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.