Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

Issue # 22

October 2011

in this issue
:: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
:: NEW Vending Machines
:: Coach's Corner
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: Zumba
:: Lifestyle Lessons

Dates to Remember:
Saturday, October 2 - Cancer Resource Center Romp & Roll
Join the Zumba team for a FREE 30 minutes pre-event Zumba experience!
Monday, October 31st -

Child Care will be closing at 2:00pm on 10/31/11 
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

This October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month - a time to promote regular mammograms and increase early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United states will get breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most cause of death in White, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander. and American Indian/Alaska Native Women.

    • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health
    • Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over
    • Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.


The American Cancer Society recommends that some women -- because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors -- be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is small: less than 2% of all the women in the US.) Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.

Women's Diagnostic Center
Click to visit the WDC website
New Vending Machines 



Stop by our vending area the next time you are in Fitness Pointe and check out our new vending machines.


new vending machines

The 4 machines are packed full of many new features including:

- A beverage machine with a larger variety of soft drinks, juices, sports and energy drinks.


- A snack machine with healthier options that are labeled for you to identify easily including protein bars to compliment your workout routine.


- Sandwiches, salads and a variety of refrigerated foods for your on-the-go eating needs.


- A coffee machine with a delicious selection to satisfy your coffee desires.


$1.00 Bottled Water

We are happy to announce our bottled water has been returned to the

$1.00 price you enjoy.



On Monday, OCT 10th all coffee products vended from our coffee machine will be complimentary to our Fitness Pointe guests.



Coach's Corner 

October 3rd marks the beginning of the Fall COACH program.  The 8 week COACH program provides a small group training experience in specialty areas and is guaranteed to take your fitness program to the next level.  The following COACH classes are now open for registration:

  • Pilates Allegro I
  • Pilates Allegro II
  • Pilates Master Series on the Allegro
  • TRX (Suspension Training)
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Strength Training for Women

See an Exercise Instructor or stop by the Fitness Desk (lower level) for more information.

SpaPointe & Hair Studio  

  • Purchase 5 Exfoliating Facial Treatments, Receive the 6th one FREE
    • Expires November 1st, 2011
    • Not valid with other offers or discounts


  • 50% off Hair Cut with any Full Color Service or Full Foil Highlights
    • New Guests Only
    • Expires November 1st, 2011
    • Not valid with other offers or discounts


Spa Pointe's Loyalty Program is now computerized so we keep track of your points for you. Points translate into money back... use toward future services or products.


Spa Pointe
Click to visit our website


Recipe of the Month 
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings


Click to view recipe
"This is an easy slow cooker recipe that cooks while you are at work!


Exercise of the Month
One Leg Plank Squat & Deadlift Plank


Fitness Pointe One Leg  Plank Squat and Deadlift Plank
Fitness Pointe One Leg Plank Squat and Deadlift Plank

Personal Trainer SpotlightJune Puzon

June Puzon


*ACE Certified Personal Trainer
* Pilates Certified (Movement Education)
* Medical Exercise Specialist
Specialty Areas:
* Strength & Cardiovascular Fitness
* Post-Rehab
* Weight Management Coach
* Special Needs Clients
* Pilates & Cycling
* Personal Trainer since 1978
Training Philosophy:
* My goal is to teach the "whole person" by balancing out strengths and weaknesses, as well as help you be the best you can be. There is always something new to learn that you can use for the rest of your life.



'El Batazo'


Fitness Pointe - El
Fitness Pointe - El
Lifestyle Lessons 

Fall is the time that many people like to do their household "fall cleaning".   Now is the perfect time to clean up your nutrition by taking a good look at what is in your pantry, refrigerator, car, work desk, gym bag, purse or anywhere else you go to for a snack or meal. When beginning YOUR 'fall clean out', remember these two words:


Visibility - If you see it you're more likely to eat it, or be tempted to eatit


Availability - And, if it's readily available, healthy or not, you will eat it sooner or later!

So, if unhealthy food is visible and available, how will you set yourself up for success??? Use these five simple steps to 'clean up your act', and get you on the road to healthy eating once and for all..


Clean up your food environment and do a fall cleaning of unhealthy and/or tempting foods/snacks.

Learn nutrition basics so you can make the proper decision of what food items to discard and what to replace them with. Fitness Pointe offers great lectures and programs (i.e. Healthy Eating 101, Dietmaster Pro Menu Plans, Lifecoaching, etc) that can help teach you the basics and beyond.

Enlist in the habit of always writing a healthy shopping list that is arranged in the store's order or by food groups and stick to it. If it doesn't make your healthy shopping list it doesn't go into the cart.

Always look for healthy substitutes for weight loss. Substitute full fat/calorie food choices with lower calorie products but don't eat more than the portion size or you may wind up with the same or even more calories than your substitution.

NOW is the time to learn about your personal "trigger foods." Trigger foods are foods that activate unnecessary snacking or overeating and differ from person to person. To learn about your 'personal' trigger foods, set up a private LifeCoach session with our nutrition specialist.


Need help with your nutrition or lifestyle stategies?

Kate Fairbairn, Certified Lifestyle Strategies/ Weight Loss Coach, and Nutrition Specialist is available for private consultations.

For more details, please call 219-934-2835 #452 to leave a message.

Community Hospital Fitness Pointe | 9950 Calumet Ave | Munster | IN | 46321