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Fort HealthCare Participates in Lake Mills Fitness Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Fort HealthCare will participate in the Lake Mills family fitness day on Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free event will be held in Commons Park and will highlight various businesses, vendors and organizations that help promote the health and wellness of the community.

Fort HealthCare will have its’ Railyard equipment set up for all to try. The Railyard system is portable exercise equipment in which participants of any age can climb, jump, hang, balance and challenge their fitness abilities. In addition, Fort HealthCare will provide free blood pressure screenings and a meet-and-greet with Dr. Jennifer Philbin, a Family Practice Physician at the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Clinic.

Other fitness day activities will include demonstrations by the Lake Mills Yoga Co-Op, Dancing Lotus Fitness, Lake Mills Jazzercise and Step Up Youth Fitness program. The Lake Mills Recreation Department will have activities for kids and Water House Foods will provide taste testing.

Additional agencies including; Culligan Water Conditioning, 2 Rivers Bicycle, MK Cellular, Optimal Physical Therapy, Snap Fitness, Johnson Creek Chiropractic, Greenwoods State Bank, TLC Body Work, Gluten-Free-For-All, the Jefferson County Health Department, Summit Credit Union, Rock Lake Activity Center, 9-Rounds Fitness, UW Health Partners and the Humane Society of Jefferson County will be on-hand to provide activities, giveaways, information, and prize drawings throughout the day.

Fitness Day is hosted by the Lake Mills Wellness Coalition (LMWC), a group working to increase healthy food options and increase activity levels in Lake Mills and to educate Lake Mills residents about the dangers of obesity.

Fort HealthCare is dedicated to helping support county-wide strategies for positive changes in our residents’ health behaviors, including their access to important healthcare services. The strategies for addressing these issues include keeping area residents active and physically fit, engaged with primary care, out of the hospital, safe in their community and well in their workplace. Fort HealthCare’s community health improvement activity directly supports its Mission and Vision. Fort HealthCare’s Mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community with a Vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. For more information and to find resources that will help individuals become as healthy as can be, visit