Work in Progress

By Christine Williquette

Meet Robert Grignon! Bob (72) has a full life with a family of four children and seven grandchildren that he shares with his wife Arleen. Bob’s fitness journey began when he started physical therapy to recover from having a severe stroke. His Physical Therapist at Rennes suggested that he work with a Personal Trainer in… Read More

Make Exercise a Way of Life

By Christine Williquette

Meet John Kabele! John (70) is married to his wife Karen and they have one son, Andrew, who they are very proud of.  John has been a Bellin Health Fitness member for over 11 years.  He is one of the hardest working and most dedicated members we have. John didn’t really need motivation to get… Read More

Ways to Prevent Exercise Injury

By Christine Williquette

Exercise is the best medicine, but only in the right dose. Just like a prescription, if you take too little you won’t get the maximum benefit. If you take too much, you may suffer unnecessary side effects. So it’s important to determine the right amount of exercise to achieve maximum benefit while minimizing risks. Any… Read More

Motivation + Commitment = Success

By Christine Williquette

Meet Mitch Babe! Mitch (27) is the son of Customer Service Representative Janet Babe.  He spends lots of time with his family which includes his mom, dad and sister, Jackie.  A recent addition to his family is his dog Bogart who is going to be six this year.  Mitch rescued Bogart 3+ years ago, takes… Read More

Keep on a Schedule

By Christine Williquette

Meet Roger Schmitt! Roger (71) is happily married to his wife Barb and has been a Bellin Health Fitness member since 2012. Roger’s motivation for beginning his fitness journey was wanting to just stay active. When he initially started coming to Bellin, it was hard to maintain a consistent workout schedule because he was on… Read More

Tips to Stay Hydrated

By Christine Williquette

Your body needs water to function properly. You need it to transport nutrients through your body, to help regulate body temperature, and to keep your joints lubricated. It can also help prevent muscle cramps and fatigue. The average person needs to drink eight, 8oz glasses of water to stay hydrated for regular day-to-day activities. When… Read More

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Christine Williquette

Meet Mary Berg! Mary (71) recently had her knee replaced and her goal was to walk better – not waddle- and improve her balance. Mary came to Bellin Health Fitness after going to the Learning in Retirement class and attending the presentation “Know Your Body”. The trainers demonstrated six different screens that she should have… Read More

Make Every Step Count

By Christine Williquette

Our bodies are meant to move. When you feel stiff and tired it may seem hard to imagine, but it’s true. Your body enjoys moving and actually perceives sedentary living as stress. Working out is great but avoid thinking about exercise only as a means to burn calories or lose weight. This type of thinking… Read More

Building New Relationships

By Christine Williquette

Meet Carol Landwehr! Carol (87) has a family full of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carol started her fitness journey because she just wanted to see what she could do. The hardest thing to do was just getting started but once she did she felt success! Her goals were to keep limber and active. Carol… Read More

Here’s Why You Should Work with a Dietitian

By Christine Williquette

Whether you need help cleaning up your diet, losing weight, managing chronic disease or just have questions about the best ways to maximize your nutrition, a dietitian can help. There are two types of dietitians: Registered Dietitians (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). Although they use different credentials to identify themselves, they hold the same… Read More