Every month, the Zonta Club of SCV hosts a LifeForward Workshop to contribute to the quality of life for local women. This month’s topic centers on physical wellness, including a panel of presenters with expertise in dietary quality and exercise physiology.
Women will learn to better manage their health through the LifeForward Workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The free women’s workshop, hosted by the Zonta Club, will take place at Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Avenue in Newhall. The workshop will be a panel presentation dealing with healthy eating, becoming fit, and the fun of exercise to music.
Presenters will be McKenzie Hall Jones, a registered dietician nutritionist; Rich Enriquez, a fitness movement specialist; and Michelle Jones, certified Zumba instructor. Hall Jones is with the firm Wild Hive, a company specializing in agriculture, food and lifestyle marketing. Enriquez maintains a private studio available for the Fit ‘N Run personal training program, and Jones is a Zumba instructor with 24 Hour Fitness.
The workshop will help participants understand how fitness promotes vitality, introduces exercises that participants can do at home, and teaches participants how to move muscles and have fun through dance and music. Presenters also will explain how to keep the body fueled properly, describe what foods help maintain heart and diabetic health, teach how to prepare delicious, heart-healthy and diabetic food, and allow participants to enjoy food and socialize.
Participants are not required to register in advance, but free childcare is available through Single Mothers Outreach for women who register at least one week in advance at (661) 288-0117 or online at www.singlemothersoutreach.org. Spanish translation also can be provided with advance request. The topic is expected to be a critical one for women who are concerned about health and eating right.
Previous workshops in the series have helped women select career options and pursue meaningful employment, work on goal-setting and time management, deal with anger management, set budgets, deal with drug and cyber bullying issues, establish a career path and get a job, understand and file taxes, and go after financial support after a divorce. Workshops are designed to help participants believe in their unlimited power and potential, build the skills necessary to succeed, and be the powerful women they are meant to be!
Zonta offers the free LifeForward workshops, usually on a monthly basis (although the series is dark during July and December), in collaboration with Single Mothers Outreach, Domestic Violence Center, Returning Women Veterans and Veterans’ Wives, and the Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services serving foster mothers.
Workshops are organized by topics in which women express interest. A schedule of upcoming workshops is posted on www.scvzonta.org for women who are interested in a particular topic. Pre-registration is not required for those who simply wish to attend a workshop, but those who wish to hold a space for the more popular workshops, arrange for childcare or obtain further information on the upcoming workshop, can call (661) 288-0117.