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Botsford News Release

Fat Tuesday Has Become Fit at Botsford

Novi, MI (January 10, 2008)--- Fat Tuesday is around the corner and for many Metro Detroiters that involves eating paczkis and leaving behind their healthy New Year resolutions.  That’s why the Botsford Center for Health Improvement is offering Fit Tuesday.  The day will be devoted to help you work off those paczkis and enjoy healthy snacks as an alternative.

Stop by the Botsford Center for Health Improvement on Tuesday, February 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for free group exercise classes, an ask the dietitian booth with nutrition handouts, recipes and healthy snacks, and use of the facility’s exercise equipment, pool and sauna for the day.  Monica Pagels, Manager of the Botsford Center for Health Improvement says, “With all the talk of paczkis and high calorie foods on Fat Tuesday, Botsford is excited to offer an alternative of exercise, healthy snacks and fun.  Everything is free and no reservations are necessary.”

Fit Tuesday Group Exercise Class Demos
9:00 a.m.
Sculpt & Tone includes a series of upper and lower body workouts that creatively combine dumbbell, Fitball, resistance bands and your own body weight while also integrating balance, core strength and postural awareness. (20-minute session)

10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Gentle Aerobics is a therapeutic water program that increases range of motion, muscle strength and toning.  It’s great for arthritis or other debilitating health conditions including post injury/surgical. Don’t forget your bathing suit! (One-hour session)

12:00 p.m.
CORE Conditioning increases core strength with floor exercises and power band training.  Benefits include ab toning, increased flexibility, as well as stability in the lower back. (20-minute session)

1:00 p.m.
Zumba Dance is a Latin inspired cardio aerobic dance rhythm that integrates upper and lower body dance aerobic moves fused with a spice of Latin dance. (20-minute session)

5:00 p.m.
Spinningincorporates cardiovascular, lower body strength, and intense cardio burning in a fun, motivational setting. (One-hour session)

Fit Ball improves functional strength, balance and coordination while developing posture and core muscles including abdominal and lower back. (One-hour session)

Aqua Fit is a high-energy cardiovascular conditioning and strength training class.  Class uses hydro-tone equipment to help tone and strengthen muscles. (One-hour session)

6:00 p.m.
Zumba Dance is a Latin inspired cardio aerobic dance rhythm that integrates upper and lower body dance aerobic moves fused with a spice of Latin dance. (One-hour session)

The Botsford Center for Health Improvement is the first medical model fitness center in Metro Detroit.  More than a health club, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement offers a “medical model” approach to all of its programs, integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices.  To learn more about the Botsford Center for Health Improvement and Fit Tuesday, please call (248) 473-3100 or log on to www.botsford.org/bchi.

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2006 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dumas, Beth Montalvo or Stacy Brand
PHONE: (248) 442-7986