Bonnie Johnson (L) lifts with her friend Mary Lou Glasser at the 1st Anniversary of the WW Health Fitness Center. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Bonnie Johnson (L) lifts with her friend Mary Lou Glasser at the 1st Anniversary of the WW Health Fitness Center. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

BALDWIN, WI – The Fitness Center at Western Wisconsin Health (WW Health) celebrated their one-year anniversary all last week March 5 through March 9. The celebration did not include any cake or balloons. But, it did include free fitness classes, free 15-minute chair massages and the opportunity for members to bring a buddy along to work out for free.

Also, in celebration of the one-year anniversary the Fitness Center held a drawing from the names of existing members and gave away three one-month free membership vouchers. The winners are Fitness Center members: Keith Anderson, Heide Bishop and Bev Lightfoot.

It was on March 2, 2017 that an estimated 1,000 community members turned out for a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for the new 12,800 square foot state of the art fitness center and therapeutic pool. The Fitness Center then opened officially for healthy conditioning on Monday, March 6, 2017 with 24/7 access.

“We moved from the old facility (in the basement of the now closed Baldwin Area Medical Center) with approximately 650 members. Today, we welcome a total of 1281 members at our new facility!” said Alexis Warzon, CPT Fitness Instructor of the Fitness Center staff.

The Fitness Center at WW Health has a staff of 14 with seven serving the Fitness Center, three in Aquatics and four for the Playroom. They also have multiple contracted group exercise instructors.

Both the Fitness Center and Therapeutic Pool have the same Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Prairie Style Architectural design as the main WW Health building and features lots of windows with a stimulating abundance of natural daylight streaming in as you get fit and healthy. There is a 1,500 square-foot private fitness studio for group exercise classes such as Java Jumpstart, TRX Movement, Spin, Tai Chi, Pilates and more. The WW Health Fitness Center offers 25 Group Fitness Classes every week!

Of course, there is cardio and strength equipment for every level of fitness exercise throughout the entire facility. Other amenities include the assisted changing room that provides privacy for families with young children, seniors in need of dressing assistance, as well as those with special needs.

The luxuriously heated (89 to 91 degrees) therapeutic pool includes a Hoyer lift for those who need some assistance in and out of the pool, with a depth of 5’6”, and two propulsion jets at the shallow end of the pool for resisted swimming and water running. The therapeutic pool floor is cushioned, and the pool deck is large enough to accommodate classes such as heated yoga. The pool is home to swimming lessons for youngsters and many aqua classes as well as open swim times.

New for members is the WW Health Fitness Center Online Portal. The online portal to the Fitness Center is an outlet for members to participate in the following: Register and purchase for Specialty Group Exercise Classes. View the up-to-date Group Fitness Schedule. Purchase Guest Passes. View order history & past facility visit history and more to come!

Interested in a WW Health Fitness Center membership or classes? Go to wwhealth.org, visit the Fitness Center in person, or call (715) 684-1642 for more information. WW Health Fitness Center offers tours of the facility as well as free equipment orientations for members.

Check out the WW Health Fitness Center today to help you achieve a healthier tomorrow!