Health and Wellness WeekHealth and Wellness Week

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy presents an inaugural event designed to impact Newberg and surrounding communities through nutrition, exercise and behavioral health classes, and 5K/10K runs. (Note: The Corporate Games event has been canceled for this year).

All classes are free and open to the public. Events are scheduled at George Fox University’s Roberts Center, located at 501 N. Villa Road, in Newberg.


Schedule

Each day will be dedicated to a different aspect of health and wellness.

Monday,
March 13

nutrition class

Nutrition Class, 6 p.m.

Learn about heart-healthy foods, calorie budgeting, how to read food labels, strategies on maintaining or getting to a healthy weight, and how to cook healthy meals. Participants will receive a folder with educational handouts that include healthy recipes and hands-on training through an active cooking session on site.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Tuesday,
March 14

spine and back care

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

Nearly 80 percent of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime, as pain is often provoked with various postures and movements. This class will focus on both acute and chronic low-back pain as well as providing state-of-the-art innovative strategies for maintaining a healthy back. Participants will experience moving better with less pain.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Wednesday,
March 15

Behavioral Health Class

Behavioral Health Class, 6 p.m.

Learn simple and effective coping techniques to juggle the demands of life.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration 
 
Thursday,
March 16

Exercise Class

Exercise Class, 6 p.m.

This class will focus on incorporating various exercises into a manageable lifelong habit. Several different classes will be held concurrently and will be appropriate for all ages and abilities, covering topics such as balance, strengthening, aerobics and yoga.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Saturday,
March 18

Beat Baker run

“Beat Baker” 5K Run, 8 a.m.

Think you have what it takes to beat our president, Robin Baker, in a 5K run? Sign up and find out. Beat Baker and earn a bumper/window sticker. We’ll also host a 10K run.

Entry fee (includes a T-shirt)
  • $25 General
  • $10 Students
Race Results
Pool-a-Palooza

Pool-a-Palooza, 3-5 p.m.

This event provides a fun and safe space for kids with special needs to swim, play and be well. Come join us for a fun pool party where kids can have support from physical therapy faculty and students.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration

Why a Health and Wellness Week?

Yamhill County is clearly a desirable place to live, yet many in our area face significant medical and health challenges. According to Yamhill County Health and Human Services …

  • 62.2 percent of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5 percent of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19 percent) is the second-leading cause of death in the county, and many in our community struggle with high blood pressure.

Here’s the good news: Many of these health challenges are preventable and can be reversed. George Fox University’s Health and Wellness Week is a tangible way to assist community members in their pursuit of healthy living.

Schedule

Each day will be dedicated to a different aspect of health and wellness.

Monday, March 13

Nutrition Class, Time TBA

nutrition classLearn about heart-healthy foods, calorie budgeting, how to read food labels, strategies on maintaining or getting to a healthy weight, and how to cook healthy meals. Participants will receive a folder with educational handouts that include healthy recipes and hands-on training through an active cooking session on site.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Tuesday, March 14

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

spine and back careNearly 80 percent of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime, as pain is often provoked with various postures and movements. This class will focus on both acute and chronic low-back pain as well as providing state-of-the-art innovative strategies for maintaining a healthy back. Participants will experience moving better with less pain.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Wednesday, March 15

Behavioral Health Class, 6 p.m.

Behavioral Health ClassLearn simple and effective coping techniques to juggle the demands of life.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Thursday, March 16

Exercise Class, 6 p.m.

Exercise ClassThis class will focus on incorporating various exercises into a manageable lifelong habit. Several different classes will be held concurrently and will be appropriate for all ages and abilities, covering topics such as balance, strengthening, aerobics and yoga.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Friday, March 17

Corporate Games, 6 p.m.

Corporate GamesA little friendly competition is healthy. This session will include pitting local businesses against one other in a mini fitness challenge that may include feats of strength (tug-of-war and appropriate "cross fit" activities), flexibility and strategies for incorporating employee health and wellness programs into your business.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Saturday, March 18

“Beat Baker” Fun Run, 8 a.m.

Beat Baker fun runThink you have what it takes to beat our president, Robin Baker, in a 5K run? Sign up and find out. Beat Baker and earn a bumper/window sticker. We’ll also host a 10K run.

Entry fee (includes a T-shirt)
  • $25 General
  • $10 Students
Registration

Pool-a-Palooza, 3-5 p.m.

Pool-a-PaloozaThis event provides a fun and safe space for kids with special needs to swim, play and be well. Come join us for a fun pool party where kids can have support from physical therapy faculty and students.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration

Why a Health and Wellness Week?

Yamhill County is clearly a desirable place to live, yet many in our area face significant medical and health challenges. According to Yamhill County Health and Human Services …

  • 62.2 percent of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5 percent of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19 percent) is the second-leading cause of death in the county, and many in our community struggle with high blood pressure.

Here’s the good news: Many of these health challenges are preventable and can be reversed. George Fox University’s Health and Wellness Week is a tangible way to assist community members in their pursuit of healthy living.

How to Get Involved

We are looking for community members and businesses to help sponsor this event. As a business leader, you have the opportunity to help facilitate change and see the health of our community improve.

Let’s see if we can make a positive change in the health and wellness of Newberg. Donations are tax deductible.

Below are sponsorship details.

  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run T-shirt
  • Small banner at the start/finish line
  • Free admission for two to the “Beat Baker” Run
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run T-shirt
  • Large banner at the start/finish line
  • Free admission for five to the “Beat Baker” Run
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run T-shirt
  • Large banner at the start/finish line
  • Free admission for the entire company to the “Beat Baker” Run
  • Company name and logo on the “Beat Baker” Run web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start

Contact Us

For more information on the event, contact Tyler Cuddeford at tcuddeford@georgefox.edu.

George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program