Health and Wellness Week

May 16-21, 2022

George Fox University’s College of Physical Therapy presents the fifth annual event to impact Newberg and surrounding communities through nutrition, exercise, and spine care classes.

Events take place at George Fox University's  Medical Sciences Building, which is located at 448 North Werth Boulevard in Newberg. All classes are free and open to the public.

If you are interested in participating in one or more events, please email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

“Annual” PT Exam

Monday, May 16, 6–8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 6–8 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

You know about the “annual” exam provided by your primary care provider; but have you had an “annual” PT exam? This exam takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will have your strength assessed (including the core), your aerobic fitness evaluated, and your general flexibility. Exercise recommendations will be provided based on your “annual” exam score.

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Mediterranean Diet Taster and Educational Session (45 min.)

Monday, May 16, 6 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Learn about the Mediterranean Diet and sample five dishes. Limited to 30 participants.

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Learn How to Strength Train at Home

Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Strength training has numerous benefits for our body; however, most don’t meet minimum weekly training recommendations. During this session, you will learn how to strength train at home with minimal to no equipment. Bring workout clothes!

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Zumba Class

Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Ever tried Zumba? Come join us for a 40-minute Zumba class.

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Yoga Class

Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

New to yoga? Experience the downward-facing dog, warriors pose, and many more in this 45-minute class. We also welcome those who have done yoga before!

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Spine/Back Care Class

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Nearly 80% of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime, as pain is often provoked by various postures and movements. This class will focus on both acute and chronic low-back pain as well as provide state-of-the-art innovative strategies for maintaining a healthy back. Participants will get to try simple exercises for the back that can be performed anywhere.

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Pool-a-Palooza

Saturday, May 21

Medical Sciences Building at 448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Details to Come

Free and open to the public. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

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% of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5% of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19%) 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. Let’s see if we can make a positive change in the health and wellness of Newberg.

Werth Medical Sciences Building

Contact Us

For more information on the event, contact Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program