Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe NewsletterIssue #15
March 2011 
in this issue
:: SpaPointe
:: Pilates Pointe
:: Group Exercise
:: Pool Etiquette
:: Eat to Feel Great
:: Bike The Drive
:: COACH Corner
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Training
:: Zumba
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Senior Sessions
:: World Rowing Challenge
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Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, March 5; 10am - Pilates on the Reformer
Monday, March 7; 6:30pm - Seven Secrets to Developing a Fitness Program
Tuesday, March 8; 6:30pm - Lap Band! Is it Right for Me?
Monday, March 21; 7pm - Spring Make-Up trends
Tuesday, March 22; 5pm - Footwear & Foot Type Screening
Thursday, March 24; 10am - Seven Secrets to Developing a Fitness Program
Saturday, March 26; 1pm - Spring Make-up Trends
Monday, March 28; 6:30pm - What's the Big Deal About Metabolic Rate?
To Register for a class please call: 219-836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477 
Community Education Classes
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Receive 10% off any "Full Color or Reformulation" Service
  • Offer Expires March 31, 2011
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 Spring Make-Up Trends


A licensed esthetician/make-up specialist creates flawless beauty using a 100% organic, mineral make-up line that provides natural sunscreen and can be used on any skin type, including those with acne or Rosacea.


Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm

Saturday, March 26 at 1:00pm


Cost: FREE

Register: 836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477

Pilates Pointe
Pilates Allegro 'Drop In' Classes:
Total Body Toning on the Pilates Reformer
Thursday, March 3 at 7pm
Friday, March 4 at 8am
Saturday, March 5 at 9am
Reservations can be made at the Fitness Desk.
Cost: $15
Pilates on the Reformer
This class teaches the basic principles of Pilates including an emphasis on breath, navel support, and scapular stabilization. Learn introductory movements on the Reformer and how it works.
Cost: FREE
Register: Call 219-836-3477 or

Intro to Allegro

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.


 Classes can only be taken once by members and are not available for current COACH participants 


Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm

Wednesday, March 30 at 9am


Reservations will be taken beginning March 21st at the Fitness Desk. 

Group Exercise


We will be starting a 'new' beginning Tai Chi class mid-April.


Stay Group Exercise schedule will be coming out mid-March.


Pool Etiquette


1.        Please refrain from talking during class. The sound amplifies in the pool areas and makes it difficult to hear the instructor. There is adequate time before/after class for socialization.

2.       Please be mindful of everyone in both pool areas; those that are participating in a class, those utilizing the whirlpool, swimming laps or walking by being considerate of their purpose for being here that day.

3.       During Classes, the instructor will designate an open lane for Non-Class Part Participants.  During non-class times, lap swimmers will have priority in the deep lane.  All non-lap swimmers should use the other lanes, during non-class times.

4.       If you use any equipment, please return it to its proper place before leaving the pool.



 Eat to Feel Great
Be Good To Your Heart...Heart Health Symposium

Wednesday, March 9



Terri Sakelaris, registered dietitian will share how eating the right foods can make you heart happy and help you live a healthier life. You may be surprised by the top foods that make your heart happy.
Acharya Vivek Gupta is a dynamic speaker who brings the wisdom and importance of ancient scriptues to life.


Bike the Drive 
May 29th, 2011

Get a jumpstart on your summer by joining this world-class bike ride held on May 29. Soak up the city skyline and take in stellar views of Lake Michigan on the only day of the year when cyclists take over Lake Shore Drive.

 Bike The Drive

If you are interested in joining the Fitness Pointe team for the 'Bike the Drive' Cycling event or would like more information, please contact Ginny Miceli at 924-5348 ext 246 between the hours of 9a-3p Monday - Friday.

COACH Corner

Now taking reservations for the next 8-week seesion running from March 7 - April 30.
Classes include:allegro
  • Allegro
  • Kettlebells
  • Strength Training for women over 40
  • Pre/Post Natal Exercise
  • TRX
5 NEW class times have become available.
Allegro I
  - Monday 8am with Katie
  - Monday 7pm with Melissakettlebell
  - Wednesday 6pm with Melissa
  - Wednesday 8pm with Melissa
Kettlebell I
  - Monday 10:30am with Sherman

Exercise of the Month  

Fitness Pointe Reverse Lunge with Trunk Rotation
Fitness Pointe Reverse Lunge with Trunk Rotation

Personal Training 
Does your workout need a little extra?

Are you looking for more motivation and more personalized workouts?


Well think about hiring a personal trainer!

Our Personal Training program offer:

  • Safe & Effective, Goal Oriented Training Sessions
  • Individual, Partner, and/or small Group Training Sessions
  • Motivation & Increased Results
  • Fitness Counseling
  • Personalized Program Design
  • Specialty Trainers (Water, Pilates, Yoga, Athletic, Cycling, Medical Challenges, and much more)


If interested in more information or setting up a program consultation with a trainer, please contact the Fitness Desk at

219-924-5348, ext 241.



Zumba Song of the Month 
Fitness Pointe   Dejala Que Baile

Fitness Pointe Dejala Que Baile


Recipe of the Month 


par pita crisps
click to view recipe

Parmesan Pita Crisps                 From Good Housekeeping


These crispy homemade pita chips are perfect for dipping, but they are also flavorful enough to hold their own on the snack table.


Senior Sessions 


Come and Join us for our


Meetings geared to pertinent information for our 60+ Golden Years Members and a social occasion to meet new friends!

                   Senior Exercise

Come and hang out with us!

THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH. 10-11:30

Classrooms  B & C

*Topic will be

"How to be Heart Healthy" *

Refreshments will be served!

          FUN, LAUGHTER AND GAMES!         

World Rowing Challenge
March 15 - April 15

rowing marathonCome row and help Fitness Pointe's Rowing Team in the World Rowing Challenge.  No sign up is required.  All you have to do is row at Fitness Pointe and record your meters in the Rowing Binder located in the Rowing Alcove.   All members can participate in the event you don't have to be an avid rower to participate.  The annual Rowathon will be held on Saturday April 9th.  We will have an incentive for first time rowers and a grand prize drawing for ALL rowing participants FREE 3 Months dues.