Wellness Center

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The Wellness Center offers a wide variety of exercise classes and health education programs. Make 2015 the year that you exercise your mind, body and soul.

Our programs and classes focus on health and well-being through creative and innovative, as well as traditional forms of exercise, education and services. In addition, our gym is available to rent for basketball. Please inquire at the main office
for fees and availability.

Also in the Wellness Center building, you'll find Childbirth Education ClassesCardiac & Pulmonary as well as Sports Rehabilitation.

The Wellness Center gym is available to rent. For more information, please call us at 440.356.0670, option 5.

Download our calendar of events!

Find out more about our classes including class descriptions, dates and times.

Wellness Center Newsletter

Location

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH
440.356.0670, option 5

Events Calendar & Registrations

Classes & Programs

Childbirth and Parenting Education
Cook with us! Mondays | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Please note: The following cooking classes are demonstration only, unless otherwise indicated.

Date & Time: Classes are held on Mondays from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $15, plus a food fee payable to the instructor. See the printable guide for fees.
Description: For a full description of the cooking classes listed below, please see the calendar listing.

You will receive a copy of the recipes and have samples to taste in class, so come hungry and bring a container to take home leftovers! Call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register.


Topic: Muffins and Scones
Date: April 13
Food Fee: $8


Topic: Breakfast in Bed
Date: April 20
Food Fee: $8


Topic: Sunday Brunch
Date: April 27
Food Fee: $9


Topic: Salads
Date: May 8
Food Fee: $8


Topic:Eat Your Vegetables!
Date: May 11
Food Fee: $8


Topic:Picnic
Date: May 18
Food Fee: $8


Topic: Strawberries
Date: June 8
Food Fee: $9


Topic: Blueberries
Date: June 15
Food Fee: $9


Topic: It's Soy Wonderful
Date: June 22
Food Fee: $9


Topic: Cool Summer Dining
Date: June 29
Food Fee: $8
Topic: Preserve It!
Date: August 3
Food Fee: $8
Topic: Totally Terrific Tomatoes
Date: August 10
Food Fee: $8
Topic: Low Fat Desserts
Date: August 17
Food Fee: $8
Topic: Awash In Squash
Date: August 24
Food Fee: $8
Learn how to save a life with us
CPR

CPR: Heartsaver AED Course*
Date & Time:
Pick one Saturday below
May 2, June 6, July 11, or Aug. 1 | 8:30 a.m.– Noon
Cost: $40 (includes manual)
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this course.
Description: Heartsaver CPR AED teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. This class is not intended for healthcare providers.


CPR for Infant and Child
Dates & Time:
Weeknights 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Registration: For dates and to register, call Childbirth Education at 440.356.0347.
Description: The CPR for Family and Friends course targets parents, grandparents, family members and other caregivers who want to learn rescue skills for infants and children, since you are the first person to react in a child’s emergency.


*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association; any fees charged for such a course do not represent an income to the Association.

Expand your knowledge with us

Let's be Mindful!  Intro to Mindful Meditation
Dates & Time: Mondays, April 27 and May 4 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $65 (includes workbook)
Description: Learn the basics of mindful practices and meditation in this two-session class. It's all about being in the present as you quiet your mind and relax your body. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


The Balsamic Vinegar Paradox
Date & Time: Dates & Time:
Wednesday, May 6 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 with an $8 food fee to The Olive Scene
Description: Have you stood in front of the vinegar selection at the grocery store and wondered what is real balsamic vinegar, and how do you choose? Join The Olive Scene as they present “The Balsamic Tradition of Modena” and you will learn the process of producing balsamic vinegar, why it is different from other vinegars, and how to use it in vinai-grettes, marinades and more. A sampling of a balsamic cocktail (ages 21 and over only), an appetizer and a dessert all made with their fabulous balsamic vinegars will be served. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Listen to Yourself Better!
Dates & Times: Wednesdays | May 13 and 20 | 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $60
Description: Look inward to your inner self. Intuition is a powerful and easy to learn tool for guidance in your personal and professional life. This class is directed by Mary Lou V. Stricklin, MSN, RN CNS, FAAN. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Boost Brain Function with Neurofeedback
Date & Time:
Thursday, May 21 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: FREE
Description: Are you bothered by insomnia, ADD, anxiety, depression, memory problems or any other issue rooted in the brain? Neurofeedback is not a treatment for any specific emotional or physical condition, but is a way of helping the brain learn to self-regulate. Nothing is done TO the brain—it simply receives feedback about its own activity—and very often, symptoms like these simply go away. Come to this program to learn more, ask your questions, or experience a brief session. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Living Gluten Free – Get the Facts
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 24 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Gluten free has become very popular among the health conscious consumers. People with Celiac disease and those with gluten sensitivity know how important it is to have the information necessary to navigate the grocery stores and restaurants and to find the right products for their gluten free lifestyle. With so much information on gluten free diet available today, it is important to get the facts. Cleveland Clinic registered dietician, Mira Ilic, will provide evidenced based information on gluten free diet and address your questions. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Stroke – Learn the Risks and Warning Signs
Date & Time:
Thursday, June 25 | 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Come to this important health talk with Cleveland Clinic neurologist, Andrey Stojic M.D. PhD. Learn about the symptoms and early warning signs of a stroke and the importance of keeping your blood pressure under control. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Advance Directive and Living Will Workshop
Date & Time:
Monday, June 29 |11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Be in control of your healthcare! Come to this workshop to learn about an advance directive and living will (legal documents that allow you to convey your wishes when you are too ill or injured to speak for yourself). Margot M. Eves, JD, MA, Cleveland Clinic Regional Bioethicist, has been educating the public on these important documents for 14 years. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


The Mediterranean Diet – A Heart Healthy Eating Plan
Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 15 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: 

The traditional Mediterranean diet is based on typical eating habits from the early 1960s in some Mediterranean areas, including parts of Greece and Southern Italy. During that time, the rates of coronary heart disease were among the lowest in the world and the life expectancy rates were among the highest. These trends were attributed to the eating habits in the regions. Today, research continues to show that this style of eating can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Join us for a special presentation by Kate Patton, Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietician, to learn more about how you can apply this way of eating to your eating pattern. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online. 



Creating a ‘Champion of Yes’ Culture for People with Arthritis
Date & Time:
Wednesday, Aug. 5 | 11 a.m. to Noon
Cost: FREE
Description: People with arthritis often face many “No’s” – like “no” to hobbies, “no” to continuing in a career, and sometimes “no” to even doing the tasks of daily living. Learn more about arthritis and how exercise, better pain management techniques and research are turning some “no’s” into “yes.” Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online. 


Anxiety RX: Find Your Calm
Date & Time: Wednesdays, August 5 and 12 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $55
Description: Use your breath to release tension and relax. Easy to learn techniques are the RX for chronic pain and anxiety. This class is directed by Mary Lou V. Stricklin, MSN, RN CNS, FAAN. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online. 


Effective Communication Strategies with an Alzheimer’s Patient
Date & Time:
Tuesday, Aug. 18 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Communication is more than just talking and listening- it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Meditation 101
Dates & Times:
Tuesdays, August 18, 25 and Sept. 1 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $75 (includes workbook)
Description: Meditation is the Rx to calm the mind, relax the body and lift the spirit! Join us to learn basic techniques for self-practice: breathing, relaxation, imagery & mindfulness. A CD will also available for purchase for $15. This class is directed by Mary Lou V. Stricklin, MSN, RN CNS, FAAN. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online. 

Healthy Choices Coaching Program
Dates & Times: Mondays 7 to 8 pm. or Saturdays 9 to 10 a.m. (ongoing)
Cost: $120+tax
Description: If you start a healthier eating plan today, you’ll be confident wearing your tank top and shorts this summer. The Get Waisted program was created by a physician, psychologist and a chef to utilize whole foods from the grocery store. You will learn how to create delicious plant-based meals that are designed to help you lose weight and gain health. Registration required. Contact Sharon Mack at sharonmackgetwaisted@gmail.com or 440.623.9000.


The Total Joint Pre-Op Education Class 
Date & Time: Wednesdays | 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Description: This pre-surgical class is for patients having a total hip or total knee replacement. Presented by the staff in the Rehabilitation Department, attendees will learn what to expect during the surgery, hospital stay and recovery. Registration required. Call 216.476.9005 to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by topic to register online.


Exercise with us
exercise

Ab Attack!
Days & Time:
Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register
Description: Strengthening the muscles of your abdomen is key to overall core strength, stability and performance in your daily life. Come to this 30-minute class to develop a stronger, firmer core with abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises.


New! Barre Fitness
Days & Time:
Tuesdays (ongoing) | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register 
Description: Barre Fitness is a ballet infused exercise that incorporates Pilates, yoga, and dance to give your legs, glutes, arms, shoulders, and core the definition of a dancer. Tone, lengthen, and sculpt your whole body and improve your balance, all while having fun working out. Wear long pants and socks, and bring a mat to class. 


Fitpaths (Ages 50+)
Days:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (no Saturday classes June 6 through Sept. 5)
Time: 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register 
Description: This multilevel class is for adults 50 and older who want to reap the benefits of aerobic and strength training. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing, and leave class feeling energetic.


Fitpaths Too (Ages 60+)
Days:
Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class)
Time: 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register 
Description: This multilevel exercise class is for the active senior who wants to reap the benefits of regular physical activity. Work at your own pace, enjoy the music and feel refreshed.


Fit for All (ages 18+)
Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Day & Time: Fridays | 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. (no Friday classes June 5 through Sept. 4)
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register 
Description: A full body workout to include warm up, low impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace and leave feeling refreshed. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.


Zumba®
Days & Times:
Tuesdays | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register
Description: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you will be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring!.


Jazzercise®
Days & Times: 
Monday through Thursday | 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday | 5:30 p.m. (Friday night is ½ hr. Express)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9:30 a.m. (childcare available)
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m.
Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister
Cost: New Customer Registration offers! Unlimited Jazzercise classes thru Sept. 1 for $149 or the remainder of the year for $239*
Meet the NEW Jazzercise! We have a calorie-torching, dance workout that will put your abs and major muscle groups to the test. Music from top artists will distract you from the burn. Our classes – Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength 60 and Dance Mixx will leave you toned and energized and wanting to come back for more! *New customers only or those not attending in six months or more. Customers may take advantage of my classes in Lakewood as well. A total of 21
classes per week are available.


Body Sculpting™
Days & Time:
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 per eight-class term or $130 for three terms (save $35)
Sessions Run: May 11 – June 8 (No class May 25); June 10 – July 6; July 8 – Aug. 3 (No class Aug. 5); Aug. 10 – Sept. 2
Registration: Visit www.flexcity.com or call 440.729.FINE (3463) to register
This results-oriented workout will sculpt and tone your muscles, improve your flexibility and core strength while revving up your metabolism. Bring a set of 5 lb. dumbbells and a mat to class.


Ballroom/Latin Dance Class
Day & Time:
Thursdays | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Cost: $55 per 8-week session
Session Runs: 8-week sessions (call for dates)
Registration: Call 440.263.3101 to register 
Have fun dancing and get your exercise! Learn slow dance steps to Fox-trot, Jitterbug/Swing steps, kicks and turns and Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango Salsa, Rumba and Mambo.

Kids - Grow strong with us
Kids Corner

Thyme to Cook! - (space is very limited)
Dates: July 20 – 24  Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
Cost: $125 per child  
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or register online.
Description: Calling kids ages 11 – 14. Do you want to learn your way around the kitchen? In four days you will learn the fundamentals of cooking including basic kitchen safety, knife safety, how to make salads, salsa, and a healthy pizza. You will also learn how to cook a quick, healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the last day you’ll prepare and enjoy a full-course dinner with a guest chef! This class is directed by Rachel Kingsbury, owner of The Grocery in Ohio City, who sources products from local Ohio farmers and local food start-ups. Space is very limited. 
 

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class - (space is very limited)
Date: Saturday, May 30 or June 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 per student
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.
Description: Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized babysitting program for youth ages 11 to 14, taught by specially trained nurses. Learn childcare essentials with a focus on safety in a fun, interactive class.


Zumba® Kids
Cost: Cost: $50 for 10 sessions
*Note: You may use your 10-class card for Family Yoga, too!
Registration: Registration is required. Please call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for the class.
NOTE: Each class limited to 12. Parents are required to call or text each week. Contact the office for instructions! No drop-ins please. 

Zumba Kids | Ages 7 – 11
Day & Time: Saturdays (ongoing) | 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Description: The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young kids ages 7-11. They can play music loud and rock with friends. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!


Family Yoga
Day & Time: Thursdays (ongoing) 
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card  *NOTE: You may use your 10-class card for Kids Zumba classes, too!
Description: Family yoga includes postures for the whole family, including age and intensity level appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. This ensures that everyone has fun! Children ages 5+. Bring a mat for each person. One parent per two children, please. 

Learn plant-based cooking with us

Plant-Based Cooking Classes

We'll offer plant-based classes again in the fall.  Stay tuned!
Try mindful exercises with us

Gentle Yoga 
Day & Time: Thursdays (ongoing) | 11 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.
Description: This class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate level yogis and will help establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice. This class is slower paced with a focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses, offering modifications and breath awareness. Postures will be held for longer periods of time. 


Chair Yoga 
Day & Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.
Description: Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to include flexibility, balance, and range of movement.


Family Yoga
Day & Time:
Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.
Description: This class presents an opportunity to cultivate emotional and physical bonding within your family. Family yoga includes postures for the whole family, including age and intensity level appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class and make sure that everyone has fun! Children agaes 5+. One parent per two children.


Therapeutic Yoga Class
Day & Time:
Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $12 per class | 5-class pass: $55 | 10-class pass: $100
Registration: Call 1.877.331.9355 to register for this class
Description: If you find traditional yoga poses uncomfortable, this 60-minute chair yoga class is designed specifically for you. Come discover the powerful benefits that yoga can bring.


Prenatal Yoga
Day & Time:
Tuesdays: June 9 - July 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost:$60 for six classes
Description: Prenatal yoga provides gentle stretching, increased circulation,improved breathing and focused energy through imagery and meditation. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register for this class.


Yoga for You
Cost: $72 for every six classes (If more than one Yoga for You class is taken in a week, the other class is $6).

Level I
Dates: Mondays | January 5 - April 27 and May 4 - Aug. 31 (ongoing) (no class May 25 and Aug. 3) 
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Registration: Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270
Description: Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. Level I yoga will be practiced slowly with attention to the alignment of the poses, viniyoga (step by step). This class is beneficial for many medical conditions, including back challenges.

Level II
Dates: Wednesdays | January 7 - April 29 and May 6 - Aug. 26 (ongoing) (no class July 1)
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Registration: Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270
Description: Open to all students who want a more challenging class with more poses and longer meditations. We will utilize many forms of yoga to create and realize a sense of well-being.

Level III – Yoga as Therapy
Dates: Fridays | January 2 - April 24 and May 1 - Aug. 28 (ongoing)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Registration: Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270
Description: This class is open to everyone. A gentle but strengthening class with breathing techniques, meditation, asanas (poses) along with stretching and warm-ups. This class will empower you with techniques to help you relieve stress. Chairs may be used if desired.


Gentle Yoga & Qigong
Dates: 
Wednesdays | January 7 - April 29 and May 6 - Aug. 26 (ongoing)
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $60 per month
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.
Description: Make your years truly golden with this refreshing morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring a mat and blanket.


Qigong for Everyone
Dates:
Tuesdays | January 6 - April 28 and May 5 - Aug. 25 (ongoing) (no class June 30 or July 7)
Time: 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $13 per class or $50 per month
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.
Description: Qigong (“chee-gung”) uses slow graceful movement, coordinated with breathing to improve circulation and energy throughout the body, creating vitality with relaxation. This class includes breath practice, meditation and a changing weekly Qigong routine.


Qigong Plus
Dates:
Tuesdays | January 6 - April 28 and May 5 - Aug. 25 (ongoing) (no class June 30 or July 7)
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $60 per month
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.
Description: Zhineng Practitioners extend Qigong class with an extra 45 minutes of revitalizing Zhineng Qigong and a discussion of Zen Philosophy. The Zhineng Qigong course is a prerequisite for Qigong Plus (see Zhineng Qigong listing for details).


Zhineng Qigong
Dates:
Thursdays, April 2 - 23 (must register by March 19) or June 4 - 25 (must register by May 21)
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $195, plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.771.6789 before March 19 for the April session or May 21 for the June session
Description: Restore your vigor. Discover the secret of longevity, vitality, calmness, and balance through this very special Qigong technique. You will learn to work with your body's energy system to profoundly improve your health and well-being. This holistic healing system is known worldwide for ease of learning and practice. Course includes 3 CDs and instructional handouts.