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

The Value of Yoga in Recovery

Yoga is a unique practice, it provides mental, physical, and even spiritual benefits. The goal of practicing yoga is to learn to become comfortable in your own skin. This can be difficult for patients in early recovery. Yoga has the ability to help patients find and reconnect with who they are before their addiction, it can function as a coping strategy in dealing with stressful situations.

The physical benefits help rebuild strength providing a connection with body and breath- which promotes healing. Even a very gentle physical yoga practice will bring steadiness to the mind and help detoxify the body.

We believe by adopting a regular practice and going at your own pace, yoga will teach self-acceptance, release from mind, chatter, and control of body and breath.

Yoga Class Descriptions

Yoga Barre
This class fuses yoga on the mat and time on the ballet barre together in a power class. A fast-paced class that brings together the flow of yoga and structure of small movements that strengthens and tones muscle at the ballet barre. The best of both worlds!

Gentle Yoga Flow
A slow and mindful practice designed to relieve tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, breathing, and honoring the body. This class is appropriate for beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a mindful and relaxing practice.

All Levels Yoga Flow
All Levels welcome! This class will explore a little more variation for those who would like a challenge but modifications will always be offered throughout each class. This class will explore different asana (poses) each week and create flow series to strengthen and balance both the body and mind.

Power Yoga
A physically challenging yoga class that integrates asana (physical poses), breath work, and meditation to build heat within the body, work up a sweat, and release outside distraction. This class allows variation and options through poses to help deepen individual practice while listening to your body.

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Who is Kelly Frotten, Yoga & Recovery Instructor?

I am a Vinyasa yoga instructor with over 7 years of experience in mind body connection. My role at Lakeview is to help introduce each patient to the yoga experience. The expectation is to introduce personal practice and to help them learn how to be “present in the moment” while they discover something more about themselves through their yoga practice.

Whether it be a sense of relaxation, a calm in the mind, or maybe find strength they didn’t know they had. The goal is to help them experience yoga feeling better than they did before they came to class each day.