Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

May 2013 

in this issue
:: VO2 Test Sale
:: "Change to Improve"
:: SpaPointe Special
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Rowathon Results
:: Zumba
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: Exercise of the Month











Dates to Remember:
COACH Session 3: May 19th - July 13th
Registration is Sunday, May 12th - Saturday, May 18th
NEW Group Exercise Schedule starts
Sunday, May 19th
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
     Facility Hours: 5am - Noon
Stroke Awareness Fair
Thursday, May 30th

VO2 Test Sale


Have you ever "hit the wall" during your cardiovasular exercise?


Then the time is now to get a VO2 test done!


A VO2 test determines an individual's capacity to perform

aerobic exercise at different exertion levels. 


Now "hitting the wall" will be of the past because you will know

specific target heart rates for your body to

maximize cardiovascular exercise. 


Call 219-924-5348

Ask for Phrosini Smith

Fitness Assessment Coordinator



"Change to Improve"



SpaPointe Special


Recipe of the Month 
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Pickled jalapeņos, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa.


Makes: 4 servings, 2 tostadas each

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes



  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeņos, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (see Tip) or shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375°F.
  2. Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
  3. Combine salmon, avocado and jalapeņos in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes.
  4. To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean mixture and some salmon mixture and top with the cabbage salad. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Tips & Notes

  • Kitchen tip: Look for convenient preshredded cabbage-and-carrot "coleslaw mix" near other prepared vegetables in the produce section of the supermarket.


Per serving: 319 calories;

11 g fat (2 g sat , 6 g mono );

16 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates;

0 g added sugars; 16 g protein; 12 g fiber; 352 mg sodium; 670 mg potassium.


Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C (60% daily value), Folate (27% dv), Potassium (19% dv), Iron (18% dv), source of omega-3s.



Carbohydrate Servings:




2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat


Rowathon Results


Congratulations to the 2013 Champion

World Rowing Challenge participants. 


This is the fourth year

in a row for our team

to obtain this title.


The World Rowing Challenge was held March 15 through April 15, 2013.

The Fitness Pointe Rowing Team had 291 participants and rowed 25,922,820 meters placing 1st overall in the competition.


Judy Abbott, Franco Molinaro, Cindy White, Gary DeYoung and Tom Heitz rowed over 1 million meters.


There were 6 participants that rowed over 500,000 meters and 22 participants that rowed over 200,000 meters. Great job team!


The winner of the rowing grand prize (Six Free Months Dues) is Tom Heitz.

Zumba Song of the Month

Reggaeton Demonstration
Reggaeton Demonstration


Personal Trainer Spotlight



Katie McNicholas
*B.A. in Dance
*Certified Pilates Instructor
Specialty Areas:
*Kettlebell Coaching
*Personal Trainer since 2007
*Dance Instructor
*Pilates instructor
Training Philosophy: I think anyone can achieve good health and wellness, if you are dedicated and strive to reach your ultimate goal while utilizing all resources available.
Exercise of the Month 
Roll Back Variation with Kettlebells

Roll Back Variation
with Kettlebells

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