Let’s Get Moving is a physician-guided program that can help you get on the right track to physical fitness.
Let’s Get Moving is a local program designed for youth, adolescents, and adults who are interested in getting in shape, losing weight, and taking better care of themselves.
Exercise doesn’t have to mean swimming 100 laps a day or doing any other activity for hours on end. A walk in the park, playing tag in the backyard, and taking ballroom dance classes are examples of activities that count as exercise. The key to Let’s Get Moving is finding a program of exercise that you will enjoy and therefore engage in regularly.
Why should I exercise?
Exercising on a regular basis has been shown to:
Improve physical fitness (as measured in strength, endurance, and energy)
Assist in controlling weight
Enhance sex drive and sexual performance
Improve attention span and mental alertness
Contribute to maintaining a positive mood and attitude
Reduce risk for depression
Promote restful sleep
Delay physical changes of aging
Reduce risk of many major diseases
What are the advantages of the program?
Let’s Get Moving is designed to help you overcome the fear, confusion, and hurdles often associated with making lifestyle changes.
The program offers:
- Physician guidance – Dr. Bartsokas works in conjunction with your personal physician to create an individualized program that is unique to your lifestyle.
- Periodic medical monitoring as a means of providing motivation and ensures that an appropriate amount of physical activity is being used—as a means of avoiding injury.
- Connection to local resources, such as nutrition counseling, when necessary.
Let’s Get Moving Components
At your initial consultation, you will receive a free Start-up Toolkit, which includes an exercise/diet logbook, pen, pedometer, water bottle, and sport pack for carrying your workout gear.
Dr. Bartsokas will address your goals for participation, as well as set up a timetable for achievement of short-term and long-term goals.
Over the course of 3-6 visits, the following items will be included:
- Your progress will be monitored (which will ensure proper attention to the details of your individualized program).
- Obstacles to success will be addressed.
- Education about nutrition and its impact on fitness will be discussed.
- Referral to local resources will be made as necessary.
Who leads the program?
Let’s Get Moving is led by Tom Bartsokas, MD, MS, FACSM, of Summa’s Center for Sports Health at the Robinson Health Center at Streetsboro.
Dr. Bartsokas is board certified in Family Medicine, holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine, and has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. In addition, he has experience working for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Physician program and actively supports local athletes at the youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels.
Robinson Health Center at Streetsboro
9318 State Route 14 • Streetsboro, Ohio 44241