Category Archives: Let’s Go Algoma!

Let’s Go Algoma Continues to Lead Community Wellness

Ministry’s community wellness program, “Let’s Go Algoma!” is kicking off its next phase with three exciting components.

1. A FREE series of 12 workshops will be offered starting April 3. Classes take place on Thursdays at the Algoma Community Center (Knudson Hall) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must sign up for ALL 12 workshops. For reservations call 920.493.5979.

LGA Schedule2. Ministry will partner with local employers including Algoma Hardwoods and the Algoma Schools to provide on-site fitness classes and health/nutritional counseling to employees.

3. Dr. Nate Hayes will relaunch his popular “Walk with Dr. Nate” program, open to all. Walks will begin in the parking lot of the Ministry North Shore Algoma Clinic (815 Jefferson St. Algoma) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, April 22…Earth Day!

Phase one of Let’s Go Algoma was a great success, with more than 80 residents participating in free fitness classes during the long winter months. “We are excited to continue our partnerships with the Algoma community to bring more wellness opportunities to the people of this area,” says Matt Luders, Health and Wellness Executive at Ministry.

Let’s Go Algoma! Is a Success

Ministry Door County Medical Center’s new wellness initiative “Let’s Go Algoma!” is enjoying resounding success in the Kewaunee County community. From January-March, Ministry partnered with several local organizations to offer free fitness classes for Algoma residents. More than 80 people, ranging in age from 16-81, participated in the program.

WBAY News covered the program and told the story of Algoma resident and Ministry patient Dan Haas, who, with the help of Dr. Nate Hayes and Let’s Go Algoma, has lost over 70 pounds and become stronger, more flexible and more fit.

Click here to watch the WBAY segment on Let's Go Algoma!

Click here to watch the WBAY segment on Let’s Go Algoma!

Phase two of Let’s Go Algoma will bring wellness programs directly to employers in the Algoma Community, offer a free 12-week workshop for residents and re-launch the popular “Walk with Dr. Nate” program.


Let’s Go Algoma! Keeps Community Active Through Winter Months

Ministry Door County Medical Center Sponsors Free Fitness Classes to Foster Wellness


Ministry Door County Medical Center is proud to announce a new initiative that kicks off the New Year in Algoma with free fitness classes for area residents. “Let’s Go Algoma!” offers a variety of choices to help people to stay active throughout the winter months. Ministry is partnering with several local organizations, including Shannon’s Yoga and Fitness, the Algoma Public Schools, the Door County YMCA and Stick to It Fitness, to offer free classes three evenings per week. Options range from Yoga and Zumba to Core Classes and Circuit Training.

“We’ve built great relationships with many people and organizations in Algoma, including presenting free art programs to children in schools, working with local employers to offer wellness education to their employees, and most recently, teaching nearly 50 Algoma kids how to swim during the holiday break,” says Matt Luders, Ministry’s health and wellness executive. Throughout these efforts, Luders heard repeatedly from residents that they wanted more fitness opportunities in their own community. Dr. Nate Hayes, DO, who serves the Algoma community at North Shore Medical Clinic, agrees. “People in Algoma want to stay active, especially during the cold winter months.”

“We are responding to that need by giving residents new, fun and free opportunities for fitness,” says Luders. Classes are appropriate for all levels. Ministry nurses will be on hand during the first and last weeks of class to provide an optional biometric screening, and the first 100 registrants will receive a free wellness gift package.


Classes will run January 20–March 13 for a total of eight weeks. All classes are FREE.

Circuit Class: This aerobic and strengthening class uses various equipment to help jump start your metabolism. 45 minutes

Zumba: Burn calories and tone your entire body with Zumba – a form of dance fitness that features high-energy Latin and international beats. No dance experience necessary. 45 minutes

Yoga: Yoga benefits mind and body, improves mood, increases strength, flexibility and energy and reduces stress. All levels, including novices, are welcome. 60 minutes

X-Fit: A fast paced class that builds strength and conditioning through guided
weight-bearing exercise. 45 minutes

Boot Camp: This fun, high-energy class is for participants of all ability levels. Work out at
various exercise stations, build muscle and get a cardiovascular workout, too. 45 minutes

Ministry nurses will be on hand the first week of class for an optional biometric screening (height, weight, and blood pressure).

For more information, or to register, call (920) 493-5979.