Move in May: It’s Physical Fitness Month


Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet, according to the CDC, only a little over 50 percent of adults in Georgia achieved the recommended amount of physical activity each week.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:

  • Aim for 2 ½ hours of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing and swimming.
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities, such as lifting weights or using exercise bands, at least two days a week.

Wellness Works Health and Fitness Center at Washington County Regional Medical Center provides affordable, quality classes and programs for people of all ages. All memberships include unlimited group fitness classes.

“It’s important for everyone to work out at least 3-5 times per week because it increases your heart rate and caloric deficit,” said Lakina Wadley, director of Wellness Works at WCRMC. “We offer weight loss support groups and classes every week to members as well as guests passes. Our personal trainer offers strategic advice pertaining to your weight loss success. At some point, you will come to a plateau, and it can be hard to get over it. It’s good to have someone to go to who can help you based specifically on your body type.”

Wellness Works at WCRMC offers a variety of classes to the general public, ages 11 and older. Non-members may also participate in classes for a nominal fee. For more information, click here.