Specialty Programming

Aquatics Knee & Hip Joint Class | Sturgeon Bay

Is a joint replacement in your future? Have you already had a knee or hip replaced and you want to sustain the gains that you have already made? The water environment provides cushion and support while reducing the impact on your joints. The buoyancy, hydristatic pressure and viscosity allow you to do more than you usually would be able to do on land. This class is held in our warm water pool. You should be comfortable in both shallow and deep water. This class is a collaborative program between the Door County Medical Center and the YMCA, designed to help you get yourself to where you want to be. The Aquatics Knee & Hip Program fees are subsidized through the support of the Door County Medical Center.


Diabetes Prevention Program | Sturgeon Bay • Northern Door
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program: Is a lifestyle change program developed by the CDC to reduce the risk of, or prevent, the development of Type II Diabetes.


Knee & Hip Joint Class | Sturgeon Bay
Is a joint replacement in your future? Have you already had a knee or hip replaced and you want to sustain the gains that you have already made? This new class will improve your chances for a great outcome! Our Knee/Hip Joint Class is a collaborative program between the Door County Medical Center and the YMCA, designed to help you get yourself to where you want to be. Between the periodic visits from therapists and working with our certified YMCA trainers at every class, we will help you realize success with your flexibility and build your strength and endurance. The Knee & Hip Program fees are subsidized through the support of the Door County Medical Center.


Land Arthritis | Sturgeon Bay • Northern Door
Join us for this exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that will help you feel better! This class is designed to help keep joints flexible and muscles strong, help you sleep better, increase your energy and improve your overall outlook. You’ll have less pain and more confidence in your ability to continue the activities you want to do. Instructor is certified by the Arthritis Foundation.


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA | Sturgeon Bay • Northern Door
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a small group exercise and movement program for the adult cancer survivor. This program empowers the participants to improve their health and quality of life while diminishing the adverse affects of cancer or various cancer treatments. Each 12-week session is comprised of classes that meet for 75 minutes two times per week. All program participants receive a FREE family Y membership for the session's duration with options to extend membership beyond the end of the program cycle. 


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LIVESTRONG® Alumni | Sturgeon Bay • Northern Door
LIVESTRONG® is a powerful program for those who are affected by cancer. Please refer to the Sturgeon Bay fitness section in the brochure for additional information.


M.I.N.D - Memory in Development | Sturgeon Bay
M.I.N.D is a research-driven workshop which engages participants and care partners throughout education, exercise, and encouragement in a socially enriching atmosphere. 


Moving for Better Balance | Sturgeon Bay • Northern Door

Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based group exercise program developed by researchers at the Oregon Research Institute. The program, based on the principles of Tai Chi, is led by a qualified Instructor and teaches eight movements modified especially for falls prevention. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem. The program's safe and supportive group setting also provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.

 


Parkinson Exercise | Sturgeon Bay

An exercise group geared toward individuals with Parkinson Disease (PD) and Parkinson Related Syndromes (PRS) may be just what you are looking for! These exercise groups are designed and led by a physical therapist with experience working with individuals that have PD or PRS. The first 30 minutes will be spent on stretching with a focus on trunk mobility. During the other 30 minutes, participants will walk on a treadmill. The theory behind this program is that improved trunk mobility combined with an aerobic conditioning program should lead to improvement or maintenance of functional activities used in everyday life. New participants are always welcome and financial assistance is available at the Y. If you have any questions please call Carl (PT), or Shawn (PTA), at Ministry Door County Medical Center Rehab Services at 920-746-0410.

 

A physical thearpist evaluation is required prior to registration (in most cases this evaluation is covered by Medicare or insurance). Contact Ministry Door County Medical Center Rehab Services for more information.

 


Stepping On | Sturgeon Bay

Stepping On is a well-researched, fall prevention program. Clinical results were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Stepping On workshop meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Topics include simple and fun balance and strength training, the role vision plays in keeping your balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe when out and about in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, and lastly, how to check your home for safety. Door County YMCA's Active Older Adult Coordinator, Christine Webb-Miller brings vast experience in working with older adults on maintaining and increasing fitness and well being. Christine has spearheaded several programs here at the Door County Y including LIVESTRONG® among other Active Older Adult coordinating. 


Adult Programs & Health & Wellness Director | Northern Door
Megan Schneider: mschneider@doorcountyymca.org
 
Active Older Adult Coordinator | Sturgeon Bay
Christine Webb-Miller: cwebb-miller@doorcountyymca.org