Understanding the health needs of our community is the goal of our Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in collaboration with the United Way. Results of this survey have led to programming within partner schools as part of Project Fit America and diabetes management through the Westmoreland County YMCAs.
The Well-Being Center also offers classes and nutrition counseling to the general public which are available for a nominal annual fee.
Physical activity is important for your health at any stage of life, and this class is ideal for individuals who can’t get around as well as they used to or those who are returning to exercise for the first time. Chair Fit is an ideal class for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes, cardio vascular disease and Bariatric patients. It’s a great mixture of cardio vascular endurance and strength training taught in and around a chair. These low impact exercises focus on maintaining actives of daily living. The class is conducted in a gentle easy to follow safe manner. It will improve strength, increase range of motion, balance and mobility. It will improve one’s overall quality of life and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothing, good support sneakers and a bottle of water.
This full body workout is designed to strengthen all major muscles groups, improve cardiovascular endurance and increase flexibility. The instructor will incorporating a wide variety of resistance exercises and plyometrics. The last 10-15 minutes will be spent, strengthening the core and stretching. So bring your mat and water. This is a fun and energetic class. Modifications are given for all fitness level. Please wear exercise clothing and shoes.
Interval training is one of the best ways to increase ones overall endurance. This high/low interval class is perfect for anyone who is looking for a challenging workout without having to spend hours at the gym. This class will move through cardiovascular endurance and strength training, followed by 10-15 minutes of stretching. Modifications are given for all exercises so you may work with in your own boundaries and limitations. Please wear exercise clothing and sneakers, also bring along a mat and bottle of water.
Yoga is defined as the union of the mind body and spirit. This class is designed for beginners and experienced participants. Giving them the ability to create a practice within their personal boundaries. Becoming aware of ones breathe to gracefully move throughout restorative and energetic poses. It starts with the basic poses, offering instructions to flow into more challenging poses. Giving one the opportunity to grow with in their practice. It will help to build strength, flexibility and proper alignment. Yoga is a journey of mindfulness and growth. The class will end with 10-15 min of meditation giving you the opportunity to peel away layer of stress and bring your awareness to your inner peace. Opening yourself to eternal love and light. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.
STRENGTH & TONE
Strength and tone is a muscle building and conditioning class focusing on high repetitions and light weight, focus on all major muscle groups. This is a 45 minutes class using a variety of resistance bands and weights. Designed to improve and increase cardiovascular endurance along with developing coordination and balance. It is essential for healthy living but also fun and challenging. The instructor will demonstrate each exercise at an appropriate pace with modifications for all fitness levels. This is a great opportunity to get out of the typical gym routine.
Healthy living is Core, so there is no better class. This class focuses on improving balance, flexibility, stability, posture, and gently strengthening the abdominal region and lower back. It is great for any size and fitness levels. Modifications of each exercise will be given. Be prepared to get on the floor so bring a mat and a positive mind set
Intro to HIIT is a full body workout. This class is a moderate intensity interval training sequence with moderate intensity exercises. This training helps build cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This class is to help people challenge themselves and walk out feeling strong.
Classes are offered at various Excela Health locations. Inquire when registering.
The Well-Being Center Jeannette Medical Office Building Suite 604 600 Jefferson Avenue Jeannette, Pa. 15644 Telephone: 724-830-8568.
Excela Health Diabetes Center 420 Pellis Road Rear Greensburg, Pa. 15601 Excela Square at Norwin 8775 Norwin Avenue North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642
Frick Hospital 508 South Church Street Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666
Latrobe Hospital One Mellon Way 121 West Second Avenue (for GPS) Latrobe, Pa. 15650
Westmoreland Hospital 532 West Pittsburgh Street Greensburg, Pa. 15601