Thai Yoga Classes in Lenoir NC and at The Coves

yoga classes in Lenoir NC

Folks who live in the idyllic private mountain communities of North Carolina understand the importance of healthy living.  This fabulous region, with plenty of outdoor recreation just outside our North Carolina mountain homes, provides us with gorgeous terrain and trails to ski, snow shoe, hike, climb and stroll, fabulous rivers to paddle, fish and swim, and four glorious seasons to breathe in all that sweet, fresh mountain air.

And, of course, our charming towns in North Carolina also provide the private mountain communities with plenty of wholesome recreation, like Thai Yoga—true inspiration for all of us who need a little companionship, guidance and motivation.   

At Quest4Life Wellness Center, a division of Caldwell Memorial Hospital, located at 1031 Morganton Blvd SW, you can take half hour or full hour Thai Yoga classes, and feel the undeniable benefits to both your body and your mind.

• Member Non- Member Half Hour Session–$30.00; $35.00

• One Hour Session $50.00; $55.00

Quest4Life is a state-of-the-art community wellness facility, with a certified fitness staff, who can assist guests from the private mountain communities in the area.  Many people take advantage of their professional fitness assessments and individualized training sessions, as well as their informative programs centered around living a healthy life.  Their mission is “to help people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of health and fitness to enjoy daily routines of improving overall health and fitness.”  Both personal and group training sessions are available to get you and your friends and family in peak condition.

Scholars believe yoga dates back to the Stone Age when it was used for healing.

Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years, or you’ve been tempted to try it out, Lenoir has options for people of all ages and levels.  Yoga’s meaning is to unite, and the community residing comfortably in North Carolina mountain homes is undeniably a close-knit group.  Practicing yoga in a group is just one of the many incredible ways folks connect in the quaint Blue Ridge Mountain towns.

CMS’s Thai Yoga continues an ancient healing art that helps you to stretch and relax with a reliable partner’s care.  More than two thousand years back this healing practice is thought to have begun in India.  In time Thai Yoga migrated to Thailand. Thai Yoga “is both a meditation and an offering of sublime kindness,” according to Quest4Life and the practice “creates a deep feeling of relaxation, vitality, and renewal.”

There are many modern yoga styles that are practiced today and people who incorporate the healthy routine into their lives reap noticeable physiological benefits–better sleep, immunity, endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, digestion and energy. Psychologically, those who practice yoga enjoy a better mood and a greater sense of well-being, along with greater ability to focus and learn.  Stress decreases while peace of mind grows.  And biochemically, people who regularly practice yoga decrease sodium, cholesterol and glucose–which helps in fighting disease as we age.

And don’t forget there are plenty of other options at this amazing facility.  For those with North Carolina mountain homes, the Quest4Life Wellness Center offers:

• safe, indoor walking track and exercise equipment

• indoor pool, sauna and steam room

• power ride indoor cycling

• Pilates, Yoga circuit & other classes

• childcare and family fun activities

• massage therapy

Open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday, 5:30 am-9 pm; Friday, 5:30 am-7:30 pm, Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; Sunday 1 pm-5 pm. For more info: 828-758-8753

For those of us who live at The Coves, yoga classes are just beyond our front door, at Pisgah Mountain Lodge, our mountaintop clubhouse. Yoga is offered on Monday mornings to provide a healthy and enriching start to the week.

What better then to practice yoga at 1,700 ft elevation with views of Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains? Talk about bliss! This amazing clubhouse has a fitness center, with cardio and weight equipment, and a saline infinity-view swimming pool and hot tub where you can soak your muscles after an intensive workout.  Not many people can take in such incredible views while working out, and The Coves had this in mind when they choose this idyllic spot for the Pisgah Mountain Lodge.

Come visit and relax in our grand living room at the Lodge, grab a drink, and watch millions of stars illuminate the nighttime sky above the pristine landscape. 

Call 828.754.0700 now and schedule a tour!

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Lenoir NC Doctors Who Provide Peace of Mind

best Lenoir NC doctors

It’s no surprise that we look forward to retirement, especially after working hard for so many years. When the time finally comes to retire, our first priority is to make sure we have our finances in order. One of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of retirement is making sure we have a primary care physician who can meet our needs. Having great doctors adds to our health and wellness at retirement.           

If you’re looking for Lenoir NC doctors, look no further. Listed below are some of the best doctors we found in the Lenoir NC area: 

  • Dr. Marc Guerra, MD specializes in Family Medicine. He has been in practice for 32 years and is accredited by the American Board of Family Medicine. Guerra is also associated with Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Frye Regional Medical Center. Location: Hallmark Family Physicians 17766 Connelly Springs Rd, Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: (828) 728-8224


  • Dr. Gary Benitez, MD specializes in Family Medicine. He has been in practice for over 20 years and is accredited by the American Board of Family Practice. Benitez is also associated with Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Frye Regional Medical Center. Location: Hallmark Family Physicians 17766 Connelly Springs Rd, Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: (828) 728-8224


  • Dr. Newman M. Lewis Jr, MD specializes in Family Medicine. He has been in practice for 32 years and is accredited by the A American Academy of Family Physicians. Lewis is also ssociated with Grace Hospital and Valdese General Hospital. Location: Lenoir Family Medicine 1041 Morganton Blvd. SW Suite 200 Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: (828) 991-4660


  • Dr. David Brendle, DO is a Doctor of Osteopathy who specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Technique (OMT), Resources to Help You Quit Smoking or Using Tobacco Products, and Sick/Well visits for Adults and children. Location: Anderson Medical Park – Caldwell Memorial Hospital.  321 Mulberry St SW, Lenoir, NC. Contact: (828) 728-2561.

There are several practices in the area, including Lenoir Family Medicine and Hallmark Family Physicians. The majority of the doctors listed above are affiliated with Caldwell Memorial, a Lenoir NC hospital that is part of the UNC Health Care system. Caldwell Memorial’s many services and divisions include Caldwell Spine Center program; carotid artery stenting; cardiovascular and endovascular care; Digestive Health Center, a fully-staffed 24-hour Emergency Department, Foothills Dialysis Access; McCreary Cancer and Robbins Surgical. Their mission is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care to the Lenoir community.

Retirement is a time to kick back, relax, make and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Lenoir residents at The Coves Mountain River Club can rest easy knowing quality medical care is nearby in their charming mountain town.

The Coves Mountain River Club is a gated mountain community with five miles of frontage on the Johns River. The Coves amenities include two community gardens, over 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, a full service equestrian center and mountaintop 8,000 square foot lodge. Pigsah Mountain Lodge features an outdoor infinity-view swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, billiard room, and great entertainment room with kitchen and bar. There’s always social activities going on at the clubhouse. HOA fees are low at around $1,000 a year.

Homes at The Coves epitomize mountain living. Whether folks desire a large private wooded estate, riverfront property on the Johns River or home location perched on a mountaintop with stellar views of Table Rock Mountain, there’s plenty of homesites to choose from and there’s no better time to build a dream home. Homesites begin at $59,900.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

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Lenoir NC Quest4Life Wellness Center

Western North Carolina Fitness Centers

Did you know the health care in Western NC rivals that of any other region and stretches beyond the hospital system? The state-of-the-art Quest4Life Wellness Center in Lenoir owned by Caldwell UNC Health Care is a health and wellness center we’re confident you’ll be impressed with.Read More »

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Reliable Medical Care within the Golden Hour

Reliable Medical Care within the Golden Hour

Words cannot express how important it is to receive high quality medical care within the ‘Golden Hour’. This is the first sixty minutes following a distressing and perhaps life-threatening experience. Receiving quality medical care during this time could mean the difference between life and death or permanent damage.

Caldwell County Medical Center less than 20 minutes from The Coves Mountain River Club, works hard to never compromise one’s health and has a track record to prove it. The mission has remained the same since it opened in 1951. For example, it’s one of the first 25 hospitals in North Carolina to be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for carotid artery stenting. The 110 bed facility has an active staff of 200 members with an array of specialities.

Residents of the NC mountain communities in the foothills, in the towns of Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton, never have to worry about receiving quality and timely health care. The foothills region is the breathtaking mountain district below the High Country and boosts some of the best retirement places in North Carolina because of the high quality medical care, mild four season Lenoir weather (minimal snow) and low cost of living. The foothills are where an outdoor lifestyle is an every day way of life. Folks here enjoy America’s heritage and rich history as well as the scenic mountain atmosphere that surrounds us.

The foothills region has a plethora of quality medical care providers all around us. Here’s a brief overview of the quality medical care found in the foothills of North Carolina:

Caldwell Memorial Hospital – 321 Mulberry Street, Lenoir, NC

Built: 1951

Specialties: Vascular care, cardiology, orthopedics

Size: 110 beds

Awards: 2013 Top Performer

Part of the UNC Health Care System, the state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory and staffing is one of the hospital’s most recent enhancements. Caldwell Memorial Hospital is also known for its progress spine center program.

Grace Hospital – 2201 S Sterling Street, Morganton, NC

Built: 1906

Specialties: Oncology, Urology, Pathology, Surgical Services, and Family Medicine

Size: 269 beds

This full service hospital provides emergency medical care, diagnostics and has a long list of medical specialties.

Frye Regional Medical Center – 420 N Center Street, Hickory, NC

Built: 1911

Specialties: Cancer treatment, heart and vascular services, emergency services, advanced orthopedics, neurosciences, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation

Size: 355 beds

Frye Regional Center is the only hospital within 48 miles of Hickory to offer 24/7 interventional cardiologist and open-heart surgery. It is also an American Heart Association Mission Lifeline STEMI Receiving Facility.

Mission Hospital – 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC

Built: 1971

Specialties: Bone and joint, cancer care, endoscopy, emergency, and heart care

Beds: 552

Awards: Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics. It’s hard to beat that.

Mission Health Center has numerous outpatient and surgery midpoints, post-acute care provider, long-term acute care provider, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Mission Hospital is about an hour and a half’s drive from Lenoir.

VA Medical Center Asheville – 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC

Built: 1923

Specialties: Veterans health, rehab, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, mental health, spinal cord injury

Beds: 119

The VA Medical Center Asheville acute care facility is an easy 1.5 hour highway drive to the west or Veterans medical care can be obtained at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte in about the same distance.

Carolina Medical Center – 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Specialties: Orthopedics, surgery, trauma & surgical care, transplant and women’s services

Bed: 7,460

This medical center is one of the nation’s top and most inventive healthcare organizations that provide a complete spectrum of healthcare and wellness platforms in North and South Carolina.

Below is a list of nearby specialty clinics.

Blue Ridge Radiology

2134 14th Ave Cir NW, Hickory, NC

Blue Ridge Radiology has advanced imaging technology and able to diagnose and treat disease with new skill, equipment and knowledge.

Foothills Dialysis

1031 Morganton Blvd., SW, Suite C, Lenoir, NC

Foothills Dialysis provides 4-D ultrasound, Annual Physicals, Pathology, Cancer care, and cardiology.

Laurel Park Women’s Health

222 Morganton Blvd., SW Lenoir, NC

Laurel Park Women’s Health provides a complete range of obstetric and gynecologic care such as annual examinations, birth control, infertility evaluation and treatment, regular and high-risk obstetrics, vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, urinary services, menopause care, and elective 4D Ultrasound.

McCreary Cancer Center

212 Mulberry St SW, Lenoir, NC

Technologically advanced cancer care treatment such as pediatric therapy, pathology, gynecology, plastic surgery and radiology.

Folks who live at the ‘Crossroads of the best of North Carolina’ have peace of mind knowing that quality healthy care is available in the Golden Hour for them at Caldwell County Medical Center and more. Peace of mind is in knowing we will be taken care of in our time of need by compassionate and trained medical professionals.

Residents at The Coves Mountain River Club have no reasons to worry. The gated mountain community is one of the best retirement places in North Carolina and is not aged restricted. The rare combination of having hundred mile views at our mountaintop lodge and five miles of river frontage on the crystal clear Johns River is nothing you’ve ever experienced before in NC mountain communities. Amenities at The Coves include 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four cascading waterfalls, a full service equestrian center and well equipped mountaintop lodge.

Buyers searching for mountain property without harsh winters, will find The Coves Mountain River Club a perfect match. Come take a tour and see what our mountain community can offer your family.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which will provide more information about living in the foothills.

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