Living Well – October 2014

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Lower Your Dues In Style

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Hey members! Do you know Anshul Pande? If you do, then you would know that Anshul is very involved with Wildwood Athletic Club. Not only does he train twice a week with Frank Nagel, a personal trainer at Wildwood, his family takes swim lessons as well. When Anshul’s family is not at Wildwood Athletic Club, they are taking advantage of the referral program which lowers their membership dues while also encouraging others to take up health and wellness activities at Wildwood Athletic Club. For Anshul’s devotion, we have rewarded him with a brand new Wildwood Athletic Club training jacket. Way to go Anshul! Keep up the good work!

For more information on how to host your family and friends as guests to the club, contact your Member Advocate. Your Member Advocate will take good care of your friends for you and if by chance they are interested in joining — when they do — you will receive a $60 referral credit or a Wildwood jacket valued at $110.

The Right Way to Train for a 5K

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runnerDid last month’s Race for the Cure inspire for you to get ready for the next the 5K? ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club’s Stephanie Egan gives tips on how to properly train for a 5K, whether you’re a veteran or a first-time runner.

When it comes to a race event like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, you want to make sure you’re performing your personal best while supporting the cause. It may sound like a lot to live up to, but training for a 5K doesn’t have to be daunting with the right advice.

“Preparing your body for any running distance is important to ensure a good experience– whether it’s your first race or you’re a veteran and want to improve your time,” says Stephanie Egan, a certified personal trainer for ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club. “Training for a 5K allows your body to gradually build up the strength and stamina to successfully complete that distance, in this case, 3.1 miles.”

Egan says the specific training that’s needed varies for each individual depending on their goal, but all runners need a common base and some speed work to run a successful 5K. She stresses the importance of starting with a good warm up that includes dynamic stretching, then progressing to running drills and intervals. This can be done at a pace that’s appropriate for any skill level.

Those looking for a more guided approach may be interested in the athletic club’s Run Club, which gives members an opportunity to ask questions about their current routine and receive help with training. The club meets for 30 minutes twice a week and is only open to current athletic club members at this time.

“Beginners and veterans are all welcome. I would tell a beginner that they would also want to do at least one additional day of running on their own but the class would be a great guide to set them on a path to successfully complete their first 5K,” she says.

Run Club begins with the athletic club’s fall program offerings. For more information about Wildwood Athletic Club, visit

Cybex Bravo High Intensity Interval Training

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Cybex Bravo high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alternates between intense bursts of activity on our Cybex Bravo machines, cardio bursts and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. This workout is great for weight loss and burns double the calories with less time.

This six-week program takes place October 20 – November 24 and $66 per member. Classes are Mondays from 4:30 – 5 p.m. or Fridays from 9:30 – 10 a.m. To register or learn more about the program, stop by the front desk.

To learn more about the Cybex Bravo equipment, check out this information trainer with personal trainer Bryan Williams.

5-Week Jump Rope Training

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shutterstock_47180185If you haven’t picked up a jump rope since fourth grade PE class, it’s time for a skip down memory lane. Jumping rope is fun, cardio-packed exercise that is great for all ages. Taught by certified instructor Beth Vollmer, our five-week jump rope training program will help you burn calories fast. In fact, you can burn up to 135 calories just in the first 10 minutes!

This program takes place Fridays, November 7 – December 5 from 6 – 6:45 p.m. The cost is $50 for members and $99 for non-members. To register or learn more, please stop by the front desk.

Nutrition Demo

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Join us at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club for some healthy, fall cooking ideas presented by ProMedica Wellness dietitians, Kinsy McNamee and Nathan Drendal. Kinsy and Nathan will be taking some of your favorite fall staples and showing you how to transform them into healthy dishes for your entire family. View the schedule below for topics and times. And, bring in a friend who isn’t a member to see any of the demonstrations and he/she will receive a complimentary guest pass for both days.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 9 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.: Indulge Your Pumpkin Sweet Tooth without Breaking Your Calorie Budget
  • Wednesday, November 10, 9 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.: How to Use Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

Member Guest Appreciation Day

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November 18th

Join us on Tuesday, November 18 as we celebrate your membership. Throughout the day, we’ll be offering training demos, snacks, and fun throughout the day. Bring a non-member guest in for a complimentary guest visit for the day.

Great America Smokeout – Nov. 20th

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The American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of every November by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco

The health benefits of quitting start immediately from the moment of smoking cessation. Quitting while you are younger will reduce your health risks more, but quitting at any age can give back years of life that would be lost by continuing to smoke.