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Innovation Award Honors HealthSpring Executive

Adrian Riggs, assistant vice president of NorthBay Health Advantage, along with NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness were honored with Solano County's first-ever Innovator of the Year award in 2017.

It was announced March 2 at Innovation Expo Vacaville, sponsored by the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce.

HealthSpring Fitness is Solano County's only medical fitness center, and is open to the general public for membership.

In its Movement is Medicine program, local physicians don't just prescribe medication, but a specific and progressive fitness routine. A fitness specialist meets with the patient to assess needs and goals, and then works to develop the patient's confidence in their ability to flourish.

“This is a great honor,” said Riggs, who has been involved with the design and the management of the fitness center, and is an architect of Movement Is Medicine. “We're proud to offer this new service in Solano County. We see a real need for it.”

Riggs oversees NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness, which is managed by EXOS|Medifit, a worldwide industry leader in training professional athletes and the military, among others.

HealthSpring's fitness specialists hold degrees in health-related fields. They are certified in all areas of fitness, including a variety of specialty certifications, and have many years of experience working with clients with special needs.