Written by Jack McCarthy
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 00:00
The St. Charles Park District offers a great way to jumpstart fitness goals with free tools and information this month.
The district will host Fitness and Wellness Open House on Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue.
This free event provides a health education and opportunities to take better care of yourself, your family and your environment.
For example, try a variety of the park district’s most popular fitness classes – zumba, piloxing, pilates, yoga and more - in the district’s 2,700 square foot studio.
Since you might be hesitant to try something new, sample them all to discover what the best workout is for you. Then you’ll learn how much time and money you can commit towards a healthy you.
The park district offers a variety of fitness programs that benefit many ages and interests without the requirement of a membership. Program registrations will be taken on site for those ready to start to work on their new fitness goals.
Selected area health and wellness professionals have been invited to showcase their offerings to make you the best you possible.
Soup to Nuts, the alternative grocery store in Geneva, will share healthy and clean eating options for you and your whole family.
Known for offering a wealth of nutrition information, this family-owned and operated natural food store has been helping customers make better health choices for over 30 years. They have the largest selection of gluten-free and allergy-free food choices in the Chicago Western Suburbs.
Enjoy a free chair massage by one of the trained staff from Fox Chiropractic Center. Dr. Katy Hemmerich- Frega will discuss personalized nutrition counseling and the positive impact of physical medicines.
Dr. Katy, who believes in holistic healthcare through natural treatment methods, will discuss healthy nutrition and physical medicines that deal with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease.
Patty Turbak from DoTERRA Essentials Oils will share the benefits of essential oils - the natural aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. She will demonstrate how they can be used to improve your health and wellbeing.
Shannon McCall, Community Outreach Specialist from Cadence Health, will present information about the Catch Program, a cooperative effort with the park district to benefit preschool participants.
Through CATCH, about two hundred children and their families will learn about healthful eating practices and how to increase their opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity in both school and home settings.
Enter a drawing for a chance to win park district giveaways, such as rounds of golf at Pottawatomie Golf Course, passes to Otter Cove Aquatic Park, Swanson Pool or River View Miniature Golf Course.
Ages 14 and over are encouraged to attend this free event to discover a variety of healthy ways for living in the St. Charles community.
No registration is necessary. For more information, call Holly Wiggins at 630-513-6200.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:22