Bring a Friend to Zumba FREE
Now Through February 28 th
During the month of February, Putnam Health & Fitness Center is offering FREE Zumba classes for non-members. This is the perfect time to round-up you friends and neighbors and introduce them to PHFC and our group exercise classes.

Zumba with Kathie classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 PM in Studio A. Bring a Friend to Zumba.

Note: No Zumba class on Tuesday February 12th
Don't Forget Valentine's Day
Putnam Health & Fitness Center makes shopping for Valentine’s Day easy, even for the busiest individuals. The Fitness Center is selling Massage Therapy Gift Certificates for Valentine’s Day. The cost is $65/per hour for members and $75/per hour for non-members. 

With so many health benefits, a Massage Therapy Gift Certificate is a great idea for Valentine's Day. To purchase a physical gift certificate, visit Putnam Health & Fitness Center or click here to buy online
A 'Super' BBQ Success
Due in large measure to the support of our members and the outstanding, slow smoked ribs and Boston butts prepared by Hawg Wash BBQ Catering, our Super Bowl Weekend fundraiser was a huge success. Net proceeds from the event topped $1,300. and represents a substantial addition to the Safety Security Revitalization Fund. Pork sandwiches and pulled pork by the pound added to the success of the event.

A special thank you to Brad Kay and Hawg Wash BBQ Catering for all the time and effort that they contributed to make our Super Bowl Weekend Fundraiser a huge success. At PHFC, we go out of our way to support the businesses that support PHFC. So if your planning a party or special get-together, give Hawg Wash BBQ Catering a call @864-993-1109.
Help Folks in South Putnam County
Join Putnam Health & Fitness center in supporting our friends in South Putnam County. Now through March 15 th , we are collecting nonperishable food for the SPC Feed the Need Food Pantry and diapers and wipes for The Christian Service Center. Every item will help someone in need.

Collection boxes are conveniently located just inside the front door of the Fitness Center. If you are uncertain about what to contribute, contact PHFC @ 386-649-8784. 
PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk
Benefiting Special Olympics Florida - Putnam County
Special Olympics Florida has sanctioned the Putnam Health & Fitness Center 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting Special Olympics Florida – Putnam County and PHFC. The event is being held on March 23 rd with a start time of 8:30 AM. The route will be: Leave PHFC @ 213 Perry Street and head West on Perry Street, toward US Hwy 17. Turn North on US Hwy 17 to Lake Street. Turn east on Lake Street, proceed to 220 Lake Street. Reverse route and return to PHFC. Entry fee for the 5K event is $20.00 per person and includes a T-shirt. 

PHFC proudly offers unrestricted usage of PHFC facilities and equipment as a training facility to the Putnam County Powerlifting Team at no charge. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of sports equipment to enhance the Powerlifting Team's training and a power-lifting competition at PHFC planned for later this year.

PHFC will have a team of walkers and encourages churches, clubs, organizations, and other businesses to get in the competitive spirit by rallying their own team and help raise funds for this worthy cause.  

PHFC is actively seeking businesses and individuals to sponsor the 5K Fun Run/Walk or an aspect of the event (i.e. T-shirts, trophies, time clock, water stations, etc.). If you or your company would like to support the PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Special Olympics Florida - Putnam County, please contact Elaine Edwards @ 386.546.5497, Rachel Hines @ 904.347.3398, or Rhonda Walsh, Executive Director of PHFC @ 386.649.8784.

PHFC Golf Tournament Returns 
The Putnam Health & Fitness Center’s Annual Golf Tournament is returning to The Oaks Golf Club on Saturday March 23 rd .

Save the date! Details are being finalized and will be available soon. Invite your friends. It’s sure to be a fun event.

PHFC is seeking businesses and individuals to sponsor an aspect of the Golf Tournament (i.e. Hole Sponsors, T-shirts, etc.).

Watch your email for more details and entry forms. Right now, save the date!
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Ballet Classes are Underway
Putnam Health & Fitness Center's beginner ballet classes are underway. The instructor, Marcy Nejat, is teaching students the basic exercises, positions and movements associated with traditional ballet. There are still openings in the class, so enroll your ballerina today.

For many, the ballet classes are a family affair, as other family members use the time to work out. Some of our families participate by attending the ballet classes as observers. PHFC has a few young ladies who watch their older siblings; awaiting the day they will be old enough to join the ballet classes.

  • Who may register: Children between the ages of 8 and 13. 
  • Class size limit: 8 students.
  • Where: PHFC Studio A
  • Class Time: Thursdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Cost: $25.00 monthly student membership with PHFC
  • What to wear: Students should wear soft knit shorts, Capris, or leggings and soft knit, but not baggy, short sleeve or long sleeve shirts. Formal ballet wear (tights and leotards) are not required but may be worn. Students may take class either barefoot or in well-fitted socks. Traditional ballet shoes may be worn but are not required. Hair must be secured away from the face. Long hair must be securely fixed in a bun. No drinks or food are allowed. No chewing gum. No dangling jewelry, watches, or rings.

PHFC wishes to thank Bob Trail and Carole Martin for the installation of the mirrors in Studio A. The mirrors are being used by the ballet class.
Pickleball is Back!
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, weather permitting, from approximately 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM, you can find a diverse group of pickleball players at Pomona Park’s Mayor John C. Bergquist, Jr Park.  Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn; however, pickleball can also develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Want to join the fun? It’s easy. Just show up at the park’s tennis courts. Putnam Health & Fitness Center has extra paddles and the experienced players encourage and welcome players new to the game. The Pomona Park group rotates players, giving everyone a chance to play and a chance to rest.

Some players come after their PHFC workout. Others leave early to attend exercise classes at the Fitness Center. Whatever fits your schedule. 

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SilverSneakers ® Classes Explode
As people resolve to get in shape, fitness centers fill up during January and Putnam Health & Fitness Center is no exception. PHFC not only had an influx of new members in January, but we also have the return of our winter members and friends.

You can see this increase of members by the crowded parking lot and the size of the group exercises classes, especially SilverSneakers ® . The SilverSneakers class on Thursday, January 31, taught by Elaine Edwards, had a record 44 participants. 

Scanning your SilverSneakers card each time you work out can be rewarding. Linda, a PHFC member, recently earned a $50.00 Walmart gift card by scanning her SilverSneakers card at PHFC. Check your insurance policy to see what you could be earning.

Scanning your SilverSneakers card is how your insurance company pays PHFC. By scanning both your SilverSneakers card and your PHFC Membership card/tag, you’re helping PHFC keep accurate records which are needed for proper insurance coverage for you and PHFC.

SilverSneakers Annual Participant Survey of more than 26,000 members reveals that older Americans are exercising and socializing to improve and maintain their health to lead an active lifestyle as they age. More than 91-percent of members share that the program has improved their quality of life, 90-percent feel healthier overall and 94-percent say their health is good, very good or excellent.

PHFC has 7-weekly SilverSneakers classes, including the very popular Chair Yoga, taught by Elaine Edwards. Members can attend any group exercise classes free of charge as well as utilize all PHFC facilities and equipment. 

If you know of someone who would like to become certified to teach a group exercise class, please see PHFC’s Executive Director, Rhonda Walsh.

Ladies Auxiliary Eagles-Lakes Makes Donation
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles-Lakes Aerie 4355 in Pomona Park made a $400. donation to the Putnam Health & Fitness Center in January.

Pictured here is PHFC Executive Director, Rhonda Walsh receiving the check from Eagles Rebecca and Elmira.

Our sincere thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary Eagles-Lakes for their generous donation. All Eagles-Lakes members are eligible for PHFC corporate membership.
Thank You Hartco
Putnam Health & Fitness Center would like to thank Mark Hart owner of Hartco International along with Juan Hernandez for donating their time and materials to re-upholster our equipment in the Wellness Center.

If you need your motorcycle seats upholstered call Hartco @ 800-446-7772. To learn more about Hartco, visit
Goings On at PHFC
Blood Pressure Screening
Provided by Azalea Health
Free Screening performed 9:00 - 11:00 AM the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting Special Olympics Florida - Putnam County
March 23 rd - See article above for details

PHFC Annual Golf Tournament
March 23 rd - See article above and watch your email details and entry form

Coming in March - Personal Trainer at PHFC
Watch your email for details
Your Brain on Exercise
We’ve all been there before: a tough day at work, with the kids, or in school. We’re exhausted, both mentally and physically, but we still manage to push ourselves and get to the gym. Why do we do it? Because we know how much better we’ll feel after an evening indoor cycling class, an hour of kickboxing or a challenging weight workout. We leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and invigorated—truly transformed.

Clearly, there’s a relationship between exercise and the brain, but what is it? What creates such a dramatic improvement in mood, mental health and even memory following a workout?
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