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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Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
Complimentary Lunch & Learn Series presented by Eye Consultants of PA
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


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.

BZ Trainer Dave Moseley

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.

Dates/Times: Wednesday, October 25: 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 26: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

 Location: The Wellness Studio or Party Zone Meeting Room on main level
 Fee: Free for members and Biggest Mover Wellness Challenge participants
Presenter: BZ Trainer Dave Moseley
Register: Email Debbie Stiller or sign up at Guest Services, 610-376-2100.

 


Macular Degeneration: Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment

A Complimentary Lunch & Learn program Presented By Eye Consultants of PA

Join Dr. Anastasia Traband from Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania and leading expert in the field to learn more about macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision which interferes with our ability see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are key to preserving your sight. And that’s one reason why regular eye exams are so important, particularly as we get older.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / 12:00 PM
Fee for luncheon: Free for adult members only
Location: Body Zone’s party room – located on main level
Register: Sign up by November 7 at Body Zone Guest Services (610-376-2100)
or email Donna Lascoskie

About Dr. Traband
Dr. Anastasia Traband is a specialist in Retina and Vitreal Diseases. She completed her Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the renowned Scheie Eye Institute at the Penn Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Traband received her Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University and her Doctorate in Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She served her internship at Lankenau Medical Center, then completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Boston University Medical Center where she was Chief Resident during her final year. She sees patients in Eye Consultants of PA Wyomissing, Pottsville and Pottstown locations. Dr. Traband is an attending surgeon at the Pennsylvania Eye & Ear Surgery Center and Tower Health (Reading Health System).


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/Times:
Wednesday, October 25: 8:30 – 9:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
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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