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!

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Balance Training and Fall Prevention
Big Little Lies: Truth, Not Lies! Healthy Eating Strategies for Success in 2018
Our Aging Eyes
Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
eBite by Aparna Mele, MD
“Tough as Nails” Self-Defense Course For Women and Teen Girls
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening
Your Way to a 5K Group Running Program


Balance Training and Fall Prevention

A Lunch & Learn program presented by Body Zone Physical Therapy

Falls are a major health concern among older adults. They are the leading cause or injury deaths, non-fatal injuries, and the most common reason for hospital admission due to trauma in older adults. Join Dr. Randy Yocum, Doug Kemp and Laurie Yocum, Body Zone physical therapists, for an interactive and educational program to learn more about common risk factors for falling and balance dysfunction, common tests and measures to determine fall risk, and special balance and strengthening exercises to keep you strong and healthy and improve your quality of life.  The secret to balance is that it can be retrained at any age. A little knowledge goes a long way in restoring its natural abilities.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Fee for luncheon: $5 per member / $12 for non-members (for adult members only)
Location: Body Zone’s party room – located on main level
Register: Registration is closed

 


Big Little Lies: Truth, Not Lies! Healthy Eating Strategies for Success in 2018

Wondering about the truths and misconceptions surrounding healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes? Join Registered, Licensed Dietitian Dr. Andrea Dillaway-Huber to discuss both the facts and fiction surrounding lifestyle and behavioral changes to help you meet your personal goals for 2018 and beyond.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 25, 2018 / 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Fee: Free for members / $5 for non-members
Location: Body Zone’s party room – located on main level
Register: Sign up and (non-members make payment) by January 22 at Body Zone Guest Services (610-376-2100) or contact Debbie Stiller

About Dr. Andrea Dillaway-Huber
Andrea Dillaway-Huber, PhD, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist with many years of clinical and teaching experience in hospitals, public health settings, higher education and private practice. The 1998 Pennsylvania Dietetic Association nominee for the Ross Award in Women’s Health, Dr. Dillaway-Huber specializes in eating disorders, pediatric, adolescent and adult weight management and cardiovascular health in her private practice in Wyomissing. A former nutrition faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Albright College,Andrea is currently a clinical dietitian at Reading Hospital, Tower Health, specializing in open heart, heart failure and nutrition for psychiatric patients. In her two year tenure as a weekly columnist for the Reading Eagle/Times, she wrote articles featuring practical tips for optimal nutrition and health. In 2006, Andrea received the Women of Distinction Award from the Great Valley Girl Scout Council. A speaker at national, state and local conferences, as well as a guest on BCTV and WEEU, Andrea enjoys the challenges of promoting good nutrition to a wide variety of individuals, families and businesses. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech (PhD), Oklahoma State University (MS) and Montana State University (BS).


Our Aging Eyes

A FREE Lunch & Learn for Adult Members thanks to Eye Consultants of PA

Changes in our eyesight are a natural part of getting older for all of us. And as more Americans head toward retirement and beyond, scientists expect the number of people with age-related eye problems to rise dramatically. You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future. From the inevitable to the most threatening eye diseases and disorders, Join Dr. Brodsky to learn what to expect, what to watch for and when to worry.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13,  2018 / Noon
Fee: Free for adult members only
Location: Body Zone’s party room – located on main level
Register: Sign up by February 7 at Body Zone Guest Services (610-376-2100) or contact Donna Faber-Lascoskie

About Dr. Brodsky
Leslie P. Brodsky, O.D., is Vice President of Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brodsky has practiced at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania since 1978, with a special emphasis on treating difficult refractive and other pathologic entities with conventional and therapeutic contact lenses. This specialty includes the contact lens management of corneal trauma and post surgical problems, diseases such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, as well as the prescription of contact lenses for infants. Dr. Brodsky also has an interest in and provides all aspects of primary eye care.

Dr. Brodsky received his B.S. degree from Michigan State University and his O.D. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He accomplished his clinical internships from the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Rosebud, South Dakota. He also completed an advanced Optometric Public Health fellowship in conjunction with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brodsky is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Optometric Associations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has presented at its annual meeting. Currently, Dr. Brodsky serves as an Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.


Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals

Benefit from the rewards of tracking your exercise intensity! Whether your fitness goal is to lose weight, maximize performance or improving your health, heart rate training is an effective way to gauge your intensity during a workout.

Join BZ Trainer Dave Moseley to learn how to incorporate heart rate training into your overall health and fitness goals. He’ll show you how to assess and identify your target heart rate and give you tips for a proper warm up, cool down and much more.You’ll get the most from your workouts if you’re exercising at the proper exercise intensity for your health and fitness goals.

Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 AM / Wednesday, Feb. 14 at noon / Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:00 PM
Fee: Free for members / $5 for non-members
Location: The Wellness Studio on Body Zone’s main level
Register: Sign up at Guest Services or email Dave Moseley

eBite

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 2018.  For more information, refer to her website at www.mygutinstinct.org.


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

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 Screening

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 Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 8 & 21, March 6 & 20
Times:  8:00 – 10:00 AM
Location: Aquatics Lobby
Administered by: Sarah Bookser RN  from Power Kunkle Wellness Matters

 


Your Way to a 5K Group Running Program

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 fundraising race to be determined before registration goes live for our spring session.

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

Dates/Times: Check back for Spring 2017 dates and info
 Fee: $100 – includes free access to Body Zone’s fitness center and pool during eight-week class
Location: Body Zone and outdoor areas TBD by instructor
Instructor/Coach: Lisa Leayman, BZ personal trainer

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. Learn more about Lisa here.

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