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:
Navigating Diabetes: A Free Lunch & Learn by Penn State Health St. Joseph
What Is Gluten? And 14 Other Pressing Nutrition Questions
100-Mile Lap Club Challenge sponsored by Penn State Health St. Joseph
Personal Training 101 – Test Drive A Trainer for Free
Battle Of The Trainers MYZONE Team Challenge
Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
Junior Gym STRONG – Fitness Education For Adolescents
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening


Navigating Diabetes

A Free Lunch & Learn Event by Penn State Health St. Joseph

Join Elizabeth Hawk and Andrea Thompson, Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators from Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Diabetes Management Team, to learn more about diabetes, treatment for diabetes and how to manage it for optimum health and wellness.

Healthy eating, exercise and coping with the emotional side effects of diabetes are a few of the many topics that will be covered to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to live with diabetes and related conditions.

Date/Time:Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 12:00 PM
Fee:Free for Body Zone’s adult members
Location:Body Zone’s Party Zone meeting room – located on main level
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About the presenters:
Elizabeth Hawk MS, RDN, CDE
Elizabeth is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Register Dietitian. She specializes in educating people affected by diabetes with understanding and managing their condition. A graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth also holds her Masters Degree in Health and Physical Activity.

Andrea Thompson RDN, LDN, CDE
Andrea is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian. She specializes in educating people affected by diabetes with understanding and managing their condition. A graduate of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, Andrea also has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and was awarded Pennsylvania’s ‘Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year’ in 2017.

Learn more about the Diabetes Management Team at Penn State Health St. Joseph here: thefutureofhealthcare.org


What Is Gluten? And 14 Other Pressing Nutrition Questions

A Free Program For Members

Nutrition advice is often difficult to understand and can be misleading. Get the facts and science behind the most common questions about diet and nutrition when you join Dr. Ike Shibley for our most informative program to date. He’ll answer 15 frequently asked questions about nutrition ranging from cholesterol to trans fat to low-carb diets. He will also discuss several diseases that have nutritional components including Celiac Disease and Type II Diabetes.

Dr. Shibley will address these 15 questions:
1. What is gluten?
2. How bad is cholesterol?
3. Are fruits and vegetables all they are cracked up to be?
4. How does sleep affect nutrition?
5. What are trans fats?
6. How can I help protect myself from developing Type II diabetes?
7. Should I eat less meat?
8. Should I eat more seafood?
9. What is celiac disease?
10. Does exercise affect nutrition?
11. What does it mean to ‘eat food’?
12. Why should I shop the outside aisles of the grocery store?
13. How bad is fast food?
14. What about caffeine? Alcohol?
15. What supplements should I consider?

Date/Times:Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30 OR 6:00 PM (two times offered this day)
Fee:Free for Body Zone’s adult members
Location:Body Zone’s Party Zone meeting room – located on main level
Register:Sign up at Guest Services or email bodyzonesports.com/learn

About Ike Shibley
Dr. Shibley is the associate professor of chemistry and science program coordinator at Penn State. He teaches a variety of courses including nutrition. Enhanced student learning, especially in the sciences, is the focus of his many writings and presentations. A beloved member of the Penn State community, he is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is known for his dedication to student success. Read Dr. Shibley’s full bio here.


100-Mile Lap Club Challenge sponsored by Penn State Health St. Joseph

Be the first to swim 100 miles and win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Penn State Health St. Joseph.

How it works:
1. Sign up by using the Lap Club registration sheet located in the aquatics lobby.
2. Upon completion of your 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or mile lap, fill in the appropriate lap with the black Sharpie marker provided near the banner. Each large block (consisting of four 1/4 mile blocks) = 1 mile.
3. First member to complete 100 miles will win the $100 gift card.


Personal Training 101

A complimentary program for members

What is it?
Free 50-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:

MAY SCHEDULE
May 15 at 10:30 AM – Melissa Figura
May 21 at 11:00 AM – Andre Lockhart
May 30 at 10:30 AM – Melissa Figura

Sign up:
Register via sign up sheets located at the 2nd floor Wellness Desk or email Jason Kelly


Battle Of The Trainers MYZONE Team Challenge

Summer is almost here! Here’s some inspiration, and a little competition, to help you to get your workout on.

WHEN:
May 1 – 31, 2019

HOW IT WORKS:
This month-long team challenge will use Body Zone’s MYZONE wearable heart rate monitors to accurately track and inspire your workouts and movement (in and outside of Body Zone) using MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) as a scoring guide. Sorry, MEPs in grey zone do not count for this challenge.

The fun part? You’ll be a member of a team with a Body Zone trainer at the helm offering you tips, guidance and motivation the entire month. Members of the winning team get a free month added on to their membership. We’ll be giving away other items through weekly challenge workouts throughout the month.

GET STARTED:
Already a Body Zone MYZONE user? You’re in good shape! We’ll send you a challenge invite and your team assignment through email and your MYZONE app.

Want to join us? Buy a MYZONE heart rate monitor kit for just $99 from now until May 1 only. You get a free $39 InBody Body Composition analysis too! Purchase HERE >>>


Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals

A complimentary 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. Join BZ Trainer John McGarvey 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:Check back for March dates
Presenter:John McGarvey
Location:Body Zone’s Party Zone meeting room – located on main level
Register:Email learn@bodyzonesports.com or sign up in person at Body Zone Guest Services

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:May 20: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
 June 3: 9:00 – 11:00 AM & June 17: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location:Aquatics Lobby
Administered by:Sarah Bookser RN  from Power Kunkle Wellness Matters