Archive for January, 2013

DWC Coming Soon

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Don’t despair, all those who want concrete membership & opening information about the Dexter Wellness Center.  It’s just around the corner.

Do you remember in Chelsea we drove by a ‘Coming Soon’ sign at the site of the Chelsea Wellness Center for about a decade?  It might have been longer.  Now that was a long lead time! 

It takes time to build and pull together all the operating pieces of a state-of-the art Wellness Center.  Everyone involved is working as hard & as fast as we can. 

We don’t mind questions ( to contact us or see pictures of A.R. Brouwer’s handiwork).  We’re gratified by your interest.  And like you, we feel like kids waiting for Christmas morning.  We can hardly wait!

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Who Wants to be Fit?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

These are the types of people we see at our wellness centers, these days.  See if you fall into any of the categories, below.  By the way – they are all overcoming something to get or stay well.  Good for you if you’re already working toward a healthier you!

Terribly out of shape/NOT skinny and feeling it.  Congratulations to those who overcome their discomfort (physical & emotional) and make a decision to work out & connect in a healthy way. 

Parents with young families who have little time for themselves.  They are scraping out a few hours a week for a workout or class.  It may be what keeps them sane. 

Middle age in decent shape, but fighting to stay healthy and strong so they can actively enjoy their senior years.

Recent patients working with a medical professional (often a physical therapist) to get back to better functioning. 

Healthy teens, many with competitive goals.  But not always. 

Seniors who embrace their aging selves and want to maximize every day.  They also find good company at their local wellness center. 

There aren’t a lot of the ‘beautiful people’ in spandex at our wellness centers.  We’re kinda proud of that.  Of course, the extraordinarily fit are welcome too.  You serve as inspiration!

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Daily Workout

Friday, January 4th, 2013

 Chipping ice off the driveway – abs & arm muscle workout

Up & down stairs to do laundry – thigh & calf workout

Loading & unloading dishwasher, vacuuming – oblique workout

Walking the dog, walking to the mailbox or in to work from the parking lot – core muscle strengthening

Painting the front door – shoulder strengthening

Lifting the baby (with good body mechanics) – back strengthening

Reading a good book – brain workout

Getting up & walking to the t.v. to change the channel – a lost art

 Embrace your daily activities.  They’re good for body, brain & soul!

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