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Health & Wellness News 1/20/11

MORE CHAIR YOGA CLASSES AT BREATHE YOGA STUDIO Reap the wondrous benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor. Breathe Yoga Studio has added another Chair Yoga class to their schedule. Students will be able to practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students do not need to commit to a certain day—they’ll have the flexibility to practice either day or both days. Classes will continue to be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. All postures are done seated or using the back of chair for support.

Chair yoga is easy to learn and easy to do, and includes posture sequences that include lots of deep breathing, full body stretching, balance work and guided meditation. Commit to your health and well being by purchasing packages of eight classes for $40. Can be used in any combination until all eight classes are taken. Breathe Yoga Studio, 503 Adams St. 291-5506 breathepcola.com.

FIXED ON FITNESS BOOT CAMP Fixed on Fitness’s second camp of 2011 will be held Feb. 14-March 25. Welcome Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at Running Wild. Please make plans to attend Welcome Night if you are planning to join FOF for Camp 2 or if you just want to find out more about FOF. Choose from the following boot camp times: 5:45 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m. For more information call 607-6978 or visit fixedonfitness.com.

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND COUPLE’S MASSAGE COMING SOON TO BREATHE YOGA STUDIO  A great gift for you and your loved one. $100 per couple. Limited appointments available Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 11-13. Call 291-5506 now to book or for additional details.

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR NEXT MALL BALL
TICKETS GOING FAST Tickets for the 16th Annual Cordova Mall Ball are now available for purchase. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Feb. 5 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Cordova Mall to benefit sick and injured children at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The event is coordinated by the Krewe of Les Petits Enfants (Order of the Small Children) and presented by Wendy’s.

Tickets can be purchased in advance of the event for $50 per person at the Sacred Heart Foundation office. Tickets at the door will be $60 per person. Tables of eight are available for $425 and must be reserved in advance. There are a limited number of tickets available.

You must be 21 or older to attend, and IDs will be checked at the door. Dress is costume or black tie optional. Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling 416-4660.

Cordova Mall will close early that evening to allow the festivities to begin at 8 p.m. Attendees can enjoy live music and sample foods from approximately 25 Pensacola restaurants. Entertainment will be provided by Mass Kunfuzion, 2nd
Coming and Reunion Band. A silent auction will also be available and will include vacation packages, jewelry, art, golf packages and much more. The committee is seeking donations of items for the silent auction. If you wish to donate a weekend at a beach house or cabin, golf outing, art or jewelry, please call the number listed above.

Last year, more than 2,500 people attended this sold-out event that raised more than $359,000 for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Net proceeds will be used to purchase four Phillips Intellivue MP 70 hemodynamic-monitoring systems for the 10-bed PICU. The unit is dedicated to caring for critically ill and injured children.

Over the past 15 years, the event has generated more than $2 million in proceeds on behalf of sick and injured children at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, a hospital dedicated to the care of children for more than 40 years. It is the only pediatric facility in the region and provides a number of pediatric sub-specialists in partnership with Nemours Children’s Clinic. For more information, call Sacred Heart Foundation, 416-4660 or visit sacred-heart.org/mallball.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ASKS KIDS TO CLEAN OUT THEIR CLOSETS TO BENEFIT KIDS IN NEED The holidays have come and gone, and January is the perfect time to clean out your closets to benefit a great cause. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will host ”Clean Out Your Closets 4 Kids Day” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Area kids and their parents are asked to go through their closets and bring new and gently used items to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and other area children’s charities. Items needed include DVDs, video games, books, gently-used plastic toys and board games, winter coats and art supplies.

Once the donations have been brought in, volunteers will sort through the items and designate them for a variety of pediatric departments at Sacred Heart, including the Autism Center, Miracle Camp, Child Life, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and the Pediatric Care Center. Donations will also be given to other area child charity organizations and area Escambia County elementary schools.

For more information on how to get involved, please call Cat Ellis at 416-1156.

SACRED HEART TO CONDUCT FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS AT SENIOR SPIRIT! HEALTH FAIR Sacred Heart Health System’s SENIORSpirit! program will provide free health screenings and great door prizes during the 12th Annual SENIORSpirit! Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Greenhut Auditorium on Sacred Heart Hospital’s main campus in Pensacola.

Persons 55 and older are invited to stop by from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free health screenings to measure total cholesterol, blood pressure, body fat, blood sugar, stroke risk, hearing and more. Pre-registration is not required.

In addition, health information will be available at booths provided by over 30 different vendors including the Council on Aging, Mainstay Financial, Sacred Heart’s Stroke Center, the Ann Baroco Center for Breast Health, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services, Sacred Heart Senior Services, CareLink and more!

SENIORSpirit! is a free membership program of Sacred Heart Senior Services.  Benefits to members include free health screenings and newsletters, free seminars on health issues, a pre-paid lab screening program, and other services. Non-members may enroll the day of the event.

For more information, call Sacred Heart at 416-1620, or visit sacred-heart.org.

NEW ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC OPENS Doctor of Oriental Medicine Alyson C. Bayer, FL, TX L.Ac., has opened her own practice. Formerly of Coastal Community Acupuncture, Bayer has opened Alyson Bayer Acupunture in the old Sacred Heart Hospital, Suite 127. For more information on treatments and services, contact Alyson at abayertcm@gmail.com, (936) 689-6975 or (251) 289-1259.