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Our 2022 donation numbers have been tallied and once again Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton Staff and Members alike have shown how dedicated they are to improving the lives of other in our  community. Your generosity is boundless and so very appreciated!




We have so much planned to celebrate the release dates of LesMills newest routines. What a great way to begin your weekend! If you haven't tried it yet - BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. The combination of scientifically-backed moves, motivating instructors and great music helps you achieve much more than you would on your own.




Are you curious about habits of happy people? Do you have some of the same habits? Would you like to have more of them? A great deal of happiness is within your control and here are a few pointers on how to work toward your "happy".




Our Social Challenge during the month of January is to stop by our Post-It Note Board to create your weekly goals. And, as you chalk up those successes, keep those good habits as part of the new, better you. By month's end, you'll have accrued some great new healthier habits!




The Holidays are here, meaning you’re in the middle of the holiday celebration season that often spells doom for your health and fitness plan. So, lets change the narrative and focus on celebrating with friends and family while simultaneously enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.




What is a kettlebell exactly? It looks like a cannonball with a handle on it.  They come in different sizes and weights, depending on your strength and overall goals. Kettlebells are used for both strength and cardio.




Plantar heel pain is a common problem among adults; it can lead to severe pain which causes significant disability and impairment of activities of daily living. Be sure to see your doctor and begin treatment so that your foot pain doesn't get in the way of your regular fitness routine.




This year, for the first time ever, I tried gardening. For the first time since covid began, I felt like my old self. I didn’t think gardening would be such a workout but being out in the sun, hauling all of those bags of dirt, and getting the earth ready to plant really got my heart pumping! Physical activity really does have a huge effect on our mental health!



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