Monday, January 10, 2011

It’s About Wellness

Guest blogger, Cory Jackson, director, GRMC Wellness Services

We’re one full week into the New Year! How are you doing with your resolutions? It may have seemed easier to make a resolution around personal health last weekend when most of us were enjoying the holiday, seeing friends and family, watching football, and having fun. But as Monday morning rolls along and the first week after the holiday season is over, reality starts to do a number on our good intentions.

If your resolution has started to wane a little, don’t worry. You are not alone! GRMC offers a variety of fitness and wellness options for you. Check out our website to find what appeals to you.

Maybe you like to dance? Aerobic dance is one of the hottest fitness trends out there and we offer Cardio Party at Fly High Fitness Studio in downtown Grinnell. Check out the schedule of classes here.

Spinning is hugely popular and we have several classes that can work into your busy schedule. Spinning takes you on a virtual bike ride via a stationary spinning cycle.

Boot Camp, yoga, core fusion… there are many choices. Invite a friend to join you! Studies show that we can be more successful when we have a buddy. And, by coming regularly, you will meet new friends through your classes who will miss you when you don’t attend.

The Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at GRMC has treadmills, elliptical machines, treadclimbers, recumbent bikes, and a full complement of weight equipment for your use. The PWA Fitness Center is always staffed by a wellness specialist to answer your questions.

If you need a little more motivation, ask about our It Pays to Attend program. When you attend 60 times within a six-month time period, we will reward you with a certificate for a 60-minute massage. How’s that for motivation?

Of course, we all know that eating less and doing more sit ups will help us drop a few pounds and feel better physically. So, why is that so hard to do? We think stress plays a huge role. Exercise is a wonderful stress reliever, but so is massage therapy. During these cold winter months, make it a point to get a massage regularly at Postels Community Health Park. Work out those stress-filled winter muscles with a warming hot stone massage. A full menu of wellness services can be found at our website.

We’d love to visit with you about your personal wellness, body, mind, and spirit. When we focus on our health, we are better able to meet the challenges of our everyday. Make your resolution about your overall wellness and it will help you in ways that go beyond diet and exercise to really enriching your life in all areas.

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