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Five Points Washington Health Coach Barb Woods to Give Free Presentation September 21 About New Health Coaching Program

A new offering from Five Points Washington designed to help participants change their behaviors in implementing changes to their diets and lifestyle goals will be introduced to the public September 21 when new Health Coach Barb Woods offers a free presentation about her role at Five Points Washington.


Five Points Washington Health Coach Barb Woods will give a free presentation entitled Health Coaching for Weight Loss and Renewed Vitality on September 21 at 6 pm at Five Points Washington. The presentation will also be livestreamed via the Five Points Washington Facebook page.
 

“We are so excited to offer health coaching at Five Points Washington,” said Megan Stevenart, fitness manager for the facility. “We see this as a service we can offer to members of the community to make positive and lasting changes to their health.”

The presentation, Health Coaching for Weight Loss and Renewed Vitality, will take place September 21 at 6 PM in Banquet Room B at Five Points Washington, located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington. In addition, the presentation will be livestreamed via the Five Points Washington Facebook page.

Health coaching facilitates the development of personal health and wellness goals and a plan for achieving those goals utilizing strategic planning, values clarification, brain storming, motivational interviewing, accountability and nonjudgmental coaching techniques.

In her role as health coach, Woods specializes in behavior change and offers a positive and supported environment for clients to make healthy lifestyle choices and overcome obstacles. Woods will coach clients in an effort to lose weight, reduce inflammation and improve systems of chronic illness through methods such as eating nutritionally-dense and delicious whole foods while avoiding problem foods, reducing stress, improving sleep and increasing movement throughout the day.

Woods is currently completing certification as an ADAPT-Functional Health Coach through the Kresser Institute, a National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching-accredited program. She will offer both personal health coaching and group health coaching at Five Points Washington.

In addition to health coaching, Woods also serves as a cooking instructor, demonstrating tasty and healthy recipes in cooking classes at Lori’s Kitchen Store on the square in Washington. She specializes in developing delicious and nutritious whole food recipes with modifications for food sensitivities.

“Barb comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about healthy eating and lifestyle changes,” Stevenart said. “She is ready to help her clients achieve their goals with ongoing support.”

Woods will offer weekly group coaching sessions on Mondays starting October 5 which will meet for 90 minutes through December 21. Socially-distanced in-person group meetings will be held on those Monday dates from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom for a second group on the same dates from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Chat support from Woods and the other cohort members is also available throughout the program.

The cost for 12 weeks of group health coaching is $279 for Five Points Washington members and $330 for non-members.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to the fitness center/gym, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, an outdoor event space and an aquatics center.

For more information about the health coaching program, visit the Health Coaching area of the Five Points Washington web site or call (309) 444-8222.

Five Points Washington to Offer Aquatic Training Program


 
Click the image above to download a PDF flyer about the Five Points Washington Aquatic Training Program

A new program designed to help individuals train while offering the benefits of water activity is coming to Five Points Washington.

Five Points Washington announces a new aquatic training program designed to benefit individuals in or finishing therapy/rehabilitation as well as anyone desiring private fitness instruction.

Aquatic training uses the physical properties of water in a training program individually created for individuals for overall fitness as well as to work on particular muscle groups or to address certain conditions.

“Our aquatic training is a great new option for anyone and for any fitness level,” said Brad Weaver, aquatics manager for Five Points Washington. “We can accommodate those transitioning from therapy to class members who want a personalized workout.”

Training in an aquatic environment uses the buoyancy properties of the water to help support the weight of the individual, which puts less stress on the joints. In addition, the buoyancy of the water combined with its warmth can be helpful for numerous medical conditions such as arthritis or for individuals with healing fractures.

In addition, the natural viscosity of the water provides resistance, which can be incorporated and utilized in an exercise program. This can assist individuals in strengthening muscle groups without the need for weights, along with the benefits of less joint stress.

“Aquatic training is beneficial to those with any medical conditions that effect the joints due to physics of exercising in the water,” said Mason Kleiber, aquatics coordinator at Five Points. “Another benefit of aquatic training is that it is one-on-one with your instructor, which means you will be getting a full thirty minutes of private training.

”Aquatic training is great for anyone who is looking for one-on-one therapy with a certified instructor.”

All individuals beginning aquatic training at Five Points Washington will start by submitting a request form to be paired with an aquatic trainer. Following an initial assessment, individuals will meet with their aquatic trainer for 30-minute one-on-one sessions designed to work toward the desired outcome for the training.

Costs for the program are $30 per single 30-minute session for Five Points Washington members or $45 per session for non-members. Four-session and eight-session packages are available for discounted rates. Request forms for aquatic training are available at the Five Points Washington front desk during normal business hours or online at fivepointswashington.org/aquatictraining.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to the aquatics center, the facility houses a fitness center/gym, 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms and an outdoor event space.

More information is available in the Aquatic Training area of the Five Points web site or by contacting Aquatics Coordinator Mason Kleiber at (309) 444-8222 or masonk@fivepointswashington.org.

Five Points Washington presents free outdoor jazz concert September 11 featuring the Harry Tonchev Trio

Five Points Washington presents a free outdoor jazz concert on the south lawn of the facility featuring the Harry Tonchev Trio.

The event is presented as part of the Jazz @ Five Points series and is the latest offering from Five Points Washington as a part of its Live @ Five Points programming, featuring live performances at the facility, located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington.

The Harry Tonchev Trio consists of Andy Crawford on bass, Joe Miller on percussion and Tonchev on guitar. In addition, saxophonist Dan Burke joins the group for this performance.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 PM and the concert runs from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. A cash bar will be available from 6 PM to 8 PM and a food truck from Papa Murphy’s is scheduled to be on site. Limited tables and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. As long as there are no changes in state regulations, masks will not be required as long as social distancing can be maintained.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

For additional details, check the Live at Five Points Facebook page. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

A reason to smile in 2020: support Five Points Washington by using AmazonSmile

Support Five Points Washington while shopping online by using AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile customers can enjoy Amazon’s selection, prices and convenience while shopping through the extensive Amazon inventory of millions of items. By shopping through the AmazonSmile site, 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases is donated to Five Points Washington at no cost to the consumer.

To support Five Points Washington using AmazonSmile, visit smile.amazon.com and select Washington Area Community Center as the supported organization. Or, rather than searching and selecting from the list of nonprofits, designate Five Points Washington to receive the AmazonSmile donation by beginning shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4141385.

In addition to having a monetary percentage donated, individuals soon will be able to purchase and donate needed items directly to Five Points Washington through AmazonSmile. Information on that option for supporting Five Points Washington will be released soon.

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. The AmazonSmile Foundation contributes the donations to the charitable organizations chosen by Amazon customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

Since its inception, AmazonSmile has donated over $183 million to qualifying nonprofit organizations. For information about the AmazonSmile program, visit https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/pd.

Five Points Washington is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. The facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym, an aquatics center and an outdoor event space.

Five Points Washington, Sylvan Learning Partner to Offer Weekday School Support Sessions

Five Points Washington has partnered with Sylvan Learning to offer recurring Sylvan School Support sessions Mondays through Fridays at Five Points Washington starting in early September with optional childcare before all sessions and after full sessions for an additional cost.

Learn more by visiting FivePointsWashington.org/learning or click the images below to download flyers about this program

“This partnership with Sylvan and Five Points Washington will be a great help to the community for parents and children navigating this difficult school year,” said Julia Cresci, director of the Peoria Sylvan Learning Center. “Our expert staff and understanding of the technology and programs that schools are requiring of their students will build confidence, perseverance and organization with their schoolwork.”

Sylvan School Support sessions offer students the opportunity to work in a safe, supervised setting on learning materials provided by their individual schools. The sessions offer an option for parents with work schedule challenges or who wish to provide a more structured environment with professional educators for their students.

The sessions will be held in the meeting rooms at Five Points Washington, located at 360 N. Wilmor Drive. The sessions will maintain no more than a 6:1 student to staff ratio with safety protocols in place such as daily temperature checks, handwashing, sanitizing stations, social distancing and other measures.

Full day and partial day learning sessions will be offered Monday through Friday and billed by Sylvan on a monthly basis. All school support sessions begin at 8 a.m. with full day sessions running until 3 p.m. while half-day sessions end at noon. Full day sessions cost $1,999 per month and half day sessions cost $1,199 per month. For students who complete all their required assignments during a learning session, Sylvan will provide supplementary educational materials to complement student learning for the remainder of the session.

In conjunction with the remote learning sessions for an additional fee, Five Points will offer optional childcare starting at 7 a.m. until sessions begin as well as supervision after the full day learning sessions from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. There is no childcare offered immediately following the half-day sessions. Childcare offered by Five Points Washington before the school support sessions costs $50 weekly or $190 monthly. Childcare after the full day school support sessions costs $65 weekly or $250 monthly. Childcare for both before and after the learning sessions costs $99 weekly or $385 monthly.

Participants will be required to bring their own snacks, lunches and beverages.

With more than 40 years of experience and more than 650 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12 and the largest, private employer of certified K-12 teachers in the world.

Five Points Washington is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. The facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym, an aquatics center and an outdoor event space.

For registration information or to learn more, visit FivePointsWashington.org/learning.

Five Points Washington Schedules 13th Annual Fundraising Golf Outing for September 17

Five Points Washington will host its 13th Annual Raise the Curtain Golf Outing fundraiser September 17 at Pine Lakes Golf Club in Washington.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format. Lunch and check-in begin at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event with the shotgun start scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $150 per golfer or $125 for Pine Lakes pass holders. The entry fee covers 18 holes of golf with cart fees and includes lunch, dinner, two drink tickets and a swag bag.

The after-event dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington and is catered by Bernardi’s Catering. Live music will be provided by Peoria-based duo Black Velvet and a raffle/auction will take place.

Entrants must register no later than September 9. Participants may register in person at Five Points Washington, via phone or online at the golf outing web site in the Five Points Washington web site. Entrants may sign up as part of a foursome; persons who sign up individually will be assigned to a foursome.

Several fairway games and contests are planned on the course during the outing with the opportunity for participants to win various prizes.

The golf outing is presented by Five Points Washington. Funds raised from the event will support the Five Points Raise the Curtain campaign to bring in monies for essential equipment and updates for The Caterpillar Performing Arts Theater to increase the availability of exceptional performing arts in Central Illinois.

Five Points Washington is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. Opened in 2007, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym, an aquatics center and a new outdoor event space.

Opportunities are available for corporate, individual and team sponsorships. Donations of items for the raffle/auction are welcomed and appreciated, as are general donations of support for Five Points Washington. As Five Points Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization, donations may be tax deductible. Individuals should consult their accountants/tax professionals for more information.

Located at 25130 Schuck Road in Washington, Pine Lakes is an 18 hole public golf course. The course has three sets of tees to challenge all skill levels along with generous tree lined fairways with well placed bunkers and water hazards. The 10th hole maybe one of the most difficult Par 4 holes in Central Illinois.

To register an individual or a team for the outing, visit the golf outing page in the Five Points Washington web site. Registration can be completed online and paid for the day of the event. Registrants also can download the entry forms online, complete registration in advance by mail or in person with payment.

To donate to the event or for more information, contact Brian Garnant by email or at (309) 444-8600.

Free Cruise-In Event Scheduled August 14 in Conjunction with Five Points Fridays Chase Sieting Outdoor Concert

Five Points Washington presents a cruise-in event organized by the Central Illinois Cruisers car club August 14 at Five Points Washington in conjunction with the scheduled Five Points Fridays free outdoor acoustic concert by Chase Sieting.

Cars will arrive for the cruise-in starting at 5 PM in the south parking lot of Five Points Washington, located at 360 N. Wilmor Road. Vehicles will be on display starting at 6 PM.
Gates open for the concert at 5:30 PM with Sieting slated to begin performing at 6 PM. The outdoor concert also will take place at the south end of the Five Points Washington facility adjacent to the new outdoor patio area and parking lot area.

Both events are open to the public with no admission charge and run until 10 PM.

The Central Illinois Cruisers car club has approximately 200 members and is a not-for-profit organization founded by Chuck McCarty. Established in May 1997, McCarty now oversees the car club with assistance from his daughter Amanda as the group continues organizing car shows and cruise-in events for the public.

Sieting, lead singer of the Through the I band, sings about the struggles and the triumphs of his life in an effort to share his experiences with others. Ranging from stories of love and war to brushes with death and addiction, Sieting tries to find a commonality that his audience can relate to and hopefully find hope in his words as well as comfort in his music.

Trailin’ Smoke Barbeque BBQ and Kona Ice of Peoria will have food available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available.

All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Remaining events in the Five Points Fridays series include:
August 21 – Black Velvet (multigenerational eclectic acoustic)
September 25 – Top 4D (acoustic pop music)
October 16 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic)

The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live @ Five Points sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

A full listing of events in the is available on the Live at Five Points Facebook page or by visiting FivePointsWashington.org. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

Five Points Washington to Offer Free Outdoor Jazz Concerts August 7 and September 11

Five Points Washington presents a pair of free outdoor jazz concerts on the south lawn of the facility, with the first event scheduled for August 7 featuring the Water Street Stompers.

The Jazz @ Five Points series is the latest offering from Five Points Washington as a part of its Live @ Five Points programming, featuring live performances at the facility, located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington.

“We’re constantly looking for new ways to promote the performing arts,” said Mike Schulte, event venue manager for Five Points Washington. “There has been growing interest among members in the Washington community to bring live jazz performances to the area. Our venue provides an excellent location where community members can experience some of the area’s best talent.”

The first event takes place August 7 and features the Water Street Stompers. The group, comprised of Carl Bopp, Jason Shea, Jeremy Clark and professor of trumpet/director of jazz ensembles at Bradley University Todd Kelly, features New Orleans-style jazz with trumpet, piano, bass, drums and jazz vocals.

The Harry Tonchev Trio performs September 11 with Andy Crawford on bass, Joe Miller on percussion and Tonchev on guitar. In addition, saxophonist Dan Burke joins the group for this performance.

Schulte said the positive response to this summer’s free Five Points Fridays outdoor series of nine acoustic concerts was a significant contributing factor in deciding to offer the jazz events.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response for Five Points Fridays, both from our sponsors and the participants,” he said. “We’ve been able to utilize a part of our facility where we’ve never hosted concerts before, and that’s given us a framework for hosting outdoor events during these challenging times.

“Without a doubt, the success of Five Points Fridays has given us the framework to host this new jazz series.”

Both Jazz @ Five Points events are free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 PM, and the concerts run from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. A cash bar will be available from 6 PM to 8 PM. Limited tables and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. As long as there are no changes in state regulations, masks will not be required as long as social distancing can be maintained.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

For additional details, visit the Live at Five Points Facebook page. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

One-Man Band Kickin’ & Pickin’ Presents Free Concert July 24 at Five Points Fridays in Washington

 

Kyle Rhoney performs as one-man band Kickin’ & Pickin’ on July 24 at Five Points Washington

Kickin’ & Pickin’, a one-man band performing rock and bluegrass music, will perform July 24 as part of Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor acoustic concerts held at Five Points Washington.

Kyle Rhoney of Bloomington performs as Kickin’ & Pickin’ and presents an array of folk, rock and bluegrass music. He presents an eclectic blend of tunes on an assortment of instruments, including acoustic guitar, harmonicas, foot-drums and kazoo along with powerful, high-energy vocals.

Gates open at 5:30 PM for the event, and the performance begins at 6 PM. The concert will be held adjacent to the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio area and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Kona Ice of Peoria will have food available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available.

In addition, Art at The Bodega will have an area setup during the early portion of the event where children can complete a craft project for a nominal cost.

All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Other events in the Five Points Fridays series include:
• August 14 – Chase Sieting (acoustic rock)
• August 21 – Black Velvet (multigenerational eclectic acoustic)
• September 25 – Top 4D (acoustic pop music)
• October 16 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic)

The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live@Five sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

A full listing of events in the is available on the Facebook event page within the Live at Five Points Facebook page or elsewhere in the Five Points Washington web site. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

Five Points Washington Hosts July School Supply Drive Challenge


Click here to view a printable flyer
about the school supply drive

History is full of classic rivalries. Cubs vs. Cardinals. Coke vs. Pepsi. IBM vs. Apple. Now, another competition is heating up and the public can influence the outcome as Five Points Washington hosts an Aquatics vs. Fitness School Supply Drive.

The public and local businesses are encouraged to support this friendly departmental competition by donating school supplies. Donations will be accepted through July 31. All donations will be distributed to elementary schools in Washington and Sunnyland in August.

Items can be placed in a collection bin for the Aquatics Department or the Fitness Department located in the lobby of Five Points Washington, located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington.

In conjunction with the school supply drive, Five Points Washington is also offering a discount on the purchase of new annual memberships. Donors who sign up for an annual membership at Five Points Washington when donating a school supply will pay only $20 for the first month’s membership.

This Fitness vs. Aquatics school supply drive is part of the #FivePointsCares initiative. The Five Points Washington staff partners with local organizations and supports causes by donating needed items, volunteering time and providing programs and services that enrich the community and benefit all ages. More information is available at FivePointsWashington.org.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

For more information, including a list of donatable supplies, visit FivePointsWashington.org or call Program Manager Brad Weaver at (309) 444-8222.