FireLake Wellness Center update: May 2020

Even though FireLake Wellness Center closed on March 17 due to the COVID-19 crisis, staff is still working diligently to clean the facility from top to bottom.

Harvest Hustle 5k registration open

Diabetes is a chronic disease effecting many Native Americans. The Harvest Hustle was created to help educate people on this devastating illness and promote health and awareness.

Improving wellness across Indian Country one client at a time

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.

Tribal dietitian makes eating healthy fun

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.

Fun, fitness for the whole family

People across the country annually observe National Family Health & Fitness Day on the last Saturday of September by participating in physical activities together. The day began in 1996 to encourage the public to have fun and get moving. Sarah Lawerance, FireLake Wellness Center assistant coordinator and head personal trainer, urges everyone to take part Read More »

Get moving during November’s Diabetes Awareness Month

With temperatures cooling and a food-centric holiday like Thanksgiving on the horizon, November is an excellent time to focus on preventing diabetes, a chronic illness impacting 29 million Americans – or just more than nine percent of the country’s population – according to the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An Read More »

FireLake Wellness Center hosts annual fitness competition

  To most, March Madness refers to the NCAA basketball tournament which takes place each March. At FireLake Wellness Center, it has a slightly different meaning. The 64-team bracket tournament inspired the FireLake Wellness Center’s own competition where individuals compete against each other in cardio workouts. The contest is open to 64 participants who must Read More »

Tribal Youth get educated on diabetes prevention

  The after school programs at CPN’s Tribal Youth facility is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12-17 to receive education focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, healthy life skills, and academic success. All programs are voluntary and are designed to help youth build a better community from an early age. Recently, the Read More »

Diabetes prevention imperative for Native Americans

According to the American Diabetes Association, American Indians are at a 2.2 times higher risk of developing diabetes than other races. ADA also says that an estimated 30 percent of American Indians have pre-diabetes, while 95 percent of American Indians have type 2 diabetes as opposed to type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type Read More »