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Portage Township YMCA Couch-to-Course Training: 4-Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day

fillerFor the last 10 years, Nikki Huber, certified trainer, has led groups of people with one goal in mind, finish the race. Surprisingly, most of the participants never thought finishing any race was possible, let alone starting one. The 8-week couch-to-course training program has proven effective in years past, with all participants completing the 4-mile, professionally-timed run at the Portage Township YMCAs Annual Turkey Trot, taking place on Thanksgiving morning.

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Portage Township YMCA Receives Grant for Enhance Fitness Program


The Portage Township YMCA is the recipient of a YMCA of the USA grant for an evidence-based program created for older adults with chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Enhance®Fitness, an older adult and arthritis management program, helps participants from all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent living.

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Fierce Fitness Nutrition Open to Everyone

Fierce-Fitness-Nutrition-Open-to-EveryoneOn Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Fierce Fitness Nutrition held their grand opening inside of the Portage Township YMCA. Fierce Fitness is owned and operated by Danielle Paetsch, Portage YMCA Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer as well as a Power Nutrition Ambassador. Soy and whey-based protein shakes using Herbalife and Power Nutrition products are available for purchase by YMCA Members and Non-Members.

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Have Fitness Resolutions You Want To Keep For Once? Here Are 12 Game Changing Do’s and 8 Dont's Straight From Fitness Experts


The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.

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A Look Back at Porter-Starke's Annual Turkey Trot


It’s an annual tradition here in Valparaiso, and now, registration is open for the 15th annual Turkey Trot!

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Turkey Trot at The Portage Township YMCA - Race for All Ages


Lose those calories before you even eat them at the Portage Township YMCA’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This 4-mile, professionally-timed, competitive run is paired with a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a free 1K Kids Fun Run. The walking and running courses will start and finish at the Portage Township YMCA Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. NOT A RUNNER? Don’t worry, we’re here for you! The tested and proven Turkey Trot Training Group kicks off this Saturday, October 7th, 8am, at the Portage Township Y for non-runners or those who have not ran in a while. This program is just $15 for 7-weeks of couch-to-course training and participants may register online or in-person. Questions about the training program? Contact Nicolette Huber at 219-406-6705 or at Read more

Franciscan Health Reps Walk the Walk to Fight Heart Disease


Some 165 Franciscan Health representatives were among hundreds of participants who turned out in force to support the war against cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of Americans, during an annual American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point recently.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Prizes Fit for Healthy Winners

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Prizes-Fit-for-Healthy-WinnersSister Cheryl Dazey, Franciscan Health Michigan City vice president of mission services, awards with a new mountain bike and other goodies St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School fourth-grader Darek Shatat, who completed the most miles and steps during a recent Healthy Kids Initiative fitness effort conducted in cooperation with the school, the hospital, local pediatrician Gerard Roberts, MD; the area YMCA , and MDwise, a state health insurance agency.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win


For a ninth consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 24,549,595 meters, beating out 67 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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NorthShore Health Centers Announce 2017 Biggest Loser Challenge Winners


Thank you to all who completed the Biggest Loser Challenge. There were 102 NorthShore employees that completed the challenged and will receive 1 NSA point. There were also 19 employees who achieved over 5% weight loss which will receive an additional NSA point for this accomplishment. The top three are:

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Porter Regional Hospital: Grow Your Own Way

Porter-Regional-Hospital-Grow-Your-Own-WayAs if fresh veggies or flowers aren’t reason enough, there are plenty of health reasons to have a summer garden.

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