Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

Issue #14

February 2011

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in this issue
:: National Wear Red Day
:: Zumba Song of the Month
:: SpaPointe
:: Coach's Corner
:: 10 Ways to Love Your Heart
:: Exercise of the Month - Pilates
:: Recipe of the Month - Heart Healthy



Did you know that February is Heart Month



February 4th...National Wear Red Day     


February 13th -19th....National Cardiac Rehab Week

            This year's theme is "Take Your Recovery to Heart".  Cardiac Rehab teaches the   skills and knowledge through exercise and education to stop or slow the   progression of heart disease. 


To learn more about heart disease...

Mended Hearts...Recovered cardiac patients visit newly diagnosed patients to offer support, education, and hope.  Locally call (219)934-2830 or


American Heart Association...For information on heart disease, recipes for a healthier diet, for resources on a variety of things.


Family at Heart...Heart disease not only affects adults but ultimately the entire family.  This website has great activities on teaching children about heart disease.

Valentine's Day Members' Dance


Join us for a Valentine's Day Dance  (Members ONLY)


Date:  Feb 14, 2011 (VALENTINE'S DAY)

Time: 9:30-11:00am

Where: Basketball Court




" LIVE 2-piece BAND "                      "Refreshments"


        "Zumba"                            "Dancing with the Staff"


                            "Fun  Fun  Fun"

National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 4th, 2011





Heart Disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. This means women just like you - mothers, sisters, friends - are dying at the rate of one per minute. In fact, in the time it takes to read this, another woman will die from heart disease. It simply does not have to be that way. At the American Heart Association, we work every day to fund research and fight this killer so that more women can be saved. But we need your help. This National Wear Red Day, join our mission to ensure we never have to deny research that could save a women's life.


Go Red for Women
Visit the Go Red for Women Website

Go Red for Women

Zumba Song of the Month

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Let Spa Pointe help

you make this 


 really special



Here are some great ideas for a romantic and thoughtful gift...


Couple's Pedicures in a private, cozy, comfortable room for two


Massages at the same time (sorry, separate rooms) with relaxing music and expert therapists


Full Spa Day with a refreshing snack while relaxing in our spa lounge.


Still not sure? Here's a little incentive....

 With the purchase of any

One Hour Massage gift certificate, receive a Massage-Oil Candle for just $5.00 ($16.00 value) to use at home


 With the purchase of two Spa Pedicures, receive half-off any OPI, ESSIE, or hand and body lotions.


Coach's Corner


If you're bored with your workout routine, why not try one of our COACH classes.  Let our credentialed personal trainers take your workouts to a new level. COACH classes offer the personalization of  personal training in a small group (3-5 members) environment.  COACH classes provide great motivation and initiative to help you reach your fitness goals, while trying something new.


8 week COACH programs in the areas of TRX (Suspension Training), Kettlebell Training, Bootcamp Xtreme, and Pilates Allegro Classes are available.


Next session begins March 7.


10 Ways to Love Your Heart

  1. Be active - AHA recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day
  2. Eat smart - Enjoy a diet low in sodium, saturated and trans fats, and rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber-rich whole grains.
  3. Don't smoke
  4. Know your numbers - Discuss with your doctor healthy numbers for your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index.
  5. De-stress - Stress can cause us to overeat, be sedentary or engage in other health-risk behaviors, like smoking. Take control of stress by meditating, writing in a journal, or going for a brisk walk.
  6. Maintain a healthy weight
  7. Evaluate your risk - Age, gender, race/ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions can all increase your risk of developing heart disease.
  8. Listen to your heart - When warning signs pop up, pay attention to them.
  9. Know the facts - Read up on heart disease.
  10. Follow up with your physician regularly

Exercise of the Month

Pilates 100

pilates 100
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Warms up the heart and lungs, expands your lung capacity, increases circulation and increases strength in the core.

How to perform the Pilates 100:
  • Lie on your back while maintaining a neutral spine.
  • Legs can be in a chair position (90 degree bend) or extended straight to a 45 degree angle.
  • Lift the arms a few inches off the mat and pump your arms vigorously while inhaling 5 times and exhaling 5 times (10 sets total).
  • The head, neck and shoulders should be lifted off the mat while looking toward your navel and keeping your abdominals engaged.

For added resistance, try the Pilates 100 on the Pilates Reformer by taking advantage of  our coupon below!!!


Wanting to learn more about the Pilates Allegro Reformer??? Check out this class.


Intro to Allegro

What: Sample Allegro Class

When: Tuesday 2/22 at 7pm


          Wednesday 2/23 at 9am

Fee: FREESpace is limited to SIX participants per class and are on a first come first serve basis.

Sign up at the Fitness Desk beginning February 14th.


Sorry - class can only be taken once by members and are NOT available for current COACH participants.



Flexibility and the Reformer

Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am

Learn the benefits of Pilates and how to increase flexibility by working out on the reformer. Proper body mechanics and techniques will be explained.



Call (219) 836-3477 to register 

Recipe of the Month

Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings

(from: Eating Well for a Healthy Heart Cookbook - 2008) 


Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings Recipe
click to view heart healthy recipe


Our revision of creamy chicken and dumplings uses whole-wheat flour for the dumplings and adds lots of vegetables to the filling. The delicious, satisfying results are packed with beneficial nutrients and dietary fiber, and because we don't use canned soup for the sauce, sodium levels are drastically reduced. To go even lighter, try the recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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Pilates Pointe Exercise Sampler

From February 7-March 5, 2011


Call 219-924-5348 xt 433 to make a reservation

Offer Expires: March 5, 2011 -

Coupon not valid for current Pilates COACH or Supervised members