Our family of Fitness Centers is continuing to grow! Walker Methodist has just launched our fourth full service fitness center located in Walker Methodist Plaza City View in Anoka. The Fitness Center is staffed with a full-time fitness professional and offers specialized strength training equipment, a weekly group exercise schedule, and is open to anyone age 50+, both for residents of Walker Methodist Plaza and surrounding community members. Additionally, we participate in Silver Sneakers and insurance reimbursement programs that offer residents free or discounted Fitness Center memberships.
The growth of our fitness program has allowed us to add another full-time fitness professional to our team. We welcome Sam Wirth as our newest Fitness Technician. Sam is a 2015 graduate of the exercise science program at Concordia University St. Paul. During his final year at Concordia University St. Paul, Sam completed his internship with Walker Methodist at our Minneapolis campus. Since his time as an intern with us, he has been working as an exercise and rehab specialist at Health Source Chiropractic. Sam’s duties at Walker Methodist Plaza will range from new member recruitment and on-boarding, personal training, and group exercise instruction. We are thrilled to welcome Sam back to Walker Methodist, this time as a full-time employee! He will be a huge help in all things fitness, including our new state-of-the-art fitness center.
The Fitness Center Experience
Designed with our residents in mind, the equipment in our new Fitness Center meets the needs of our seniors. Our strength training equipment from HUR features SmartCard technology that makes completing training sessions very user friendly. This includes setting your resistance, counting your repetitions, and timing your rest period. It also links to a computer software program that saves all of your workout information and can easily create reports to show your current progress. The best way to experience all the HUR equipment has to offer is to set up an appointment to have Sam take you through a sample workout.
The Fitness Center will also feature a variety of cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and bands to provide you the opportunity to do a complete exercise program. Additionally, we will offer a weekly group exercise schedule with classes that focus on strength, balance, and tai chi. All Fitness Center memberships start with a fitness assessment and full orientation to the equipment to get you started on the right track.
Interested in learning more about the Fitness Center at Walker Methodist Plaza? Contact Sam Wirth at (763) 453-7033.