Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter


January 2013

in this issue
:: NEW Member Information Sessions
:: COACH Fitness
:: Personal Trainer Spot Light
:: ZUMBA Song of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Group Exercise News
:: Recipe of the Month
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio Specials

Facility Hours:
Monday, December 31st: 5am - Noon
Tuesday, January 1st: 5am - Noon
Child Care Hours:
Monday, December 31st: 8am - Noon
Tuesday, January 1st: 8am - Noon
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NEW Member Information Sessions


New Members:

You are cordially invited to attend one of these presentations to help you feel more comfortable as you begin your health and fitness program at Fitness Pointe.

Should you have questions please contact us.


New Member Information Sessions:


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013



All Sessions Are Held in Classroom A - Located on the Upper Level.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


In Health & Fitness,

Fitness Pointe Staff



COACH Fitness






The 8-week COACH program provides a small group training experience in specialty areas.



COACH Session #1 begins: Sunday, January 13th.


Registration begins: Sunday, January 6th at the Fitness Desk.


Click on the links below to see the calendar and class descriptions (they may take a minute to load) 


 2013 COACH Session 1 Calendar


COACH Class Descriptions


Personal Trainer Spot Light
Katie McNicholas
*B.A. in Dance
*Certified Pilates Instructor
Specialty Areas:
*Kettlebell Coaching
*Personal Trainer since 2007
*Dance Instructor
*Pilates instructor
Training Philosophy: I think anyone can achieve good health and wellness, if you are dedicated and strive to reach your ultimate goal while utilizing all resources available.
ZUMBA Song of the Month
Fitness Pointe Don't Stop the Party
Fitness Pointe Don't Stop the Party



Exercise of the Month
Fitness Pointe Pilates Side Double Leg Lift.mp4
Fitness Pointe Pilates Side Double Leg Lift.mp4

Group Exercise News


New GE schedule begins: Sunday, January 6th, 2013.


Click on the links below

to see the new schedule

and class descriptions.

(they may take a minute to load)


Group Exercise Land Schedule

Land Class Descriptions


Group Exercise Aqua Schedule

Aqua Class Descriptions


Recipe of the Month 


Tortilla Soup 


From EatingWell


Here's a version of chicken tortilla soup that's both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla strips and skip Steps 1-2. Serve with vinegary coleslaw, lime wedges and hot sauce.


6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 8 corn tortillas, halved and thinly sliced
  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 Anaheim or poblano peppers, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (see Tip)
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread tortilla strips in an even layer on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until browned and crispy, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add peppers and onion and cook, stirring, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chicken, broth, tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice. Serve each portion topped with some of the baked tortilla strips, Cheddar and cilantro.
Tips & Notes
  • Tip: To trim boneless, skinless chicken thighs, we like to use kitchen shears to snip the fat away from the meat.

Per serving: 288 calories;

12 g fat ( 4 g sat , 4 g mono );

56 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates;

20 g protein; 5 g fiber; 483 mg sodium;

404 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (40% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable,

2 lean meat, 1 fat






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