Education For A Purpose | (920) 487-7001 | 1715 Division St. Algoma, WI 54201

Algoma Community Wellness Center


The Algoma Community Wellness Center (non-profit) is part of a mission to help improve the overall health and well-being of our community members.

Here Is What Is Happening at the Algoma Community Wellness Center!

New Member Orientations | Free*
*By appointment & availability
Instructor: Jen Krogh, Personal Trainer

Jen Krogh

New to the center?
 Want some more direction? Sign up for a 30-minute small group orientation where we will guide you through the importance and benefits of cardio training, strength machines, and functional exercises, (i.e., squats, lunges, core work and flexibility).

The functional training overview uses body weight exercises including the purpose of the exercise, proper form and the great benefits.

Pain & Injury Consultations | Free*
Wednesdays | 2 – 3pm
Consultant: Kim Yaeger, Athletic Trainer 


Not moving as freely as you want because of achy knees, painful hips, a sore back and/or other joint pains? Sign up for a 30-minute consultation to evaluate your discomfort, answer your questions and get treatment options based on your current issues.

*FREE = free to ACWC members 

Algoma Community Wellness Center
Location, Hours, Fees and Contact

1715 Division St.  Algoma, Wisconsin 54201
Northwest entrance

Monday-Friday:  5:00 am – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 am-11:00 am
Sunday: Closed

There will NOT be a staff member on-site from 8:00pm-10:30 p.m. M-Th or 3:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. on Fridays.

To enter the building during non-staffed times: 

  •  Your membership needs to be paid in full
  •  You need to have your membership card
  •  You need to scan your card at these three locations:
  • o Entrance door to the facility
  • o Entrance door to the front desk
  • o At the front desk by the computer screen

The center will be open even if the Algoma Schools are closed.

Membership Rates
Individual: $20/month, $100/6 months, $200/annual
Family: $45/month, $240/6 months, $460/annual
Senior: $10/month, $50/6 months, $100/annual
Senior Family: $25/month, $135/6 months, $255/annual
Student: FREE/month, FREE/6 months, FREE/annual

Initial Membership Activation Fee (per member): $10

Phone: (920) 487-7001 Ext 4000

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June 2017 Newsletter
NEW!! Wellness Center Hours & Membership Rates

Algoma Community Wellness Center Programs and Classes

Senior Group Workout| Free*
Mondays and Thursdays 8-9 a.m. / Multi-purpose room

Seniors come into the fitness center and get those muscles working with some of our senior workout videos. Feel free to recommend any new workout videos that we do not already have to the staff and we will do our best to get them!!

Confidential Health Care | Free*
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1p.m.
Provider: Jody Anderson, Registered Nurse

Jody Anderson, RNAre you an adult resident of the Algoma School District? Do you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, or are you overweight? Nurse Jody provides Confidential Health Care aimed at improving the wellbeing of our community. Schedule an appointment with her today! To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-528-7883. Walk-ins welcome!

Program Title: Wellness Mondays or Wednesdays
Instructor:  Jennifer Krog, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

When: Mondays April 3 – May 22, 2017 | 10 – 10:45am
OR Wednesdays beginning April 5 – May 24, 2017,  | 8:30 a.m. – 9:15  a.m.
Cost: Members $22/Non-members $33/Silver Sneakers Free

If you are looking for a class that combines both cardio and strength training, this class is for you! WE will spend the first half of class having fun moving while getting our heart rate up. Working at your own level is advised so this class is for both beginners and veterans.

Second half of the class will be strength training, working at your own level.

We will end with some stretching and relaxation, leaving you energized and ready for anything!

Workshop: Is Hip or Knee Pain Affecting Your Lifestyle
Presenter:  Patty Zenner RN

When: April 26, 2017, 10 – 11 a.m.

Pam Zenner RNUnderstanding treatments available to maintain and improve the health of your joints is the first step in helping people of all ages lead more active lives.

Join St. Vincent Joint Coordinator Patty Zenner RN to learn more about:

  • Evaluation of hip and knee arthritis
  • Treatments available including conservative and surgical option
  • Joints in Motion program at St. Vincent Hospital

We Have A New Water Rowing Machine!

Water Rowing MachineRowing machines used to look and work similar to rowboats or lake or river sculls, with levers that looked like abbreviated oars you pulled from a sitting position. Today’s ergometers use either longer handles, or oars, rely on cables to create the pulling and pushing motion that works your body in a back-and-forth motion.

Cardio Benefits

Beginners, intermediates and athletes can all create workouts that improve your cardiovascular system. Using less resistance, beginners can row for longer periods at a moderately intense pace as they get used to exercise. Intermediates can increase resistance or row faster to create workouts near the high end of their aerobic target heart rate range. Using less resistance, intermediates athletes can create high-intensity interval workouts.

Calorie Burn

Rowing burns close to the same number of calories per hour as an elliptical trainer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Vigorous rowing offers a higher calorie burn than high-impact aerobics, an exercise bike, stair stepper, circuit training, vigorous calisthenics workouts or running at 5 mph. Because of the resistance aspect of the exercise, you’ll also build more muscle than while performing these other exercises and create a longer post-workout calorie burn.

Movement and Physical Well-being

Body weight and health: Despite what popular culture tells us, body weight alone is not an indicator of health. This means that someone can be at a higher weight and be healthy—or at a lower weight and be unhealthy. To say that everyone who appears overweight is unhealthy or that anyone who looks thin is healthy is an inaccurate generalization. To accurately assess health, we have to take into account a person’s natural set point weight range (see more below), height, muscle mass, bone structure, body fat, genetics, activity level, eating patterns, and relationship to food.

So how do I know what a healthy weight is for me: Throughout your growing years (your teens), your body is still building bone and muscle, so your weight increases steadily. So, if your body is still growing, you may not have reached your natural range yet.

For the rest of you, one way to think about a healthy weight for yourself is to ask what weight range your body has naturally settled in for long periods of time. Pay special attention to times when…

Maintaining this weight was natural (e.g., you did not have to under or overeat to achieve it)  You were eating well (in good health, not preoccupied with thoughts of food). You had the physical and mental energy to do the things you wanted.

The weight your body settled at during these times is likely your healthy weight range.

I want to lose weight, is there a healthy way to do so: That depends. If you’re eating a variety of foods according to your body cues, exercising for fun and health, and maintaining your current weight, your body is probably at a healthy weight for you. In this case, it is unlikely that there’s a healthy way to lose weight because your body is already at a healthy weight.

Trying to lose weight at this point is likely to disrupt your internal body cues, slow your metabolism, increase likelihood of bingeing, decrease body image, increase obsessive thoughts about food, lower self-esteem, and/or increase risk of developing an eating disorder.

Instead, you might benefit from focusing on the feelings driving the desire to lose weight and improving your body image through self-acceptance and compassion (see fact sheet: Body Image). You can also change things up while still maintaining healthy habits by trying new recipes or attempting a new sport.

If you believe your body is at a higher (or lower) weight than might be natural for you, you might want to change your eating patterns. This type of weight change might occur due to inactivity, over or undereating, or disconnection from your internal body cues, In this case, try not to focus on weight loss (or gain), but rather on restoring health.