Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Loyola to Host Women's Day at the Center for Fitness

MAYWOOD, Ill.  – The Loyola Center for Fitness will host a free women’s health and wellness day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Women's Day is designed to help women take time for themselves to revitalize their mind and body.

“This event provides women with an opportunity to make their health and wellness a priority,” said Josh Carlson, executive director at the Loyola Center for Fitness. “It also offers valuable information and tools to help women care for themselves and their families.”

Women's Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Loyola Center for Fitness on the medical center campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. Activities will include health screenings, exhibits and seminars on topics such as managing anxiety disorders and spirituality.

Women's Day will feature experts in aesthetics, fitness, nutrition, endocrinology and osteoporosis care. Attendees also will have the opportunity to undergo blood-pressure screenings.

Elizabeth Berg will give the keynote lecture. She is a New York Times best-selling author and Oak Park resident whose work has been translated into 27 languages. Her writing has earned numerous awards and been featured in Oprah’s Book Club. Berg also was given the AMC Cancer Research Center’s Illuminator Award for increasing awareness about breast cancer.

Women’s Day speakers include:

10 a.m. – Loyola psychiatrist Aparna Sharma, MD, will discuss how to manage anxiety disorders in women.

11:00 a.m. – Author and spiritual teacher Linda Howe-Ebright will present, “Soul Food: Nourishing Ourselves through Simple Spiritual Practices.”

Noon – Keynote speaker Elizabeth Berg, RN, will discuss how everything she learned about life came from her nursing days.

The Loyola Center for Fitness has been ranked the No. 1 fitness center by the Chicago Tribune Reader's Poll. This state-of-the-art facility has premium locker room amenities and degreed, certified professionals. The center will waive enrollment fees for people who become members on Women's Day.

To register, call (708) 327-2348.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.