Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe NewsletterIssue # 21
September 2011
in this issue
:: Fruits and Veggies
:: Zumba
:: Group Exercise News
:: SpaPointe Specials
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Great Catch
:: Lifestyle Lessons/Healthy Eating 101


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Romp And Roll


8th Annual "Romp & Roll" 
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Munster HS Football Area

12 Noon - Registration/Check In
 1PM - Zumba Warm Up, Walk &/Or Run begins with a Ceremonial Lap around the track

Fitness Pointe's AWESOME "Zumba Instructor Team" will lead this year's warm up

 Everyday someone in our community is facing a diagnosis of cancer. Coping with that diagnosis can take an emotional toll on individuals and families. At the Cancer Resource Centre, we're here to help all who are touched by cancer. The Centre offers a variety of support groups, mind-body programs, and educational resources to support the emotional healing of individuals and families. Here, area residents come together to celebrate life, gain strength from one another and get their questions answered. All of these services are offered free-of-charge; the Cancer Resource Centre supports this work through donations from the community and fundraising efforts like the annual Romp and Roll Walk & Fun Run.

We invite you to walk for those who are touched by cancer, to walk for someone you love. Know that your steps can make that journey through cancer a little lighter, and a whole lot brighter for someone in our community.


Fruits and Vegetables Can Protect Your Health

Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. 


Dietary evaluation and counseling be a registered dietitian is available with a required physician referral.

Call 219-934-2858

for an appointment and fees.


Fitness Pointe
Fitness Pointe



Group Exercise News 

During the week of September 19th-September 24th our Aqua classes will be hosting daily fun "luau" themed activities, come join us and enjoy one of our many Aqua classes. This fun-filled week will culminate with our 1st Annual Pool Luau to be held in the classrooms onTuesday, September 27th from 10:30-noon. Details will be posted in the Pool areas.

Aqua Schedule


Look for some new and exciting changes in our GE schedule that will tentatively take effect the week of September 11th.


September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services)

designed to build awareness of yoga's proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being. This grassroots awareness campaign inspires both youths and adults to take responsibility for their well-being by focusing on prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.


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SpaPonte Specials

Color your World in September

Receive 50% a single Hair Product Purchase (up to $20.00 value)

with Every Hair Cut & Full Color service!

  • Purchase must be made same day as service
  • May not be combined with other offers or discounts



SpaPointe Brow Clinic

Saturday, September 10

Noon- 2:00pm

$20.00 to register and each participant receives a FREE Jane Iredale "Bitty Brow Kit" ($26.00 value)!

Call Spa Pointe to register or for more information: 219-934-2850

Pre-registration required

Limited space available so hurry to reserve your seat!





Exercise of the Month

Fitness Pointe
Fitness Pointe



Personal Trainer Spotlight
Grant Burdeau

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*Candidate for the ACE Personal Training Certificate

*College training in courses such as Anatomy/Physiology, Physics, etc

* Currently completely undergraduate degree


Specialty Areas:

* Strength Development

* Endurance Training

* Sport Specific training (Soccer & Ice Hockey)



* Youth College Mentor

* Assistant Coach of Youth Soccer & Ice Hockey

* Supervised 'Off Ice' Training for College Ice Hockey

* Exercise Instructor, Fitness Pointe


Training Philosophy:

* Being healthy and fit is not always an easy task and desired results don't happen overnight. My goal is to educate and motivate people in making exercise a part of their lifestyle. I'll strive to give my clients the tools they need to push their own limits and achieve the results they are looking for.



Recipe of the Month

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes


Great Catch 

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Have one of the Fitness Pointe staff provided you with exceptional service or care? 

 Have they exceeded your expectations?  Have they gone above and beyond? 


If so, we'd LOVE for you to share that story using our 'Great Catch' recognition program. The 'Great Catch' recognition cards are located on the lower level to the right of the Staff Photo Wall.  So take a minute to tell us how one of our team have made a difference in your Fitness Pointe experience.



Lifestyle Lessons


Fall Into Healthy Lifestyle Eating

                                                            By Kate Fairbairn


Fall is a time for change. We change from hot weather to cooler temperatures, relaxed leisure filled summer days to more regular schedules, less ice cream, barbeques, and cold drinks to healthier, more consistent fare. There's no better time than fall to look at what we have done, where we need to go, and develop the action plan to get there.

Ask yourself these simple questions:

  • What kind of lifestyle eating changes do you need to make this fall?
  • How healthy are you eating? How much are you eating? To determine this, do a food journal for 3-4 days including at least one weekend day. Be honest and accurate. Measure the amount you eat, don't guesstimate it. Write down the time you ate, what you ate and exact amount for starters. After doing that, sit down and take a good look at your eating patterns and highlight your 'less than healthy food choices'.
  • Do you check the Nutrition Facts label for what is considered a serving size.? You may be quite amazed at what you learn compared to what you are actually eating.

After you are aware of your eating behavior, see what needs to be changed and set your SMART goal.

S=Specific (I will eat a bowl of oatmeal each morning)

M= Measurable ( I will eat a 1 cup bowl of oatmeal each morning with ½ cup of low fat milk and ½ banana) for the next 30 days)

A= Attainable (Do you think you can attain the above stated goal? If not, change it)

R = Realistic = (Do you even LIKE oatmeal? If not, choose a different healthy breakfast option)

T= Timebound ( I will eat a 1 cup bowl of oatmeal each morning with ½ cup of low fat milk and ½ banana for the next 30 days)

Set one or two short term goals, using the SMART technique listed above. Once you achieved your goal, time to set another one. It's a great feeling when you set and accomplish your goals. Not only do you feel better physically, but mentally as well.

Fall is change, make yours positive this year.

In fitness and health,

Coach Kate

For personal consultation on your lifestyle choices and changes, Coached Weight Loss, or the new DietMaster Pro Menu Planning service at Fitness Pointe, contact Kate Fairbairn at 219-934-2835 mail box #452



Healthy Eating 101 



This six consecutive week class helps participants become aware of their current eating habits by practicing food journaling; increases their knowledge of healthy food choices to achieve a proper body composition; and improves overall health and energy levels with continued long term practice.healthy eating


Each class lasts approximately 1 hour.


When: Monday: September 19, 26,
                       October 3,10,17,24
Time: 6:30-7:30pm


When: Thursdays: September 22,28,
                           October 6,13,20,27
Time: 10:30-11:30am


Fee: $158 - Fitness Pointe Members
       $178 - Non - Members
       (Fee includes all text manuals.)


To register: Call 219-934-2835 ext 452


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