MOVE, Free Program For Veterans,
Encourages Weight Management, Exercise
MOVE, a proven weight management program for veterans, is again being offered at Fusion Fitness & Aquatics and sponsored by Hillsboro Area Hospital.
The program is free to any military veteran. The Hospital provides each participating veteran with a pedometer and a punch card that allows 25 visits to Fusion.
In addition, the Hospital sponsors meetings on Tuesdays and Fridays to discuss various topics, including Healthy Plate, Pedometer Usage, Nutrition, Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise, Restaurant Tips, Stress Management, Food and Activity Journaling.
MOVE was designed by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services. The goal is to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.
Physical assessments were conducted in January. The program began with the first meeting for participants on Jan. 28 and ends Friday, March 21.
MOVE alums are encouraged to come those days at 11 a.m. for a little nutritional education and exercise. This is free to members and $5 a session for non-members.
Instructor Jennifer (Harms) Putnam brings both military and fitness experience to the MOVE program. A certifiedpersonal trainer and former aquatics coordinator at Fusion, Putnam served as an Air National Guard staff sergeant and journeyman in the readiness career field (nuclear, biological and chemical warfare). She was deployed overseas twice, to Iraq and Qatar. Jennifer is married to Daniel Putnam, and in recent years has been a stay-at-home mom with their two daughters.
For more information, call Fusion, 532-3896, or stop by the front desk. Fusion is located adjacent to Hillsboro Area Hospital on East Tremont St., Hillsboro.