FireLake Wellness Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its doors opened on Oct. 3, 2003, with the mission to “provide professionally designed and responsibly supervised physical fitness activities for Native Americans.” The center continues to provide high-quality health and wellness services to the community, and the staff hopes to for years to come.
The Native American Fitness Council held a conference at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort so participants could receive certifications in medical conditions and exercise. FireLake Wellness Center employees attended the conference and received certification and FLWC looks forward to future partnerships with NAFC.
Whether someone is starting from scratch, or they are an experienced fitness enthusiast, Leslie Cooper said the CPN Wellness Center is ready to help Tribal employees meet their fitness goals.
Many people start a new year with self-improvement and fitness goals in mind. However, the cold weather often puts a chill on motivation. There are still several ways to maintain your fitness momentum into 2022.
Student-athletes at a Pottawatomie County high school will enhance their competitive edge, thanks to an athletic equipment donation from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLake Wellness Center.
Twice as common among American Indians and Alaska Natives as the general population, almost 17 percent of Indigenous adults in Oklahoma are diagnosed with the disease.
For Tribal member and Personal Trainer Jessie James Whitney, personal efforts to live a balanced life inspire him to help others develop healthy habits. Whitney teaches a group fitness class every Friday at noon and has scheduled client appointments throughout the week at CPN’s FireLake Wellness Center.
Maggi Gilbert recently joined CPN as a registered dietitian at FireLake Wellness Center. She enjoys her new job that includes patient care, cooking demos and grocery store tours.