution.

Like most local business owners, I've been working harder now more than ever trying to maneuver through the Covid-19 situation with all three Fitness Centers.  We have developed a plan to keep our members and the facilities as safe as possible.  We have also designed new membership options that have incredible value for current members and anyone who needs to start exercising.

It never even crossed my mind to give up or not continue with my passion of helping others in the fitness industry.  My wife and I are committed to continuing to own and support all three of our Fitness Centers in Franklin, NC, Clayton, GA and Murphy, NC.  We love providing this service to these communities and feel honored to have the opportunity.  Although we do not currently live nearby, we do genuinely care deeply for the area and the people.

Even though you may not see me at our open houses or at community events, please know that I would love to be present. Our fitness centers exist to support anyone and everyone in the local community.

I look forward to re-opening the opportunity to bring back all of our great classes, trainings and amenities as soon as we are allowed by local government.  Until then I encourage everyone to stay active, stay safe and stay positive!

Yours in Health,

Rodney Morris

Owner

Franklin Health and Fitness

Clayton Health and Fitness

Murphy Health and Fitness

Open 24/7

STAFFED HOURS AS FOLLOWS

Monday - Thursday 8:00-6:00PM
Friday 8:00-5:00PM

HOW TO FIND US

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

TRAVEL TIME: 29 min without traffic
via US-23 N/US-441 N

Head north on S Main St toward E Savannah St

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Savannah St

Turn left onto US-23 N/US-441 N
Entering North Carolina

Take the ramp onto US-23 N/US-441 N/US-64 E/U.S 441 Bypass N
Continue to follow US-23 N/US-441 N/U.S 441 Bypass N

Turn left onto Hunnicut Ln/E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Continue to follow E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Destination will be on the right

TRAVEL TIME: 1 h 12 min (67.0 miles)
via I-40 W and US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expy

Follow I-40 W, US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expy and US-23 S to E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus in Franklin

Turn right onto E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Destination will be on the right

TRAVEL TIME: 2 h 6 min without traffic
via US-23 N Atlanta, GA

Get on I-75 N/I-85 N

Follow I-85 N, I-985 N/Lanier Pkwy and US-23 N to Hunnicut Ln/E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus in Franklin

Turn left onto Hunnicut Ln/E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Continue to follow E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Destination will be on the right

TRAVEL TIME: 1 h 57 min without traffic
via I-85 S - Greenville, SC

Take I-85 S to SC-24 W in Anderson County. Take exit 11 from I-85 S

Turn right onto SC-24 W

Follow US-76 W and US-23/US-441 to Hunnicut Ln/E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus in Franklin
1 h 4 min (51.3 mi)

Turn left onto Hunnicut Ln/E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Continue to follow E Main St/U.S. 441 Bus
Destination will be on the right

CLAYTON HEALTH AND FITNESS

69 Seed Tick Road
Clayton GA 30525
Phone::(706) 434-8800

GREEN INITIATIVES

Solar Heated Water

Our locker room showers & sinks use solar heating to keep our water at an optimum temperature for our members.

Smoothie Bar

At our smoothie bar, we use biodegradable cups made from corn resin. Unlike regular plastic cups, these will degrade over time and not clog our landfills.

ZeroFlush

To cut down on waste water our urinals use Zeroflush technology. This eliminates thousands of gallons of wastewater each year.

Excel Hand Dryers

The finest American-made hand dryers in the industry. These high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are Green-Spec, Green Certified.

OUR POLICIES

GUEST POLICY

Center members are responsible for their guests. If Guest is accompanied by a member – Guest Fees: $10, Not accompanied by a member –
Guest Fees:
  • $15 (13 years & older)
  • $6 (up through 12 years)
Fees are per guest, per visit.

PROPER ATTIRE

For your safety, shoes must be worn at all times throughout the building, except in the locker room areas. Bare feet and sandals are not acceptable footwear in the fitness areas. Non-marking shoes are to be worn when using the aerobics room. Shirts must be worn during all activities.

YOUTH POLICIES

The following guidelines have been established for the safety of your children.
  • Children ages 5 and under are not allowed in the sauna and those between the ages of 6 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children ages 5 and up are not allowed in opposite sex locker rooms.
  • Children ages 10 and under are not allowed in the weight or cardio areas.
  • Children ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a parent to be in the weight or cardio areas.
  • Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This includes the smoothie bar and lobby.

TOWELS

Members are welcome to bring their own bath towels from home - if using showers. Small workout towels will be available throughout the center, included with membership.

LOCKS AND LOCKERS

Day lockers are available for use during your workout. You may bring your own lock. You may rent a locker for $14 per month. Locker rooms also have showers and a sauna.
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PRIVACY POLICY


This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us by following the instructions at the bottom of each email. We will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

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What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
• To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

However, you will still be able to place orders .

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

www.claytonhealthandfitness.com
69 Seed Tick Road
Clayton, GA 30525
United States

membership@claytonhealthandfitness.com

706-212-0001

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