Wellness Center

The Saban Center for Health and Wellness is state-of-the-art.

Located in Woodland Hills on MPTF’s Wasserman Campus, The Saban Center for Health and Wellness is an oasis of good health featuring the Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion, a warm water pool for aquatic therapy and exercise, and a high-tech gym with fitness trainers to assist, educational seminars, and exercise classes. The Saban Center is also a social mecca where working and retired industry members form connections, rekindled and new, that only those sharing common ground in this unique industry can create. Additionally, The Saban Center includes access to health educators, andUCLA physical and aquatic therapy experts.

STAYING WELL

Our evidence-based classes and other community programs including walking groups are a big part of staying well. Research shows that if people are isolated, they are at greatest risk of earlier death and frequent hospitalizations. We offer many opportunities to stay engaged with fellow members of the industry through a range of MPTF community programs and Lifelong Learning in the Burbank, Toluca Lake, Hollywood/LA, and West L.A. neighborhoods.

A Time To Be Brave 

In 2016, Bob Farina had a stroke that left him on life support and unable to move below his neck. All the resilience and determination in the world would only require more.

A Time To Be Brave 

In 2016, Bob Farina had a stroke that left him on life support and unable to move below his neck. All the resilience and determination in the world would only require more.

THERAPISTS, EXPERTS AND EDUCATORS

Saban Center includes:

  • Access to physicians who specialize in the physical challenges of aging
  • Health educators
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Aquatic therapy experts

These experienced practitioners focus on each person’s individual needs and serve as guides on a journey to achieve maximum strength, flexibility, vitality and overall wellness. Our philosophy is simple: healthy lifestyle habits and regular exercise extend quality of life.

In 2007, the Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion opened to provide residents of The Wasserman Campus, and everyone in our entertainment community, a place to stay healthy and buoyant.

THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

The fitness floor at the Saban Center features state-of-the-art exercise equipment for all types of fitness goals.

  • Computerized and personalized
  • Develop a safe, guided and effective workout plan that uses accountability and personalized feedback to keep users motivated
  • Trainers on hand to help guide workouts and teach users about equipment use
JODIE FOSTER AQUATIC PAVILION

Aquatic physical therapy is revered as a low-stress, low-risk method of rehabilitation from injury, and is rapidly catching on as a preferred method of exercise, especially for those with physical challenges like arthritis or fragility due to previous injury. The Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion at the Saban Center offers a warm water pool with a variety of aquatic exercise, aquatic personal training, and classes for adults with varying degrees of physical ability.

Saban Center, Then and Now
MPTF resident Bill Martinez looks inside the Saban Center.

Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion
The grand opening in 2007 at the Saban Center.

Instant Film Festival
The Saban Center, like never before, wins 2020.

Diana Byrne 
Manager, Health & Wellness

Diana manages the Saban Health Center to promote healthy lifestyle practices for residents and members. Comprehensive wellness is a core principle for the Health Center.

Diana.Byrne@MPTF.com