Woodside Wellness Services

At Woodside Senior Communities our vision is to enhance lives through a passion for wellness.  One of the ways we do this is through our Wellness Services programs.  Residents enjoy one-to-one personal training or group exercise classes with our professionally trained staff.  Classes include walking the Brown County nature trails, swimming at the Ashwaubenon Community Center, drumming sessions, kick boxing and so much more!

Our staff will meet you where you are in your exercise and wellness journey and help you achieve your goals.  To learn more about our Wellness Services programs call 920.660.7840 today!

March Wellness Tip

By Jen Milquet, Wellness Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It might take you 30 days to create a habit, but that habit could change your life for the next 30 years…” ~ Anonymous

March is National Nutrition month.  Instead of taking just one day to celebrate this month, why not celebrate the whole month?!  Challenge yourself by taking time to focus on nutrition and your health each day this month.  That is right, all 31 days!  Can you do it?  Below are a few tips for you to consider trying.  From cutting back on portions to taking the dog for walk, try something new each day.  Who knows, you may enjoy some of these tips so much that you stick to them all year!

  • Make a Move: Park a few blocks away, take the stairs, take a longer walking route and try to get a few more steps than usual today.
  • Make Healthy Swaps: Try incorporating more fiber or whole grains into your diet today or simply choose some raw veggies or fruit for a snack instead of that candy bar.
  • Do Something: Get up and move today and do something sporadic.  Take the dog for a walk, take a fun class with a friend, or take a bike ride.  Whatever it is, do not call it exercise, call it fun!
  • Keep a Food Diary: Ever wonder how much you really eat in a day?  Try writing down and the amount may surprise you.
  • Go Nuts: Nuts are a good source of protein and “good” calories.  Try adding some to your salad or yogurt for texture but also some added flavor.
  • Eat When You Eat: Try not to do simultaneous things while you eat (i.e. typing, driving, watching TV) and enjoy your food!  This also helps you to be more mindful and keeps you from overeating.
  • Have a Vegetable for Breakfast: Try to think outside the cereal bowl and incorporate some veggies and protein into your breakfast.  Try making an omelet with egg whites and incorporate some spinach, kale, tomatoes or broccoli for added flavor and nutrients!
  • Make Mindful Choices: Try thinking about your cutting back your portion sizes this day and not taking that second helping.  A little goes a long way!
  • Sip While You Sit: Sip on some water while you are at your computer or watching TV.  This helps to keep you hydrated, which can keep your energy levels up as well as fill your belly.
  • Cook At Home: Ditch the drive through and make a new healthy recipe at home with your kids or spouse.  You may find a great meal to add into your weekly routine!
  • Shake the Salt: Try replacing that salt shaker with a lemon wedge or herbs for flavor.

Ways to Improve Your Health and Wellness

Whether you are just starting out on your journey to improved health and wellness or are advanced, we are here to help you!  Our HUR fitness equipment is specially designed for older adults and so easy to use.  If you are results driven, you will want to incorporate this fitness machine into your workout routine.

Balance and weight training are important as we age.  Through our Wellness Services programs, a workout can be tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.  You are never too old to set and achieve new goals!

Fitness bands provide a great workout for those at all workout levels and abilities.  Our Wellness Services team is here to help you achieve your goals and provide encouragement and support on your journey to improved wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!  We will meet with you to discuss your wellness goals and work with you and your physician to create a plan to meet your needs.

Yes, contact Jen Milquet at 920.660.7840.  Wellness Services gift certificates make great gifts for those who are hard to shop for or have everything already!

Yes, there is a fee for Wellness Services.  The fee is based on the type(s) of services you receive.

Meet Our Wellness Services Team

Jen Milquet, PTA

Jen Milquet, PTA

Wellness Services Coordinator
Abigail Peterson, ACSM-CPT

Abigail Peterson, ACSM-CPT

Wellness Services Specialist