Wellness Classes

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class
Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship


Nutrition 101

Tuesday, February 7
9:00-10:00am

Kristi Von Ruden, a Dietician Nutritionist from Northfield Hospital and Clinics will go over the importance of nutrition and hydration as we age. Many of us may not know the basic daily recommendations of nutritional needs and ways that we can incorporate healthy choices in our routines.

Instructor:  Kristi Von Ruden, Dietician Nutritionist (NH and C)
Capacity: 20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum
Space:  106

Heart Health

Wednesday, February 8
9:00-12:00pm

The human heart, a fist sized organ sitting in the middle of our chest and is one of the most vital organs in the human body. This organ controls the blood flow of approximately 1.5 gallons of blood throughout the human body. Our body depends upon the heart for all of our basic functions. Learn about the structure of the human heart and how we can keep our heart healthy, and even strengthen our heart health as we age. Marcy Kramer, Doctor of Physical Therapy will discuss the leading causes of heart disease, signs, symptoms and the numerous treatments.

Instructor:  Marcy Kramer
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 103

Medication 101

Tuesday, March 7
10:00-11:00am

Medications daily prescriptions and over the counter meds can be very confusing and hard to understand when there are multiple prescriptions taken daily. Learn from Tricia Hagedorn, Clinical Pharmacist of Northfield Hospitals and Clinics on how to take medication effectively, store correctly, track your medications, taking over the counter and prescribed medications effectively and how to dispose of medications.

Instructor:  Tricia Hagedorn (NH and C)
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 106

Women and Exercise

Wednesday, March 8
9:00-12:00pm

Regular physical activity that is performed on most days of the week reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Regular physical activity improves health in women by increasing bone density, muscular strength, regulate hormonal changes and much more. Learn from Marcy Kramer, Doctor of Physical Therapy how exercise can improve your health.

Instructor:  Marcy Kramer
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 103

Sleep 101

Friday, April 7
9:00-10:00am

Sleep can be hard to find for some and easy to come by for others. Stacey Zell, Raspatory Therapists from the Sleep Center at Northfield Hospital and Clinics will discuss the importance of sleep, the importance of monitoring your sleep cycle and ways to better improve your sleep.

Instructor:  Stacey Zell (NH and C)
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 104

The Benefits of Healthy Feet

Wednesday, April 12
9:00-12:00pm

Your feet are a complex combination of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. This means that everything needs to be working correctly to support an active lifestyle. Healthy feet are the foundation of your entire body—both literally and figuratively. They help with your balance, posture, and mobility. Learn from Marcy Kramer, Doctor of Physical Therapy the anatomy of your feet, how to care for your feet, keep them strong and healthy.

Instructor:  Marcy Kramer
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 106