Wellness Center

The Pokagon Band Wellness Center offers a variety of individual, group, and organizational wellness activities to Pokagon Band citizens, employees, and their immediate families.

The Wellness Center is available free of charge and offers free weights and such cardio machines as treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical trainers. Professional and certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and health educators are available and willing to design individualized programs to meet your fitness needs. A small pool with resistant jets allows exercisers to walk or swim against an adjustable current. When in high demand, pool workouts are limited to 30 minutes. Otherwise the pool is available on a walk-in basis like our other exercise equipment, no need for an appointment.

The Wellness Center provides a safe and secure environment to begin physical activity, enhance your workout regime, or train for your next event.

Mount Everest Challenge

February 1 – March 30

Have you ever dreamed of climbing Mount Everest? We are taking the risk out of the climb by offering you a chance to move the distance associated with this historic climb.

To complete this challenge and successfully "reach the summit," you will need to complete the following:

  • 1,712 stories on the stair climber
  • 58 miles on the treadmill at a minimum incline of 5

Give it a try! Additional rules, a tracking guide/map, and boundless encouragement will be provided by your Wellness Center mountain guides.

March Indoor Triathlon

March 1 – 30

You will have 70 nonstop minutes to complete the following: 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike ride and a 20-minute walk/jog/run. Top three finishers in each age category are awarded medals and prizes. Five age categories per gender. The winner will be the individual who completes the 10-minute swim and then goes the furthest combined distance on the bicycle and treadmill. Clydesdale participants (225+ lbs. male and 185+ lbs. female) may choose either the recumbent bicycle or upright bicycle, all other participants will use the upright bicycle.

Complete rules and scorecards are available at the Wellness Center. Please see a member of the Wellness Center staff with any questions or concerns.

Cross country skis and snow shoes available

You can now use cross country skis and snow shoes at the Wellness Center. Stop by anytime for a free lesson or to enjoy a glide around our one-mile fitness loop. Guided tours are available Tuesday and Friday at noon. Please call if you have any questions.


The Wellness Center provides free classes and one-onn-one personal training sessions to staff and citizens. See the web calendar for classes offered. You can call the Wellness Center to learn more.

Monday – Friday | 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Contact Us
Rodgers Lake Campus
58620 Sink Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 783-2460

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