Happy Body & Mind!

Published by Karin Junge on

People at the gym in an aerobics class

Fitness classes with Chelsea became something I looked forward to every week (even planning vacation days around the group fitness schedule!). That was until about 2 years ago when I took a job at a different Medtronic facility. There was a small gym available on site but no instructor led classes. I noticed my change in behavior quite quickly. First, I did not look forward to working out on my own, so several weeks I just would not go to the gym. Second, not having the break in the day led me to be more anxious and overall, slightly depressed. I knew I would miss the fitness classes but had no idea it would impact my mental self as much as my physical. Luckily, after being away from Rice Creek for almost a year, a job opened up and I was able to return. I got back into the gym immediately and feel happier and healthier in so many ways. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have access to such wonderful classes and an amazing instructor; the classes help clear my mind, they make my heart happy and my body strong. They played a large factor in why I returned to the Rice Creek facility last year and I haven’t looked back once.

 

The Medtronic Rice Creek Wellness Center is professionally managed by HealthSource Solutions.