Wellness center offers exercise, weight-loss program options
McDowell Wellness Center is offering a half-marathon training program and a “Lose Weight Feel Great” program beginning in January.
The half-marathon training program begins Jan. 14. The class will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays.
The class will be in preparation for the Derby Half Marathon on April 28. Individuals participating in the program should have the current ability to run three to four miles at least three times per week. The cost to participate is $50 for wellness center members and $55 for non-members.
A free informational session will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the wellness center.
The “Lose Weight Feel Great” program is an eight-week weight-loss program supervised by Janet Fluty, a registered dietitian on staff at the wellness center, in coordination with fitness trainers there. The program includes group instruction and support, an individual consultation with the dietitian and a trainer and monthly follow-up meetings after the program has ended.
There is also a “biggest loser” component to the program. It includes prizes for individuals who lose the most weight, most inches and greatest percentage of body fat.
Free introductions to the program will be offered 6:15 p.m. Jan. 10 and 9:15 a.m. Jan. 11. Classes begin Jan. 17 and 18. Participants may choose between class at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays or at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesdays.
For more information or to sign up for either program, call (859) 936-9355.
Isaiah House exploring possibility of female drug rehab
The Isaiah House has been given a new facility, located behind the current campus for men, and is exploring the possibilities of opening a new women's drug and alcohol treatment program. The Isaiah House will host a meeting for interested persons and church groups 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss staffing, volunteers, accreditation, viability, sustainability, funding and start-up.
Seating is limited. Call Mark La Palme at (859) 375-9200 to make reservations for the dinner meeting (lasagna will be served) or for more information.
The Isaiah House is a Department of Mental Health accredited program. It is the only “Christ-centered” accredited program in the state.