Get Fit for the Summer!
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (May 22, 2009) – It’s getting close to summer, those bathing suits are coming out of hiding and everyone’s starting to dread the idea of bikinis and swim trunks. Don’t sweat, Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Fitness Center is waiving the $50 initiation fee for new members throughout the month of June.
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.
“Getting ready for poolside fun and summer vacations can be a great motivator, but it can also be intimidating,” said Jamie Turner, lead exercise physiologist for PFH's Rehabilitation and Fitness Center. “The summer is a great time for people to get back into shape regardless of their current fitness level, or to start something new and reach goals they have been putting off all year.”
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.
“Another important aspect of getting ready for summer and staying healthy is to visit a primary care physician for routine check-ups," said Turner. "Receiving routine check-ups aids in the early detection of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease."
PFH’s Rehabilitation and Fitness Center offers cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, diabetes education, physical therapy and occupational therapy. 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 www.fayettehospital.org.