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:
What’s New in Obesity Management: Diets, Drugs, and Gadgets – Free Lunch & Learn
Personal Training 101 – (Test Drive A Trainer for FREE)
Moderation & Variety: A Lifelong Nutrition Program
Smart Choices For Every Day Nutrition Calendar
Heart Rate Training + Your Fitness Goals
Junior Gym STRONG – Fitness Education For Adolescents
Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening


What’s New in Obesity Management: Diets, Drugs, and Gadgets

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

Is the keto diet the best way to lose weight? Should I count points and calories instead? Why do I lose weight, only to gain it all back? The field of nutrition science has expanded rapidly over the last few decades. If you are trying to lose weight, it can be very confusing to sort through all of these recommendations. Come learn what science says about what we eat, why we are overweight, and how we can lose weight for good. Learn about advanced procedures for weight loss, including bariatric surgery and emerging techniques not even on the market yet.

Date/Time:Thursday, April 18,  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 April 15Email learn@bodyzonesports.com or sign up at Body Zone Guest Services on main level

About Allison Barrett, MD
Dr. Allison Barrett is now seeing patients at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. She specializes in bariatric surgery, foregut surgery and weight management. Dr. Barrett is board certified in general surgery and was fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy, endoscopy and bariatric surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She earned her medical degree and a Master of Arts in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her residency in general surgery at New York University School of Medicine.

She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Her certifications include basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery and fundamentals of endoscopic surgery.

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


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:

MARCH SCHEDULE
March 21 at 6:00 PM – Lindsay Hetrick
March 26 at 9:00 AM – John McGarvey

APRIL SCHEDULE
April 2 at 9:00 AM – Lindsay Hetrick
April 3 at 11:00 AM – Lindsay Hetrick
April 10 at 11:00 AM – Lindsay Hetrick
April 10 at 6:00 PM – Andre Lockhart
April 23 at 9:00 AM – Lindsay Hetrick
April 30 at 9:00 AM – Lindsay Hetrick

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


Moderation & Variety: A Lifelong Nutrition Program

Free Member Program

In this one-hour workshop you’ll 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, March 26, 2019 / 6:00 PM
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.


Smart Choices For Every Day Nutrition Calendar

March is Nutrition Month — a great time to power up your nutrition wisdom and discover that eating healthy feels great for your body.

Many times we get in the habit of eating the same foods every day. Grab our Smart Choices For Every Day Nutrition Calendar at Guest Services or 2nd floor Wellness desk or simply download it below and perform the smart choice listed for each day of March to open your eyes to new food options and learn about their benefits.


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 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:March 28: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location:Aquatics Lobby
Administered by:Sarah Bookser RN  from Power Kunkle Wellness Matters