Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter
November 2013
in this issue
:: SpaPointe Specials
:: 15th Anniversary Celebration
:: 15th Anniversary Dance Party
:: Personal Training SALE
:: H20 Wear Trunk Show
:: Diabetes Screening
:: Eat Smart Day
:: Football Trivia Challenge
:: ZUMBA for Kids
:: Ask the Physical Therapist
:: Trainer of the Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Zumba Song of the Month
:: Healthy Food Drive
:: Recipe of the Month


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Friday, November 1st
   Happy 15th Anniversary Fitness Pointe!
 Spa Pointe Logo
Thursday, November 28th 
Facility Hours: 5am - Noon
Check out the Thanksgiving Group Exercise Schedule
on the Group Bulletin Board in the hallway across from the Fitlinxx award boards, or click on the link below
SpaPointe Specials

Spa Pointe 
Click here to visit our website 


15th Anniversary Celebration




15th Anniversary Dance Party 




COMPLIMENTARY Grip Strength and Shoulder Flexibility Screenings




Personal Training SALE 




H2O Wear Trunk Show  




Diabetes Screening in Cardiac Rehab



Diabetes Screening


Do you have signs of diabetes like unexplained weight loss, fatigue, thirst, frequent urination, or blurred vision?



Is your fasting blood sugar over 100mg/dl?


Or could you be 1 of 8 million adults living with diabetes

and not even know it?


Find out with this simple screening using only a droplet of blood. At least a two-hour fast is recommended.


Thursday, November 7th

8:30-10:30am or 4-6:00pm

Community Hospital Fitness Pointe

Cardiac Rehab Department


Please call 219-934-2830

to schedule your appointment.

Space is limited. 




Eat Smart Day 




FITNESS POINTE                            



Come join in on the activities for the



3rd annual EAT SMART DAY on

Monday, November 11th.



This all day event will feature interactive display tables to increase your awareness of how your food selections can have either a positive or negative effect on your overall health and body composition.



To test your knowledge and participation and become eligible for some great prizes, be sure to complete the short quiz.



This year besides having 3 FREE one hour educational lectures we have added a COOKING DEMO. To reserve your spot, make sure you sign up at the front desk or fitness floor desk. Space is limited.



Here's the lineup:


10 a.m.


"Eat Great to Feel Great, the Mediterranean Diet" by Terri Sakelaris, RD


11 a.m.

Cooking Demo Mediterranean Style by Maria Liberto, PhD, Physical Therapy


1 p.m.

"Cholesterol 101" by Rhonda Jones, RN, Cardiac Rehab


5:30 p.m.

 "Eating Healthy for a Healthy Weight" by Kate Fairbairn, Nutrition Specialist/Wellness Coach




This day will also be the official kick off day for the week long HEALTHY FOOD DRIVE.


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


Football Trivia Challenge 



ZUMBA for Kids 



Ask the Physical Therapist


AND for those members that are not here at available times,

an  "Ask the PT" suggestion box will be located just outside the

physical therapy entrance.  Questions will be answered

by email and in next month's newsletter.  

Trainer of the Month



*ACE Certified Personal Trainer

*Exercise Instructor       


Specialty Areas:               



*General Fitness             


Training Philosophy:

My goal as a trainer is to motivate people so they can reach a level of fitness

that they never thought possible.


Exercise of the Month


Fitness Pointe Bicep Curl Variations
Fitness Pointe Bicep Curl Variations

Zumba Song of the Month 

Fitness Pointe Exotic
Fitness Pointe Exotic

Healthy Food Drive 


In conjunction with the Eat Smart Day on November 11th 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

November 11th to November 17th

 Thank you for your support.

 Recipe of the Month 

Canned pumpkin puree and whole-wheat flour come together in this healthy homemade pumpkin bread.

The canned pumpkin helps keep the bread moist and tender. If you like the flavor of pumpkin pie spice, feel free to add a pinch or two to season the bread.


Makes: 2 loaves, 12 slices each

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours (including cooling time)


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour, preferably white whole-wheat (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 cups canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Stir all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, egg whites, brown sugar, pumpkin and oil in another large bowl. Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans and smooth the tops.
  3. Bake the loaves until the tops are golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Turn the loaves out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips & Notes
  • Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Find it at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Per serving: 210 calories;

5 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 16 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 18 g added sugars;

4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 377 mg sodium;

125 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (96% daily value),

Iron (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate,

1/2 vegetable, 1 fat

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