The Cardiovascular Wellness Service is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease and improving heart health in BWH employees. To this end, we offer screenings, classes, and programs, specifically designed for employees, that help educate about risk factors for heart disease, as well as help motivate and support positive behavioral changes towards improving heart health. The following are events and programs currently offered to employees:
Line Dancing with Lisa West
May 24 – July 12
Get the fun back in your step with our new line dancing class led by BWH Employee, Lisa West. Line dancing class is a fun and great way to exercise, improve coordination, and increase energy levels. The moderate level of activity is great for all ages plus, it's so much fun you'll hardly notice that you're exercising. Learn how to do dances like the Original Electric slide, The Wobble, and the new modern day line dances. Note: No classes on June 14 and June 28. $5 per class or $20 for 6 classes, which can be paid in cash at the beginning of class. For employees only. Click here to register via PikeNotes.
Boot Camp with Katia Powell
May 24 – July 12
Workout Smarter...Not Harder! The CARDIOVASCULAR WELLNESS BOOTCAMP brings you metabolic training to increase your metabolism and burn fat more efficiently. It’s based on the same integrity and science, giving you more gain with less pain. It’s a fun workout but now can achieve a better, stronger, more capable body with CARDIOVASCULAR WELLNESS BOOTCAMP: The easier and smarter way to work out! Note: No class on June 14 and June 28. $5 per class or $30 for 8 classes, which can be paid in cash at the beginning of class. For employees only. Click here to register via PikeNotes.
Whole Body Fitness with Jenna Norton
May 28-July 30
Join us for a fun, interactive, and energizing class combining bodyweight strength, yoga, cardio conditioning, martial arts, dance, and gymnastics to give you an effective whole body workout. Every class introduces a new set of skills, drills, and group workout designed to enhance your functional movement, core strength, and overall well-being. Workouts are scaled for all experience and fitness levels. Please bring a towel, yoga mat (if you have one), and water. Note: No classes on July 2 or July 23. $5 per class or $30 for 8 classes, which can be paid in cash at the beginning of class. For employees only. Click here to register via PikeNotes.
Gentle Hatha Yoga with Bharti Thakkar
June 6 - August 29
In this class, you will learn the building blocks of a balanced and healing traditional yoga practice. You will learn and strengthen postures which will help you improve flexibility, build stamina and calm your mind. Hatha yoga focuses on each individual as a unique being which makes this a perfect class for all levels. You will leave class with a refreshed mind, body and spirit. Note: No classes on June 20 or July 4. $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes, which can be paid in cash at the beginning of class. For employees only. Click here to register via PikeNotes.
Zumba Fitness with Patricia Timmons
June 24 – August 26
Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba® Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. Note: No class on July 1, July 15 and August 12. $5 per class or $25 for 7 classes, which can paid in cash at the beginning of classes. For employees only. Click here to register via PikeNotes.
Smart for the Heart
In partnership with Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation, the Cardiovascular Wellness Service offers a free, national online wellness program, Smart for the Heart, which makes improving heart health easy. By participating in Smart for the Heart, you will receive a free Health Risk Assessment (HRA), a tool used to calculate personalized risk for heart disease based on a quick survey. You will receive results instantly, along with recommendations to help improve these risk factors. To join Smart for the Heart or for more information, click here.
Shapiro 3rd Floor Porch, BWH
Weight Watchers is a program to help you lose weight. The PointsPlus® plan doesn’t make you eat foods you don’t like — or ban the ones you love. That’s a game changer. What’s more, you don’t need to go hungry, because you’ll learn how to choose delicious, healthy foods that can keep you feeling fuller for longer. Smart choices, made delicious. Come and join the Weight Watchers Meeting at Brigham & Women's Hospital. The meeting will be facilitated by a Weight Watchers' leader, Elizabeth Pembroke. For more information or to register, please click here.
Healthy Cooking and Tasting Demos
Third wednesday each month, 2nd Floor Tower, BWH
Come to our FREE monthly "Healthy Cooking and Tasting Demos", held in the 2nd Floor Tower in Brigham and Women's Hospital (across from the gift shop), on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:00pm. This event is offered to all patients, families, and staff and is free to attend!
The Departments of Nutrition and Food Services have teamed up with the Cardiovascular Wellness Service to offer regular cooking demonstrations for all staff, patients, and visitors. Each cooking demonstration is unique, offering not only a cooking demonstration for the recipes of the day, but also providing information on these nutritious meals, samples to taste, and recipes to take home. All of our recipes are not only delicious but heart healthy too! Our past cooking demonstrations have included recipes for all kinds of meals, including heart healthy oatmeal, turkey burgers, Mediterranean style quinoa pilaf, and apple blueberry crisp - so come to future demonstrations to see what we'll be cooking up next!
For more information on FREE Employee Wellness classes, programs, and events, please visit our Calendar of Events page.
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This page was last modified on 5/7/2013