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!


February is American Heart Month!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, about 610,000 people die from heart disease, that’s one in every four deaths. But there’s good news! You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and managing any health conditions you may have. And, as a member, you’re most likely taking advantage of all the great ways to move at Body Zone. Make February the month you do something extra good for your heart and participate in the following Body Zone programs and activities:

Quick Links:
Personal Training 101
“Body Zone Does Your Heart Good” 21-Day MYZONE Challenge
FREE LUNCH & LEARN: Early Detection of Coronary Artery Disease
“Body Zone Does Your Heart Good” Heart Month Wellness Calendar
Moderation & Variety: A Lifelong Nutrition Program
Yoga for a Happy Heart and a Peaceful Mind
“Body Zone Does Your Heart Good” Zumba Glow Party
Junior Gym STRONG – Fitness Education For Adolescents
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening
Go Fish Cafe Heart Month Special Featuring: Salmon!


Personal Training 101 – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

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:
JANUARY SCHEDULE
January 23 at 6:00 PM – Andre Lockhart
January 24 at 9:00 AM – John McGarvey

FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
February 5 at 6:00 PM – Andre Lockhart
February 7 at 9:00 AM – John McGarvey
February 13 at 11:00 AM – Andre Lockhart
February 21 at 6:00 PM – Andre Lockhart
February 26 at 9:00 AM – John McGarvey

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


Body Zone Does Your Heart Good 21-Day MYZONE Challenge

The New Year is here! It’s time to get your workout on!

WHEN:
February 4 – 24, 2019

HOW IT WORKS:
Wear your MYZONE belt every time you’re on the move — in and out of BZ! Earn tickets for a raffle drawing at the end of the challenge. Tickets will be awarded for time spent in GREEN, YELLOW and RED MYZONE zones (main exertion zones) on a weekly basis for effort and participation. Every 250 combined points in these three zones for one week = 1 ticket.

Example: 1000 earned MEPs in Green/Yellow/Red zones for week 1 = 4 tickets.

Earn 3 bonus tickets every time you crush our Workout Of The Week as outlined on “The Wall” — our personal training info board located across from the juice bar.

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

Want to join us? Buy a MYZONE heart rate monitor kit for just $99 from now until Feb. 4 ONLY. You get a free $39 InBody Body Composition analysis too! Purchase here.  And, learn more about MYZONE at Body Zone here or contact Jason Kelly.

WIN FUN PRIZES:
First Place: $50 BZ Bucks to use for training, ice skating, lessons and more.
Second Place: $30 BZ Bucks to use for training, ice skating, lessons and more.
Third Place: $20 BZ Bucks to use for training, ice skating, lessons and more.


Early Detection of Coronary Artery Disease

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

Join Dr. Polinsky, a cardologist with Berks Cardiology/Penn State Health Medical Group, to learn about the early signs of heart disease. Through a review of a patient who experienced cardiac arrest, Dr. Polinsky will describe what happens during a heart attack and common symptoms that provide early clues of coronary artery disease. Discover the common conditions which increase a person’s risk for having coronary artery disease and the steps you can take to reduce that risk. Dr. Polinsky will also discuss what tests can be done to detect coronary artery disease and review how they may prevent a heart attack.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / 12:00 PM
Fee: Free for Body Zone’s adult members
Location: Body Zone’s Party Zone meeting room – located on main level
Register by Feb. 8: Email learn@bodyzonesports.com or sign up in person at Body Zone Guest Services

About Ronald J. Polinsky, Jr. MD
Dr. Polinsky is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Nuclear Cardiology. His practice, Berks Cardiology, is affiliated with Penn State Health Community Medical Group. Dr. Polinsky was raised in Columbia, MD, and earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, from where he graduated magna cum laude. He later received his medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. His postgraduate training included Internal Medicine Residency at University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and a Fellowship in Cardiology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Learn more about Dr. Polinsky and Penn State Health St. Joseph here: thefutureofhealthcare.org


“Body Zone Does Your Heart Good” Heart Month Wellness Calendar

The good news about heart disease is that a healthy heart is within everyone’s reach. You know the rules, eat more fruits and vegetables and keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. Download and use this Wellness Calendar to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle every day this month.


Moderation & Variety: A Lifelong Nutrition Program – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

In this one-hour workshop you will learn how to better assess what you eat. Ike Shibley is an award-winning teacher at Penn State who will help you understand concepts like how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound of fat, how to calculate the percent fat in a meal, how to estimate portion sizes, and how to eat nutritiously without studying all the latest science. You will learn the basic biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals to help guide your food choices. Ike’s goal is to empower you to think more positively and confidently about nutrition.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Presenter: Dr. Ike Shibley
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

About Dr. 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.


Yoga for a Happy Heart and a Peaceful Mind – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, deep breathing, meditation and relaxation. Deep breathing can help lower blood pressure. Mind-calming meditation, another key part of yoga, quiets the nervous system and eases stress. All of these practices can help prevent heart disease and improve overall health of the body and mind. This one hour class will include,breathing exercises, gentle yoga poses, basic meditation and progressive relaxation. Whether you are new to yoga, or have a regular practice, this special class focusing on relaxation and stress reduction will benefit anyone who is looking for more peace and less stress in their lives.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Jennifer Kathleen
Location: Mind Body Studio – 2nd floor
Register: Email learn@bodyzonesports.com or sign up in person at Body Zone Guest Services

“Body Zone Does Your Heart Good” Zumba Glow Party – FREE MEMBER PROGRAM

Join us as we dance our hearts out to Zumba’s awesome moves and music. This fun morning features giveaway and post-workout refreshments.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 / 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Instructor: Lora Fiore
Location: Mind Body Studio – 2nd floor
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: January 23: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
February 13 and 27: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Aquatics Lobby
Administered by: Sarah Bookser RN  from Power Kunkle Wellness Matters

Go Fish Cafe Heart Month Special Featuring: Salmon!

Salmon does your heart good! It’s a great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that protect your heart by reducing inflammation and risk of blood clots. They also keep your cholesterol levels in check. The great news is that you have the best provider of fresh Loch Duart Scottish sustainable salmon at your fingertips via Go Fish Cafe located on our main level. And even better, it’s $2.00 off per pound from February 1 – 28, 2019. Place your order on Mondays throughout February by emailing Heather Clark and pick it up at Body Zone the following Thursday through Sunday.