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
Your Way to a 5K
The Facts About Glaucoma: The Silent Sight Thief
eBite by Aparna Mele, MD
“Tough as Nails” Self-Defense Course For Women and Teen Girls
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening


Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
FREE PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS

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: Check back for future dates in September
  • Location: The Wellness Studio on Body Zone’s main level
  • Presenter: BZ Trainer Dave Moseley
  • Fee: Free for members
  • Register: Email Debbie Stiller or sign up at Guest Services, 610-376-2100.

Your Way to a 5K
Group running program for newbie roadrunners and anyone looking to shed a few pounds, reduce stress and feel great about conquering a goal.

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 Fitzy’s 5K to benefit Lauren’s Foundation on October 29. Class is open to the public.

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

Meeting Times/Days:
5:45 – 6:35 PM
September 7, 14, 18, 21, October 5, 12, 19, 26
October 29 is race day!

Fee for eight sessions:
$100 – includes full wellness and aquatics membership during training period. Please note: 5K race fee not included in registration fee

Instructor:
Lisa Leayman, BZ personal trainer and certified running coach

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 class and 5K:
Register for class HERE
Register for Fitzy’s 5K HERE

BZ Trainer and Running Coach Lisa Leayman

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.


The Facts About Glaucoma: The Silent Sight Thief
A complimentary Lunch & Learn program by Eye Consultants of PA

Ask your questions and listen to one of the foremost experts in the field, Dr. Mehul Nagarsheth from Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania, as we talk about glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. This elevated pressure is caused by a backup of fluid in the eye. Over time, it causes damage to the optic nerve. Left untreated, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness and the leading cause of preventable blindness. And because there are virtually no symptoms, many people who have glaucoma don’t even know it. Fortunately, glaucoma usually responds well to treatment, including medications, the latest minimally invasive techniques and advanced laser treatments. But 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: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Fee: Free for members
  • Location: Body Zone’s party room – located on main level
  • Register: Sign up by Thursday, September 14 at Body Zone Guest Services (610-376-2100)
    or email Debbie Stiller

About Mehul Nagarsheth, MD

Mehul Nagarsheth, MD

Dr. Nagarsheth joined Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania after completing his Glaucoma Fellowship at Tufts New England Eye Center in Boston.

He grew up in New Jersey and received his Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a dual major of Political Science from Emory University in June 2004. Dr. Nagarsheth received his Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in June 2008 and continued to complete his Internship there as well. His residency in Ophthalmology was served at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Nagarsheth has extensive ophthalmology research experience and received the Best Resident Research Award at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals Department of Ophthalmology Annual Research Symposium in June 2012. He was also the recipient of the National Eye Institute Travel Grant in May 2011 and was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society at Emory University.


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 7, 2017.  For more information, refer to her website at www.mygutinstinct.org.


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

Tough as Nails logo

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, July 26: 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 9: 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 22: 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 6: 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, September 19: 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Aquatics Lobby
Administered by: Sarah Bookser RN  from Power Kunkle Wellness Matters

 

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