Our Story

Dear valued member,

I’m writing today with an exciting announcement! Before I share that declaration let me tell you a story about our club owner, Matt Ellison. The Ellison family has lived in Discovery Bay for over 30 years. With his background in construction, he asked himself the following question: “what do the surroundings communities need?” He felt it was lacking a health club, but not just a gym – a superior health club where the entire family could come and make memories together while achieving greater states of well-being. With his mission in mind he built this health club in 2002 with his own hands.

Mr. Ellison & I are excited to continue to provide Health, Fitness & Wellness Solutions to our communities and in the last year we have improved our programming, as well as, raised our standards to an even higher level all in alignment with his mission. We are proud to make the announcement of upgrading our name to match more of what we provide. We are removing athletic & replacing it with health. DVHC is committed to helping as many people in our surrounding communities become fully alive & well. Through fitness, Healthy Foods education, metabolism retraining & our Lifestyle Success programs we will continue to identify & provide the best solutions for our members.

Having much success with fitness, we learned we were missing true Health & Wellness. By adding our health& wellness programming we have been able to better serve our community.

Knowing that the #1 leading cause to disease is obesity and with today’s stats of 73% of the country being overweight which includes 33% of our children. Experts are saying this is the first generation that will not outlive their parents.With that being said, we recognize the only natural high is the one created by exercise. The fact is that exercising produces natural chemicals called endorphins, which lead to that euphoric feeling of wellbeing. Exercise is superior to drugs and alcohol in eliciting the “feel good factor.” Studies show the best results to reduce anxiety/depression were achieved by aerobic exercise. Exercise alone is incomplete as it will not cure all health issues. Together with Total Solutions companies, CEO Donna Krech, Delta Valley Health Club successfully provides Fitness & Wellness solutions.

Acid reflux symptoms are gone; IBS symptoms are being eliminated; night sweats are obliterated; hot flashes put to an end; Migraines ended; Removing dependency on prescription drugs, insulin, thyroid meds…etc; blood pressure medication reduced & in most cases gone. The health benefits thru the 20/30 Fast Track program continue to be life changing. Realizing that diets don’t work we have implemented this program and many others at DVHC that provide education & guidance to help us live towards better health.

Acknowledging that our lives are how we feel let me tell you about Maryanne Pointes. She is 73 years old women that completed our 20/30program and she’ll tell you she feels fully alive. In her words “This is the best I’ve felt in years!” She’ll tell you that she used to wake up & ask herself what’s going to hurt today? She now wakes up & to her amazement nothing hurts! Joint pain gone! Her Doctor continues to reduce & remove her prescription medication. With the 20-30 plan we now offer she balanced out her insulin levels thru clean eating and is no longer diabetic.

Debbie Doll battled inflammation. She worked with doctors for over a year without improvement and she too recently completed our 20/30 wellness program. Her inflammation which caused her to have a skin rash on her face is a thing of the past! She feels fully alive! What she was unable to accomplish with Doctors, she has achieved with the help of the DVHC team thru our wellness systems.

Sylvia Ray shared with us how when she joined her husband had recently had a stroke. At this time her family needed her to step in and build her business back up allowing for the business to provide for them. Due to an accident which resulted in a bad knee she was unable physically to accomplish what was needed. By following both the Total Solutions wellness program and the guidance of her personal trainer she achieved her goal of becoming healthy & strong again. Through a lot of support, structure, & perseverance she dropped 38lbs & 26 inches in 2 months. Her knee doesn’t hurt every day and better yet she doesn’t feel trapped by the pain any longer. She feels amazing in so many ways. Best of all, due to her new physical ability she has been able to pick up more business. She thanks our team for giving her, her life back & recommends anyone looking for health & vitality to join!

Erica Cookson has been a DVAC member for years, has worked with our personal trainers for the last 3yrs, and recently completed our 20/30 program. She has now lost a total of 36lbs & feels the best she’s felt in long time. Exercise becomes complete when combined with our wellness programs.

Through our wellness programing we were able to educate Debbie, Maryanne, Sylvia & Erica how to control outcomes of their health. We teach members to listen to their bodies for the food sensitivities that cause weight gain, hormone in balance and foods that cause stress which are all are a part of our health systems of clean eating along with exercise.

We understand people don’t buy what we do! They buy why we do it. We want to personally thank you as it is our privilege to serve you. We purposely strive to provide standards of excellence. From a simple, but vital greeting of hello & goodbye all the way to the tremendous number of skills our team members have become proficient in! DVHC continues to succeed due to its strong, passionate, willing team. Everyone on DVHC Team has a compelling truth including adding value to others. Whether it’s a passion for fitness (personal training, small group, running, Pilates, Kinesis, Real Ryder, Yoga..etc),physical therapy, swim (aerobics, team, master, family, lessons…etc), kids (camp, Stay & Play, Birthday parties, Parents Night out…etc.) Preschool, Sports (golf, basketball, rock climbing…etc.) massage therapy, helping others be well, educating, teaching. “There is no off season for health & wellness!” Meaning: “We persistently press forward to reach and exceed higher levels of winning in health, fitness, wellness which all boils down to helping others to have the things in life that matter most!”DVHC is on a mission to impact our members, communities and team members by providing overall systems for Health, Fitness & Wellness. We are providing much needed & crucially important results through “Optimum Health” programming that assists and empowers people to be well, so they can do well. We do phenomenal training that helps educate people allowing them to feel fully alive, get there joy back, love deeper, have true health & we happen to have a great facility! The entire package is how we truly are a "Superior Health Club!”

Best of health,

Sandy McCaslin
Chief Operating Officer
Delta Valley Health Club Operations