Building FUN Healthy Community

Building FUN, Healthy Community, is more than just a vision or mission statement.  It is the very foundation of who we are.  Everything we do at the PTCC is about building community.  Whether through water aerobics, Zumba or yoga class to strengthen the mind and body, summer day camp, pickle ball, or one of our many other programs we offer to make friends or spend time with your family, playing basketball or lifting weights or even just walking around the track to let off steam or finding that stress reliever.  Our goal is that you will begin to find your community/tribe at the PTCC! 

Jul 09

Gearing up for gardening

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM by James Gant

As spring blooms make way for summer sun, your garden needs some help to survive the hotter temps. Hopefully, you’ve done most of the heavy lifting to prepare for the growing season in the spring. It’s not time to sip lemonade in the hammock just yet. It's time to prepare your garden for the summer heat.

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May 31

Don’t just focus on the number on the scale.

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 8:43 AM by James Gant

It’s important to find different ways to measure success other than stepping on the scale. Instead, pay attention to how you feel after you’ve been working out consistently. “For years, scientists have said that body mass index (BMI) can’t distinguish between fat and muscle, which tends to be heavier and can tip more toned individuals into overweight status, even if their fat levels are low. In the journal Science, the latest data from University of Pennsylvania shows that BMI also doesn’t tease apart different types of fat, each of which can have different metabolic effects on health. BMI cannot take into consideration, for example, where the body holds fat. Belly fat, which is known as visceral fat, is more harmful than fat that simply sitting under the skin.” Read on about why BMI isn’t the best:

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May 29

Farmer's Market Tips and Tricks

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 8:50 AM by James Gant

The sun is out and the temperature is rising! It’s summer and the Prairie Township Farmer’s Market is gearing up for opening day on June 10th. This season is proving to be the biggest yet for the 5th season! We have 17 vendors currently signed up, but will likely add a few more, 5 special events planned, and a food and sweet truck at all 13 dates. Vendors, food truck schedule and event information can all be found on the Farmer’s Market webpage under the Community Center.

Before you stop out to the market this year, I would like to give you ten helpful tips to provide the best possible experience when we see you this summer!

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