Wellness

Lakeview Health approaches recovery in a holistic manner that addresses all aspects of patients’ lives. Our trained and certified health and fitness staff works with those in recovery to help them improve their physical fitness. All patients participate in our 8-week Find Your Fitness program, where they learn about fitness concepts, nutrition, supplement use, and how to develop their own exercise program. Many other addiction treatment programs don’t have their own fitness centers, and those that do often don’t have certified trainers on staff.

Fitness, Health, and Recovery

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Mornings at Lakeview are spent in group therapy, where patients address the mental and emotional aspects of their recovery. Afternoons are devoted to physical fitness in our new state-of-the-art fitness center. Men and women work in separate groups. The women will use the gym while the men participate in yoga, after which the groups switch places. Group fitness is offered seven days a week. Patients can also register for up to three 30-minute sessions of individual training each week.

Lauren Stobbie, the supervisor of the health and fitness program, has designed the program to meet the different needs and interests of individuals in recovery. Participants can choose from several activities, including strength training, yoga, conditioning, and boot camp-style classes. Our lap pool is available for those who prefer to swim, and many older patients choose low-impact aquatic exercise.

Fitness is an integral part of the recovery process. Fitness helps patients with their body image and boosts their confidence. It improves their mood and can help counter depression. Lauren tracks patients’ progress and collaborates with their therapists. This approach allows the staff to work toward shared goals in the patients’ recovery. In the group classes, two or three classes per week are focused on team-building. Success—both in fitness and in addiction recovery—benefits from the whole group working together.

Our fitness facility has no mirrors, and we don’t use scales to measure progress (except for medical issues). Success is not about how patients look but about how they feel. How is their energy? How are they sleeping at night? How is their self-confidence improving? Pushing themselves to do more reps or run farther than they did the week before is the best indication of progress.

Staff

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Lauren Stobbie, MS, NCC, Health and Fitness Program Supervisor
M.S. in Exercise Physiology
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
United States Weightlifting Trainer (USAW)
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Daniel Crites
B.S. in Exercise Science
ACE Personal Trainer Certification

Shane Piccolo
B.S. in Recreational Training and Fitness
NESTA Personal Trainer Certification
ACE Health Coach
NREMT, PHTLS, ACLS, AMLS, PALS

Norman Pretlow
ACE Personal Trainer Certification
Tabata Boot Camp Certification
TRX Boot Camp Certification

Tiffany Greenfield
AFAA Personal Trainer Certification
Schwinn Cycling Certification

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