Not just for the sick, anymore.

In a move that illustrates how health-care facilities are evolving beyond their age-old mission of treating illness, the Petaluma Health Center has opened its new exercise facility to the general public.

This month, the health center began offering fitness classes to both patients and local residents. Offered at discount prices, the courses include two Zumba classes and two yoga classes, with more offerings on the horizon.

“We’re going to be open to anyone in the community,” said Luke Entrup, the health center’s newly hired wellness program manager.

Entrup said other courses being considered include Tai Chi and Qi Gong, aerobics and 5Rhythms dance classes.

“We’re going to start yoga and Zumba classes, but we’re going to build many more classes,” he said.