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. 

Decoding Nutrition Labels
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, RD, FirstHealth Fitness
Thursday, October 11 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
With so many tempting labels and claims vying for your attention, how do you know if a product is actually good for you, or just sounds healthy to get you to throw it in your shopping cart? Learn how to breakdown the label to choose the best products for you and your family.

Fall Harvest: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructor: Chef Sueson Vess
Thursday, October 18 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by October 15
Recipes include: Butternut Squash Thai Curry, Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Orange Vinaigrette, and Winter Squash Flatbread with Baba Ghanoush. *All recipes are gluten-free.

Knee Injuries: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention
Instructor: Heather MacMillan, DPT, FirstHealth Moore Rehab
Tuesday, October 23 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Many knee injuries can be successfully treated with conservative measures, while others require various degrees of medical management. Learn about common causes, treatments, and prevention strategies.

Staying Well Hydrated – Demystifying the Elixir of Life
Instructor: James Liffrig, MD, FirstHealth Family Medicine
Tuesday, November 6 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Learn to make sense of the seemingly ever-changing advice on what, when and how to hydrate.

Metabolism and Weight Loss
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, RD, FirstHealth Fitness
Thursday, November 8 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Are you having trouble shedding pounds? The key to weight loss may be in understanding how your metabolism works.

Spectacular Stuffing Variations: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructor: Chef Sueson Vess
Tuesday, November 13 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by November 9
These festive and delicious options multi-task to meet the needs of everyone from vegans to paleo to gluten-free and more. Anyone can appreciate these creative recipes full of vegetables, flavor and holiday flair. Recipes include: Rustic Wild Rice Stuffing with Acorn Squash, Cranberries, and Pears (Vegan), Latin Chorizo Plantain Stuffing (Paleo), and Roasted Cauli-Surprise Stuffing (Vegan/Paleo/Keto). *All recipes are gluten-free.


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