Health and Wellness Discussions
3rd Wednesday of each month.
One hour free educational informative talks and group discussion based around current health topics.
Taught by one of our very own fitness instructors Branden or Tracie.
For more information call our office at 719-385-7920
The Westside Community Center offers a Fitness Center at no cost. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 – 7pm.
The fitness center offers a wide range of equipment from cardio machines, circuit training equipment, as well as mats, balls and bands. People are free to come workout at their own pace with the ability to ask questions on equipment use and recommended exercises for specific needs.
Meet our two Fitness Instructors Tracie and Branden.
Tracie is certified as a Personal Trainer and as a Specialist in Exercise Therapy.
She specializes in brain and balance exercises, which are beneficial to the aging and individuals who have had a stroke or a closed head injury. She teaches her own “Brain and Balance” class, as well as partnering with the YMCA to teach “A Matter of Balance” classes biannually. She is currently studying for a Fitness Nutrition Certificate. Tracie also has 14 years’ experience as a massage therapist and neural muscular therapist.
Tracie is available Tuesday nights and offers a free core class at 5:45pm on Tuesdays, this workout focuses on abdominal, back, and hip strength and flexibility.
She believes that we all need to stay moving, to stay healthy as we age. Tracie comes from a background of personal injury. This has led her to find relief from exercise and stretch, and to teach others to do the same. “I am willing to sit on each machine and show you how it works or to get on a bike across from you if it helps you stay motivated to move.” “It is a safe, non-judging environment to come get started moving. You pick what type of exercise you do, I am just there as a sound board and guidance.” Tracie is available Tuesday nights.
Branden has 6 personal certificates:
Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, Performance Enhancements Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist and TRX Instructor.
With over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry, Branden has helped his clients realize the potential they didn’t know they had. He loves to educate his clients and others about his passion. His personal fitness includes functional exercise, mixed martial arts and hiking. For Branden, working as a trainer is more than just a job, it’s his way of life.
Branden is available Thursdays nights and offers a free core class at 5:30 on Thursdays
American Heart Association Walking Path at Westside Community Center…
This is a sidewalk path that surrounds the property, .33 miles. A water fountain is available in the main building, 1628 W. Bijou Street during normal business hours.
Brain and Balance ~
Thursdays; 1:15 – 2:15 pm –Free
Brain and Balance class uses some physical exercises, eye exercises and games to help with short term memory, multi-tasking, and physical balance. There are no age requirements, as it is beneficial for folks who are aging and folks who have had a stroke or head injury.
VNA Foot Care Clinic ~
3rd Tuesday of each month; by appt only
The Visiting Nurse Association provides foot care for those who have difficulty doing so themselves. Services are offered on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and may be made by calling Lorrie Jacobson 719- 235-8196, email is email@example.com
$45 – first visit
$35 – non-first time appts.
Payments are to be made at time of appointment.
Building operating hours:
WCC does not accept credit/debit cards
Westside Community Center holiday closures
New Years Day – January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday – 3rd Monday in January
President’s Day – 3rd Monday in February
Memorial Weekend – May 28th – 30th
Independence Day Weekend – July 2nd – 4th
Labor Day – 1st Monday in September
Thanksgiving – 4th Thursday & Friday in November
Christmas – December 25th