Wellness Center – Open to the Public!

Being part of Glacial Ridge Health System, the wellness center sets the state for a comprehensive, medically-integrated environment. We’re focused on your total well-being, whether you’re just getting started, maintaining your health and strength, wanting to lose weight, or beginning a special medical program such as Phase III Cardiac Rehab. We have a range of activities for all ages and abilities, from equipment and fitness classes to a warm-water exercise pool.

Wellness Center Hours – Ask about 24-hour access!

6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

* A 24/7 hour access membership is available.

*Located on the Ridgewood Villa campus on South Franklin Street in Glenwood.

Exercise facility with treadmills and exercise bikesBetter Health

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 racks
  • Weight machines
  • Cable machine
  • Treadmills
  • Stair stepper
  • Exercise bikes
  • NuStep
  • 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 answer your wellness questions.

Equipment Orientation

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_Wellness_CenterPool – Open Swim

Open swim is generally available 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

Membership Fees

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  • Senior and Senior Family rates are for ages 65+
  • Students (Ages 12-18; college students must show school ID)
  • Children ages 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Contracts are 12 months.
  • For 24 Hour Access, add $5.00/month to all membership options.
  • For access to group fitness classes, add $5.00/month to all membership options.

Alternative Membership Fees

Guest Passes

  • 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 non-transferable. 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:

  • UCare
  • Preferred One
  • Medica (all ages)
  • Health Partners
  • Renew Active
  • One Pass
  • SilverSneakers®
  • Silver&Fit®
  • PrimeWest
  • Prime Health
  • Fleet Farm
  • Sanford

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. Check out NIHCA Rewards to see if your insurance is enrolled in their reimbursement program.

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!

Personal Training

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.

Package Options:

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

Essential Training

$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 the 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, a certified personal trainer at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center, completed advanced certification to become a pre-and post-partum 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, SilverSneakers, and more. Read the descriptions below to find classes you’d like and call for the current class schedule. *Schedule subject to change. You can also follow us on Facebook for upcoming class reminders and wellness encouragement!


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!

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.

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.

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.

Transitional Care after Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Rehab, or Cardiac Rehab

We want patients to continue their wellness journey because it’s important for 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 a certificate).

During those 2 weeks, patients will:

  • Meet with one of our certified personal trainers
  • Build on the progress made in therapy or rehab
  • Design a plan for total body wellness
  • Use the Wellness Center for two weeks at no cost

Talk to your physical therapist or cardiopulmonary rehab specialist (Mitchi) at your next appointment to discuss your options for continuing at the Wellness Center.

Wellness Center

Glenwood is located 20 minutes South of Alexandria, one hour from St. Cloud, and halfway between Fargo, ND and the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Wellness Center is on the North side of the Ridgewood Villa Campus.

Paved driveway outside Glacial Ridge Wellness Center and Ridgewood Villa, Glenwood MN

Mailing Address:
10 4th Ave SE

Glenwood, MN 56334


Mon-Friday  6a-6p
Sat  8a-12p
Sun  Closed
24/7 Access available, inquire for details


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