LINWOOD – Promoting and supporting vitality in the mind, body and spirit will be the order of the day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 when the Vitality Nutrition and Wellness Center holds an open house. Staff will provide information and answer questions.
Center owner Georgia Saler Histon, a registered dietician and nutritionist, said the center offers an integrated approach to health with group yoga, barre, meditation, nutrition and cooking classes for adolescents and adults.
“Good health isn’t only about food. We want to let the community know we are here and are waiting to help them reach their health and wellness goals,” said team member Kierra Brown.
“Attending the open house is an easy way for them to get a taste of our many offerings and meet the staff.”
Saler Histon said activities are planned throughout the day to give a taste of what they have to offer, including free gentle yoga classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., mindful eating meditation at 11:45 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., and a cooking demonstration and a barre class 2 p.m.
She said the bulk of their work is individual nutrition counseling. The team does offsite nutrition education as well.
“We have a wonderful certified yoga therapist on staff, Nancy Deckard,” Saler Histon said. “She helps people with chronic illnesses and pain develop individualized yoga practices designed for their own health concerns. People are reporting many benefits from this therapy.”
Nutrition classes for kids are offered on a monthly basis, but the open house is geared toward adults, she said.
She added that they are finding that cooking classes are popular with men because many have not learned culinary skills or understand the importance of being able to prepare healthy meals.
“Men have quite a different philosophy when it comes to cooking. They want it to be more intuitive rather than following a detailed recipe,” the owner said.
Included in the programs Vitality and Wellness Center has on tap for 2017 are an eight-week weight loss series running Jan. 9-Feb. 25, a perfect health free introduction class Jan. 12, cooking boot camp Jan. 25 and a sankalpa workshop Jan. 15 that helps participants take the first step toward making a vow or commitment toward creating the year they most want to live.
Vitality Nutrition and Wellness Center is at 2000 Shore Road, Suite 104 in Linwood, near Seaview Avenue. There is parking on site. For information see Vitality Nutrition and Wellness Center on Facebook.