Community Wellness Programs

Wellness begins with making the commitment to live a healthy lifestyle. Body Zone will help you every step of the way with a variety of programs and classes for individuals and groups many of which are open to the public.  Not a member?  Experience our fitness and aquatics centers with our free 7-Day Pass!

Your Way to a 5K Group Running Program
March is National Nutrition Month Positive Nutrition Prompts Activity
Run Smarter Clinic for Runners
eBite by Aparna Mele, MD
“Tough as Nails” Self-Defense Course For Women and Teen Girls
Blood pressure screenings

Your Way to a 5K Group Running Program
Body Zone’s group running program for newbie roadrunners and anyone looking to shed a few pounds, reduce stress and feel great about conquering a goal.

Participants from our fall 5K class cross the finish line at the Sprains and Strains 5K to benefit the Berks County Athletic Trainers Association scholarship fund

Your Way to a 5K is back with another eight-week, beginner-friendly group running program designed to help you learn how to run the right way. Discover a love of running by learning about good form and breathing techniques. Develop a running plan and goals and learn how to stay motivated. The program also addresses proper gear, nutrition, hydration and stretching techniques.

Participants will show what they know by participating in the Beat Beethoven 5K to benefit Reading Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 30. Class is open to the public.  

Meeting Times/Days:
5:45 – 6:35 PM
3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/24 and 4/27

$100  – Non-members get access to Body Zone’s fitness center and pool during the eight-week training experience. Please note: 5K race fee not included in registration fee

Lisa Leayman, BZ personal trainer and certified running coach. Read bio below.

Program prerequisite:
Participants must be able to walk a brisk pace for 30 minutes

Training locations:
Body Zone and outdoor areas TBD by instructor

Register for 5K class:
Click here or contact Guest Services, 610-376-2100

Register for Beat Beethoven 5K:
Click here

About Lisa Leayman
Lisa is a Body Zone personal trainer and an avid and competitive distance runner. For the past 20 years, Lisa has competed in numerous half marathons, triathlons, duathlons and endurance adventure races. As a member of the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club, Lisa embraces her passion for running by volunteering, promoting and coaching. She brings this vast experience to her individual clients at Body Zone and her current cross country athletes. Her programming is designed with all levels in mind from the experienced distance runner to the beginner.

Run Smarter!
A free program for local runners. Open to the public.

Outdoor running season is almost here! Before you hit the ground running, join the health and wellness professionals at Body Zone Physical Therapy for a free program covering the latest information, professional advice and important tips designed to keep you safe and healthy.

Runners of all levels and interests (fitness or competitive)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Turf fields at Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex, 3103 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing

Here or by contacting Body Zone Guest Services at 610-376-2100

•Dynamic group warm up. Come prepared to work out and wear your current running shoes to engage in interactive experiences.
•Multiple small group stations by Body Zone’s Physical Therapy and Personal Training departments along with A Running Start, focusing on: ideal stretching for runners, self-myofascial release techniques, hip/core strengthening and exercises focusing on dynamic balance.
•Free sessions of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
•Informative panel discussion.
•Complimentary 5-minute chair massage provided by Body Zone massage therapists.
•A preview of the latest gear and technology provided by A Running Start.
•Light refreshments.

For more information:
Debbie Stiller

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
While eating healthy should be a year-long focus for complete wellness, we support this month-long campaign that puts the spotlight on the basics of healthy eating, making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  Take advantage of the activity listed below and scroll down for info on our eBite nutrition newsletter and get ready to try something new every day in March.

Positive Nutrition Prompts
A “small steps = big results” Nutrition Month activity
Whether you’re looking for a simple change or want to learn something new, take advantage of
this nutrition resource. Grab a weekly “tip” card at Guest Services, upstairs Wellness desk or download here:  week of March 6, week of March 13, week of March 20, week of March 27.   Turn a daily tip into a healthy habit and share your experience with us via the space provided on the backside of every weekly “tip” card.  Here’s to good health and learning something new.  Enjoy!

Other Nutrition Resources:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

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Power up your nutrition wisdom with nutrition tips, inspiration and special recipes when you sign up to receive Body Zone’s eBite by Aparna Mele, M.D. and My Gut Instinct.

About Aparna Mele, M.D. and My Gut Instinct
Aparna Mele, M.D. is a board certified physician with Digestive Disease Associates in Wyomissing, PA since 2007, and the only female gastroenterologist in Berks. Dr. Mele came to the field of medicine with extensive experience in performing international relief work overseas and is actively involved in local philanthropic work directed towards patient education and promotion of societal health.

She is the founder and president of a non-profit organization called My Gut Instinct, through which she is implementing local initiatives to empower community members to learn how to live healthier lives. My Gut Instinct holds a free-for-the-community, annual health and wellness expo every fall, entitled Guts and Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo and taking place October 7, 2017.  For more information, refer to her website at

“Tough as Nails” Self-Defense Course For Women and Teen Girls

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Learn concepts and skills to help you develop important and empowering self protection strategies in this popular and successful eight-week series for women and teen girls. The course offers hands-on learning, practice and reinforcement of effective and easy-to-remember self-defense techniques along with the use of state-of-the-art equipment to help reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of an attack. More / Read what participants are saying

Blood pressure screenings
A complimentary service for members

High blood pressure is an easy disease to overlook. There are often no visible signs or physical symptoms. Because of this, it’s important to have your blood pressure checked and tracked on a regular basis.

Dates: March 6 and 20
April 10 and 24
May 8 and 22
June 5 and 19
Times: 9:30 – 10:30 AM & 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Aquatics Lobby
Administered by: Allison White, RN
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