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CA to partner with The Still Point in fitness club

By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com

4:59 PM EST, December 5, 2013

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The Still Point, a Clarksville-based wellness spa, has been chosen by the Columbia Association to provide holistic spa and integrative health services at its new downtown fitness club.

The 27,000 sq. ft. club will overlook the lakefront and is scheduled to open in the former Rouse Co. building in September 2014. The club will be located underneath a 45,000 sq. ft. Whole Foods, which is also set to open in the late summer or early fall of 2014.

The Still Point’s philosophy and practices are in line with the mind-body wellness concept CA has chosen for the club. The club will focus on classes, activities and services that strengthen the body and contribute to overall wellness, according to Rob Goldman, vice president of CA. 

Services will include massage therapy, holistic skin care, acupuncture, yoga therapy, life coaching and nutrition counseling, according to a news release distributed last week.

Goldman said The Still Point “rose to the top” of those that submitted to CA’s request for proposal.

“They’re a top-notch company, and they share the same philosophies that CA does when it comes to great customer service and high-quality programs and services,” Goldman said.

The Still Point, which also has a location in Tacoma Park, is owned by Tori Paide and Marla Peoples.

“We believe the new mind-body wellness retreat is an exciting and innovative concept for downtown Columbia,” said Paide. “Marla and I are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with CA and bring more than seven years of experience running successful wellness spas in the Baltimore-D.C area to Columbia’s new wellness retreat.”

According to the release, the retreat’s classes will include yoga, hot yoga, tai chi, qigong and pilates, which will be offered both in studios and in a group exercise pool.

The club will also have a wet wellness area that will include a recreational pool, large hot tub, steam room, sauna, salt room and tropical shower, as well as a 7,000-square-foot outdoor patio area overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi.

There will also be a KidSpace facility for parents using the facility. A café with indoor and outdoor seating offering prepackaged food and drinks from Whole Foods is also planned.