Phifer Wellness Center

The Region's Most Advanced Fitness Facility

Main Fitness Floor


Pool at Phifer Wellness Center

On the Fitness Floor

Massages may be scheduled


Well-equipped for Resistance Training

Burke County's Most Complete Wellness Facility

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Just off Interstate 40, and minutes from downtown Morganton, NC is the largest and most comprehensive fitness center in Burke County. Staffed by degreed exercise physiologists and other professionals, Phifer Wellness Center's 26,000 square-foot facility offers a wide array of fitness options to meet the needs of any health-conscious person. If you are ready to get serious about fitness, read on to see why Phifer Wellness Center should be your first and only choice!

Why You Should Choose Phifer...

Phifer Wellness Center TreadmillsOur modern facility and highly trained staff provide the ideal environment to help you meet your health and fitness goals. Take advantage of our superb equipment and spacious exercise areas. Pamper yourself with a soothing massage, or simply relax in the whirlpool, sauna, or steam room. From free weights to aerobics - from racquetball to aqua-fitness, you can easily find options that will add variety and excitement to your wellness program. With over 60 group fitness classes per week, there is something for every age and skill level!

Phifer Wellness Center PoolPhifer offers a spacious 5 lane, 25 yard heated indoor swimming pool, open year round for members to enjoy. Whether you choose lap swimming or water aerobics, our facilities and classes provide great low-impact exercise options. The water is 3'6" deep on the sides and slopes to 5' in the middle. A variety of water classes are available including water aerobics, adult swimming lessons, arthritis aquatic exercise and much more!

Phifer Wellness Spin CyclesMembers can participate in a variety of group fitness classes including HIIT (high intensity interval training), Tabata, TRX, Pilates, Yoga, Circuit, CrossFit, and many more. The spacious group fitness room at Phifer Wellness Center has a cushioned hardwood floor and is equipped with a full-length mirror and a bar for stretching. All group fitness instructors are certified by either the American Council on Exercise, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America or by the ExerSafety Association and hold additional certifications in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid.

Phifer also offers the area's most comprehensive fitness floor, comprised of state-of-the-art cardiovascular, strength training and free weight equipment. The fitness floor consists of three main areas: Strength Training, Free Weights and a Cardiovascular Area. The Cardiovascular Area contains treadmills, stair climbers, elliptical cross trainers, rowing machines and stationary bikes, Jacob's ladder and much more.

Phifer Wellness Center TrainerThe Strength Training and Free Weight Area contains a variety of strength training equipment and rubberized Olympic free weights. Our trained Exercise physiologists are available to assist you in all of the workout areas. If you would like additional one-on-one training, Personal Trainers are also available. All exercise physiologists are certified personal trainers through the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) and hold additional certifications in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. Athletic and lifestyle testing are also available upon request. Choose from postural alignment or resting metabolism. All tests include a program to help you meet your goals! Also, one-on-one wellness coaching is available for those who need help setting and meeting goals. Your wellness coach can help hold you accountable to goals you set and also give you advice and tips on exercise and weight management.

Phifer WellnessMassage therapy is also available at Phifer. Options include deep tissue, myofascial release, aromatherapy, Raindrop therapy, pain management, and Swedish.



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Membership Options & Fees

Individual, Family and Corporate Memberships are available
Call for rates - 580-6600

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday.......5:30am to 9pm
Friday..........................5:30am to 8pm
Saturday......................8am to 4pm
Sunday........................1pm to 5pm

Phifer Wellness Center is closed or has limited operating hours to observe the following holidays:

  • Easter and Easter Monday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4) and/or Observed Holiday
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Years Eve (December 31)
  • New Years Day (January 1)

Class Schedules: For Group Fitness, CrossFit, and Aquatic Schedules click here

Guest Policy

A day pass is only $10 and we require that all guests be at least 18 years of age.

Phifer Wellness Center Location

2165 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Tel: (828) 580-6600