New rehab and fitness center in Northeast Florida

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — There is a new rehabilitation facility and fitness center in the heart of Nassau County.

UF Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up in a joint project to bring the latest innovations in healthy living to Northeast Florida.

The UF Health Rehabilitation- Wildlight is 36,000 square feet and offers pediatric rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, and a healthy living center.

It also offers a rehabilitation space to provide specialized, one-on-one care.

This facility makes the second in the Wildlight area.

“Residents of Wildlight and the communities around it now have access to the most advanced health care and rehabilitative services possible, all alongside a fantastic YMCA that offers the most complete and innovative fitness resources possible,” said Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Along with the rehabilitation, there will be a new YMCA fitness center.

The YMCA will The new YMCA will include a fitness center, group exercise studios, an indoor running track, a dedicated area for children to explore, play and learn while their parents are working out, and more.

“The First Coast YMCA is excited to offer a new location to the growing Nassau County community and surrounding areas including St. Marys,” said Eric K. Mann, the president and CEO of YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. “More than a gym, the new Wildlight YMCA will serve as a total wellness destination for the community by combining the YMCA’s tools and resources focused on healthy living with the medical expertise of UF Health. We know this location will provide critical programming to connect families and neighbors together safely for generations to come.”