Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter


March 2014

in this issue
:: COACH Fitness
:: World Rowing Challenge
:: Functional Movement Screen for Athletes
:: Parkinson's Therapy Program
:: Ask the Physical Therapist
:: Cardiac Corner
:: National Nutrition Month
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio
:: Athletic Trainers Mini Sessions
:: Featured Personal Trainer
:: Exercise of the Month

**ONE LUCKY MEMBER, drawn at random,

who OPENS THIS EMAIL by March 7th, 

will receive ONE FREE MONTH 

at their respective membership rate.

(Credit will be applied to their March 2014 dues.)




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COACH Fitness



COACH session #2:

March 16th - May 17th


$128 Members

$152 Non-Members


Registration begins:

March 6th -15th

Register at the Fitness Desk.


(NEW participatnts for session #2
will have to fill out required paperwork prior to the start of the session)


World Rowing Challenge



March 15th - April 15th


Come row and help the Fitness Pointe Rowing Team win the challenge.

No sign up is required. 

All members can participate in the event.

 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 - April 15th.    

During the Rowing Challenge Only (March 15-April 15)
We will have Mini Rowing Classes.
Each class is 25 minutes.
Schedule will be:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Monday & Wednesday


Functional Movement Screen for Athletes



Parkinson's Therapy Program



Ask the Physical Therapist

The Physical Therapy Department is also offering an

"Ask the Physical Therapist" Question & Answer Box

located in the Fitness Pointe lobby for written questions.  These written questions

will be answered by a licensed physical therapist via phone or email.




Water, Water, Water


Water is the most important element in the human body.  It is vital for many functions of our body from helping with metabolism and absorbing nutrients better, regulating body temperature, protecting our joints, to moisturizing the air in our lungs.  Water comprises about 75% of muscle, 90% of brain, and 80% of blood.  As a result, the impact of hydration or especially dehydration on our bodies is most felt especially when one exercises.


Some of the many benefits of taking in enough water on a daily basis stand out. 

·         Weight loss:  Our body needs the chemicals of hydrogen and oxygen (H²0) to process and burn fat.  Without enough water to go around, this process gets put on the back burner.  It also decreases hunger and helps you feel full.  

·         Better productivity:  With your brain being mostly water, it is obvious that it needs good hydration to help with being more alert and better concentration.

·         Improved exercise workout:  Water regulates your body temperature, keeps your joints lubricated, fuels your muscles, and makes you feel more energetic.

·         Natural remedy:  Helps relieve headaches, constipation, and muscle cramps.


So how do you know that you are consuming enough water?  Simple signs/symptoms that you can watch for are urine color, with only your first voids in the morning having a darker color to it.  Urine should generally be pale yellow to clear as the day progresses as you continue to hydrate yourself.  Another one is dry skin, especially due to these low humidity winter months which pulls out even more moisture from your skin.  Thirst is our body's internal call for more water.  Physiologically, by the time you sense thirst, you are already well into dehydration.  Other signs of dehydration can be tiredness, muscle cramps, irregular blood pressure, and headaches.


            The most common approach for dehydration is to try to drink approximately 8 cups of water per day.  This water should be consumed all day long.  Remember that both caffeine and alcohol are diuretics, meaning it causes the body to lose fluid instead of retain it.  Rule of thumb is usually for every cup of a caffeinated or alcoholic beverage, you should drink 2 cups


 of water to replenish.  During exercise, a person should add approximately 1-3 more cups of water.  Depending on the amount of sweat, intensity, and duration of your workout, a sports drink may be necessary.  Please note that for the average exerciser, an hour or less in duration and heading home afterward for a meal, probably does not need the added calories of a sports drink and water will be just fine.



Please note that if you have been put on a water/fluid restriction by your physician (due to heart failure or other medical condition) it is vital for you to consume at least that amount.  Lastly, it is important to know that there is also a danger to drinking too much water as seen in some reported deaths during marathons and triathlons.  Excessive amounts of water in short periods of time can dilute your electrolytes thus causing dangerous irregular heart rhythms.


                                                                                 Annie Mossak-Johnson MS, EPC

                                                                                  Exercise Physiologist/Supervisor

National Nutrition Month 

For Nutrition Counseling call 219-934-2858 for an appointment and fees.

Dietary evaluation and counseling by a registered dietitian/nutritionist.

Physician referral required.


    Visit for Handouts and Nutrition Tips.










SpaPointe & Hair Studio 




Athletic Trainers Mini Sessions 




Featured Personal Trainer


June Puzon
*ACE Certified Personal Trainer
*Medical Exercise Specialist

*Pilates Certified (Movement Education)

*ACE Certified Group Exercise Instrustor 


Specialty Areas:


*Strength and Cardiovascular Fitness


*Weight Management Coach

*Working with people with special needs

*Pilates and Cycling


*Personal Trainer since 1978


Training Philosophy:

My goal is to teach the "whole person"

by balancing out strengths and weaknesses, as well as help you be the best you can be. There is always something new to learn that you can

use for the rest of your life.


Exercise of the Month



Fitness Pointe - Tricep Exercises
Fitness Pointe -
Tricep Exercises