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To help you get a head start on a health and fitness plan before the holidays, Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness will hold a free two-day Open House filled with free fitness classes, nutrition guidelines, body fat testing, and more. The Open House will take place on Friday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Health at 645 N. Arlington Street, Suite 100. For more information about the event, call 775-770-3800.
“It can be challenging to learn about proper nutrition techniques, but our Center understands that exercise is medicine and our mission for our members is to reduce their risk for chronic disease through exercise and nutrition,” said Kathy Kase Rohlfing, director of marketing for the Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness.
The free Open House will be an opportunity for community members to tour the Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness, talk with personal trainers about weight loss goals and participate in a variety of free activities. Features of the event include: special group exercise classes, free chair massages, pilates reformer demonstrations, nutritional information and cooking tips, pre- and post-natal exercise seminar, free body fat analysis, free child care with face painting and medical exercise Q&A.
For those interested in medical exercise, the open house will also feature a “Core Stabilization” seminar, part of the Fitness Center’s medical exercise program, the only one of its kind in the region. The seminar will provide information about posture awareness, prevention of lower back pain, techniques for building core strength and stability. Learn more on Friday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Additionally, the Fitness Center will have a family swim night on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The swim night will cost $5 per person and interested community members need to register in advance calling 775-770-3800.
For more information about the Open House or to inquire about current Fitness Center promotions, call 775-770-3800.
About Saint Mary’s
In 2009 Saint Mary’s celebrates 101 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians, and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve. For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.
About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Founded in 1986, the CHW network of more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000 employees serves a population spanning 22 million people at 41 hospitals across California, Arizona, and Nevada. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care, community benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.