Fitness class brings a better body, better life

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  • By Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

The 81st Medical Group recently kicked off the “Better Body. Better Life” fitness program.

The program is open to all Keesler members including dependents, retirees and government civilian employees and gives them access to ways to get and stay healthy.

“The program is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date tools and resources necessary to start living a healthier lifestyle,” said Joy Schaubhut, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotion program coordinator. “It presents a healthy and permanent approach to weight loss and assists them in maintaining weight standards.”

Attendees receive guidance on everything from physical fitness to mental fitness and ways to sustain their goals.

“The class guides participants through the process of identifying personal goals along with ways to make behavioral changes to meet those specific goals,” said Schaubhut. “It includes general information on nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification to deal with weight and lifestyle issues through facilitated classroom discussions and activities.”

Through the class, personnel can get a glimpse into how their bodies work and the right foods that can fuel them to be healthier.

“The class helped me because I became more aware of my body and how it works,” said Regina Parker, 81st Medical Operations Squadron mental health flight secretary. “It taught me how to decide what to eat to better equip my body with the right combinations of foods to eat to maintain my weight.”

For more information or to sign up for the class call 228-376-3171.