Wildwood Athletic Club Hosts MFA Week Open House
Did you hear the good news? ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club’s expertise just got stronger. The club has been certified by the Medical Fitness Association, which means it meets the highest industry standards for medical fitness and clinical integration. Wildwood is the first facility in the region, and one of only 43 facilities in the United States to receive this distinction.
To celebrate this achievement, Wildwood will be hosting an open house during Medical Fitness Week – April 20 – 26. Medical Fitness Week is a national initiative to promote the importance of physical activity in our overall health. Throughout the week, Wildwood will be offering several free demonstrations and assessment, including:
- Functional movement exercises
- Ladies-only group trainings
- Cupping therapy
- Postural assessments
- Nutrition assessments
- Blood pressure checks
- Gait analysis
The club will also be participating the Move 150 program which encourages participants to reach 150 minutes of activity in one week.
ProMedica employees will have free, unlimited access to the club the entire week. Non-ProMedica employees also can enjoy the club with one complimentary visit. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-539-0235.
The Move 150 Program focuses on getting participants moving during Medical Fitness Week – April 20 -26. There will be a variety of programs that will allow participants, regardless of their abilities, to reach 150 minutes of activity in one the week. Registration is free, and everyone who completes the challenge will be entered in a prize drawing. Watch for more information at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club.
This full-body, cardio jam session combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming to fun, upbeat music. This unique workout helps sculpt muscles and can burn up to 900 calories per session. The beauty of cardio drumming is that anyone can do it, regardless of age, fitness level or physical limitations. Plus, drumming in a group fosters a sense of community and connectedness.
This five-week program takes place Sundays, April 12 –May 10 at 2 p.m. It includes five cardio drumming sessions and five weeks of full access to ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club. The cost is $99 for non-members and $50 members. Stop by the front desk to register or learn more.
Click here to check out a cardio drumming class in action.
In May 2012, I fell at the top of a sand trap at a golf course, causing me to have some problems with my legs. In July, I had to have a disc removed from my neck and a spacer put in its place. The morning after the operation I was paralyzed from the waist down. They found a hematoma in my neck and went back and cleaned it out. Since that time, I have been in rehab at ProMedica Flower Hospital, ProMedica Toledo Hospital and outpatient at Flower Hospital.
September 2013, I came to Wildwood Athletic Club and started working with Wendy Bahmer in the Script4Fitness program. My right side is weaker than my left side, so I’ve been working to get it stronger. Between starting with the stretch bar, using various equipment and the pool, the strength in my lower and upper body has improved. Although I still need to use the handrails, I can now alternate my left and right feet when climbing the stairs. I can also climb the stairs using my two canes if I lead with my left foot. Although my ankles are still weak, I can now free stand to do a few things. Before, I needed to hold on to something while standing.
When I started using the pool I had to hang on to the edge of the pool to do all my exercises. Now I only use the edge of the pool to balance myself for a few of the exercises. After finishing my exercises, I can now walk from the deep end of the pool to the ladder without holding on or using floating devices.
Some of the equipment I use are the stretch bar, foot press, equipment for inner and outer leg exercises, small hand weights, chest press, the exercise table and the Nu Step. I know I’m improving as Wendy increases the weight on the equipment.
I like using the pool best for exercising but I know I need to use the gym too.
by Callie Dudek
Winter is a time for hibernation, but with the first days of spring already here, you know that warmer weather is just around the corner.
Whether you are heading some place tropical for spring break or just want to get ready for summer, the sun is waiting. And there’s no better time to get your body fit for some fun on the beach.
Veronica Rasicci, an ACSM certified personal trainer and intern and fitness floor trainer at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club, offers advice on getting a beach-ready body.
“When hitting the gym, you want to do a good combination of cardio and strength training. This makes it possible to shed a few pounds while also toning up in a nice way,” says Rasicci.
For people who may not want to visit the gym, there is also the option of home exercises. “Essentially, anything you do in the gym you can do at home. When exercising, it is important to have the correct form in order to maximize results,” explains Rasicci.
She continues, “There are a few basic home exercises people could do that are great for hitting multiple parts of the body. You can do squats, lunges, pushups, planks, and different cardio such as running in place, jumping jacks, and speed skaters. You can also utilize household items. If you don’t have dumbbells, a gallon milk jug weighs 8 pounds and could be used.”
For those bound to get energized, the club offers five-week fitness classes. Build Up to Boot Camp is a beginner’s boot camp class for those in beginner to moderate fitness levels. And starting in April, a core based class, incorporating TRX and pilates, will be available.
For more information about classes at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club, check out the spring schedule.