Self-Defense Workshop for Women

Even though the training deals with real life scenarios, Instructor Dane Ankeny keeps the training fun and safe. The techniques taught are designed to accommodate any physical ability. You will meet new friends and learn valuable self-defense skills! The workshop includes: Demonstration and practice of effective self-defense techniques Discussion on effective strike points on an…

How to See Results Quicker

By Kimberly Paradis, Certified Personal Trainer at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center I hear it all the time; some of us are just not satisfied with our weight, size, strength, or body composition. We set goals to lose weight and get healthier, but we hardly see any results and especially not when we would like to see…

My Fitness Experience

“I’ve been working out at the Wellness Center for about 2 years. When I started I didn’t have a specific goal in mind besides getting in better shape. I started out slow by just walking on the treadmill. After a couple months, I got the courage to try a Yoga class. That’s when I met Shannon;…

K-12 Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is for school-age kids who want to improve their overall coordination, confidence, and athletic ability. Former NFL Player Mark Wilson also inspires good sportsmanship and team skills. Everything is done with the purpose of building off these foundations: flexibility and range of motion, core strength, posture, balance, and footwork. Mark builds the foundation for future…

A New Lease on Life

By Jim Palmer, Senior Perspective When a couple or individual makes the decision to sell their home and move into a senior living facility, there are usually a few specific things they are looking for. Most want a maintenance free, clean, and secure facility with a friendly staff. Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood has those basics covered.…

Improving Health and Decreasing Medication Through Exercise

“I joined the Wellness Center to incorporate exercise into my daily routine. The Wellness Center offers multiple classes and I enjoy the ones that each individual can work at their own level of activity by doing more reps or using heavier weights. (Stations are my favorite!) Adding personal training sessions to my workout is helping…

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

By Kim Paradis, Certified Personal Trainer, Glacial Ridge Wellness Center November is here and that means the holidays, time spent with family, and of course, a lot of food is right around the corner. Pies, turkey, potatoes, treats, and all the recipes to destroy a week of exercise will strike again. But this year does…

Breathe Your Way Through a Better Workout

By Mark Wilson, Certified Personal Trainer Common Breathing Mistakes: Chest Breathing– It’s common to see breathing through the top of the chest which forces the body to rely on muscles not built for the job. Relying on these ancillary muscles will weaken the diaphragm and cause it to fatigue quickly during exercise and will increase…

Challenging Ourselves with a Personal Trainer

“We started going to the gym about 2 years ago to get back to a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise. We started slowly by just walking on the treadmill, then progressed to trying out the evening aerobics class and even going to class on Saturday mornings. This past April, we decided to challenge ourselves to…

Free 5K Obstacle Course Walk/Run

We challenge you to join members of the GRHS Employee Wellness Team in a 5K Obstacle Course! Running, jogging, hiking or walking on rugged terrain, crawling under obstacles, hopping over barriers, crouching under fallen tree limbs and jumping over small obstructions are just a few of the things you can expect during this 5K Obstacle…