Fitness Center & Nutrition

Fitness Center & Nutrition
First Choice Health Centers now has a fitness center open to adults and children ages 8 and up*, free of charge!

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00-5:30pm

*Must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Equipment List

  • Free Weights
  • Treadmills

Exercising improves

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Bone density
  • Muscle
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Joints
  • Increases life span

Free Programs this year:

  • Exercise classes
  • Yoga
  • Kids exercise and cooking classes

Our Nutrition Program:

Tailored meal plans that work with you depending on your life style. Includes different options of food to start incorporating into the diet to become successful at being a healthier individual.

Health Benefits of Nutrition and Exercise

  • Nutrition Improves
  • Weight loss
  • Blood sugar
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Overall health

Free Programs this year:

  • Cooking Matters
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Diabetes nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Kids exercise and cooking classes
  • Spanish nutrition

Our Fitness/Nutrition Specialist:
Tereas ParkerTeresa Parker
Nutrition and Exercise Specialist

Phone: 860-610-6168
tparker@firstchc.org
110 Connecticut Boulevard
East Hartford, CT 06108

 

Teresa holds a degree in Nutritional Sciences from University of Connecticut and has been personal training for four years and sees over 700 patients a year at First Choice Health Centers and has improved their overall lifestyle. Stop by, learn about the gym and set up your appointment today!


Testimonials

“Teresa has been phenomenal, I have so far lost 33 pounds in 3 months and continuing my monthly follow ups to keep me on track to reach my goal!!!”
– Roberto

“I have been using the exercise gym since it first opened. Teresa has been very helpful to teach me exercises with the equipment and body weight exercises. The gym has been my outlet for stress and brings up my mood, self-esteem and motivation to keep exercising and live a healthier life.”
– Albert

“I have been going to Teresa’s programs for about a year now. My favorite event was cooking matters I learned about how to cook vegetables and brown rice to taste good! Also she gives you the ingredients to take home and make for yourself!”
– Yvette

“I attend the Yoga Classes at First Choice for FREE! This is great because I’m low on funds. The yoga class has helped me breath better when stressed and improved my anxiety. I highly recommend taking advantage of the events Teresa offers.”
– Mark