Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter
November 2012
in this issue
:: Important Dates
:: Lap Pool and Whirlpool CLOSING
:: Direct Access Lab Testing
:: American Diabetes Month
:: Eat Smart Day
:: SpaPointe Specials
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Healthy Food Drive
:: Golf Fitness Program
:: Fitness Assessment
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Zumba Song of the Month



 FP logo
Thursday, November 1st
              Happy 14th Anniversary Fitness Pointe!
 Spa Pointe Logo
Thursday, November 22nd Facility Hours: 5am - Noon
Click on the following link to see the
Thanksgiving Group Exercise Schedule

  Lap Pool and Whirlpool CLOSING


Direct Access Lab Testing 

Direct Access Lab Testing Available at Fitness Pointe ONE DAY ONLY..

Nov. 14th, 2012 - 6am - 10am


Direct Access Lab Testing (DAT), provided by The Community Hospital Lab, brings economical, high-quality lab testing to Fitness Pointe.  

This EXCLUSIVE program allows you to obtain Cholesterol, PSA, CBC, Glucose, A1C, and/or Metabolic testing that is cost effective and requires NO DOCTOR ORDER!!!   Prices range from $10 - $28 and is due on the day of your test. Stop by the Fitness Desk (lower level) and secure your appointment to take CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH TODAY!!


Click on the link below to see the choices of blood test, descriptions and preparation.

Direct Access Lab Testing

American Diabetes Month
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Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to control diabetes. The cost of caring for someone with diabetes is $1 out of every $5 in total healthcare cost. So it is important for each of us to take steps to prevent or manage diabetes.


Take control of your health by keeping doctor appointments, exercising regularly, making healthy food choices, maintaining a healthy weight and managing your stress. Have your glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol checked. Eat a healthy high fiber diet, that includes more beans, whole grains and vegetables. Reduce your intake of white bread, sweets, pastries and desserts. Use high fiber breads, whole grain pasta, high fiber cereals and plenty of salads. Diabetes Management classes are offered at Fitness Pointe throughout the month. Call (219) 836-7714 to schedule your class with a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse that are also Certified Diabetes Educators to help you get on the right path to wellness.   


Eat Smart Day 




FITNESS POINTE                            



Come join in on the activities for the

second annual EAT SMART DAY on

Monday, November 12th.


This all day event will feature interactive display tables to increase your awareness of healthy eating selections and how your food choices can affect your overall health. To test your knowledge and be eligible for prizes be sure to complete the quiz.


This year we have increased the FREE one hour lectures to include:

9 a.m.-

Cholesterol Control and Nutrition              

11 a.m.-

(Pre) & Diabetes Healthy Eating Tips          

1 p.m.-

MyPlate Healthy Eating               


MyPlate Healthy Eating (repeat lecture)


Signups at front or fitness floor desk


This day will also be the

official kick off day for the


Check out the suggestion list for ideas.


You won't want to miss this fun and educational event so be sure to mark your calendar!


Click on the link below to see

the Member Information Sheet

Eat Smart Day Details


November Specials


Jane Iredale  

Click the link below to see


the ultimate mineral makeup

reward from Jane Iredale

 30 30 30 Special




Click on the link below to see

how to get

25% off Lumafirm products  

Lumafirm Special




Click the link below to see

the SALE on Big Sexy Hair

Aerosol Hair Sprays

Big Sexy Hair Special


Spa Pointe 
Click here to visit our website


 Recipe of the Month 

Sweet Potato Casserole

From EatingWellFall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005) 


This scrumptious sweet potato casserole gets fabulous flavor from honey and freshly grated orange zest rather than the traditional stick of butter. To complete the healthy makeover we sprinkle a crunchy pecan streusel spiked with orange juice concentrate over the top. You can save the marshmallows for s'mores.


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (3 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher. Measure out 3 cups. (Reserve any extra for another use.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square (or similar 2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk eggs, oil and honey in a medium bowl. Add mashed sweet potato and mix well. Stir in milk, orange zest, vanilla and salt. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  4. To prepare topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, oil and butter in a small bowl. Blend with a fork or your fingertips until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over the casserole.
  5. Bake the casserole until heated through and the top is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 4; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.


Per serving: 242 calories; 10 g fat ( 2 g sat , 5 g mono );

46 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 170 mg sodium; 351 mg potassium.


Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (280% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch


10 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 1/4 hours

Healthy Food Drive 


In conjunction with the Eat Smart Day on November 12th we will be kicking off a Healthy Food Drive to support a local community food bank. Healthy donation options are strongly suggested but we will accept any non-perishable food items.


There will be a donation box in the lobby area of Fitness Pointe along with one in Cardiac Rehab. There will also be a list of suggested healthy items to donate on each box for you to reference.



This drive will run from

Nov. 12 to Nov. 18.

 Thank you for your support.


Golf Fitness Program




Click on the following link to see an

enlarged version of this flyer  

Fitness Assessment

Free Weight 101


Fitness Pointe Free Weights 101.mp4
Fitness Pointe Free Weights 101.mp4


Exercise of the Month

Fitness Pointe Glute Bridge Progression
Fitness Pointe Glute Bridge Progression

Zumba Song of the Month 

Cumbia de los Muertos
Cumbia de los Muertos
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe | 9950 Calumet Ave | Munster | IN | 46321