Monthly archive for December 2015

A 3 Minute Workout for New Years Resolutions

The new year is almost here, and many people have a resolution to get in shape and lose weight. Gina Otterbein and Julie Blodgett stopped by the WZZM studios to talk with Kim Carson of My West Michigan. They shared tips on getting started with a fitness program, demonstrated a 3 minute workout you can do anywhere, and talked about how to stick with your new fitness plan.

Because many people don’t start a fitness routine because they feel they don’t have enough time, we demonstrated a 3 minute workout that can be done anywhere. And, its customizable to all fitness levels, so if you’re just starting out or if you’re a seasoned pro – these exercises are still great for you.

You can view the entire segment here.


You can also check out our previous segments on My West Michigan where we talked about concussions in student athletes and senior health.

1/2 Off Annual Membership at Northview Fitness Center

If starting a fitness program is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got a deal for you. Annual memberships are going to be half off at the Northview Fitness Center from January 4-17. Membership includes use of the fitness center, lap swim, and the indoor walking track. Plus, we’re also a Silver&Fit participant.

Northview District Residents Annual Price January 4-17

Adults are just $120 and seniors ages 65+ are only $90! This is a fantastic price and will be our best deal of the year so be sure to stop by the fitness center to get signed up.

Fitness Classes Starting Soon
Yoga, boot camp, and water aerobics are starting in January. Get details and register here

The promotion for $120 and $90 is half off our monthly membership x 12.

New Year New You Open House at Wayland Fitness Center

We’re so excited to announce the New Year, New You community open house at the Wayland Community Fitness Center on January 14 from 5-7pm. It’s family-friendly so bring the kids along!

We’ll have some really great meet and greets with elite athletes Gina Otterbein and Griff Griffin, who will be sharing their experiences and training tips and providing personal motivation. Gina is a triathlete and marathon runner who has qualified for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Griff decided to be a triathlete 5 years ago at the age of 52 after having been a remarkably poor athlete in high school. Since then she’s represented Team USA in 4 world championships at the sprint distance.

Attendees will also have the chance to visit with several local wellness vendors who’ll be featuring free samples and products available at discounted prices. Businesses include Northern Physical Therapy, Vitamin World, Gazelle Sports, Inbalance Health Protein Bars.

Matt Casterline, PT and personal trainer, will be on hand providing free Functional Movement Screenings, which are used by many of today’s top professional athletes including those in the NFL. You’ll also have a chance to win an annual fitness center membership, a free 3 month membership, a free 1 hour massage and lots of other great stuff! Tour the facility, learn about upcoming programs like personal training, group fitness classes, swim lessons and receive FREE fitness advice from expert staff!

The fitness center is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes for cardio.  There are pin-selected equipment, plate-loaded machines, weights, and fully loaded platform racks to experience a total body workout. The fitness center is located on the far west side of the Wayland Union High School at 870 E. Superior.