Spring 2022
In This Edition:
Fitness Center: Weight Training Do's and Dont's, New Fitness Class, Member Testimonials

Ice Arena: Fall Travel Tryouts, How to Watch the Meijer State Games.

Recreation: How to Rent a Park Pavilion, Memorial Day Parade
Fitness Center Updates
Summer Hours
A reminder that we switch to our Summer Weekend Gym Hours beginning May 7.

Monday - Friday: 5am-9pm Weekends: 7am-5pm

Summer hours run from May 7 through October 1.
Summer Holiday Closings

As you make your summer plans, please keep in mind we will be closed for the following holidays:

April 17: Easter Sunday
May 30: Memorial Day
July 5: Independence Day
Sept. 5: Labor Day
New Class!!

Join Fitness Instructor, Allyson, for her new, high-energy SURGE STRENGTH on Saturdays at 9.05am! Surge Strength is a high-rep weight training workout utilizing dumbbells and your own bodyweight to strengthen and shape every muscle group. All fitness levels welcome! Check out our full fitness class schedule.
Member Testimonials

"My 50 pound loss brought my liver enzymes and fasting blood sugar into the normal range. I'm a work in progress and WIFC is a big part of my journey to health." - Ann Wiersma

Ann, you are proof that dedication and consistency are key!! Keep up the amazing work at becoming a healthier you!
"I have been working out at WIFC for 4 months, and it has really helped me reach my fitness goals. There is equipment for any muscle I would like to work, and the staff is always friendly and ready to help. I used to go a commercial gym, and I think the difference in amount of equipment, helpfulness of staff, and friendliness of members makes it a great place to be a member of." -Devin Droski

We're happy to provide dozens of state-of-the-art equipment to help you meet your fitness goals! Keep killin' it in the gym, Devin!
8 Simple Summer Fitness Goals

1. Drink more water: It's basically the cure for everything! Treat yourself to a cute reusable water bottle that will help you remember to stay hydrated throughout the day.

2. Earlier bedtime: Even if it is just 30 minutes earlier than you normally go to bed, you might be amazed at how much more refreshed you will feel in the morning.

3. Try a new workout class: Grab a friend and hit a new class and make a day out of it. Grab a smoothie and catch up. Trying new workout classes can be a really fun way to stay active and achieve your fitness goals this summer. Check out our summer classes schedule - there’s something for everyone!!

4. Go for a run outdoors: Running outside is an instant mood booster. If running isn’t your thing, go for a walk! Walker has the most beautiful park behind the WIFC Check out maps of all our City Parks!
5. Eat less sugar and more fruits and veggies: During the summer season, fruits and vegetables are so fresh and delicious. This summer, try to reach for a sweet fruit instead of a sweet treat.

6. Meal prep: A simple way to save money and eat healthier. The internet has loads of simple, healthy meal prep recipes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meal prepping is a great and easy way to hold yourself accountable when it comes to making healthy meal choices.

7. Meditate before bed: It helps to relieve stress from the day and get you into a relaxed state. Enjoy a cup of tea and maybe even a face mask while meditating before bed to help calm and steady your mind.

8. Less screen time: Summer is the perfect opportunity to turn off the screen. Remember, everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including YOU!!
15 Minute Grilled Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings :4 servings
Calories: 248.1kcal


For the Salmon:
1- 1 ½ lbs salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces.
Olive Oil

For the House Seasoning:
¼ c. garlic powder
¼ c. kosher salt
¼ c. dried parsley
¼ c. dried minced onion
¼ c. dried basil
Prepare the House Seasoning:

1. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Prepare the Salmon:

1. Rub each piece of salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with house seasoning, to taste (I use about 1 teaspoon of olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of seasoning per piece).

Grill the Salmon:

1. Heat coals, gas grill, or grill pan to medium heat. Place salmon on the grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side (maybe a few more minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish). The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Ice Arena Updates
Learn to Skate Session 5
Classes offered for both kids and adults!

Session 5 takes place Wednesdays at 6pm and runs from June 8 - July 27.

No class week of July 4.

$99 per participant.

Meijer State Games of Michigan

This June, the Walker Ice and Fitness Center is a host site for the Meijer State Games of Michigan. The tournament will take place June 23-26. Stop by to watch some great youth hockey or watch online via LiveBarn. Join using the promo code walk-wifc.
(Photo from 2021 Meijer State Games of Michigan.)
Parks and Recreation
Thanks to all who came out April 9 for the returns of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Despite the chilly temperatures, kids picked up neary14,000 eggs and treats within minutes!
Huge thanks to our community partners including Walker Parks and Recreation, City Police and Fire, Kent County Sheriff's Department, Walker Ice and Fitness Center, and KDL Walker Branch!!
The Walker Memorial Day Parade is on Monday, May 30 at 12:00 pm. All veterans, bands, floats, companies and organizations are invited to participate. The parade route is on Remembrance Road, beginning at Walker City Hall and ending at Walker Village Drive. The deadline to register is Monday, May 2. For additional information contact the Recreation Department at (616) 735-6286 or email Michelle May.

Please note: Political entrants will be charged a $100 entry fee per vehicle unless they are a political incumbent in the City of Walker.

Any businesses based outside of Walker with any type of advertising will be charged a $100 entry fee.

Non-profits and businesses in Walker are exempt from the fee.
Brain Game Answers
1.I understand 2. foreclose 3. Circles under the eyes 4. Long time no see 5. Double cross 6. You're under arrest