Wellness Center

Living & Aging Well

In addition to regular physical activities, all Knute Nelson residents can take advantage of the wellness centers at Nelson Gables and Grand Arbor. 

Nelson Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facilities and caring staff help residents build from where they are, whether that’s working on balance, adding variety to an active exercise regimen or anything in between. 

The Wellness Centers includes: 10-2016 Grand Arbor Phase II - 77d.jpg

  • Cardiovascular strength room with equipment designed for older adults
  • Classes for all fitness levels
  • Classroom studio with balance bars
  • Whirlpool and warm water pool with ramp entrance. (Grand Arbor)
  • Pool temperature and depths are specifically designed for classes and aquatic therapy. 
  • Personal trainers
  • HydroRider® bikes (water bikes)

Class Schedules

Group fitness classes for members of the Nelson Wellness Center are available at Grand Arbor, Nelson Gables, and the Alexandria Area YMCA. 


Membership is open to anyone 45+ or those with special conditions.  
Perk for members: your membership also works at the Alexandria YMCA through the Knute Nelson and YMCA partnership, Partnership +. 

Cost of membership

The Nelson Wellness Center facilities are free for all Knute Nelson residents.

Community members 45+ or those with special conditions: 
●    Individual: $51/month | Couple: $70/month
●    Enrollment fee: $50
●    No contract 
●    For more information on membership or to schedule a tour, contact us at (320) 759-4613 or visit the Nelson Wellness Center at Grand Arbor at 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. 

Wellness Locations

Grand Arbor
4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, MN 56308

Nelson Gables
1220 Nokomis Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: (320) 759-4613

“I’d never taken any classes before and the friends I’ve made make it a fun way to exercise. I just turned 60 and I have to stay active for longevity in my life.” – Dan, wellness member