Exercise For Each Decade of The Adult Lifespan

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Health and Wellness
healthy-light-woman-legsHere’s a scary thought:

You’re the oldest you’ve ever been. Right Now!

Until we develop the ability to travel back in time, we have to accept the fact that we can’t stop the aging process. Research suggests that the most effective way to minimize the effects of aging is through regular exercise and healthy lifestyle behaviors. While the following information is based on the latest understandings of how exercise slows down the aging process, going into the specific details requires more than a single blog post (if you want that info, find it here). Instead, here are some general considerations for exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices for each decade of the adult lifespan. The good news is that a healthy lifestyle can be the proverbial fountain of youth and help you to slow down, and in some cases, reverse the effects of aging.

Here is a brief overview of exercise programs for each decade of adult development.

Source: McCall, Peter. “Exercise For Each Decade of The Adult Lifespan.” ACE®.  Wellness, 9/27/2016. 11/2016.

Avoid Overeating after a Sleepless Night

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Health and Wellness

As the leaves change, the lights go up and the music gets festive, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and lose sleep. A review from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that sleep deprivation can cause us to consume nearly 400 more calories the following day! Unfortunately, these extra calories didn’t come in the form of fruits and veggies; individuals lacking sleep ended up eating foods higher in fat and lower in protein.

Of course we’re all going to have long nights now and again, but like most health behaviors when it becomes habitual, it becomes a problem. Consistently consuming more food than you need can lead to weight gain and unhealthy changes in your blood lipids. So how can you avoid this? Read on…



Elizabeth BedellElizabeth Bedell Marino, RD, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian and the Coordinator for ProMedica Executive Health Program. For her full bio, please click here.

Interested in a personalized nutrition plan to meet your health and fitness goals? Elizabeth Bedell Marino is now available for consultations at Wildwood Athletic Club. Call 419-539-0235 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Give the Gift of Fitness

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Wildwood Athletic Club
giftcardThe holiday season is upon us. Give the gift of fitness. Gift cards are available for membership, massages, personal training and more. Purchase yours today. Check out the options at the front desk.

2- Hour RIDE!

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Do you LOVE to Bike? Then, join us for a 2-hour ride. Experience a fun and energetic endurance RIDE with two awesome instructors.  Sign up at the front desk. There are a limited number of bikes so sign up TODAY! The Kids’ Club will be OPEN. Note the following dates for our 2-hour bike rides:

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Sun., Jan. 15, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 26, 3 – 5 p.m.

Candy Cane Marathon (A Fitness Challenge)

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Events
Mon., Dec. 12 – Sat., Dec. 24
shutterstock_113805094Earn candy canes by participating in this fun fitness challenge. A list of “things to do” will be provided. You will have two weeks to complete your list and collect candy canes. The more candy canes you earn the more opportunities you have to win fun prizes. Visit the front desk of the club for more details.

12 Days of Group Exercise

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Wildwood Athletic Club
Tues., Dec. 13 – Sat., Dec. 24
healthyholidaysEnjoy the holiday season with the group exercise team. The instructors will provide fun holiday music, goodies, prizes and activities on each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Details are available at the club. Note our special club hours on Dec. 24:
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Amazing Benefits Of Yoga

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Lifestyle
shutterstock_167027126Have you ever watched dogs and cats wake up? What’s the first thing they do? They stretch!

Have you ever watched a brand new baby resting? They are totally quiet and still, their breath is deep and peaceful.

Have you ever taken the time to notice how you feel when you laugh, see a beautiful sunset, hug a loved one, sing a song? What do all these things have in common? The answer is yoga.

Yoga is the oldest form of stretching to human kind. It is over five thousand years old; yet, it is only now seeing increased popularity across our world. Why? Because of its many and everlasting health benefits.

Yoga means union of your body, mind and spirit, (spiritus is Latin for breath). Our breath is everything in life. We simply cannot live without it. Have you ever noticed when life is perfect for you? Maybe you have found a new love, your kids are behaving perfectly, you are in the zone while playing golf or tennis or exercising or you are just simply peaceful in this moment. That is yoga.

Ancient yogis tell us the body is the past, (it is history), the mind is the future, (it is a mystery), but the greatest gift given to us, the connection between body (past) and mind (future), is our breath! That is why it is called the present. Indeed our breath and our bodies are an incredible gift! Walt Whitman reminds us,” Happiness, not in another place, but in this place; not for another hour, but for this hour.” Isn’t it time to enjoy your gift, the present?

The main purpose of yoga is to focus on our breath and bodies, to open us up to the awareness of who we already are. Many of all ages, from little leaguers to professional athletes, from the physically and mentally challenged, from our young to our experienced elders, all are finding the amazing and wonderful effects of yoga. Those who are new to yoga and think that they will be bored and will get very little in the way of a workout, (who think that all they will do is to chant Om for an hour), soon find themselves huffing and puffing, sweating profusely and saying, “Wow, this is not what I thought it was.”

Incorporating yoga, meditation, cardio, weight bearing density exercises, gratitude and leaving our world a better place, is a recipe for a wonderful, healthy and peaceful life. Who doesn’t want that? Remember to a yogi, every moment is a gift. Open your gift today.

Happy Holidays!
Michael Zerner
ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club Yoga Instructor,
Certified by American Sports & Fitness Association (ASFA)

Vote ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club Best of Toledo Athletic Club

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Wildwood Athletic Club

Best of Toledo Voting Now Open

We are asking for your vote as the Best of Toledo Athletic Club. Visit the Toledo City Paper website at: http://toledocitypaper.com/best-of-toledo-2016-ballot/ and cast your vote today. Vote before December 19, 2016.

We are more than a gym. ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club is the regions only certified medical fitness center, with credentialed, knowledgeable trainers and staff ready to help members reach their fitness goals.

ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club has won several years as Best Of Athletic Club in Toledo. We’re asking for your vote.