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Movin' and Improvin'

Gundersen's Movin' and Improvin' is an ideal exercise program that's safe and effective if you have medical concerns such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle

The one-hour sessions emphasize aerobic endurance, strength training, flexibility and making healthy lifestyle changes. Equipment available for you to use include:

  • Treadmills
  • Stationary bicycles
  • Upper body ergometers
  • Rowing machines
  • NuStep recumbent trainers
  • Cross-trainers
  • Strength and stability equipment

This program is supervised by Gundersen exercise physiologists who will instruct you in the use of the equipment and monitor your blood pressures, heart rates, workloads and progress, as needed.

Movin' and Improvin' is available at two convenient locations. Sign up for the days and time that work best for you.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Center, Level 6, Gundersen Health System in La Crosse

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 a.m.

$40 per month, two days a week or $50 per month, three days a week with discounts for six months or longer.

Healthy Living Center, a Gundersen Health System and La Crosse Area Family YMCA partnership

  • Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. or 9 a.m.

$40 per month, two days a week, with discounts for six months or longer.

If you sign up for Movin' and Improvin' at the Healthy Living Center, you can earn a free three-month trial adult membership to the Y if you're new to the Movin' & Improvin' program ($129 value). In addition, if you extend your Y membership within two weeks after your trial membership expires there's no YMCA joining fee.

There is no limit on duration for your Movin' and Improvin' program enrollment—the goal is to help you find the best fit whether that's short-term or long-term enrollment in Movin' and Improvin', or becoming a regular Y member.

To sign up for Movin' and Improvin', call Gundersen Exercise Physiology at (608) 775-2955.

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