FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness

Health & Nutrition Classes

To register for these classes, please stop by the front desk at 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or call (910) 715-1800. 

Food as Medicine
 Instructor: Dr. Ann Marie Richards, FirstHealth Family Medicine
Thursday, June 21 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
What if you could lower your blood pressure without pills, improve your sugar level without insulin, and reduce your cholesterol without a statin? It’s possible! Come learn what a whole food, plant-based lifestyle can do for you.

Power Up with Plant Protein
Presenter: Ashley Carpenter, Dietitian
Tuesday, June 26 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Replacing animal proteins with plant proteins offers some major health perks. Learn about the best sources, how to use them, and discover how easy it is to meet your protein needs using whole plant foods.

Power Up with Plant Protein – ENCORE SESSION
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, Dietitian
Tuesday, July 17 • 12:15 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
Due to popular demand, we’re offering a second session! Replacing animal proteins with plant proteins offers major health perks. Learn about the best sources, how to use them, and discover how easy it is to meet your protein needs using whole plant foods.

Eat Right for Your Type of Arthritis
Instructor: Ashley Carpenter, Dietitian
Thursday, July 19 • 6:15 p.m. at SO PINES center FREE to members and community • Call (910) 692-6129 to register
Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, studies have shown that certain foods have anti-inflammatory properties and specific benefits for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.

TeleHealth: Delivering Quality Care Virtually
 Instructors: Deb DeLong, Gena Paulk, and Ronnie Jones of FirstHealth Telemedicine Services
Tuesday, July 24 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center FREE to members and community • Registration required
By providing additional options and faster access to services than ever before, telehealth offers a new approach to patient centered care. Join us to learn how the FirstHealth Telemedicine program is leveraging technology to connect the community to new opportunities in health care.

Plant-Based Picnic: Cooking Demo and Tasting
Instructor: Chef Sueson Vess
Thursday, July 26 • 6 p.m. at Pinehurst center • $20 members/$25 community • Register by July 24
Everyone wins when we adapt more plant-based meals. You don’t have to compromise on taste or health with these make-ahead recipes. Recipes include: Mediterranean Lentil Salad, “Reuben” Salad with Roasted Beets, Sauerkraut, and Tahini Dressing, and Chai Green Chia Pudding.


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