FP Banner

To the Pointe TItle

Issue #9                                                                                                              September 2010

In This Issue
Zumba Song of the Month
SpaPointe Specials
What's Happening at Fitness Pointe
Exercise of the Month
Recipe of the Month
Healthy Eating - 101
COACH classes
Vacation Bound
Quick Links
Find us on Facebook
Zumba Song of the Month 
Zumba - Boom Boom Mama
 (Click Above)
 Wanting to come and try out Zumba but are worried you don't know the songs, moves...We are here to help. We  have the 'Song of the Month' available to you to view before you party! This song will be played during every Zumba class during the designated month.
SpaPointe Specials
click to visit the website
Spa Pointe Logo
Come in for your complimentary Fall Color Consultation during the month of September and receive a Scratch-Off Card for a free gift from Pureology.
Clients receiving a color service in September are also eligible to receive a Scratch-Off Card.
Hurry in to "Fall" in love with your color again.
Spa Pointe Hair Tip: 
          Now is the time to undo damage caused by sun and chlorine.
Let our professionals tell you what your hair needs and give you a prescription for gorgeous, healthy hair.
What's Happening at Fitness Pointe
click to view class details
Community Education Classes
9/1 - Cholesterol: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
9/4 & 9/5 - Accelerated Lamaze
9/7 - Are you Dizzy
9/11 - Strength Training for Women
9/13 - 7 Secrets to Developing a Fitness Program
9/16 - Essentials of Food Journaling
9/18 & 9/19 - Teen Childbirth Education
9/23 - 7 Secrets to Developing a Fitness Program
9/24 - Essentials of Food Journaling
9/27 - Care & Treatment of the Problem Shoulder
9/27 - What's the Big Deal about metabolic Rate
9/29 - Body Mechanics Training for the Caretaker
To register for a class please call
219-826-3477 or 1-866-836-3477
Plank -
Down  Ups
Check out our September exercise of the month! This is a great exercise for both the CORE of your body and your upper body.
This exercise can be modified by starting on your knees to decrease the intensity.
Remember to keep your abdominals contracted to keep good body alignment and protect the back.
Plank - Down Ups
Recipe of the Month 
Click for full recipe
Lemon Tilapia
Lemony Tilapia and Asparagus Grill
Dinner is so quick and easy when you grill tilapia and asparagus side by side. A combination of chili powder and lemon pepper enhances the mild flavor of the fish, and a seasoned vinegar and oil mixture adds flair to the asparagus. .

Happy Labor Day
Labor Day Hours: 5am - Noon
Spa Pointe Logo
Starting September 1
 Monday 2:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday through Thursday 8:00am -8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm
Did you know that September is
Want more information on Cholesterol... 
Come and listen to Dr. J Pandhi discuss the consequences of high cholesterol and its role in coronary artery disease.
What: Cholesterol: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
When: Wednesday, September 1
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
How: Register by calling: 1-866-836-3477
Yoga baby
In a recent randomized study of two groups at Boston University, yoga was found to be more beneficial for the calming effect on the body/mind than other exercises.
(See www.SportsGeezer.com). After the 12 week study, the group doing yoga indicated that they had less anxiety and felt calmer than the other group.
This was also confirmed by taking GABA
readings in the brain.
GABA is a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system and is related to the parasympathetic nervous response or "relaxation response".
Healthy Eating - 101
Apple and Weight Loss

While most Americans agree that good nutrition is important, most do not maintain consistent healthy eating habits.  Most of us think we do better than we really are.  A survey by the American Dietetic Assn. found that 90% of adults think they eat a healthy diet.  In reality, less than 5% meet the minimum US Dietary Guidelines.

How much of a difference can good nutrition make in your life?  How about increased energy, better mood, improved mental and physical performance for starters?   Add to this improved health and quality of life.

The new "Healthy Eating 101" Coach Program will be using scientifically proven guidelines to help guide you towards better nutrition choices and improve your overall health.  These guidelines are based on the DASH diet developed by the National Institutes of Health.  A Mediterranean twist to DASH has been added to the 5 step program.

Class Details:
This 6 consecutive week one hour class will help participants become aware of their current eating habits by food journaling practice; increase knowledge of healthy food choices to achieve proper body composition; and improve overall health and energy level with long term practice.
When: Mondays (9/13,9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18)
           Wednesdays (9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20)
Time: Mondays - 6:30-7:30pm
         Wednesdays - 11:00am - Noon
Cost: Fitness Pointe Members: $119
         Non-Fitness Pointe Members: $139
        ***Cost includes text manuals***
How: Register by calling 924-5348 ext 490

Healthy Eating 101

Fall Coach Session to Begin September 13
Hey there Fitness Pointe member, what are you doing for the next six weeks?  If you haven't given it much thought you should try one of Fitness Pointe's Coach Fitness Classes.  Coach Fitness Classes, also thought of as a small-group personal training experience are an excellent way to immerse yourself in a specialty class or routine with just a handful of participants; most classes have less than 6 participants in them! 
When it comes to fitness, variety is the spice of life.  When we engage in the same exercise repeatedly our muscles (and metabolism) become accustomed to that activity and that same exercise becomes less and less effective in burning calories and producing "results" (fill in the blank here; muscle growth, weight loss, etc.)  So mixing it up and trying a new exercise will help you "jump start" your exercise routine. 
Try something different today and sign up for any of the following Coach Fitness Classes (see the fitness desk for more details):

Coach Classes

Vacation Bound
 Chuck and Diane Fear
Fitness Pointe visited Mount Rushmore with Diane and Chuck Fear.
What a beautiful site!
Thanks for bringing us along!
Sandy & Dawn in Chicago
We also visited the Bean in Chicago with
 Sandy Marciniec& Dawn Lofgren!
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe | 9950 Calumet Ave | Munster | IN | 46321