The Fitness Centers of The MAC and East Hills cover about 40,000 square feet and have over 178 different pieces of strength training equipment. Over 116 cardiovascular machines are linked to our cardio theater sound and television system. We feature top of the line equipment. Our strength equipment is, well, a major strength! Our centrally located Fitness Center Service Desk is your source for knowledgeable fitness guidance and advice.
Because our three health clubs are members of the Saint Mary's Health Care Network, we go beyond exercise and fitness – offering many different condition-specific classes and programs. They are available at Saint Mary's Health Care, Wege Institute for Mind, Body & Spirit, and at The MAC, East Hills, and Orchard Hills.
MOTIVATION. DEDICATION. ACCOUNTABILITY. COMMITMENT.
Once considered a luxury, Personal Training has become an absolute necessity for anyone interested in seeing results quickly and safely. Personal Trainers work with your individual needs to create a plan for success. Whether you are planning to run your first 5k, or you have a health condition that requires you to have a supervised exercise routine, our Personal Training Staff can assist you with all your needs. All of our trainers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Science field as well as a nationally recognized certification. Many have additional training in specialties such as:
Performance Enhancement Training
Diabetes & Exercise
Cancer & Exercise
Medical Massage Therapy
Endurance, Speed and Agility Training
Lifestyle and Weight Management
Nutritional Counseling & Recipes
Prices range from $30-$60 for a single half-hour and hour sessions. Dual, Small Group and Non-member training rates also available. Contact Kristi Tuck, Fitness Director, for more information. The MAC 956-8003, ext. 247, East Hills 224-5444, ext. 309 or email Kristi at Kristi@michiganathleticclub.com
Our staff of dedicated fitness professionals has expanded their expertise to the field of Wellness Coaching. Wellness Coaching is an emerging profession that began about ten years ago. Behavioral scientists have shown that one on one coaching is among the most effective approaches to helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives. The relationship between a coach and a client offers a profound level of support, guidance and encouragement to making changes without being judgmental. Through thoughtful assessment and inquiry, collaborative problem - solving and goal - setting, with a safe, open, and honest dialogue, coaches help their clients become clearer on where they are, where they want to go and how to get there.
Contact Kristi Tuck at email@example.com for more information and to get started today!
"What I learned most from (wellness coaching) was that any issue that I may face...physical, job-related or personal... will always be a work-in-progress.... it is how I choose to work on them that counts. I found that the answers to everything I needed were inside me and always were." ~ Sue
Along with any of the great fitness or sports programs, adding massage is the perfect way to create the ultimate combination for living a healthy lifestyle. The MAC and East Hills have exceptional Massage Therapists who bring different and complimentary talents and skills to the profession.
Scott Blaisdell -Specializes in Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, AcuPressure.
Janice Foerch – Specialized in Swedish, Sports and Muscle Therapy Massages.
Anne McDonald – Specializes in Swedish, Sports, Pre-Natal and Myofacial Release Massage.
Sally Munford -Specializes in Therapeutic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cranial-Scral Therapy, Healing Touch & Sports Massage
Ruth Perrin – Specializes in Deep Tissue Massage.
Particia Vanneten - Specializes in Therapeutic Massage and Sports Massage
For an appointment contact the Welcome Center at The MAC, 956-0944 or East Hills, 224-5400.
One Hour: $60/Super $65/Member $70/NM
Half Hour: $40/Super $45/Member $50/NM
Cancellation Policy: Participants choosing to cancel a private lesson reservation must do so 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the expired grace period will be charged the full rate for service.
The MAC and East Hills in collaboration with The Lacks Cancer Center of
Saint Mary's offer an exercise program for individuals dealing with all
types of cancer. This 10-week program meets 2 times per week and under
the guidance of Certified Personal Trainers. The class focuses on
strength training to decrease fatigue and increase overall strength.
Upon completion of the program, all participants and their support
person have full membership privileges for an additional 4 weeks.
Classes are offered at The MAC and East Hills.
For more information, contact Kris Rich. Interested participants must pre-register by calling The Lacks Cancer Center at 685-5222. Click here to read our Cancer Wellfit Newsletter
The MAC, in collaboration with the Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at Saint Mary's, offers a comprehensive education and exercise program for individuals dealing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This 12-week program meets one time per week for two hours under the guidance of Certified Diabetes Educators and Certified Personal Trainers. The education component focuses on a specific topics each week that help the patient and a support person properly manage and live healthfully with diabetes. The exercise portion of the class focuses on strength training, cardiovascular activity, core and stability training.
For more information, contact Kris Rich. Classes are offered at The MAC. To register, please call the Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at 616-685-6862
-Free Adult 30 Minute Class
Is it time to mix it up? Bored with your current routine? Join us in the Fitness Center for 30 minutes of group instruction, fun and fitness. A member of our personal training staff will lead you through a 30 minute strength and cardio circuit using the strength machines, body weight resistance and tubing to leave you feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on the world. *Please contact the Fitness Center for a current class schedule.
- Free Adult 15 Minute Class
Join us for 15 minutes of non - stop, hard - core abdominal and low back strengthening. Join our team of fitness professionals as we take you through a complete core workout in just 15 minutes. A great compliment to your strength and/or cardio exercise program.
*Please contact the Fitness Center for a current class schedule.
Join us for a variety of GET FIT Small Group Training Classes specifically designed for 4 - 6 individuals lead by a certified personal trainer dedicated to your individual and group goals. Sessions are one hour long and offered once a week.
Originally developed and taught in war - torn countries, the TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) method of stress - release will help to restore and rejuvenate your muscle tissue back to its more healthful state. You will be lead through a series of exercises in a quiet environment, designed to specifically release stressful energy deep within the muscle tissue leaving you feeling renewed and peaceful. All Sessions will be led by Teri Harmon, who has trained and been certified in the TRE method of stress release.
*Private or Semi-Private Sessions may be scheduled at your convenience. Please call or email Teri Harmon for pricing and availability. 616-956-8003 ext. 246 (MAC) 616-224-5444 ext. 227 (East Hills); firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Hills and The MAC offer a variety of aquatic fitness classes each week. From our Gentle Arthritis and Aqua Yoga classes to our Aqua Challenge classes, you can find a class that suits your fitness needs. Please consult the current Group Fitness schedule for specific days and times.
Join us in our warm pool for a wonderful class designed to help you achieve an improved sense of well-being. We have designed our program to help increase your range of motion and improve your flexibility while easing the joint discomfort associated with arthritis. No swimming skills required. Classes meet on various days and times at East Hills.. Please consult the current East Hills Group Fitness schedule for specific days and times.
Join us for a total fitness experience! Begin with a complimentary consultation with our certified prenatal/postpartum specialist, Teri Harmon Begin by contacting Teri Harmon at 224-5444, ext 227 or email her at email@example.com. She will then guide you to the appropriate classes to best suit your needs both during and after pregnancy.
Our clubs offer three options for Pilates trainings:
1. One-on-one mat training is perfect for the beginner as well as the advanced participant. These sessions will help you gain a better understanding of how to engage your core muscles and perform the movements more efficiently. Try a session or two and see the difference it can make! Trainings are available at both The MAC and East Hills.
2. One-on-one or duet reformer sessions allow participants to perform a variety of Pilates exercises in a private or semi-private setting under the direction and supervision of one of our Certified Pilates Practitioners. Programs are offered at The MAC and East Hills and are designed according to the needs of each individual.
3. Our EXO chair will take your Pilates practice to a new level. The chair delivers a unique full body workout and will be incorporated into both mat and reformer sessions to increase the options for working your fore, glutes, legs and arms.
For pricing and more information, please contact one of ourt Certified Practitioners:
Janine Kropf 224-5444, ext 410 (East Hills)
Shelley Roberts 224-5444, ext 337 (The MAC/East Hills)
Jane Tornga 956-8003, ext 307 (The MAC)
Theresa Umlauf 224-5444, ext 325 (The MAC/East Hills)
Mary White 224-5444, ext 315 (The MAC/East Hills)
Courtney Yarch 956-8003, ext 308 (The MAC)
For Pilates mat classes, please refer to the current Group Fitness Schedule.