Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Issue #5
May /2010
To the Pointe TItle
In This Issue
What's Happening
Member Highlight
Recipe of the Month
Going on Vacation?
Stroke Fair
Congratulations Rowers!
Exercise of the Month
National Arthritis Month
Quick Links
Find us on Facebook
What's Happening at Fitness Pointe...
Strength Training for Women
5/1 -10:30am
Muscle Conditioning Basics
5/3 - 6pm
Let's Talk Carbs
 5/4 - 11am
5/25 - 6:30pm
Yoga & Pain Management
5/8 - 10am
Bridal Shape-Up Workshop
5/8 - 12pm
Prevention & Treatment of Neck & Back Disc Problems
5/10 - 5:30pm
What's the Big Deal about Metabolic Rate?
5/11 - 6pm
5/19 - 10am
Golfers! Swing into Spring
5/20 - 4pm
Intro to Ballet
5/22 - 8am
Yoga's Internal Balancing Techniques
5/24 - 5:30pm
Stroke Fair
5/27 - 9am-1pm
Member Highlight
Joe & Lucy 
Lucy Magnetta & Joe Neverauskos are members of the Fitness Pointe Championship Rowing team. 
Combined, Lucy and Joe rowed over 500,000 meters. Being at the young age of 90 & 92 they are two pretty amazing people.
Recipe of the Month
Diet-Friendly Vegetarian Meal
Farfalle With Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta
Click above to view the recipe
Farfalle With Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta
 Watercress doesn't get enough credit considering its many health benefits. This green vegetable is rich in phytochemicals that can fight cancer and heart disease.

Nutrition facts per serving:
330 calories
6g fat
56g carbohydrate
4g fiber
4g protein
Going on Vacation?? 
Bring us with you...
Send us your picture from vacation wearing or showing something with Fitness Pointe on it and you will be entered into a raffle drawing at the end of August.  Your picture must show where you are at. (i.e. next to Mickey Mouse, in front of Big Ben, etc.) Plus your picture just might be shared in the 'To The Pointe' newsletter!
 Pictures can be sent via e-mail to
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Dates to Remember... 
Sunday, May 9th - Mother's Day! Remember to tell all the moms you know thank you!   

Thursday, May 27th - Stroke Fair. 9am-1pm at Fitness Pointe
Sunday, May 30th - Family Day. 12-6pm
Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day! Facility open from 5am-12pm. 
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Stroke Fair


When:  May 27, 2010

Where:  Fitness Pointe

Time:  9AM to 1PM


May is Stroke Awareness month.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. 80% of all strokes are preventable.

Community Hospital achieved Advanced Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center on March 19, 2010. Key components to stroke centers are to provide the community with education about stroke recognition, prevention and treatment. The Community Hospital is hosting a Stroke Awareness Fair on May 27, 2010 at the Fitness Pointe from 9am to 1pm.  Neurologists, therapists, and other healthcare professionals will be giving lectures about stroke for the community in the classrooms. Booths offering stroke education, stroke risk screening, blood pressure checks, heart monitor rhythm checks, and additional resources in the community for stroke care will be available.  Community Hospital's stroke care professionals will be available to answer questions. No prior registration is required.

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 World Rowing Challenge Champions!
Team Fitness Pointe rowed an amazing 28,530,649 meters to win the overall world championship title! Beating the 2nd place team by over 14 million meters! WOW!!!
205 participants rowed for Fitness Pointe
 Top Fitness Pointe Rowers
      Men                              Women 

                                                                   Gary DeYoung                    Judy Abbott 

                                                                   Joe Arias                            Laurie Yothment

                                                                   Jerry Sabo                          Pat "the Rock" Kaczmarczyk

                                                                   MacDaniel Adams               Evelyn Nelson

                                                                   Bill Westerfield                 Sue Arias

                                                                   Shailesh Bhatt                     Chris Popp

                                                                   Ed Lebryk                          Diana Hector

                                                                   Carl Markstone                    Gloria Falcone

                                                                   John Bracik                         Debbie Coccia

                                                                  Richard White                     Lucy Magnetta

Top 10 Fitness Pointe Men               Top 10 Fitness Pointe Women 
A Special Congratulations to Judy Abbott -
 She placed 1st in the WORLD for all Women!  

1st Place in the WORLD!
Judy First Place

Exercise of the Month
Restorative Yoga Posture
Supta Padangusthasana - Provides relief from backache and stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.
Step 1 - Lie supine (on your back) on the floor, legs extended fully. If your head doesn't rest comfortably on the floor, support it on a folded blanket. Exhale, bend the left knee, and draw the thigh into your torso. Hug the thigh to your belly. Press the back of the right thigh heavily to the floor, and push actively through the right heel.
Step 2 - Loop a strap (or beach towel) around the arch of the left foot and hold the strap (or towel ends) in both hands. Inhale and straighten the knee, pressing the left heel up toward the ceiling. Walk your hands up the strap until the elbows are fully extended. Broaden the shoulder blades across your back. Keeping the hands as high on the strap as possible, press the shoulder blades lightly into the floor. Widen the collarbones away from the sternum and breathe slowly.
Step 3 - Extend up first through the back of the left heel, and once the back of the leg between the heel and sitting bone is fully lengthened, lift through the ball of the big toe. Draw the foot a little closer to your head, if you can,  increasing the stretch on the back of the leg.
Step 4 - Hold the vertical position of the leg anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes. Release the strap and hold the leg in place for 30 seconds, then slowly release as you exhale. Repeat with the right leg for the same length of time.
Supta Padangusthasana
Supta Padangusthasana
 Click above to view the class schedule to find the yoga class right for you.

May is National Arthritis Month
Arthritis is often misunderstood, largely due to misconceptions, misinformation, and old wives tales which persist. Unless the difficulties and limitations imposed by arthritis affect you or a family member directly, your exposure to the disease may be minimal.
Arthritis is a complicated disease because there are many different types of arthritis, various symptom patterns, and numerous treatment options. Severe forms of arthritis can be disabling and can affect many aspects of daily living.
Staying Active With Arthritis
Each year during National Arthritis Month, the Arthritis Foundation encourages people with arthritis to stay active. Walking, exercise, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle are important.
Try to move your joints gently through their full range of motion every day.
Gradually build up endurance exercises to 20 to 30 minutes per day, at least three times a week.
After exercising, cool down for 5-10 minutes to let your heart slow down and allow your muscles to relax.
Fitness Pointe offers a variety of classes both in the pools and on land that assists keeping you active, while being gentle on the joints. Follow the link below to view the class schedules and descriptions.
Click Above To Visit Fitness Pointe's Website Today!
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