Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

Issue # 26

 February 2012

in this issue
:: What Should I Bring in My Gym Bag?
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio
:: Group Exercise News
:: Recipe of the Month
:: World Rowing Challenge
:: Zumba Song of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: FREE New Member Info Sessions
:: Change to Improve


February 3, 2012 - National Go Red Day! Wear RED and show your support for the fight against heart disease! 


February 14, 2012 -

**Pick a 'Pop' - Members will have the opportunity to pick a 'red lollipop' at the Front Desk to try and win a 'special prize'


**Member 'Dance Your Heart Out' - 10am-Noon (basketball court)  Members can enjoy a morning of line dances, partner dances, Latin dances and much more while enjoying 'heart healthy' treats.


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What Should I Bring In My Gym Bag?


Fitness Pointe prides itself on its high standards of cleanliness as well as providing ample amenities like, shower towels, personal hygiene products, sanitary wipes, etc.   In an effort to assist us in achieving these goals, here are a few items you can bring along to help keep Fitness Pointe in tip top shape:



  • For several reasons, a change of shoes is the most important thing you can put into a gym bag. If you don't wear street shoes into the club to work out, the equipment, flooring, and carpeting will stay in better condition. A change of shoes also helps you keep from tracking in dirt, snow, and wetness, which can increase the risks of falls. This is especially important in cold- or wet-weather conditions.


  • Hydration is key to a good workout. While you can always stop by a water fountain after a run, walk,  or long ride on a stationary bicycle, it might be easier to rehydrate yourself with a bottle of water during the workout. You can make this possible by packing a water bottle in your bag. Water can also help make your workout a little easier on you, as hydration can give you the energy to work a little harder during your workout.


  • While Fitness Pointe has towels available for members, they are best suited to be used in the locker/shower/pool areas. We recommend that you bring your own towel from home to use during the workout to wipe up sweat.  A towel to wipe off sweat also is a good way to cut down on germs and bacteria that exist on the surfaces of equipment used by many people throughout the day. Plastic bags are available in all locker areas so you can take them home without affecting the rest of your gym bag contents.

Although the Fitness Pointe staff clean the equipment, it does get a lot of use, especially during this time of the year.  In an effort to maintain our high level of cleanliness, remember to wipe down equipment with a 'Gym Wipe" before and after use. This will also put you in good favor with your fellow gym members who use equipment after you.


SpaPointe & Hair Studio

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Group Exercise

New Classes

Land Group Exercise Schedule


Aqua Group Excercise Schedule 


Visit the Fitness Pointe Website to also view the schedules as well as the class descriptions.


Group Exercise Class Samplers Jan 2012
Group Exercise Class Samplers Jan 2012

Recipe of the Month

Chile Con Queso

Chili Con Queso



"Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent." -



World Rowing Challenge


March 15 - April 15, 2012


3-peat, 3-peat, 3-peat, World Rowing Champions! Come row and help Fitness Pointe Rowing Team keep the World Rowing Champion title three years in a row. No sign up is required. All you have to do is row at Fitness Pointe and record your meters in the Rowing Binder located in the Rowing Alcove between March 15 and April 15th.    
All members can participate in the event. We will have an incentive for first time rowers and a grand prize drawing for rowing participants - win a Concept 2 Rower.
Rowing class - Monday at 8:15am starting 1/30/12. Additional classes will be added during the World Rowing Challenge. The Rowathon is Saturday April 14th 

Zumba Song of the Monthzumba



Fitness Pointe   Gazeeb
Fitness Pointe Gazeeb

Exercise of the Month

Fitness Pointe - Golf Conditioning
Fitness Pointe - Golf Conditioning
Personal Trainer Spotlight 
Eric Stur

Eric Stur 
*ACE Certified Personal Trainer
*TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Fitness Instructor

Specialty Areas: *General Conditioning
*Golf Specific and Strength Training

*Personal Trainer since 2008
*Golf Fitness Enthusiast

Training Philosophy: My philosophy is to utilize functional training methods that are effective and time efficient. When you are physically active, motivated, challenged, and emotionally stimulated, positive results are inevitable. - Let me help you. 
FREE New Member Information Sessions

Learn about all the GREAT things Fitness Pointe has to offer!!


Every Monday 6:30pm

February 6,13,20,27


Every Tuesday 10:30am

February 7,14,21,28


Sessions are 30 minutes in length and are held in the Classrooms Upstairs


Change to Improve 

Has the "newness" of the New Year started to lose its luster for you? You are not alone. Between the weather conditions, the lack of holiday activities, and maybe higher than reasonable expectations you have set regarding your health, fitness, nutrition and physical activity plans it's easy to do. This can happen to anyone, but, especially for the new members of Fitness Pointe. So, how can you turn this around in a positive direction?


Starting February 1, we will have a series of lectures called "Improve by Change". The purpose is nutritional education and improvement of health by making life long lifestyle changes. The one hour long lectures are FREE, but seating will be limited and sign up at the front desk or fitness floor desk is highly recommended.


February's line-up includes:



For those members attending the lecture and mentioning reading this article you will receive a gift! (limit one per member per month). participants will be awarded points for attendance.


Looking forward to meeting you at the lectures, held in the Upper Level Classrooms.

Any questions? Please contact Kate Fairbairn, Certified Lifestyle/Wellness Coach and Nutrition Specialist @ 219-924-5348 X452 to leave a message or


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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe | 9950 Calumet Ave | Munster | IN | 46321