January | February | March 2018

Walker Ice & Fitness Center 
News & Events


January Special: New Year, New YOU!  

Sign up for a gym membership in January and we will waive our joining fee. Membership includes: full use of our newly updated gym as well as all fitness classes, child care, indoor track, Sauna & Steam rooms, Open Skate and Drop In Hockey. Still unsure? Come in a try us for Free for 7 days. Remember $0 Joining Free and No Contracts.


Learn to Skate

The next 7-week Session of Learn to Skate/Learn to Play starts January 13. The cost is only $99 and we do offer a 15% discount if you sign up early. We offer skate rental as well.


The New Fitness Class Schedule begins January 2. Click here for the winter schedule!


Weight Loss Challenge

Walker Ice & Fitness will be having a 7-Week Weight loss challenge to begin January 8th until March 2nd. Two participants (1 male/1 female) will win 6 months FREE!! Details and sign up sheet
are at the front desk!   We will finish off the Challenge with a Member Appreciation Day on Monday, March 5th!


You may be Eligible!

Attention: Those 65 or older, have you checked with your insurance company regarding a Gym Membership? The programs that we participate with are Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit and AARP. Call your insurance company today and ask about your eligibility.


Check out our NEW website at www.walkericeandfitness.com 
Walker Ice & Fitness SPOTLIGHT:

Meet Sandie VanBeek, Fitness Manager here at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center. Sandie has been working here for 3 years and come to us with 20+ years of fitness experience. She coordinates the entire class schedule and instructors as well as teaches several classes each week. Sandie also organizes fitness challenges, schedules gym orientations and oversees all of the fitness staff.
If you have any fitness questions, please feel free to email her at svanbeek@walkericeandfitness.com  

Senior Citizen's Bowling Tournament
Sign up before January 8!
  • Senior Citizens 55 years and over
  • January 18 and January 19, 2018
  • Lincoln Lanes, 3485 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
  • $17.00 for 3 games of bowling, refreshments & door prizes
  • Trophies for high actual & high handicap for men and women (6 different age groups)
Pre-registration is required. Deadline January 8, 2018.
Entry forms available at area bowling centers, Walker Ice & Fitness Center, and at our website.

Save the Date: City of Walker Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Please join us for this FREE located outdoors at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center. Bring the kids for pictures with the Easter bunny and an Easter egg hunt for wrapped candy, plastic eggs, limited prizes and more! 

Follow our Facebook page for more details to come!
10 Fast Fitness Tips
Challenge yourself and avoid boredom. ...
Find an exercise partner. ...
Schedule your workouts. ...
Use a journal to track your progress and jot down any breakthroughs you may have. ...
Set goals, like training for a race or losing 20 lbs.                    
Stay disciplined and focused...
Finish what you started...
Take an exercise class like yoga...
Keep a positive attitude and go the extra mile...
Think about hiring a Personal Trainer...

Soccer Registration
Spring Soccer Updates

Spring Coed Youth Soccer
Registration is open from February 1-28, 2018
  • 5-6 yr. old age group is $30 for Walker residents and $40 for non-residents
  • 7-8 yr. old, 9-10 yr. old and 11-12-13 yr. old age groups is $40 for Walker residents and $50 for non-residents
  • There is a $5.00 discount for each additional family member registered
  • There will be a $10.00 LATE FEE charged for any registrations received after the February 28th deadline
Register online or in-person at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center.

Let's Play Ball!!!
Spring Softball Updates

Spring 2018 Girl's Softball
Registration is open from February 1-28, 2018
  • 6-7-8 year old age group, 9-10  year old age group, and 11-12-13 year old age group is $40 for Walker residents and $50 for non-residents
  • There is a $5 discount for each additional family member registered
  • A $10 late fee will be added for any registrations received after the February 28 deadline
  • The philosophy of the program is to teach skills and rules to each player

Register online or by in-person at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center.

2018 Adult Softball Coed, Men's and Women's Divisions
Registration is open from April 2-16, 2018
  • $360.00 per team for an 8-game schedule. Softball will be provided by the Rec. Dept.
  • Non-resident player fee is $12. A non-resident is a person that does NOT reside OR work within the City of Walker. A letter from your employer is required with registration if you work in Walker.
  • Pick up a registration form at Walker Ice & Fitness Center or register online with our NEW online registrations!

We LOVE Our Members!

My name is Bill C. I am a 52 year old sales manager for a local business in the Walker area. With my travel schedule and my hour long commute from Kalamazoo each way, I had become sedentary with not much time to move around and exercise. I decided a few months back I had to MAKE time, so I reached out to the good people at Walker Ice and Fitness Center just down the road.
Upon joining Walker Fitness Center, I requested help from an on-staff personal trainer for six one-on-one sessions. Joan O. was assigned to me to help begin my journey to better health. Joan is very professional and knowledgeable throughout the initial assessment and goal planning process. We are working together to improve my strength and endurance through a variety of equipment available at the Walker Fitness Center including weight machines, free weights, cardio equipment and work on the mat area.
Joan keeps each session motivating and unique while always pushing me to reach the "next level". I am now enjoying my third six session personal training package with Joan. One of the very best personal investment I've ever made.

The 15 Minute Total Body Home Workout
Get Toned at Home

Work hard, get sweaty, and get done in 15 minutes. Sound like the perfect workout plan for you? We thought so. If you're ready to kick off 2018 with fresh strengthening moves that tone your muscles in a hurry, look no further. Simply check out this 15 minute workout. So what are you waiting for? It's January 1st, and it's time to start sweating!

Lateral Lunge
Do 10-12 per side

Squat to Bicep Curl
Do 15-20 reps

Floor Push-ups
Perform as many as you can in 60 seconds

Plank to Row
Perform 10-12 per side


Help keep our facility clean by not wearing wet shoes/boots into the gym area.  Changing into your workout shoes before entering the gym helps to keep our floors clean and our equipment working well!  Thank you!