The stronger your heart, the less work it is has to do to function properly. That means a lower risk of heart damage. If your heart is conditioned through exercise and good lifestyle habits, your heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol levels tend to be healthier. And other factors, such as diabetes, weight and smoking are better controlled as well.
Wildwood Athletic Club
The staff members at Wildwood Athletic Club are ready to help you get fit and feel great. Learn more about joining the athletic club.
This 60-day, medically-based, small group exercise program is for individuals interested in making exercise a part of life. The program consists of eight 45-minute classes led by a Wildwood Athletic Club certified personal trainer. The program costs only $60 for 60 days of membership and includes access to Wildwood’s vast array of health and wellness offerings while active in the program. If you’re interested in joining the program, ask your physician to write you a referral to the program, or visit or call Wildwood Athletic Club at 419-539-0235.
The Fitness Connection
The Fitness Connection at the Tecumseh Community Center offers state-of-the-art aerobic fitness equipment and Cybex weight machines to help you achieve a total body workout.
Cardiac rehabilitation, or cardiac rehab, is one way for heart patients to reclaim their health by strengthening their heart and improving their lifestyle. It involves a team of healthcare professionals, including nurses and exercise therapists, who create a customized education and exercise plan for someone who has had a cardiac event or needs to reduce cardiac risk factors.
The Jobst Vascular Rehabilitation Program is a program centered on education and exercise for those with circulation problems or at risk for vascular disease. It is especially beneficial for those with leg pain while walking, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), angioplasty or stent placement, and arterial bypass surgery. A customized program is designed for each individual based on age, ability, medical condition, and prognosis.