Solutions at Work

This 3-month program consists of 12-nutrition sessions held at PNW & via Zoom and 12-fitness training sessions held at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers. Each week participants will meet with a nutrition instructor to discuss different topics such as Proteins, Fats, Carbs, Portion Control and more.

In addition to nutrition education, participants will also meet with a Certified Personal Trainer to learn and discuss different elements of physical activity (i.e. Basic anatomy, functional training, balance and stability, metabolic conditioning). The program also allows participants full access to both fitness centers (Chesterton and Schererville) throughout the 12-weeks. Both facilities offer over 60 Group Exercise Classes each week for all fitness levels. Class schedule includes (but is not limited to) ZUMBA, total body conditioning, aqua aerobics and cycling. Participants will also have unlimited use of SGT (Small Group Training).

Participants will have access to both clubs once the following is completed: Registration, fitness assessment and class is attended.

Nutritional Session

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, August 31-November 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST)

Location: Zoom & Hammond Campus, Student Union Library Building (SULB), room 321

Small Group Training Session – Option 1*

Day/Dates: Mondays, August 30-November 22, 2021 (no class on September 6)

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Location: Chesterton Franciscan Health Fitness Center

Small Group Training Session – Option 2*

Day/Time: Mondays, August 30-November 22, 2021 (no class on September 6)

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  (CST)

Location: Schererville Franciscan Health Fitness Center

*If unable to attend PNW Small Group Training Sessions participants can attend any Group Exercise Class offered at either Fitness Center that week and it will count towards reimbursement requirements.


All PNW benefit-eligible employees



See Reimbursement Requirements to learn how to get your money back.

Program Registration Steps

  1. Complete PNW Registration Form
  2. Pay Registration Program Cost via the PNW Employee Wellness uStore to secure your spot.
    1. Access to uStore link will be sent via email once PNW Registration Form is submitted. Your spot is not confirmed until this is done.
  3. Register for the program at either Franciscan Fitness Center.  Earliest you can register is August 16 at 9:00 a.m.  Must bring Drivers License & PUID card.
      1. You can register at either Franciscan Fitness Center any time they are open, but 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. is preferred.  Any Manager on Duty can help.
      2. Contact Barbie Pilla with any questions regarding the Fitness Center Registration at 219-983-9832, ext. 219.
  4. Complete Fitness Assessment prior to the start of class, August 30th.



Additional Program Details

Participants must attend 19 of the 24 sessions* in order to get reimbursed for the cost of the program, $50, at the conclusion of the program.

*24 Sessions comes from 12 nutrition sessions offered in-person & Zoom on Tuesdays and 12 PNW Small Group Training sessions offered on Mondays.

PLEASE NOTE: If participants are unable to attend PNW Small Group Training sessions on Mondays they can attend a Group Exercise Class offered at either Franciscan Health Fitness Centers that week (Mon-Sun) to count towards that session.  For the last PNW Small Group Training Session held on November 22, 2021 participants have through November 28 to make it up by going to a Group Exercise class.

Topics to be covered during Tuesday’s nutrition sessions:

  • Meal Plans
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Reading Labels
  • Goal Setting
  • Eating on the Go
  • Metabolism/Exercise
  • Grocery Store Tour
  • Whole Foods
  • Sodium
  • Keeping up the Momentum


Topics to be covered on Monday’s PNW Small Group Training Sessions*:

  • Why Exercise?
  • S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Muscle Groups
  • Starting a Routine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Metabolic Training
  • Core Strength
  • Bone Density
  • RPE Scale
  • Stress Management
  • Flexibility

*Materials from these sessions will be shared with participants if unable to attend in-person.

Chesterton Fitness Center
810 Michael Drive, Suite Z
Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: 219-983-9832

Mon. – Thurs. 5 am – 9 pm
Fri. 5 am – 7 pm
Sat. – Sun 7 am – 5pm

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Schererville Fitness Center
221 US Highway 41
Suite A
Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: 219-865-6969

Mon. – Fri. Open 24 Hours
Sat. & Sun. Open 24 Hours

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