Welcome to the Algoma Community Wellness Center
Located at 1715 Division Street, 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.
Check out all the great things going on at the Center!
Call today to get started on your wellness journey! (920) 487-7001 Ext 4000
- Hours and Rates
- New Member Orientation
- 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Award Winner
- Connect With Us
Algoma Community Wellness Center Hours and Fees
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Saturday, 4 a.m. -10:30 p.m.
Paid-in-full members may use their membership card to access the Wellness Center during all hours of operation.
Monday – Thursday
Staffed, 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.
Staffed, 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Staffed, 8 – 11 a.m.
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.
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
New rates will go into effect on February 1, 2019. Click here to view the new rates.
New Member Orientations | Free for Members
Monday, 10 – 11 a.m. or 3 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Joshua Savoie, Personal Trainer
New to the center?
Want some more direction? Sign up or a 30-minute small group orientation where we all will guide you through the importance and benefits of cardio training, strength machines, and functional exercise, (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.
The Algoma Community Wellness Center is located on the Algoma High School campus.
Park at the west end of the Algoma High School parking lot and enter the Center through the west entrance.
Algoma, Wisconsin Honored As 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner
Now in its fifth year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest barriers to good health, the opportunity to live well.
A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play; the safety of our surroundings; and the relationships we have in our families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere.
Under the umbrella of the Live Algoma initiative, Algoma, WI became a 2017 recipient of the Culture of Health prize, being recognized as a community that has come together to set goals and work as teams on health and wellness issues. Anyone can be a “bright spot,” an agent of change who plays a role in improving health!
Read Algoma’s RWJF Culture of Health prize story here.
Pickleball | Free for Members
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays / 7-Noon
Pickle ball is a great way to get into shape and have a blast at the same time! Feel free to stop down and check out what pickle ball is all about.
Pain & Injury Consultations | Free for Members
Thursday, 12 – 2 p.m.
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. Ask the Wellness Center staff for Kim’s availability and to schedule an appointment.
Individual Health Coach Sessions | Free for Adult Residents of the Algoma School District
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Algoma Community Wellness Center
Tuesday, 8 – 11 a.m., Bellin Health 831 Parker Ave. Algoma
Call 1-800-528-7883 to schedule your 1:1 coaching session
Provider: Jody Anderson, Registered Nurse
If you are ready to make some lifestyle changes to help yourself lose weight, start exercising more, sleep better smile, more?
As you identify hurdles and set goals, Nurse Jody will help you make sustainable changes to help you reach those goals. She is friendly, compassionate, and empathetic.
Without judgment, Jody focuses on your health, happiness, and quality of life concerns.
Health coaching helps you:
- Improve nutritional choices
- Incorporate movement into your lifestyle
- Learn and use stress reduction techniques
- Eliminate tobacco
- Discover ways to manage chronic diseases (like high blood pressure or diabetes)
- Develop healthy sleep habits
- Lose weight
Joyous Joints (Hip & Knee)
Wednesdays & Fridays | 11:15 am-Noon
Are you considering a joint replacement or have already had a hip replacement? Do you want to improve your joints flexibility and keep your muscles strong?
Join Joyous Joints Hip and Knee Class, and continue doing the activities you love while experiencing less pain. with Door County Medical Center!
Silver Sneakers and Optum Members: FREE
Staying Active, Staying Healthy
Perfect for those considering a joint replacement or those who have had one already. It is also great if you would like to continue to prevent yourself from needing any joint surgery in the future.
Keep your joints flexible and muscles strong.
Continue doing activities that you love while experiences less pain.
Between Door County Medical Center’s therapists and Algoma Community Wellness Centers fitness professionals, you will find success.
Friends & Fiber
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Meet new people while you work on that craft project you’ve been meaning to get done. Sit together and talk with friends while you knit, color, crochet, bead, etc.
Before you know it you will have all of the DIY’s done! Time flies when it’s fun!
Starting Monday, January 28, 2019, Friends and Fiber will be meeting at the Algoma Public Library from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Please see Mrs. Lemberger if you have any questions.
Last call for Wellness Class. Running Monday and Thursday through May 2019, these classes are coming quickly to an end. Have fun exercising and being Well!
Jen Krogh is a great class instructor. Come check it out before it is gone!
$1 for Members $2 for Non-Members FREE for Silver Sneakers and Optum
Chair Yoga, Monday, 9 – 9:45 a.m. | Chair Aerobics, Friday, 9 – 9:45 a.m.
Chair based exercises have been shown to increase strength, power, flexibility, balance, and decreases depression, body fat, and pain. Come join Wellness Monday and Thursday, but you can also do it on your own as well. Don’t restrict yourself, workout every day of the week, get healthy and fit!
Free Blood Pressure Checks | Tuesdays, 8:30- 9:15 a.m.
Kari Stewart, Nurse, Algoma School District
Hypertension (high blood pressure) can potentially lead to heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women. One in four deaths, in the United States, is due to heart disease. Besides causing heart disease, high blood pressure may lead to having a stroke, a heart attack, or even diabetes. That is why it is vital to know your blood pressure and keep it under control.
There are many risk factors that may cause high blood pressure including age, race, familial history, smoking, drinking alcohol, consuming too much sodium in your diet, stress, and having a sedentary lifestyle. There may also be medical conditions that also cause hypertension including diabetes, sleep apnea, or kidney disease.
Renew Active vs. AARP Medicare Supplement Program
Current Optimum or Silver Sneaker Members may see a change. Please consult with your insurance provider.
Tips To Aging Gracefully
January 17, 2019 12 – 1 p.m.
Presented by the students in the AHS Introduction to Healthcare Class.
Come join the Introduction to Healthcare students for an hour packed full of advice on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Participate in activities that teach you the value of hydration, nutrition, and being a smart shopper.
Indoor Winter Market
Sundays, January 20, 2019, February 17, 2019, March 17, 2019
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call the Wellness Center at (920) 487-7001, ext 4000.
Children’s Strength & Conditioning
Open to 5th – 8th graders.
Fee: $25 for 6 classes or just drop in for $5 per class.
Click here to sign up. Pay at the Wellness Center desk.
This co-ed class is geared towards introducing your children to general strength movements in a fun group environment! Our trainer will begin to teach the basics of carries, sled push/pulls, squats, lunges, jumps, cutting, and other strength and athletic movements. This round of Children’s S&C will focus on the weight room and beginning strength training.
Hybrid HIIT | Two Class Times
January 7-February 13, 2019 | Monday/Wednesday, 6-6:30 p.m.
January 8 -February 14, 2019 | Tuesday/Thursday, 5:45-6:15 a.m.
$40 Member/$50 Nonmember/$5 Drop in as space allows
This class will feature suspension bands, kettle bells, dumbbells, and free weight/barbells in a fast-paced workout. Designed to maximize time and provide a full body workout in 30-45 minutes!
Sign up at the Wellness Center desk.
RIDE4KIDS | 6:15 – 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6 – April 24, 2019 | Free, No Membership Required
Register by February 15, 2019
RIDE4KIDS serves children with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities. Group programs focus on skill development through recreational activity and play. This program gives children with disabilities a new opportunity to be active after school.
RIDE4KIDS also serves area high schools students, who volunteer for the program as part of their service learning hours; thus exposing them to people with a wide range of disabilities.
For more information please contact Adam Peronto, Door County Medical Center, (920) 746-0140, Adam.Peronto@dcmedicalcenter.org.
News From Nurse Jody
Good VS Bad Habits: Are you Ready for a Change
We all have habits. While some good, others can be very harmful…. The New Year is the perfect opportunity to look at our habits!
ALL HABITS, good or bad, develop essentially the same way:
When a behavior triggers the brain’s reward center, your body releases dopamine, which makes you feel good, at least momentarily. This is why it’s easy to develop bad habits. In the short term, the behavior makes you feel good even if it’s not good for you.
Over time, the bad behavior becomes hardwired into your brain and then you can’t easily stop doing
it. There is no one single best way to break bad habits; however, it is possible to break even the most deeply entrenched habits if you put your mind to it.
Here are a few helpful tips for breaking bad habits:
- Become mindful. Studies show that mindfulness can even help people quit smoking – one of the
hardest habits to break. If your goal is to quit smoking, for example, become aware of what’s going
on in your mind and body at the moment you smoke or experience the urge to smoke.
- Start small. You can build your self-control through practice. Start with something that’s easy for
you, and then once you’ve mastered that behavior, move on to a more challenging behavior.
- Become a detective. By analyzing your habits, you can identify your triggers and substitute
unwanted rewards with different/better behaviors and rewards.
- Make if-then plans. If you know you tend to engage in bad habits in certain situations, decide
ahead of time what you will do instead the next time you face this challenge.
- Use an app. Google the bad habit you want to break (or a good habit you want to develop) and
you’ll find an app for that. An app can help you identify triggers and schedule the time you need to
develop positive habits. Seeing your progress will keep you motivated to stay the course.
GET SUPPORT!: Stop in for a health coaching visit or email me to set up a time that works best for you! Let’s have a conversation about the bad habits you’d like to break and some NEW HEALTHY HABITS you’d like to start! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-593-5575.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
MEMBERSHIP RATE CHANGE
Over the last four years we have learned the realities of operating a community wellness center. One of those realities is the rising operational costs. We have realized that we must raise additional revenue to ensure the sustainability of and to continue to provide the best amenities, services and classes. Supporting the well being of our members is paramount in moving forward collectively.
NEW MEMBERSHIP RATES WILL BE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2019.
Take advantage of the current rates by purchasing a 6 month or 1-year membership before the rate change!
1 month – $30 | 6 months – $160 | 1 year – $290
Senior (62 years old and up)
1 month – $15 | 6 months – $80 | 1 year – $150
Family (2 adults, married or unmarried, living together plus any dependent children up to age 25 living at the same address)
1 month – $50 | 6 months – $270 | 1 year – $500
All students who live in the Algoma School District Community are free
~10% off 6 month memberships
~20% off year memberships