Get Healthy Be sure to check out the growing range of employee wellness opportunities.

One of the first steps to improved health and wellness is easy, and it begins with your fingers: Visit the My Healthy Lifestyle pages and take a look at the varied health and wellness opportunities for employees. Then decide what programs and activities fit your particular interests and needs. And you've got choices from A (aerobics) to Z (Zumba) including line dancing, walking, mindfulness-based stress reduction, weight loss (including the highly successful Dietcise program, Wellness Web Chats and the extensive services of the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers.

FREE Fitness Friday
It's free, it's healthy and it's a great way to end the week. Be sure to join us the first Friday of every month for FREE Fitness Friday at our two Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers. All Riverside employees are invited to enjoy fitness/pool privileges for the day. Just make sure you bring your Riverside badge when entering the Center. You are allowed to bring a guest, but standard guest fees will apply. Call (757) 875-7525 (Peninsula) or (804) 693-8888 (Middle Peninsula) for more details. See you Friday!

The new My Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Center
Now there's even another opportunity for getting started on an exercise program. It's the new My Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Center on the Riverside Regional Medical Center campus. The Fitness Center is located on 2 Annex and is open 24 hours a day. It currently includes two treadmills, two elliptical bikes, two bikes, free weights (5 lbs to 25 lbs), benches, body balls and mats. If the Center receives strong participation, we could also have the option to expand. And what do you need to take advantage of this new resource? Just a little motivation, your sneakers and your Riverside ID. All Riverside employees can use the Center via badge access.Renee Roundtree RRMC fitness Center

Renee Rountree, Vice President, Emergency Services, uses the exercise equipment in the new My Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Center on the second floor of Riverside Regional Medical Center.

And don't forget the April Wellness Challenge
Spring is a time of hope, anticipation and opportunity. So be sure to get your exercise in this month and in recognition of National Stress Awareness Month, keep in mind that exercise is a great way to reduce and manage stress. So relax!

Click here to go to the home page of the April 2012 Get Healthy e-newsletter.