Congregational Health Program – Fitness Journey

Congregational Health Program 

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Seat belt usage has increased from a national low of 14% in 1983 to a high of 87% in 2013.  Virginia falls below the national average with 79.7% usage in 2013.  Usage in Virginia actually fell from a high of 82.3% in 2008 for the State.  More than half of teens and young adults who died in auto related accidents were unrestrained at the time of the accident.  Over 2.3 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms for crash related injuries in 2014.   In 2013, non-fatal crash related injuries translated into $45 billion in lifetime medical and work related costs. So, when you enter your car, “buckle up buttercup”.


Exactly what does “Farm To Table” mean?  Breaking it down, it basically means that the food you are placing on your table has come directly from a farm to your table.  It has not gone through a store, market, or distributor along its route to your kitchen.  In the purest form, it would mean that the food is prepared right on the farm or even in the field.  For restaurants, it means that a proprietor buys directly from a farm and doesn’t use a distributor.  Did you know that Farmville has two (Yes, two?) farmers’ markets.  There is one downtown on Second Street behind the Farmville Presbyterian Church.  How convenient that it is located just beside the High Bridge Trail in order to aid you in taking that 30 minute walk or bike ride?  The second market is located on the west side of town in the parking lot of the Steps Centre building.  Both have local farms and growers who can tell you how their produce was grown.  Venture down to one or both of the markets in the next few weeks as the harvest from the area’s farms begin to increase.



  1. With as little as 30 minutes of brisk walking a day, you can reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes. It lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the good cholesterol along with reducing high blood pressure.

  2. Walking lowers the risk of diabetes by 60% and the risk of some cancers by 20%.

  3. By watching your calorie intake AND walking you can lower your weight. Walking 2 miles per hour for 30 minutes (or 1 mile) you can burn 75 calories.

  4. Walking prevents dementia by lowering the risk of brain shrinkage and also preserving memory.

  5. Walking tones up the legs, buttocks and your core especially if you use correct posture and also add hills that require the use of body alignment.

  6. Walking outside boosts Vitamin D intake.

  7. Walking boosts your energy and makes you feel more alert and alive.

  8. Walking makes you feel happy as it aids the body in releasing endorphins.

Exercise Program Schedule

Mondays             Boot Camp 5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

                               * NO CLASS 8/15

                                *Mondays beginning August 29th Boot Camp will change to Strong

                                by Zumba® a HIII (High intensity interval training session) which

                                will be done to tempo driven music.  6 PM in Fellowship Hall

Tuesdays            Aqua Zumba® 6 PM at Fuqua School Pool 8/2 and 8/9

                                NO CLASS 8/16

                                Beginning 8/25 Classes will return to Hampden Sydney College’s

                                Leggett Pool

Wednesdays      Zumba Fitness® 6 PM in fellowship hall NO CLASS 8/17

Thursdays          Aqua Zumba® 6 PM at Fuqua School Pool 8/4 and 8/11

                                NO CLASS 8/18

                                Beginning 8/25 Classes will return to Hampden Sydney College’s

                                Leggett Pool

Fridays                Aqua Zumba®9:30 AM at Fuqua School Pool 8/5

                                Aug. 5th is the last Friday class

Everyone is invited to join in as your schedule allows.