In some way or another, our lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. By listening to each other's stories, we're able to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across the Northwoods and how everyone's living the Y's values.
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I am having fun with the new sport and hope to play more this summer in Rhinelander!
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Osteopenia (serious bone loss in the lower spine and hips.) Dr. Koeppl suggested that I increase my calcium intake and do more weight bearing exercises. I added more strength training to my workout in the Fitness Center. I think the leg press was particularly effective.
January 29, 2015, I had another bone density test. I was hoping to at least maintain my number of two years ago. Not only did I do that, but I actually improved my numbers. The radiologist was surprised and very pleased for me! No matter your age, you can see results with regular exercise.
A lot of my current weight loss has to do with being a YMCA member. They have the right machines for my cardiac workouts that are much easier to use than the ones I have at home. I work out three or more times a week. I love the staff members there and the social network I have found there. The whole staff is fantastic and always smiling and willing to help you find the right exercise for whatever ails you or to trim those more stubborn body parts. Everyone should belong to the YMCA. Don't be shy...join the "Y".
My wife, Carla, and I have been YMCA members for about a year. We enjoy the social aspects of the Y and the fitness classes they offer help keep us motivated. When I suffered a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery several months ago, the Y family was part of my recovery and rehab. In addition to my 12 weeks of cardio rehab at the hospital, I continued to participate in group fitness classes at the Y. There were various levels of difficulty to challenge and encourage me. I've found the group fitness classes have become an essential part of my weekly routine. My 'functional fitness' has made the projects and chores around the house easier to do, without the usual aches and pains afterward. The toning, strengthening, balance and aerobic training I've done has been a compliment to the other tasks in my life. Whether it's painting, gardening or chopping wood around the house or hunting and canoeing in the great Northwoods, the Y should be part of your life as well.
YMCA of the Northwoods
2003 E. Winnebago Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.