Living Well – August 2015

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Chair Massage Coming in August

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chair massage
Relax before or after your workout with a chair massage at the front of the club. Our talented and skilled massage therapists will be offering chair massages for $1 per minute (10 minute minimum) starting August 10th through the end of the month. This is a great way to wind down and release tension from your busy summer schedule.

Check the club for more details.

Share your Wildwood experience with a friend!

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Member Referral Special – Refer a friend for a new membership this month and receive a $60.00 credit on your account and a $25.00 gift card! Great way to lower your dues and share the gift of health and wellness with someone you know and love!

Beginner Ballet Class

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PrintHave you ever wanted to learn how to move with the grace of dancer? Are you just looking for a new, fluid, lengthening complement to your workout regime? Then come try a true adult/teen beginner ballet class. We created this class for those who want to increase balance, poise, strength and flexibility in a non-competitive, class environment. Our Beginner Ballet class is taught by Ann Heckler, who has 30 yrs. experience teaching ballet of all levels.

Kids’ Club Movie Night

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moviereel_smallCome, members and non-members, to the Kids’ Club to watch a kid-friendly movie and enjoy pizza and a frozen treat. Ages four and up are welcome. FREE to members and non-members. Sign up in the Kids’ Club. And, while your child attends movie night, non-members can get a pass to try the club, catch a workout, attend a group exercise class, swim, or just relax in the steam or sauna. Call Laura Hoehner to reserve your spot! The next Kids’ Club Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, August 7, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Aqua-Robics Super Saturday

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Creative design of Water aerobics love

August 22nd 9:00-11:00AM

Refreshments Served from 11:00-11:30AM

Join this 2-hour class and get ready to work hard in the water. Aqua-robics offers a variety of water workouts. Our crazy, fun aqua instructors will make sure you enjoy the water, while exercising with a purpose. This great water workout is FREE to non-members, just call Clint Steigerwalt, Membership Manager, at 419-539-0235. Clint will host you as his guest. Refreshments provided!

NEW! Tabata

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Tabata interval training, which only lasts four minutes, is the single most effective and intense type of high intensity interval training available. Although its duration is short (four minutes), Tabata produces remarkable results. Lose fat, get fit in four minutes! Offered: Mondays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Member Spotlight – Sue Jamieson

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Sue JamiesonQ: When did you join ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club?

A: I’ve been a member since 2006

Q: What improvements have you seen in your health or fitness since you’ve joined? How did the club help you achieve these results?

A: Since January of this year, I have made my workouts a priority. I have lost a significant amount of weight, but

more exciting than the weight loss are the inches I’ve lost. Sommer Vriezelaar (my personal trainer) helped me develop a workout plan. It was centered on eating right and exercising in a healthy manner. Now it (working out) is routine for me; it’s just part of my day.

Sue Jamieson WeddingQ: What type of exercise do you usually do when you are at the club?

A: An integral part of my workout plan is to try different things so I attend group workout classes and I also work out on my own. Some of my workout activities include Group Active, Pilates, Yoga, Tummy Tush and Thigh, and Spin. 

Q: What are some of the things you like most about the club?

A: Wildwood is a pleasant place to be. The staff and members alike are friendly and encouraging. I have a constantly changing schedule. I can always find a class to take or weights to lift! 

Sue’s results to date are awesome! She has lost over 30 pounds! Congratulations Sue.

13 Healthy Grilling Recipes That Help Eliminate Carcinogens

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As registered dietitians and summertime lovers, just the smell of the barbeque makes us happy. Not only do barbeques offer the chance to be with friends and relax, they provide opportunities to be healthier than many other social gatherings. That’s because they typically have fun outdoor games that include physical activity, and tossing food on the barbeque is an ideal way to create delicious meals and keep them lean without having to fry or add calorie-laden fat. However, there can be a downside—it’s possible to exposure you and your family to grilling carcinogens if you don’t know to watch out for it.

Heterocyclic amines, also known as HCAs, and other chemicals are created when meats are cooked at high temperatures and browned. Exposure to high levels of these chemicals has been shown to cause cancer in animals. Although it’s uncertain whether exposure causes cancer in humans, it’s best to avoid these chemicals, particularly HCAs. The good news is you can still enjoy your beloved summer barbecues and lower the risk of creating HCA’s by following these guidelines:

  • The more you cook and dry out your meat, the more HCAs are created. Cook your meat thoroughly, but avoid overcooking and charring your meat.
  • Turn over your burger every minute and you’ll slash HCAs by 75 to 90 percent by keeping the surface temperature lower.
  • Microwave your burger for the first 90 seconds to two minutes of cooking and drain off the juices. This helps removed 90 percent of HCAs.
  • Avoid the temptation to consume the drippings. Surprisingly, the drippings of well-done meat or poultry can have more HCAs then the meat does. Fewer drippings is another reason to choose low-fat meats.
  • Marinating your meat is a great way to flavor your food and it reduces the carcinogens, too. Dipping your food in marinade, squeezing lemon or lime on it right before grilling or soaking it for hours will all help lower the HCAs.

Here are some scrumptious recipes that help to eliminate carcinogens.

Easy Marinade Recipes

Seafood Recipes

Seafood not only offers mood-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3 fats, it also has fewer HCAs as long as you don’t char it.

Veggie Recipes

Vegetables create few, if any, HCAs, so consider choose a veggie burger or other vegetable-based main course. Plus, grilling veggies like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and other cruciferous veggies may help your liver to detoxify HCAs and other chemicals. Veggies are also packed with powerful phytonutrients that protect cells from damage such as those caused by carcinogens.