It’s National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! Whether you go for a stroll, hit the yoga mat, take a spin class or dance with your kiddos, we hope you’ll find some time to move in celebration.
For inspiration, we asked women from throughout the health care system to share their favorite ways to fit in exercise and connect with their bodies.
“A morning run helps keep my energy up all day long! I know I can better tackle what the day has in store when I have a run under my belt!” – Morgan England, Healthy Living School Program Coach, Parkview Health
"Spinning allows me to focus on both my physical and mental well-being. I push myself to reach new goals and be stronger, while relieving stress and having fun along the way." - Jessica Miller, public relations manager, Parkview Health
"I love barre class! It helps me decompress after a long day." – Ashley Emerson, LAT, ATC, Care Navigator, Parkview Sports Medicine
“The best days start with a run with friends, mud optional” – Michele Kadenko-Monirian, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist-Fellow ICU, Parkview Hospital Randallia
“Working out should be fun! I love being active and doing a variety of activities, including running, kayaking, AWP, yoga and hiking. This lifestyle is more about being healthy than being a size 4! When we move our bodies, we clear our minds and reduce stress. This makes for a healthier community.” – Gennifer Robbins, MSN, RN, Manager, Primary Care Clinic, Parkview Physicians Group
“I enjoy running during the sunset. It is peaceful and relaxing.” – Megan Screeton, PTA, Parkview TherapyONE
“I start my day at 5 a.m. by walking the puppy and then my husband and I walk down to the barn to take care of the horses. He feeds and I water.” – Marylyn Asher, marketing and communications manager, Parkview Health
“Yoga helps me unwind at the end of the day.” – Ashley Kirstine, administrative secretary, Parkview Behavioral Health
“I enjoy working out in a group setting. The comradery inspires and motivates me!” – Crystal Bourcier, PT, Manager, TherapyONE, Southwest location
“Endorphins are sustenance for the mind, body, and soul! I stay active 4+ days a week developing personal creative workouts through running, cycling, elliptical, yoga and strength/weight training. Keep moving!” - Marcy Rogers, VP, Surgical and Ancillary Services
"I attempt to run 4-5 times a week for 45 minutes or more and lift weights twice a week." - Lisa Hollister, RN, BSN, director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery