Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter


October 2012

in this issue
:: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Fall Back into...Fitness Pointe
:: Eat Smart Day

Dates to Remember:
Sunday, October 7 - Cancer Resource Centre Romp & Roll
Click on link for Romp and Roll Information 


Wednesday, October 31st - Happy Halloween
   Child Care will be closing at 3:00pm


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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

The 8 week COACH program provides a small group training experience in specialty areas. 


NEW COACH class offerings: 

  • Body Blast Circuit
  • Ropes, Bands, and Balls

 Registration starts Sunday, October 7th 


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

SpaPointe & Hair Studio   




Click the link below to see


Spa Services Special




Click on the link below to see

the October Shop-Opportunities

Product Specials



Spa Pointe
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 Recipe of the Month


Spiced Apple Cider Muffins

From EatingWell:  Winter 2004,

The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)


Cider doughnuts, a New England harvest treat, inspired these spice-happy muffins. A crumbly streusel topping made with a small amount of butter provides a delicious finish.


1 dozen muffins

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, (optional)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple butter, such as Smucker's
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare streusel: Mix brown sugar, whole-wheat flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts, if using.
  3. To prepare muffins: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk egg and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in apple butter, syrup, cider, yogurt and oil. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full). Sprinkle with the streusel.
  5. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
Per muffin:

209 calories; 7 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono );

21 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 162 mg sodium; 40 mg potassium.


Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat




Exercise of the Month


Sand Bag Workout

with a Personal Trainer


Fitness Pointe Sand Bag Exercises Oct 2012.mp4

Fitness Pointe Sand Bag Exercises

Oct 2012.mp4









Moves Like Jagger

Fitness Pointe - Moves Like Jagger.mp4
Fitness Pointe - Moves Like Jagger.mp4



Fall Back into...Fitness Pointe


October 7th - 20th 


Get Daily Raffle Tickets by
Getting to know
YOUR Fitness Pointe Staff


Fitness Pointe Towels and Bags!
Personal Training Sessions!
50% off a COACH Session!


Eat Smart Day 




COMING BACK to Fitness Pointe this Fall...


Monday, November 12th.



This year we have ADDED MORE FREE lectures, food samples, upgraded interactive displays with a chance to WIN PRIZES and

FUN ACTIVITIES for the Child Care children. 

Mark your calendar so you don't miss this fun and educational event!!


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