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To the Pointe TItle  Issue #4

 April 2010
Issue No. 4 April  2010
Dear Brian,

In keeping with the mission of our healthcare system to improve theno smoking health status of all people within our community, Community Healthcare System will become a tobacco-free system on April 15, 2010Consequently, no tobacco products of any kind will be allowed on the property, grounds or parking areas belonging to any of our healthcare system facilities, including Fitness Pointe.

Need help quitting...check out some helpful site below.



National Walking Challenge

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The "Steppin' Out... for a Lifetime" National Walking Challenge: 70,000 Steps in 7 Days encourages local communities to get up and move by striving for 70,000 Steps in 7 Days from each participant.The challenge involves wearing a pedometer and tracking how many steps a day a person is achieving during the Sixth Annual Medical Fitness Week, April 19-25, 2010.

Interested in joining the Fitness Pointe's team...Keep a look out for more information on how to join posted around the facility. 
Exercise of the Month
Seated Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations 
Target Muscles: Abdominals (Rectus Abdominus, Transverse Abdominus
Equipment Needed: Medicine Ball (or other weighted object)
Sets/Reps: Begin with 1 set of 12-15 repetitions
  1. Start sitting on a mat/floor with your legs bent and together. Place your
    Start position
    Trunk Rotation - start
    heels on the floor and hold a medicine ball  next to your body. Begin with a light weight (2 lbs) and slowly increase the weight as your fitness levels increases. Sit tall with back straight and contract your abdominals  to stabilize your core.
  2. Begin by rotating your torso and ball to one side while exhaling. The ball should stay next to your body without moving up, down, or out. Pause for a second, inhale and then exhale as you rotate to the other side.
    Trunk Rotation - rotation
    Complete one repetition.
  3. As your fitness level improves, you can increase the difficulty of the exercise by modifying the exercise.  
    1. Modify your starting position by leaning back while keeping the legs the same. Increase your rotation and bring the elbow closer to the floor with each rotation. Remember to keep the abdominals contracted to stabilize the core and back.
    2. Continue with the modification above, then lift the heels off the floor, keeping the knees and feet together during the exercise.  
What's Happening at Fitness Pointe this Month
4/6 -    11am - Demystify the Food Label
             6:30pm - Lap-Band! Is it right for me?
4/12 - 10am - 7 Secrets to Developing a Fitness Program
             5:30pm - Yoga & Pain Management
4/13 - 12pm - Muscle Conditioning Basics
             3pm - National Healthcare Decision Day Lecture
             6:30pm - Strategies for Successful Weight Loss
4/14 - 6pm - Jump Start Pilates
4/17 & 4/18  Accelerated Lamaze
4/19 - 7pm - Infant Massage
4/20 - 8am - Blood Pressure Screening
              6:30pm - Demystify the Food Label
4/21 - 6:30pm - Mended Hearts Meeting
4/25 - 12-6pm Family Day
4/27 - 11am - Strategies for Successful Weight Loss 
To register call: 936-3477 or 1-866-836-3477
 Community Education Classes
Click above for more information on the classes
In This Issue
Steppin Out for a Lifetime
Exercise of the Month
Whats Happening
Spa Pointe
Attention Brides...
Member Incentive Update
Recipe of The Month
Mark your calendars...

Fitness Pointe will be CLOSED, Sunday, April 4th (Easter Sunday).
Both pool and Whirlpool will be
April 9-10-11
 Spa Pointe Logo
Click above to visit Spa Pointe's website
April Specials  
Get in shape for summer now with our Green Coffee Cellulite Treatments (lower body only):    Buy 5, Get One FREE!
Expires July 31, 2010 -
Not valid with any other offer
Brighten your look with gorgeous Highlights 15% off Foil Highlights (full highlight only).
Expires July 31, 2010 -
Not valid with any other offer.
 Attention Brides...
Looking for the perfect program to tone your body???Look no further! Come to the Bridal Shape Up Workshop using world class Pilates body shaping techniques. This workshop will take you through an overall toning workout, as well as give you a 'home program' for your continued use. In addition, a certified cosmetologist/aesthetician will give you beauty tips on looking beautiful for you big day.
Fee: $50 (per date)
Time: 12-2:15pm
Dates: May 8th, June 12th,        July 17th,  August 14th, Sept 11th
  Register at the Front  Desk.
Questions: Call 924-5348 x 433
Member Incentive Update
 is going strong!

March 15 - April 15, 2010

The Fitness Pointe's Rowing Team is going strong.  After 2 weeks of rowing Fitness Pointe has rowed 10,087,052 meters. There are already 3 members who have rowed OVER 1/2 MILLION meters and several are getting close.  WOW!!!

The annual Rowathon will be held on Saturday April 10th . There will be a DJ to help motivate Team Fitness Pointe rack up those meters!
Keep up the Great work Fitness Pointe Rowers!!!
Recipe of The Month

Click the cake for more details!
Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect-people think it's health food, but it's usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple. (eatingwell.com)

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