January Membership Special
Pay For 3-Months of Membership and Receive 1-Month Free!

It’s hard to beat:
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioned
  • Student, Veteran, Medical Personnel and Other Membership Rates Available
  • Group Fitness and SilverSneakers® Classes Included
  • Friendly, Caring, Knowledgeable Staff
  • Clean, Comfortable Facility

(Offer only good for the month of January)
For complete details, call 386-649-8784 
Super Bowl Weekend Fundraiser
Make your Super Bowl Tailgate Party really super with Putnam County’s own Hawg Wash BBQ. Not only will you be having great BBQ, you’ll be helping raise money for Putnam Health & Fitness Center. Helping a worthy cause has never tasted so good!

Choose a 10-pound Smoked Boston Butt for $25. or a full rack of Smoked, St Louis Style Ribs for $20. The Boston Butt usually makes 12 to 15 BBQ sandwiches. A full rack of the St Louis Style Ribs typically consists of 12 meaty ribs.

Your order, packaged in a covered, foil tray, will be ready for you to pick-up Saturday, February 2 nd between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Hwy 17 in Pomona Park. Just look for the Hawg Wash Mobile Kitchen under the Putnam Health & Fitness Center sign on Hwy 17 across from Hill’s Hardware.

All butts and ribs must be preordered .

ORDER USING ANY OF THESE 3 EASY WAYS

  1. Order Online using the button below
  2. Order by Phone @ 386-649-8784
  3. Order in Person @ PHFC 213 Perry St., Pomona Park.
New Member January Special
Afternoon Membership - $15.00/month

Monday - Friday 2:00 to 6:00 PM
All day Saturday

Offer only valid for new members signed-up during January 2019. The $15.00/per month rate is for six (6) months. After six months, the rate converts to a regular monthly membership rate for the applicable membership category (i.e. Student, Individual, Couple, etc.).

This special rate does not include any classes and is only available to anyone who has not visited Putnam Health & Fitness Center within the last six months.

For details, contact PHFC at 386-649-8784.
Qigong Returns January 1o th
Penelope (Penny) Klein (Level IV Qigong Instructor) returns for her second season teaching Qigong at Putnam Health & Fitness Center. Like Yoga, Qigong involves rhythmic movements, focused breathing and concentrated awareness. Qigong is used to relief stress, promote health, and relax the mind.

  • Where: PHFC Studio B
  • When: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 8:45 - 9:45 AM
  • Cost: FREE to most PHFC membership categories $8.00/class for non-members

The Qigong classes start January 10 th and continue through April 9 th.
Ballet Classes Start January 17 th  
Beginning Thursday, January 17 th, Putnam Health & Fitness Center will offer beginner’s ballet classes. For the beginner’s class, our instructor, Marcy Nejat, will start students with the basic exercises, positions and movement associated with traditional ballet.

  • Who may register for class: Children between the ages of 8 and 13. 
  • Class size is limited to 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.

Contact the PHFC office at 386-649-8784 for more information.
Group Exercise Schedule - Click Here
Heart Healthy Nutrition Course
Putnam Health & Fitness Center, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health, will sponsor a Heart Healthy Nutrition course beginning January 9 th at 11:00 AM. The two-hour class meets weekly for six weeks with a follow-up by phone or meeting, once a month for six-months. 

The Heart Healthy Nutrition classes are free to both members and non-members; however, preregistration is required. Call PHFC (386-649-8784) today to enroll.
Quit Your Way!
Quitting tobacco isn't easy. Finding help should be. Putnam Health & Fitness Center in cooperation with Tobacco Free Florida, is offering a FREE ‘Quit Your Way’ workshop Wednesday, January 16 th. This 2-hour workshop offers free tools and services to help you quit. The Quit Your Way workshop is free and open to the public.
 
  • When: Wednesday, January 16th
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Where: Putnam Health & Fitness Center Conference Room
  • Cost: FREE - Open to the Public
  • Preregistration is required.
  • Call toll free (866) 341-2730 to register

PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk
Benefiting Special Olympics
Putnam Health & Fitness Center is organizing a 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Putnam County Special Olympics and PHFC. PHFC is awaiting confirmation from Regional Special Olympics Office, but, the tentative date is March 23 rd. Entry fee for the 5K is $20.00 per person and includes a tee-shirt. The event will start at 8:30 AM and will begin and end at the Fitness Center.

PHFC proudly offers the Putnam County Special Olympics Team use of PHFC facilities and equipment as a training facility free of charge. The Fitness Center is partnering with the Special Olympics Team to raise funds for the purchase of equipment that would enhance the Team’s training. PHFC is planning a regional weightlifting competition for Special Olympics athletes later this year.

Complete details will be available once the date and the entry form have been finalized. If you have an interest in participating, click here to receive the entry form as soon as it is available.
 
PHFC is actively seeking businesses and individuals ready to sponsor the 5K Fun Run/Walk or an aspect of the event (i.e. tee-shirts, trophies, time clock, water stations, etc.). If you or your company would like to support the PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Putnam County Special Olympics, please contact Elaine Edwards @ 386.546.5497 or Rachel Hines @ 904.347.3398
Putnam Classic
Bodybuilding Competition 2019
Putnam Health & Fitness Center is hosting the Putnam Classic Bodybuilding Competition 2019 on Saturday, March 30 th . The amateur, all-natural, posing bodybuilding competition will begin at 6:00 pm. A panel of distinguished judges will evaluate the competitors on their form and symmetry. Both the men’s and women’s divisions are divided by height classes, with awards for 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd place in each class. There is one overall winner in the men’s and women’s division.
This is the second year for the Putnam Classic and the field of competitors is expected to be larger than 2018. Patricia Wells took top honors in the Women’s Division in 2018. Patricia is from Woodstock, Georgia. The Overall Men’s Division was won by Nathaniel Miller, Jr., a long-time PHFC member and resident of Pomona Park. Competitor registration for the Putnam Classic 2019 begins January 15 th .

The Putnam Classic is a fundraiser enabling PHFC to purchase new exercise equipment for bodybuilding and weightlifting. Therefore, PHFC is actively seeking businesses and individuals to sponsor the Putnam Classic 2019 or an aspect of the event (i.e. tee-shirts, trophies, medals, etc.). If you or your company would like to support the Putnam Classic Bodybuilding Competition, please contact Rachel Hines at 904-347-3398 or Rhonda Walsh at 386-649-8784.
Safety Security
Revitalization Fund Update
A big THANK YOU to the Putnam Health & Fitness Center members who have contributed to the Safety and Security Revitalization Fund. These contributions are helping us achieve our goal of improved safety and security for our members and the facility.

On an annual basis, about 74% of the Fitness Center income is derived from membership fees, 13% from grants, 5% from donations, and 8% from fundraising.

To continue our growth, we are counting on voluntary financial support from our members, individuals and businesses. The Revitalization Fund, event sponsorship (i.e. Putnam Classic and 5K Fun Run/Walk) as well as product and equipment donations (i.e. Smart TV, computers, printers) are critical to the Fitness Center's success each year.

If you wish to contribute materials or equipment to PHFC, call Rhonda Walsh 386-649-8784. If you wish to make a financial donation to the Safety/Security Revitalization Fund or a general donation to PHFC online, click here …

Remember, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization,
your donations to PHFC are tax deductible.
PHFC Community Outreach
While many privately-owned health clubs and fitness facilities tend to be self-centered, the Putnam Health & Fitness Center (PHFC) remains committed to the express purpose on which it was founded; enhancing the quality of life of everyone in southern Putnam County. Nowhere is that commitment more evident than PHFC’s Community Outreach programs.

Throughout the year, the Fitness Center hosts more than ten Community Outreach programs or events. Some of these are presented by PHFC, either by itself, or in cooperation with another organization. All programs offered by the Fitness Center have been determined by the Board to be consistent with its mission and open to the public. PHFC assumes the financial risk by covering all costs of marketing and staging the program or event.

Thank you PHFC members for enabling us to continue enhancing the quality of life of everyone in southern Putnam County. To see a listing of the Fitness Center’s Community Outreach, click here.
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.

PAL Co-Ed Winter Youth Basketball
January 7 thru February 28 - Registration now open - Click here for details

Heart Healthy Nutrition Course
January 9 th - PHFC Conference Room - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Quit Your Way Workshop
January 16 th - PHFC Conference Room - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Click here for details

Hawg Wash BBQ Tailgate Fundraiser
Saturday, February 2 nd - See the article above for more details - Click here to order

PHFC 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Putnam County Special Olympics
March 23, 2019 (Tentative date) - See article above for details

Putnam Classic Bodybuilding Competition
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - See article above for details
The 6 Worst New Year’s
Resolutions Nutritionists Hear
Nutrition experts are rarely keen on big, sweeping goals. For lasting results, the changes you make to your diet and overall lifestyle need to be small, specific, and measurable. That’s where New Year’s resolutions tend to fall short. They’re often general, lofty, or worst of all, misdirected.

To help you avoid setting yourself up for disappointment, we asked top dietitians to share real resolutions they’ve heard from clients that make them cringe—and what they’d recommend instead.
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Putnam Health & Fitness Center
213 Perry St.,
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386-649-8784