Wellness Center offers women’s boot camp
McDowell Wellness Center is offering a women’s only boot camp specifically designed to help overweight women get in shape while losing weight.
The boot camp will begin 7:30 p.m. March 26. After the first day, classes will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for six weeks. At the initial class, participants will weigh, check their body-fat percentage and take body measurements.
Campers will participate in a variety of classes, such as weights and conditioning, kick boxing, pool workouts, nutrition and outdoor running and walking sessions. Each participant will have a one-on-one session with a registered dietician at McDowell Wellness Center. All campers will weigh in weekly and keep a food journal.
At the end of the camp, a grand prize consisting of a one-month McDowell Wellness Center membership, three half-hour personal training sessions, one counseling session with a registered dietician and a 30-minute massage will be given to the participant who loses the largest percentage of body weight.
The cost is $100 for wellness center members and $125 for non-members. Class size is limited, so advance sign-up is recommended.
To sign up or for more information, call (859) 936-9355 or stop by the member services desk.
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Sharon White, president of the Kentucky Association of the Deaf and also secretary of the National Black Deaf Association, got the ball rolling to get the diplomas. She notified Virginia Moore, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Joseph Meyer, secretary of the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, about the need to rectify the situation. They, in turn, worked with the state Department of Education, which serves as the school board for KSD and the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville.
The Governor's Office awarded White the Governor's Ambassador Award for Leadership because of what happened for those students.