Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

Issue #11

November 2010

in this issue
:: Gym Etiquette 101
:: American Diabetes Month
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Zumba Song of the Month
:: Recipe of the Month
:: COACH Corner
:: What's Happening at Fitness Pointe


Dates to remember:

November 1: Fitness Pointe's 12th Anniversary

November 25th: Happy Thanksgiving! Fitness Pointe Hours: 5am-12pm (Noon)

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Gym Etiquette 101

Anytime you have groups of sweaty people together, there are bound to be issues, and, though there may not be rules posted around the facility for how to act in every situation, there are some unspoken rules that all of us should be familiar with, whether we're veteran exercisers or we're just starting out.

While it's perfectly acceptable to shout out in a group exercise class, sweat while walking the treadmill, and grunt a bit while lifting weights, there are a few behaviors that aren't acceptable. Here are just a few rules for getting along with your fellow exercisers:

Share. If you're doing multiple sets on a machine, it's common courtesy to let others work in during your rest periods. This may not always be practical, but be aware of the exercisers around you and offer to share whenever you can.

Clean up After Yourself. Slimy pools of sweat, balled up gym wipes, towels thrown on the locker room floors, and weights left on bars is not the way to get brownie points at our facility. Always bring a towel with you and wipe the machines down when you're finished. Towel receptacles are available for used towels. Fitness Pointe offers gym wipes or sprays (cycle/rowing alcoves) strategically located around the facility for this purpose, as well as, receptacles where used wipes should be disposed of.

Leave no trace. Always put things back where you found them. Whether it's the dumbbells located under the stairwell or the jump rope you took off the basketball court, other exercisers will be looking for these items later, so kindly return them to their original location.

Cover up around others. Although there may be some members who feel comfortable walking around locker areas and sitting in the locker rooms unclothed, others feel it provokes an uncomfortable environment. Kindly use a towel when sitting in the saunas or on the benches as well as when walking about.

Limit use of body sprays, colognes, hair sprays, or other scented items. Fitness Pointe's membership consists of a diverse group of individuals, some of whom have existing medical issues such as asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders), etc. Using scented items can elicit adverse reactions in these individuals.

Be on time for Group Classes. Fitness Pointe class instructors are highly credentialed individuals who are required, by their certifications and our facility standards, to provide the safest, most effective exercise environment for all participants. A fundamental principle to a safe workout is to provide an adequate warm up. Coming late to class not only disrupts the class environment, but also increases your risk of injury, due to insufficient preparation for the fitness experience.

Please and Thank You go a long way. Using these simple words can help make for an enjoyable experience at Fitness Pointe. Whether they're aimed at a fellow exerciser, fitness professional, front desk staff, or our maintenance experts, they short words, but their effects are long lasting.

Spa Nov Special

American Diabetes Month

Getting the best care for diabetes begins with the choices you make every day. To help you make the right choices, Community Hospital Diabetes Center offers educational programs designed to meet patients' individual needs.

Community Hospital Diabetes

Self-Management Education has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. This three-part series addresses the diabetes disease process, prevention and detection of complications, nutrition therapy, physical activity, medications and monitoring.

We also offer individual training for insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, or anyone who has special requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call (219) 836-7714.

Diabetes Risk Test

Exercise of the Month

Resistance Band Abdominal Curl-Bicep Curl

abd bic curl
Click to view video demonstration

Attach band to a secure location higher than your head. Slowly lower yourself down to the floor holding the handles. Lay flat on the floor with knees bent, feet flat on floor.

Contract abdominals and exhale as you curl the torso up while performing a bicep curl. Then Inhale as you lower back to the floor extended the arms back straight.

Complete 8-12 repetitions (1 set)

When finished. Slowly raise yourself back to a standing position. **Keep holding the handles as you stand up**

Zumba Song of The Month

Wiggle Wiggle - Merenge

Click to watch video

Recipe of the Month

Article Subheading

GB casserole
Green Bean Casserole Recipe
This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole.

COACH Corner

Allegro COACH -

During the week of November 22nd-27th there will two Intro to Allegro classes offered for those who always wanted to try out Pilates and the Allegro Reformer. These classes are FREE and are on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-ups will begin on Wednesday, November 17th. Classes can only be taken once by members and are not available for current COACH participants.

Class Times:

Tuesday, 11/23 at 7pm

Wednesday, 11/24 at 10am

Wanting to try something new???

Check our the "Reformer Workout to Music".

When: Thursday, 11/25

Saturday, 11/27

Time: 9:00am

Fee: $15 per class

How: Register at the Fitness Desk beginning November 8th.

What's Happening at Fitness Pointe

Community Education Classes
Click for more information
11/2 - Scoop on Proteins & The Facts on Fats - 6:30pm
11/5 - Scoop on Proteins & The Facts on Fats - 11am
11/6 - Accelerated Lamaze - 9am-5pm
11/7 - Accelerated Lamaze - 12-5pm
11/8 - What's the Big Deal about Metabolic Rate? - 7pm
11/9 - Lap Band! Is it right for me? - 6:30pm
11/11 - Diabetes Screening - 8:30-10:30am
11/17 - Mended Hearts Meeting - 6:30pm
11/20 - Teen Childbirth Education - 1-4pm
11/21 - Teen childbirth Education - 1-4pm

To register for a class please call
836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477

Community Hospital Fitness Pointe