Health & Well Being

Spectrum Health Medical Group neurology chief to lead Epilepsy Foundation

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

Brien J. Smith, MD The Epilepsy Foundation announced recently that it has elected Brien J. Smith, MD, as chair of its board of directors. Smith is chief of neurology for the Spectrum Health Medical Group. “Brien is well-respected in the medical community as a top neurologist, and his personal experience with epilepsy has fueled his passion to serve others,” said Rich [...]

International Bodyworks Fitness celebrates eighth anniversary

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a personal fitness trainer, professional physical educator, and a doctor in health and physical education, with over 30 years experience. He was the personal trainer of Brad Pitt for the filming of Seven Years in Tibet. Since opening International Bodyworks Fitness eight years ago he has received immense job [...]

LifeForce Yoga to manage your mood

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Growing numbers of us suffer from depression and search for a way to deal with it. Veteran yoga teacher, Amy Weintraub, author of the book “Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga” (Broadway Books, 2004), will lead a workshop on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, May 20-22 at Expressions of Grace Yoga, Northland Drive NE, [...]

Health and Fitness Festival gets everyone up and moving

February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Participants are enjoying zumba at this years Health and Fitness Festival.   What do you do in January on a beautiful seven degree day? You start moving to stay warm. This is exactly what many Rockford residents did at this year’s Health and Fitness Festival. Along with several area health professionals to offer health screenings and answer medical questions many came [...]

REF holds successful zumba party at the annual fitness fair

February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) would like to thank everyone who participated in the Zumba fundraiser during the Health and Fitness Festival. Approximately 75 people filled the gym at North Rockford Middle School to participate in the Zumba instruction for a solid 75 minutes. Music filled the air as participants joined in with the instructors. The REF raised $1000 [...]
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