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. 

Top Five Nutrition Tips for 2019
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, RD, FirstHealth Fitness
Tuesday, January 15 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center • FREE to members and community • Registration required
Tis the season for diet tips and nutrition confusion. We’ll cut through the clutter of advice and share our top five nutrition tips to optimize your health in 2019.

How to Make Your Workouts Work
Instructor: Chris Garbark, BS, Performance Enhancement Specialist
Thursday, January 17 • 9:45 a.m. at Pinehurst center • FREE to members and community • Registration required
Get answers to common questions when starting a workout routine…What? How often? What order? When? Learn how to GET RESULTS and make your strength and cardio workouts fun and productive.

Taste of Thailand: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructor: Chefs Ivory Mulholland and Jennifer Karlowicz of Spoonlickers Catering and Chef Services
Thursday, January 24 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by January 22
Fresh Spring Rolls (vegetarian), Choo Chee Seafood Curry (veggie-only option available), Coconut Lemongrass Tofu with Thai Noodles (veggie-only option available), and Thai Cucumber Salad.

Exercising with Plantar Fasciitis
Instructor: Rodney Tolentino, PT, FirstHealth Physical Therapy
Tuesday, January 29 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • FREE to members and community • Registration required
Learn how to modify your exercise routine and steps you can take to prevent and treat plantar fasciitis.

DASH Diet for Hypertension
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, RD, FirstHealth Fitness
Tuesday, February 12 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • FREE to members and community • Registration required
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is an eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These studies found the DASH diet to be the most effective eating pattern to lower high blood pressure.

Cooking with Chocolate: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructor: Chef Sueson Vess of SpecialEats.com
Thursday, February 21 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by February 18
Pear and Cherry Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette, Grass-fed Beef Chili Mole with Sweet Potatoes, “Brownie Batter” Dessert Hummus. *All recipes are gluten-free.

Let’s Have a Heart to Heart
Instructor: William Harris, MD, FSCAI, FirstHealth Cardiology
Tuesday, February 26 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • FREE to members and community • Registration required
Learn the “recipe” for taking control of your cardiovascular health and the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

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