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!

Quick Links:
Food As Fuel: What To Eat Before And After You Workout
FREE LUNCH & LEARN: Cataracts: Risk Factors, Options & Latest Science
Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
Personal Training 101
Rowing + HIIT Turf Training featuring MYZONE Heart Rate Tracking
“Tough as Nails” Self-Defense Course For Women and Teen Girls
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening
Your Way to a 5K Group Running Program


Food As Fuel: What To Eat Before And After You Workout

FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

Join Registered, Licensed Dietitian Dr. Andrea Dillaway-Huber to explore the what, why and how of choosing foods and fluids before and after your workout in the context of a healthy diet. Come prepared to look at select product labels (or bring your own!) and discuss whether to include sports bars and drinks as part of your training table.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 / 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Fee: Free for members / $10 for non-members
Location: Party Zone meeting room on Body Zone’s main level
Register by 9/24: Sign up at Guest Services (610-376-2100) or email 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).


FREE LUNCH & LEARN: Cataracts: Risk Factors, Options & Latest Science

A Free Lunch & Learn hosted by Eye Consultants of PA

Cataracts remain one of the most often diagnosed eye conditions, particularly as we get older. They are incredibly common, around half of Americans 75 and older have cataracts, and are on the rise. By 2050, the number of people in the U.S. with cataract is expected to double from 24.4 million to about 50 million. So what can you do? Bring your questions and join Dr. Y. Katherine Hu from Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to learn more about risk factors, diagnostic techniques, treatment options and the latest science on cataract.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Noon
Fee: Free for members
Location: Party Zone meeting room on Body Zone’s main level
Register by 10/5: Sign up at Guest Services (610-376-2100) or email Donna Lascoskie

About Y. Katherine Hu, MD
Dr. Hu is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hu received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Summa Cum Laude. She subsequently attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received an M.S. in Biochemistry. She completed her medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honorary Society and graduated first of her class. She also received the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for academic excellence. After serving an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center, she performed her Ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Read Dr. Hu’s full bio here.


Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals

FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

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.

Dates/Times: Thursday, September 27 at 8:30 AM

Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday, November 20 at 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 AM

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

Rowing & HIIT Turf Training – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

… featuring MYZONE Heart Rate Tracking
Join BZ Trainers Dave Moseley and Lindsay Hetrick for a free 40-minute training experience designed to help you learn how to get the most from your workouts.

What:
20 minutes of row intervals followed by 20 minutes of functional high intensity interval training on our turf using kettlebells, boxes, etc. All participants will utilize Body Zone’s new MYZONE heart rate tracking tool for immediate feedback on heart rate, calorie burn and MEPs (MYZONE Effort Points). You get the most from your workouts when you’re working out in the correct heart rate zones.

When:
Monday, October 15 / 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24 / 5:00 PM

Details:
Sign up at the 2nd floor Wellness Desk or email dmoseley@bodyzonesports.com
Each class is limited to six members.
Not a MYZONE user? No worries. We have MYZONE demo belts just for you.

Additional MYZONE at Body Zone questions and interests? Attend “Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals” by BZ Trainer Dave Moseley on October 17 at 5:00 pm.


Personal Training 101 – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

What is it?
Free 25-minute demo workout with a Body Zone Personal Trainer for all fitness levels

For:
Members new to personal training

Why?
Learn more about why personal training makes a difference by jumping right into a workout with a BZ Trainer! Training sessions are always customized to meet the needs of clients, but enjoy a free session that includes a typical workout: dynamic warm up, exercise instruction, balance, core, strength and cardio work, mobility exercises (foam rolling, stretching etc). One demo workout per member.

When:
SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
September 12 at 5:30 PM
September 24 at 8:30 AM
September 25 at 12:00 PM
September 26 at 5:30 PM

OCTOBER SCHEDULE
October 15 at 8:30 AM
October 16 at 12:00 PM
October 17 at 5:30 PM
October 29 at 8:30 AM
October 30 at 12:00 PM
October 31 at 5:30 PM

Sign up:
Register via sign up sheets located at the 2nd floor Wellness Desk or email Dave Moseley — contact info at bottom of web page.


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

Next session begins Thursday, September 20, 2018

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. Learn more / Register


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: Sept. 17: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
October and November schedule coming soon
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.