Stay Fit During the Holiday Season!
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 16, 2009) –The season has changed and as the holidays are approaching, good home-cooked meals are on everyone’s mind. You can ease some of your guilt about eating all the foods you love this Thanksgiving, because Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Fitness Center is waiving the $50 initiation fee for new members throughout the month of November.
Located across from the main Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) in the Fayette Professional Center, the Rehabilitation and Fitness Center offers a variety of healthy-living resources for Fayette area residents to start living a healthier and happier life.
“Now that the summer has come to an end and people are wearing more clothes, they may unintentionally decide not to exercise as much,” said Jamie Turner, lead exercise physiologist for PFH's Rehabilitation and Fitness Center. “Don’t slack off during this holiday season. Your health should be a year long commitment! In fact, most people gain the most weight over the holidays. So let us help you get through the holidays without weight gain and help you stay on track!”
New members receive a free fitness assessment and a customized program to help them reach their fitness goals. They will also find out what areas of fitness to concentrate on, how to exercise safely and monitor progress, and will be taught how to use the fitness center equipment.
Open to individuals 14 years and older, the Rehabilitation and Fitness Center focuses on disease prevention, rehabilitation of injuries and maintenance of optimal health, and educates members on fitness wellness. It also features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
PFH’s Rehabilitation and Fitness Center offers cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, diabetes education, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. There are also specialty programs including pelvic pain and incontinence therapy, lymphedema therapy, wound care and ostomy management, joint replacement pre-op classes, and Healthy Heart Classes. The fitness center is open to the community and offers a full line of state of the art equipment. For more information about Piedmont Fayette Hospital, please visit fayettehospital.org.