Wellness Center – We are Open!
Being part of Glacial Ridge Health System, we completely follow all CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines and are doing all we can to make Glacial Ridge Wellness Center a safe place for members and staff. We recommend wearing a mask as you enter and exit the building. Wearing a mask during your workout is recommended, but not required. 24/7 access is available to members.
During this time, keep your immune system strong: wash your hands, get enough sleep, eat well, drink water, and wash your hands – again – with soap, water, and enthusiasm.
Welcome to our wellness center! We believe that both a healthy mind and body are essential to healthy living. Our complete exercise facility is open to the public and provides a variety of strength-training and cardio equipment plus personal training and group classes.
Wellness Center Hours
|6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
* A 24/7 hour access membership is available.
*Located on the Ridgewood Villa campus on South Franklin Street in Glenwood.
The Glacial Ridge Wellness Center encourages a healthy lifestyle by offering programs and equipment for all ages and abilities.
Our complete workout facility offers a variety of cardio and weight training equipment including:
- Free weights
- Weight machines
- Exercise bikes
- Elliptical machines
- Medicine balls, stability balls, bands, etc…
And more! Each machine has adjustable settings for mild to intense workouts. If you have any questions along the way, our friendly staff is always available to assist you and to answer your wellness questions.
Proper training is important for your health and safety! We offer every new member the opportunity to attend an equipment orientation with a knowledgeable member of our Wellness Center Staff. We highly recommend you go through the orientation!
During your training, our staff will:
- Introduce each piece of equipment
- Describe what areas it targets
- Demonstrate how to achieve the best results
- Explain how to minimize the risk of injury
Pool – Open Swim
Open swim is generally available 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The schedule is subject to change.
Call ahead to check the schedule for availability when you would like to use it. There is no open swim when it is being used for therapy or water exercise classes.
- Senior and Senior Family rates are for ages 65+
- Students (Age 14-18; college students must show school ID)
- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
- Contracts are 12 months.
- For 24 Hour Access, add $5.00 to all non-prepaid membership options. (Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19)
- For access to group fitness classes, add $5.00 to all non-prepaid membership options.
Alternative Membership Fees
- Daily – $10.00
- Weekly – $20.00
Visit Pass Memberships
- 10 visit card – $40.00
- 20 visit card – $70.00
Visit Pass Memberships are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
Membership fees are nonrefundable and memberships are nontransferable. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards.
Health Insurance Incentives
The Glacial Ridge Wellness Center partners with a variety of insurance companies to give you the most affordable membership possible.
We currently accept these forms of insurance:
- Preferred One
- Medica (all ages)
- Health Partners
Note: Certain insurance plans within the companies above are not included. If you have insurance questions, please contact us and we would be happy to help.
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
Age is just a number!
We are honored to be a part of both the SilverSneakers® program and Silver&Fit® program. The fun, energizing programs help older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity through total-body conditioning classes and offering social events. Many leading health plans offer SilverSneakers – including a free basic membership to a wellness center. Not sure if you qualify? Stop in and we’ll help you find out!
Stay motivated with a little extra encouragement and direction! We offer numerous personal training packages to help you meet your wellness goals as quickly as possible from one-on-one sessions to group training with two or more.
Our certified personal trainers will:
- Keep you motivated
- Encourage you to reach your full potential
- Educate you on proper exercise techniques
- Demonstrate proper training to achieve your goals
Wondering if this option is right for you? Become a member and receive an initial wellness assessment for free! If you like personal training, there are numerous discount packages available.
Individual Personal Training with a Certified Personal Trainer
- 60 Minute Sessions – $30/hour 10-pack $280 (save $20)
- 30 Minute Sessions – $18/hour 10-pack $162 (save $18)
Group Training – 60-minute sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer
- 2 people $20/each 10-pack $185 per person
- 3 people $15/each 10-pack $135 per person
- 4 people $12/each 10-pack $105 per person
Group Training – 30-minute sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer
- 2 people $14/each 10-pack $130 per person
- 3 people $12/each 10-pack $110 per person
- 4 people $10/each 10-pack $90 per person
$60 monthly charge. Train on your own with the guidance of a program tailored specifically for you. Meet with a trainer twice a month for up to an hour to assess your goals, answer questions, and confirm you are using proper form.
Pre and Postpartum Exercise Programs
A new program specially created just for moms-to-be and their newborns is now available. Paige Cooley, certified personal trainer at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center, completed advanced certification to become a pre- and postpartum corrective exercise specialist. Whatever your birthing plan goals might be, Paige wants to help you achieve them! The same rates as Personal Training applies, plus Essential Training options. Learn More!
Athletic Enhancement Program
For students looking to sharpen their athletic skills over the summer, participation in this program will make you faster, stronger, and more explosive by performing strength training and running drills. Sessions will last approximately 60 minutes. Exercises will vary depending on the sport(s) in which the athletes participate. This is open to anyone entering grades 7 or above looking to get better over the summer. Perfect for all levels of sports experience!
Group Support Classes
Strength in numbers! Working out with friends is a great way to stay motivated and keep your wellness journey on track! We’re proud to offer a variety of classes for all ages including cardio and strength training, Aqua Fit, Yoga and Pilates, Barre, SilverSneakers, and more. Read the descriptions below to find classes you’d like and view the printable class schedule. *Schedule subject to change. Follow us on Facebook for upcoming class reminders and wellness encouragement!
Class Changes in Response to COVID-19
Safety precautions are in place, including class structure and number of participants per class, to help protect members and staff from COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate the changes and adjust to what works best for our members. The class schedule and size are more limited at this time, so please call or check our Facebook page for that weeks’ schedule.
SCALE OF INTENSITY
Check the intensity of your class by the class name: Low, Medium, and High intensity.
Aqua Fit (Low to High) / Aqua Bootcamp (Medium to High)
Cross-training aqua-style! A mixture of heart-pumping intervals, strength work, and dance/kickboxing cardio will change the way you view your average water classes!
Barre (Low to High)
This conditioning routine will help you gain the flexibility and core strength to emphasize stronger muscles, improved balance, and endurance. By focusing on deep breathing, you’ll notice how Barre addresses the same core stability as Pilates – pelvic and spinal alignment – but it is done using ballet techniques. Sessions range for all ages and activity levels and movements can be increased as your body begins to adapt and condition.
Body Fit (Medium)
A combination of body movements and weights, with the use of amped-up music for cardio, will help you achieve your goals of fun and fitness! We use a variety of free weights, balls, and resistance bands in this class; get ready to sweat!
H.I.I.T. (High-Intensity Interval Training) / Tabata (Medium to High)
HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance, and clear your mind. Modifications for most fitness levels are provided.
PiYo (Medium to High)
PiYo is a low impact, high energy innovative, yoga-influenced, workout! This class uses low impact, dynamic flowing sequences that build strength, improve flexibility, and define muscle.
PiYo Lite / XaBeat Lite (Low to Medium)
Have fun in class while focusing on dance-based movement. You will get that body moving and heart rate slightly elevated while enjoying the fun dances.
Stations / High-intensity Circuit / Total Body / Bootcamp (Medium to High)
Perfect for all levels of training experience because you go as fast as you want to go! We will work both our muscles and our heart through weight training and movement training. With predetermined exercise and recovery periods, you can control how hard you want to push yourself, and what you want to get out of the session.
Yoga (Low to High)
Yoga is a mind-body method that entails you to become gentle with yourself. Learn how to move with awareness as you ease through transitions and learn the basic principles of alignment. These yoga sessions will improve flexibility, enhance your health, and teach you to release and relax daily stressors. Sessions are for all ages and activity levels, lasting 60 minutes including meditation.
SilverSneakers® Group Classes
SilverSneakers Classes combine fun with fitness while increasing your strength, improving flexibility, and relieving stress. Many leading health plans offer SilverSneakers – including a free basic membership to a wellness center. Stop in and we’ll help you find out if you qualify!
Take part in these SilverSneakers Classes:
Silver Sneakers Classic (Low)
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, balance, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
Silver Sneakers Circuit (Low to Medium)
Combine fitness with fun to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.
Silver Sneakers Yoga (Low)
Move your whole body through a complete series of yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Silver Water Aerobics (Low)
Have fun in the pool while getting a total body workout! Low impact movements with a combination of strength, cardio, and gentle stretching will help alleviate joint pain, increase range of motion, and help you enjoy activities of daily living.
Physical Therapy Transition
We want patients to continue their wellness journey after completing physical therapy. It’s an important part of long-term success! That’s why we offer patients the opportunity to use the Glacial Ridge Wellness Center free of charge for two weeks (with certificate).
During those 2 weeks patients will:
- Meet with one of our certified trainers
- Build on the progress made in physical therapy
- Design a plan for total body wellness
Stop by the Wellness Center after your next physical therapy appointment and discuss your options with one of our friendly staff members.