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S&T Wellness Center

The S&T Wellness Center, located at 2010 Shelly Drive, Indiana, provides a medically based fitness program in a safe and friendly environment for adults transitioning from rehabilitative therapy or simply looking for a place to start exercising.

The professional staff, trained in exercise prescription, monitors each member to achieve maximum results, based on existing medical conditions. The center specializes in providing exercise for adults with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, diabetes, or any other chronic health condition. There is a one-time initiation fee and members are billed monthly. Most insurance plans do not provide coverage for exercise.

Meet our staff

Mindy Sawtelle-Zottola

Education: Graduated from IUP in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science

Work: Started working for IRMC in March of 2007 in Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, and Wellness. Experience designing exercise programs for all populations of clients to help them reach their individual goals.

Personal background: Married to Art Zottola, and have three children and a step-daughter, Kirsten, Kylen, Kayliegh, and Kristina. I enjoy riding horses, running marathons, and enjoying family time.

Awards: Qualified for the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials, 9 time State Champion and 8 time All American in track and cross country, Athlete of the year, Regional Cross Country Champion, Inducted into the IUP Hall of Fame 2016, Numerous awards and marathon wins.

Ryan Smith

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from IUP

Work: Exercise Physiologist for IRMC

I have been with the hospital for over 6 years. I started working in the cardiac rehab department of IRMC and moved to the wellness department. I have experience working with: Post-Operative patients; Cardiac rehab patients; Parkinson's patients; Overall fitness clients, including strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular work.

I have experience working with all populations of people. I really enjoy working with the senior population and active older adults to introduce new movements and exercises that help with every day functionality to help them live a better quality of life.

Stephen Wunz MS, PES

Education: Master's Degree of Science in Exercise Science, California University 2008; Bachelor's Degree of Science Physical Education, University of Arizona 1990; Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through National Academy of Sport Medicine.

Work: Exercise physiologist Indiana regional Medical Center 2012 – present, specializing in cardiac rehab, Parkinson’s disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, orthopedic rehab and weight loss. Director of Wellness and Sports Performance, Indiana Total Therapy 2009-2012; Assistant Athletic Trainer, Indiana High School 2009; Physical Education teacher/dept. chair, Kennedy Middle School, Brevard County school District 1991-2009.

Awards: Brevard county school district award of excellence, 2nd place Mr Arizona Light weight 1990, Florida State powerlifting Championship 1st place 165lb 2003, Florida State powerlifting Championship 1st place 181lb 2004, Southern States Regional Powerlifting Championship 1st place 181lb 2004, National Ranking 21st 181lb powerlifting USA Magazine.

Sara Zambotti, M.S.

Work: Exercise Physiologist

Personal background: I'm a mom, competitive distance runner, and lover of all things health and fitness! My career in the medical fitness field began in 2004 after graduating with my Masters of Science degree from Indiana University of PA. Since then I have worked with a variety of populations in FL, CA and eventually made my way back to PA in 2012. I have since been a part of the Indiana Regional Medical Center family as an Exercise Physiologist at the S&T Wellness Center. I love to educate and teach old and new members of the benefits of exercise and get them going on a safe and effective program based on their needs and abilities. I also have developed our wellness center running program that consists of a structured training plan as well one personal training day per week.

Personal achievements/awards: 6 time All-American in Track and Cross Country from Indiana University of PA, 2014; IUP Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, 2015; Kiski Area High school Sports Hall of Fame Inductee.

Favorite quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep going." Albert Einstein

Contact Us

Institute for Healthy Living
S&T Wellness Center
2010 Shelly Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724.357.8088
Fax: 724.357.6958