Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

May 2014 

In this Issue:
:: Perennial Ball Raffle Ticket Sale
:: Pre-Summer Personal Training Sale
:: Windy City Barre Pilates Intensive
:: SpaPointe Special
:: Cardiac Corner
:: Ask the Therapist
:: Functional Movement Screening
:: Parkinson's Therapy Program
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: Rowathon Results
:: Recipe of the Month





Dates to Remember:
COACH Session 3: May 18th - July 19th
Registration is Thursday, May 8th - Saturday, May 17th
$5 Late Registration Fee will be added after May 17th
$128 for Members / $152 for Non-Members
Memorial Day
 Monday, May 26th
     Facility Hours: 5am - Noon    

Perrenial Ball Raffle Ticket Sale at Fitness Pointe








Pre-Summer Personal Training Sale





 Windy City Barre Pilates Intensive






 SpaPointe Special


Click the link below to see the

SpaPointe Employee of the Month

and receive a Fitness Pointe Member Exclusive Offer



Employee of the Month - May 2014 







Cardiac Corner




May is American Stroke Month

'Love Your Heart, Help Your Brain...Prevent, Treat, and Beat'


PREVENT... The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable.  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts/ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke).  In either type of stroke, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs and whatever body function is controlled by this area of the brain is affected. Think of it like a 'heart attack' of the brain.  A TIA (transient ischemic attack), typically called a 'mini-stroke', occurs when the clot is temporary. Risk factors that put you at risk for a stroke are high blood pressure, smoking/secondhand smoke, diabetes, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, and an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.



TREAT...F.A.S.T. is an easy way to not only remember the sudden signs of stroke but also a clear and very important reminder on when to call 9-1-1 for help...right away.


Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?


Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?


Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?


Time to call 9-1-1 - If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and allow paramedics to transport the person to the hospital immediately. Do not drive the person yourself... treatment can begin during transport in many cases.  Remember to check the time when the first symptoms appeared.

BEAT...On average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds and causes death every 4 minutes.  Immediate attention is the key to minimizing the damage caused or death.  Strokes caught early enough allow for treatments to break up clots that have formed saving brain function.  Don't be a victim and manage your key risk factors now...get your high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol under control, stop smoking or minimize your secondhand smoke exposure, and make your exercise program a top priority. 

Resources from

                                                                                    Annie Mossak-Johnson MS EPC

                                                                                    Exercise Physiologist/Supervisor








Ask the 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.



Functional Movement Screen for Athletes 


Pakinson's Therapy Program 




Exercise of the Month 
Fitness Pointe Lunges Variations
Fitness Pointe Lunges Variations

Personal Trainer Spotlight


*NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS
*BA Loyola University
Specialty Areas:
*Sports Specific Training 
*Strength and Cardiovascular Fitness
*Golf Fitness
*Personal Trainer since 1996
Training Philosophy:
My goal is to provide the highest standard of personal training for my clients. I will motivate, educate, set goals, and develop a safe, realistic and most importantly a FUN workout. Life is better when we are happy. Exercise is more enjoyable if we have fun exercising, we will incorporate it as part of a healthy lifestyle. This makes us feel better and improves our self-image resulting in a happier life. 
Rowathon Results


Congratulations to the 2014 Champion

World Rowing Challenge participants. 


This is the 5th year

in a row for our team

to obtain this title.


The World Rowing Challenge was held

March 15th through April 15th, 2014.

The Fitness Pointe Rowing Team had

225 participants and rowed 21,354,799 meters placing 1st overall in the competition.


Judy Abbott, Franco Molinaro, and

Gary DeYoung rowed over 1 million meters.


There were 5 participants that rowed over 500,000 meters and 20 participants that rowed over 200,000 meters. Great job team!


The winner of the rowing grand prize

(Six Free Months Dues) is Evelyn Nelson.

Recipe of the Month 


1 angel food cake, baked
1 pt. strawberries
8 oz. cream cheese
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 c. sugar
1 pkg. strawberry Jello
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch


Angel Food Cake: Pinch in

bite-size pieces. If strawberries are frozen, drain juice off.

Whip together cream cheese, Cool Whip and 1 cup sugar. Cook strawberry Jello, water,

1 cup sugar and cornstarch until thick, then cool.

Put 1 layer of angel food cake in bowl (approximately half of cake). Spread a layer of cream cheese on this, put another layer of cake, cover with cream cheese mixture. Pour cooled strawberry glaze on top.

Garnish with drained berries or fresh sliced berries.