Living Well – February 2015

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Issue26_February2015

Wildwood Receives Medical Fitness Certification

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Medical Fitness CertificationProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club is proud to announce it has become certified through the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), a non-profit organization dedicated solely to assisting medically integrated health and fitness centers. As the region’s first facility to achieve this certification, this is a significant step forward in Wildwood Athletic Club’s delivery of health and wellness services to the community.

The MFA Facility Certification program is the only recognized certification offered specifically to facilities in the medical fitness industry – an industry that serves more than 4 million customers worldwide. It shows the seal of approval that a facility meets the highest industry standards. The certification process involves an in-depth, on-site review of the facility and its adherence to the MFA’s prescribed standards and guidelines for safety, quality and medical oversight.

“Exercise is increasingly becoming recognized as a mainstay of treatment for many chronic health conditions,” says Matt Roth, MD, medical director for Wildwood Athletic Club. “Achieving this certification shows the commitment to incorporate exercise to the prevention and treatment of these conditions.”

Wildwood Athletic Club is one of only 43 fitness facilities in the nation to receive this certification. It validates the club’s expertise in medical fitness and its collaboration with ProMedica’s clinical programs and services (including ProMedica Sports Care/ProMedica Total Rehab, ProMedica Cancer Institute and ProMedica Toledo Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Center) to improve the outcomes patients with chronic diseases and multiple risk factors.

Congratulations to the entire Wildwood Athletic Club team on this great achievement. Two learn more about the club and what it means to be a medically-integrated health and fitness center, visit www.wildwoodathleticclub.com or call 419-539-0235.

Lower Blood Pressure Through Exercise

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shutterstock_169515This month, ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club celebrates Heart Health Month, a time for us to focus on the prevention and treatment of major diseases effecting cardiovascular health and your overall well-being.

Blood pressure is a facet of heart health that all too many individuals battle every single day. In fact, hypertension is one of the most common conditions seen in primary care. Millions of Americans struggle to keep their blood pressure in a satisfactory range, are forced to take daily medications, and carry a huge burden when they’re stuck with the label “hypertensive. However, there is good news… hypertension is reversible. Movement is medicine. Regular physical activity helps lower your blood pressure and in some cases, reverse the need for medication.

Hypertensive adults who are new to exercise can feel nervous about adding it to their lifestyle. They often ask: Where do I get started? And, what’s appropriate for me now? This nervousness should never stop you from making the first leap. You should, however, proceed with caution and start by talking to you your physician. Seeking the professional help of a certified personal trainer to help guide the way is always recommended as well.

In our culture exercise has to be a choice, it doesn’t just happen. Our sedentary jobs and lifestyles are something we have to actively combat. If the idea of an exercise routine is daunting, start by walking around the block or parking a little further from the grocery store entrance. Start small and think big! A little bit can go a long way when it comes to exercising with hypertension.

If you’re ready to get moving and lower your blood pressure, Wildwood Athletic Club is here to help! This February, we’re offering a special five week program designed to help participants reduce their blood pressure and improve their heart health. It takes place Monday, February 9 – March 9 at 11 a.m. To sign up or learn more, call us at 419-539-0235 or see a member advocate.

Lose Weight and Feel Great with DIET FREE!

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DIET FREE is the nutrition and exercise program by motivational speaker, TV host and best-selling author, Zonya Foco, RD that teaches The Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life. The program includes ten inspiring, 30-minute videos delivered over the course of 10 weeks that show you how to find optimal health without counting carbs or calories, and without giving up entire food groups. Videos can be viewed at your convenience online.

The program also includes support tools for a lifetime of success, such as membership to the DIET FREE online portal and help from our ProMedica Wellness dietitians on the ProMedica – DIET FREE blog. Plus, when you enroll in DIET FREE through ProMedica Wellness, you receive a $15 discount. And, a second member of your household may participate in the program with you for only $30.

Click here to register for DIET FREE or call 855-251-8615 to learn more.

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New 5 Week Programs!

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ico 4x4Don’t get stuck in hibernation this winter. Stop by ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club and enjoy one of our new, energizing 5 Week Programs! Each program is just $50 for members and $99 for non-members, and includes five weeks of small group training and unlimited club access.

Build Up to Boot Camp

Not quite ready for a high intensity boot camp class? This instructional program will prepare you for boot camp style moves at your own intensity. This program is recommended for beginner to moderate fitness levels. Classes meet Saturdays, noon – 12:30 p.m.

Power Hour

Join personal trainer Justin Rea in a new, up-tempo strength program that combines weight training and body weight exercises. This program is designed for those with moderate to high fitness levels looking to push themselves to new heights. Classes meet Saturdays, February 7 – March 7 at 11 a.m.

Exercising to Improve Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? This program is recommended for those who have hypertension or pre-hypertension and are looking to reduce their blood pressure. Classes meet Mondays, February 9 – March 9 at 11 a.m.

To register or learn more about any of these programs, please call 419-578-7061 or see a member advocate. Space is limited, so please register early.

Couples Yoga

What better Valentine’s gift than the gift of yoga! Bring your sweetie in on Saturday, February 14 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for a relaxing yoga class followed by refreshments. It’s free to non-members!

Line Dancing Class

Tired of sitting on the sidelines at weddings and parties? Come learn how to line dance. We will slide, wobble, shuffle, and groove our bodies on the dance floor to popular party music! Join in the fun and you will be ready to show off your skills at the next big event! It’s free to non-members through the month of February! Check it out Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and/or Saturdays at noon.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Emily Clouser

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Emily Clouser is a member advocate and group fitness instructor for ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club. She teaches Boot Camp, Cycling and Run Club. She graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Health Care Administration. Emily earned her personal trainer certification in 2011 and indoor cycling certification in 2012.