Loyola Center for Fitness to host Women's Day event

News Archive October 29, 2014

Loyola Center for Fitness to host Women's Day event

Day will feature exhibits, seminars and ask the expert sessions
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola Center for Fitness will host a free women’s health and wellness day on Saturday, Nov. 1. Women's Day is designed to help women take time for themselves and make their health and wellness a priority.

“This event provides women with opportunities to sharpen their minds, energize their bodies and improve their outlook on life,” said Jaimie Lehotsky, director, 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 pelvic health, sexual wellness, healthy lifestyle tips and behavior modification. Women's Day will feature experts in personal training, aesthetics, breast health, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and nutrition. Attendees also will have the opportunity to undergo blood pressure screenings.

Loyola University Chicago women’s head basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes will give the keynote lecture. Swoopes is regarded as one of the greatest female athletes of all time. She is a four-time WNBA champion, an NCAA champion and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. She will discuss women in leadership.

Other Women’s Day speakers include:

9:30 a.m. – Lifestyle coach Kimberly Smith-Martinez will discuss stress, resilience and healthy-living tips.

10:15 a.m. – Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, will address a busy women’s guide to fitting in fitness. Dr. Brubaker is the dean and chief diversity officer of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and an urogynecologist in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Health System.

11 a.m. – Sheryl Swoopes, keynote speaker

12:30 – Mary Lynn, DO, will discuss sexual wellness. Dr. Lynn is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Loyola University Health System and a co-director of Loyola’s Sexual Wellness Clinic.

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 fitness professionals. The center will waive enrollment fees for people who become members on Women's Day. To register, call (708) 327-2348. For more information, visit www.loyolafitness.org/womensday.

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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