January 27, 2012


Competition changes: Overall Winning Team prizes will be awarded based on weight only due to the lack of consistency in taking waist measurements. Prizes will still be awarded to those who move their waist circumference from unhealthy to healthy. Please contact Traci Smet, Program Coordinator, with any concerns. 715.346.5416.

Clarification on coaching: Group coaching is held from 5-6 p.m. and One on One coaching is held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays. If you want to join in on group coaching, simply show up on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. If you would like to sign up for One on One coaching, please email Dr. Celine Kline; celine.kline@uwsp.edu or call her at 715.432.4570. Coaching is an opportunity to explore needs, skills and find motivation for healthy weight-loss. 

Join our walking club! The group meets every Wednesday at the Center Point Mall in Stevens Point near the Shopko entrance at 5 p.m.

Our next speaker on Monday, January 30: Is this Attainable?

Are you currently struggling to find convenient ways to fit exercise into your life, or need an extra push of motivation to initiate change? If so, then this week’s presentation can help you! Dr. Marcus Haemmerle, an orthopedic surgeon at Ministry Medical Group has some tips to help you schedule exercising routines into your daily life. He will also talk to you about how to use exercise to motivate change. Lastly, he will touch base on how the use of community events such as the Ministry Community Weight Race can help keep you motivated, stay on track, and help you reach your goals. We look forward to seeing you there! The Presentation will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. held on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room (3rd floor) 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Doors open at 5 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Presentation review: Getting Started with Our Panel of Experts

This past week’s informative presentation discussed the value of nutrition, exercise, social support, motivation, coaching, and positive attitude. Traci Smet, director of the Ministry Community Weight Race, and Dr. Celine Kline, Lecturer in the field of Health Promotions and Human Development at UWSP, gave invigorating presentations leading into an interactive discussion with a panel of experts. Traci Smet’s enlightening presentation began with how nutritious, low calorie, low fat diets can lead to some of the most successful weight loss results. She then elaborated on how exercising at a moderate level 30 minutes a day most days a week and incorporating 2 days of resistance training can help kick start one’s weight loss. A good way to do this is by adding 30 minutes to each progressing week to create a fun and stimulating workout routine over time. She then expressed how social support and self-motivation interact and are keys to experiencing successful and lasting weight loss.

Dr. Celine Kline then began her interactive presentation about the value of coaching. Coaching increases motivation through accountability, gives clarity and direction, and promotes positive outcomes. She then expressed how positive energy, actions, thinking, communication, enthusiasm, and optimism build a positive attitude that is a vital aspect of any weight loss program. Dr. Kline was then joined by Dr. Dan Kraeger, Director of Ministry Point Sports Medicine; Kit Werner, RD, with Ministry Health Care Diabetes Services; and Jackie Meyers, Pilates Fitness Instructor at the Stevens Point YMCA. The audience then had the opportunity to the question the panel of experts involving everything from strength training to craving control. The experts replied with in-depth and useful answers and ideas such as how to personalize a resistance-training program for one’s self and the importance of determining the real cues of one’s cravings in order to overcome them. View the presentation.

Workshop’s this week: Zumba Gold

Join us for ZUMBA GOLD on Thursday. Absolutely, no experience is necessary!! You just have to have the desire to have some fun. There are two classes, each last one hour. One starts at 5 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m. Please register with Traci Smet. Be sure to indicate your name and which class time you are signing up for. You will receive verification when registered. Each class is limited to 25 participants in each time slot.

Healthy Item of the Week sponsored by Team Schierl Companies:

January 27 - February 2

The healthy item can be found at most The Store locations. Planters Trail Mix, Alaskan Wilderness 5 ounce bag for $2.59

Smart Dining Meal of the Week:

January 29 - February 4 at The Wooden Chair

Wrap chair: has turkey, cheddar cheese, spinach, tomato, ranch cream cheese and avocado spread in a veggie wrap. Original price: $7.49

Veggie pizza: has olive oil, tomatoes, green onions, broccoli, green peppers & mushrooms topped with mozzarella cheese piled high on a pita. Original price: $7.49

Non-perishables collected

This week: 57 pounds

Total: 68 pounds

For more information about the Ministry Community Weight Race, contact:

Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES

Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator

Ministry Point Sports Medicine

900 Illinois Ave

Stevens Point, WI 54481


cell: 715.347.4994



Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


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