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Scheurer Health’s Community Fitness Program: Enhancing Strength and Toning


Sep 13, 2023

Scheurer Health is implementing a fall challenge called “Scheurer Shape Up” to encourage the community to get in shape by focusing on toning up and building strength. The challenge will consist of various workouts, including yoga and kickboxing, and will run for eight weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to undergo pre-assessments until September 18th, where they will perform simple tasks to evaluate themselves before the classes commence.

During the pre-assessments, measurements such as height, weight, body mass index, chest, and biceps will be recorded. Building strength may not necessarily reflect on the scale through weight loss, as muscle weighs more than fat. Instead, participants may notice a loss of inches. Additionally, the pre-assessments will also measure each participant’s resting heart rate and heart rate after some minor activity.

Alex Truance, the program coordinator, has been running the fitness program for over a year and “Scheurer Shape Up” is the third challenge they have organized this year. The previous fitness programs focused on weight loss and getting active during the summer. Truance believes that these classes offer several benefits, including the opportunity to meet new people, attend classes with friends, build a community, and hold each other accountable.

Full access to the program costs $100, granting participants access to all the classes, pre and post-assessments, presentations, and a $10 membership to Sandy Shores Wellness Center. For those who prefer a per-class basis, Scheurer also offers per-class rates, ranging from $5 to $7, and a punch card system where participants can purchase 10 classes and receive the 11th class free for $50.

At the end of the eight weeks, a post-assessment will be conducted, where participants will repeat the same tests to compare their results with the initial assessments and measure their progress. Pre-assessments will be available until September 14th, and classes will begin on Monday, September 18th. Classes will run Monday through Thursday, starting at 8 a.m., and will be held at the Pigeon Event Center located at 311 S. Main St. in Pigeon.

To register or ask any questions, individuals can contact Alex Truance at 989-453-5213, email truancea@scheurer.org, or visit the website scheurer.org to register online.

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