The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 19, 2013

Bodyworks set to dedicate new location in Pineville

By Lisa Shrewsberry
Lifestyles Editor

FAYETTEVILLE — Mick Bates, Bodyworks CEO and physical therapist, is practicing what he preaches, creating opportunities for better health in West Virginia, by opening a second location in Pineville.

Bates is hosting a private dedication Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at 454 Appalachian Highway, W.Va.10, the new Wyoming County location. The health facility opens to the public Friday.

Bates explained Bodyworks-Pineville will be staffed weekly  Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week  access for members, secured and monitored like the Bodyworks’ Beckley  facility.

“Everyone only has so much time in a day to work out. Now, there are  no excuses,” Bates stated.

Those who become Bodyworks-Pineville members will also be  allowed to exercise at the Beckley location when they come to Raleigh County.

“Beckley is a hub for people from Wyoming County to come and  shop and now when they do, they can also workout. But for them to have to come  to Beckley three to five times a week for exercise was not an option. Health is  not always about bad choices. Sometimes it’s about having choices,” Bates  stated.

Bodyworks Inc., said Bates, is familiar with the residents  of Wyoming County and their needs, having maintained a physical therapy satellite  clinic there for the last 10 years. He said his goal is to make being healthy more  accessible and affordable, offering six-month memberships for $150 now through July 1.

Bates purposefully scheduled his opening to coincide with  West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial, commenting, “We want to make the next 150  years healthier for the state.”