Wellness Center


At Fairview Hospital Wellness Center, we are dedicated to keeping you well, close to home. Being in control of your health through prevention is the KEY to improved quality of life.

We are committed to the promotion of health and well-being through creative and innovative, as well as traditional forms of exercise, education and services.

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

Please call 440.356.0670, option 5 for more information.

Wellness Center Newsletter


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

Events Calendar & Registrations

Classes & Programs

Childbirth and Parenting Education»

Cooking Classes »

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. 
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 to register.

Topic: Cool Summer Dining
Date: June 23
Food Fee: $8
Description: Summer is a time of year when we like to entertain family and friends at picnics, parties and cookouts, but still want time to relax. You can do both. In class you’ll get plenty of recipes and tips for preparing meals requiring little or no cooking that still taste great. You might even have time for the beach!

Topic: Cooking with Herbs
Date: July 14
Food Fee: $8
Description: Cooking with herbs (and spices) can enhance even the simplest of foods. It can also be a way to reduce the use of salt in cooking. In this class you’ll learn the basics of cooking with herbs, both fresh and dried. Buying, preserving and storing herbs will be discussed as well as extending their shelf life.

Topic: Canning 101 - New!!
Date: August 4
Food Fee: $8
Description: Canning, when done correctly, is a safe and relatively easy way to preserve food for later use. This class is all about learning the newest rules of canning. You will learn when to use a water bath and when a pressure canner is needed. We’ll discuss what foods are the easiest to can and even the foods that no one should can at home. We’ll also do some tasting in class of home-canned foods.

Topic: Jams and Jellies
Date: August 11
Food Fee: $9
Description: Making homemade jams and jellies can be very rewarding and fun, too. You’ll learn the basics of jams, jellies, preserves, conserves and marmalades. There will be food to sample in class and everyone will have a jar of preserves to take home. Recipes included.

Topic: Marvelous Mushrooms
Date: August 18
Food Fee: $8
Description: Mushrooms are available in a wide array these days and are very versatile. If you are unsure how to maximize them in cooking this class is for you. Learn how to cook with all sorts of mushrooms and get a chance to taste several dishes that focus on using them.

Topic: Onions and Garlic
Date: August 25
Food Fee: $8
Description: While these aromatic foods are a staple in most cuisines some people are hesitant to use them. Both onions and garlic are more than just tasty, they are good for you. In class you will learn how to roast, grill, caramel-ize and much more.

CPR Classes »

CPR Classes

CPR: Heartsaver AED Course*
Date & Time:
 Pick one Saturday below
July 12 or August 2 | 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. 

CPR for Infant and Child
Dates & Time:
Weeknights 6:30- 9 p.m. | Saturdays 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Registration: For dates and to register, call 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.

Educational and Instructional Programs»

Stop Smoking through Hypnosis 
Date & Time: Friday, July 11 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person
Description: The detrimental effects of smoking are undeniable. Hypnosis works at eliminating the desire to smoke without the weight gain and withdrawal. Price includes a reinforcement CD. Class directed by Certified Hypnotherapist, Patricia Sievert. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register.

Lifestyle U - (CANCELLED)
Date & Time: Thursdays July 10 - Sept. 25 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $360 per person (interest-free payment plan available)
Description: A 12-week weight and lifestyle management program that provides the tools you need in nutrition, cooking, fitness and stress management to feel better both mentally and physically. Pre-registration required. Please call 1.877.331.9355 or email lifestylemed@ccf.org to register for this course.

Boost Your Energy
Date & Time:
Monday, July 14 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Description: Practice tips and tricks for greater balance and wellbeing. Learn how your body’s natural energies promote healing. Class directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register.

Advance Directive and Living Will Workshop
Date & Time: Monday, July 21 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Description: Be in control of your healthcare! Come to this workshop to learn about and complete 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. FREE. Registration required. Please call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register.

Are You Intuitive?
Date & Time:
Monday, August 4 | 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $35
Description: Introduction to the wisdom and guidance of your ‘inner voice’. Learn simple techniques to hear your inner voice and enhance your decision-making skills. Class directed by Mary Lou Strickin, MSN, RN. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register.

Acute Ischemic Stroke – Learn the Risks and Warning Signs 
Date & Time: Wednesday, Sept. 24 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Come to this important health talk with Cleveland Clinic neurologist, Peter Bambakidis, MD. Learn about the symptoms and early warning signs of a stroke and the importance of keeping your blood pressure under control.

Now What was I Saying? Understanding and Enhancing Memory 
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 14 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
This interactive workshop, presented by Steffani Baker of the Alzheimer’s Association, will explain the basics of how the brain works, the primary principles of memory, some techniques to improve memory, and things you can do for improving overall brain health.

Exercise Classes »

Exercise Classes

Ab Attack!
Days & Time:
Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class.
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.

Fitpaths (For 50 years and up)
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (No Saturday classes June - Sept. 6) 
Time: 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class
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 (Geared for Seniors)
Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class)
Time: 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class
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
Day & Time:
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Day & Time: Fridays (No Friday classes June - Sept. 5) | 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class
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.

Day & Time:
Tuesdays  | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Day & Time: Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class
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!.

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 - unlimited classes thru Sept 1 for $149! 
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective total body workout. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today!

Body Sculpting™
Day & 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: April 30 - May 28; June 2 - June 25; June 30 - July 23; July 30 - Aug. 25
Registration: Visit www.flexcity.com or call 440.729.FINE (3463) for class registration.
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
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m
Dates: June 26 - Aug. 14 
Cost: $55 per 8-week session
Registration: Call 440.263.3101 to register for this class
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.

Kid's Corner»

Kid's Corner

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class
Times: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 per student
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for this class.
Description: Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized babysitting program for youth ages 11 to 13, taught by specially trained nurses. Learn childcare essentials with a focus on safety in a fun, interactive class.

Zumba® Kids
Saturdays (ongoing)
Cost: Cost: $50 for 10 sessions
Registration: Registration is required; each class limited to 12. No drop-ins please.
Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register for either Kids or Kids Jr.

Zumba Kids Jr. | Ages 4 – 6
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Description: Zumba® Kids Jr. program is a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4 to 6 year olds just let loose and be themselves. Naturally curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age appropriate music and play games with other kids.

Zumba Kids | Ages 7 – 11
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!

Plant Based Classes»

Plant-Based Eating

Cost: $15 with $6 food fee payable to the instructor.
Registration: Space is limited for each class. Call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register.
Description: Jennifer Warden, a cancer survivor and chef certified in plant based nutrition, will offer the following classes on Tuesdays.

Great Grains: Going Beyond Rice
Date & Time:
Tuesday, August 19 | 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Description: In this class you will learn how to prepare all the various grain options now available and examine their nutritive value. Recipes and samples included. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register.

Tours & Trips»

Tours & Trips
All trips depart from the Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River.
Please call JKL Tours at 440.942.5350 for more information or to make your reservation.
Walking Key
  • Mild: Up to 2-blocks at a time, limited steps, mostly even surfaces, some standing, intermittent seating.
  • Moderate: Up to ¼ mile at a time, stairs, slight changes in surface level, standing or walking required for up to 1-hour. Those with limited mobility should bring a caregiver capable of and responsible for providing assistance throughout trip.
  • Extensive: Long periods of walking, up to 1-mile at a time, stairs, changes in surface level, standing for long periods. Recommended only for those in good physical condition.



Friday, June 27, 2014 | $75 | Moderate Walking
A repeat of 2013 summer’s sold out trip, so here is your chance if you missed this unique day of fun.


SOUTH PACIFIC! at Rabbit Run of Madison
Thursday, July 3, 2014 evening | $69 | Mild Walking
This classic, romantic musical with a great score~ “I’m In Love with a Wonderful Guy” “There is Nothing like a Dame” “I’m Gonna Wash that man Right out of My Hair.” Includes dinner at Grand River Cellars.

Summer Highlights of Cleveland
Friday, July 18, 2014 | $69 | Moderate Walking
Enjoy a fun summer in Cleveland at the Botanical Gardens, Horseshoe Buffet and Goodtime III.

Laurel Highlands Adventure and Fallingwater PA
Thursday - Friday, July 24-25, 2014 | $TBD | Moderate/Extensive Walking
Calling adventurous seniors as we travel to the scenic Laurel Highlands of PA. We’ll start with a unique FLOAT TRIP designed specifically for seniors; a narrated 2½ hr. tour that offers a rich history of the area. We’ll enjoy dinner theatre in our hotel in Ligonier, PA. On day two, we’ll visit the inspirational Flight 93 Memorial of 9/11 in Somerset, PA. On the way home, you’ll enjoy an afternoon tour of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home, “Fallingwater.”


MYSTERY #3 (a repeat from 2010)
Friday, August 8, 2014 | $75 | Moderate Walking
If you enjoy Mystery trips, this is a repeat of a successful tour from 2010.

Summer Fun at Soaring Eagle Resort
Tuesday - Thursday, August. 12-14, 2014 | $TBD | Moderate Walking
Come relax at one of the most luxurious resorts in the Midwest. Includes a visit to Frankenmuth.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | $75 | Moderate Walking
A brand new area with brand new surprises, watch for details about this unique day of fun.

Direct from BRANSON – Shoji Tabuchi comes to Cleveland
Sunday, August 24, 2014 | $TBD | Mild Walking

Say Goodbye to Summer in Sandusky & Port Clinton
Friday, August 29, 2014 | $69 | Moderate Walking
Highlights of our western neighbor, includes the Port Clinton Perch, Pierogi, Peach and Polka Festival!


Canadian Theatre Adventure - Shaw & Stratford Festival
Tuesday - Thursday, September 16-18, 2014 | $TBD | Moderate Walking
Our 6th year traveling to this wonderful jewel! The Shaw Festival will present the Broadway hit, CABARET, and the Stratford Festival is bringing the American musical, “CRAZY FOR YOU,” with many classic hits like, Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Someone to Watch Over Me. Details to follow, but this sells out FAST!

The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County
Friday, September 19, 2014 | $65 | Moderate Walking
Enjoy the start of autumn in Ohio’s most scenic area, exploring unusual Covered Bridges. Lunch is included.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | $TBD | Moderate
An autumn tour of our Capital city including the Governor’s Mansion and lunch in German Village.

Autumn in the Outer Banks
Monday - Saturday, September 29 - October 4, 2014 | 6 Day/ 5 Night | $TBD | Moderate/Extensive Walking


Historic Ethnic CLEVELAND – PART 4
Friday, October 10, 2014 | $69 | Moderate Walking
If you have taken 1, 2, or 3, you will really enjoy PART 4! This tour includes lunch and dinner.

Wine tasting tour of the Lake Erie Wine Trail
Friday, October 17, 2014 | $TBD | Mild Walking
Join us for an adventure visiting 5 wineries! This tour includes lunch.

Haunted Newark, Ohio
Friday, October 24, 2014 | $65 | Moderate Walking


NYC at Christmas & the Radio City Rockettes
Tueday - Friday, November 18-21, 2014 | $TBD | Moderate/Extensive Walking

A Very Merry POPS Christmas Concert
Sunday, November 30, 2014 | $79 | Mild Walking
Kick off your holiday celebration with this Annual Favorite.


Tueday, December 31, 2014 | $65 | Mild Walking
The Nautica Queen will host our salute to 2014 and Welcome Baby New Year, 2015!

Yoga and Qigong Classes»

Yoga and Qigong Classes

Chair Yoga (beginning July 7)
Mondays | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670,option 5, to register for this class
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 (beginning July 10)
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost:$50 for a 10-class card
Registration:Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register.
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
Time: 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.

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

Level I
Dates: Mondays  | May 5 - Aug. 18 (no class May 26 or June 2)
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).

Level II
Dates: Wednesdays | May 7 - Aug. 20 (no class July 9)
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 | May 2 - Aug. 22
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
Wednesdays | May 7 - Aug. 27 (no class July 2 and 9)
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $10 for two or more
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
Tuesdays | May 6 - Aug. 26 (no class July 1 and 8)
Time: 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class or $8 for two or more
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
Tuesdays | May 5 - Aug. 26 (no class July 1 and 8)
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $10 for two or more
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).

Healthy Recipes»

Black Bean Brownie
Black Bean Brownie

The increased diagnosis and prevalence of Celiac disease, has caused some of us to rethink some of our favorite treats. Celiac disease is a condition that creates inflammation and damages the lining of the small intestine. This prevents the body from absorbing important nutrients and components of food that are needed for good health. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats. Although manufactures have made great strides in coming out with gluten-free foods, it can still be difficult to find products that taste as good as the original. This recipe is a great fix for something sweet for anyone on a gluten, dairy, or soy free diet.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Number of Servings: 16

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
  3. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
Nutritional Info

Servings per recipe: 16

  • Calories: 126
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 g
  • Sodium: 144 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Iron: 10% DV
  • Folate: 12% DV
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