FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness

Health & Nutrition Classes

To register for these classes, please stop by the front desk at 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or call (910) 715-1800. 

Farmer’s Market Farmacy
 Instructor: Dr. Ann Marie Richards, FirstHealth Family Medicine
Thursday, April 12 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
What if you could lower your blood pressure without pills, improve your sugar level without insulin, and reduce your cholesterol without a statin? You can! Come learn what a whole food plant-based lifestyle is all about and how it will allow you to use food as your new medicine.

Curb Your Cravings
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, Dietitian
Tuesday, April 17 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Is your sweet tooth sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Feel like you eat healthy during the day, but can’t put a stop to late night snacking? Learn about the science behind your cravings and how to manage them.

Taste of India: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructors: Chefs Ivory Mulholland and Jennifer Karlowicz
Thursday, April 26 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by April 23
Take a culinary journey to India – vegan-style!  Come see how easy it is to make a restaurant-quality meal at home. Recipes include: Saag “Paneer”, Naan Bread, Potato Chaat, and Pistachio-Saffron Rice Pudding.

Live, Laugh, Leak?
 Instructor: Dr. Janet Harris-Hicks, FirstHealth Urogynecology
Thursday, May 10 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
The unwanted leakage of urine or stool is NOT a normal part of aging. Come learn options of intervention to eliminate these bothersome issues and get back to what you do best – loving, laughing…living!

One-Dish Meals: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructors: Chefs Ivory Mulholland and Jennifer Karlowicz
Wednesday, May 16 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by May 14
In honor of National No Dirty Dishes Day, we’ll try to dirty as few dishes as possible by focusing on one-pot/dish meals.
Recipes include: Mediterranean Layered Dip, Mexican Can-tina Salad, Nicoise-style Chop Salad, Quinoa Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, and Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake.

Eat Right for Your Type of Arthritis
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, Dietitian
Tuesday, May 22 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, studies have shown that certain foods have anti-inflammatory properties and specific benefits for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.

Eye Essential Nutrients
Presenter: Ashley Carpenter, RD
Thursday, May 31 • 6:15 p.m. at SO PINES center FREE to members and community • Call (910) 692-6129 to register
Learn about the five essential nutrients which promote healthy vision and may reduce the risk of certain eye diseases.


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