Free week of fitness classes in Largo

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Free week of fitness classes at Largo Rec

Largo Recreation is helping to kick off a healthy and fit new year with a week of free fitness classes, motivation, healthy recipes and great prizes. Choose from more than 40 free fitness classes, including boot camp, group cycling, aqua fit and trim, Zumba, line dancing, pickleball, step aerobics and more. During this event, purchase a January fitness pass and get half off a February pass.

Move It 2 Lose It will be Jan. 3–10 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.; Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road; and Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Ages 16 and older are welcome to participate. For more information, call (727)518-3016 or visit PlayLargo.com.

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Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital offers a free service to assist people in finding a physician to meet their personal and family medical needs. The telephone-based service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (727) 943-3600.

An adviser will answer each call with information on a variety of medical and surgical specialties according to the stated needs and preferences of the caller, and give up to three possible physician referrals per request.

Information is also available online at helenellis.org.

Seminars, classes and support groups

Cancer support GROUP (caregivers): 6 p.m. Tuesday (the first Tuesday of every month), Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, 4th floor, Family Waiting Room (across from patient room 4115),3231 McMullen–Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.

Cancer Patients Hope GROUP: 6 p.m. Tuesday (the first Tuesday of every month), Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, 4th floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, 3231 McMullen–Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.

bariatric support group: 6 p.m. Tuesday (the first Tuesday of every month), Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.

c-pap/bi-pap clinic: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, Safety Harbor, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. For details, visit foodaddicts.com.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, "the Parlor," 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo. Call toll-free 1-888-947-8885 or visit naranonfl.org.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS):

9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. The first meeting is free. Call (727) 726-2681.

9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Union Street United Methodist Church, Choir Room, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7101 or email boots@tampabay.rr.com.

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Ozona. The group meets in the building in the back. Call (727) 786-1484 or (727) 785-9564.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at the following times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake, (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585, or leave a message at (727) 525-1749. Free, but offerings are appreciated.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. (727) 787-1837.

Health news should be mailed to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, faxed to (727) 445-4119 or emailed to sbeall@tampabay.com.

Free week of fitness classes in Largo 12/28/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:49pm]

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