Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

 February 2013

in this issue
:: Go Red for Women
:: Hearts for Heros
:: Valentine's Day Dance
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Zumba Song of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: World Rowing Challenge
:: Lifestyle Coaching for Weight Loss
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio



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Go Red for Women
Hearts for Heros
Valentine's Day Dance 

Recipe of the Month

Vegetable Lover's Chicken Soup



Classic comfort food is yours, in just slightly more than half an hour. Serve with some crusty whole-grain bread and top with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.


2 servings, 2 cups each

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces chicken tenders, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 small zucchini, finely diced
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons orzo, or other tiny pasta, such as farfelline
  • 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add zucchini, shallot, Italian seasoning and salt and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine and orzo (or other tiny pasta); increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the pasta is tender, about 8 minutes, or according to package directions. Stir in spinach, the cooked chicken and any accumulated juices from the chicken; cook, stirring, until the chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes.

Per serving: 261 calories; 8 g fat ( 1 g sat , 5 g mono ); 72 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 2 g fiber; 335 mg sodium; 483 mg potassium.


Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (70% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Folate (22% dv).


Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 very lean meat, 1/2 fat

Zumba Song of the Monthzumba



Ella Anda Sola
Ella Anda Sola

Exercise of the Month


Fitness Pointe Curtsy Lunge

Fitness Pointe

Curtsy Lunge Variation

Personal Trainer Spotlight 


Leslie Gallegos

*ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
*AFAA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor
*Zumba Certified
*PiYo (Pilates/Yoga) Certified

Specialty Areas:
*Functional Fitness
*Cardio Conditioning
*Sports Conditioning
*Weight Training
*All Ages & Fitness Levels *

Experience:  I've been working in the fitness industry for over five years. I started as a gym member and transitioned into group fitness and then eventually to Personal Training.

Training Philosophy: My goal as a trainer is push you to your potential. Exercise has a place in everyone's life and the key is to find out when and where it fits.


World Rowing Challenge


March 15 - April 15, 2013


Come row and help Fitness Pointe Rowing Team keep the World Rowing Champion title.
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 15th 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.
Rowing classes will be offered during this time.

Lifestyle Coaching for Weight Loss 



SpaPointe & Hair Studio

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