Sept. 2007: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Opening #ThrowbackThursday


On August 17, 2007, Mayo Clinic staff in Rochester got an introduction to the new Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at an open house. An estimated 10,000 employees and visitors attended the event, with facility tours, refreshments, and a chance to win prizes. The center officially opened September 4.


The new center featured cardiovascular equipment, an on-site café with healthy snacks, lap and water aerobics pools, top-of-the-line stationary bicycles and a dedicated cycling studio, an indoor track, women-only and beginner workout areas, on-site childcare while working out, wellness evaluations, and much more.


Dan Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast, is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist.  “Mayo Clinic saved my life many times and then helped me to improve my health and performance dramatically,” says Dan Abraham.  “I was so grateful to Mayo and its staff that I wanted to do something to express my thanks.”

Alyssa Frank

Alyssa Frank

Alyssa Frank is a Marketing Segment Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She leads marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Alyssa has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2015.