Upcoming LIFT Center Events

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from August 6, 2013 until August 27, 2013

Location: LIFT Center, downtown Jackson

Event Description

August 6 & 13 – Infant Massage Class
Class is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the LIFT Education Suite.
Infant Massage Therapy is a great way for you to gently nurture and spend time with your baby. Research suggests that infant massage can have various health benefits such as helping your baby relax and sleep better, positively affecting hormones that control stress and help reduce crying. To register for the class, please contact Women and Children’s Center at 731-541-6448 or online at and click “Calendar”. (Cost is $25. Limited seating available.)

August 10 – Self-Defense Seminar
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Knowing how to defend yourself against an attacker will give you the power and courage to fight for your life if you ever have to. Join us as Sergeant Greg Slack, owner and operator of Gladiator’s Combat Club, teachers you the 2 main aspects of an assault, how to recognize potentially dangerous scenarios, and how to develop an anti-assault plan. Cost is $25 per person. Limited to 30 participants. Register by calling 731-427-7048 to pay by phone or at LIFT’s front desk.

August 15 – Genghis Grill Cooking Demonstration
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Want to know how the pros do it? Join us for a special cooking presentation by our local Genghis Grill. Our guest chef will be teaching us how to “Build Your Bowl” with a perfect blend of protein, vegetables, and starch.

August 17 – Kiss the Pounds Away Contest
(Deadline to Register is August 10)
Kick-off event starts at 9:00 a.m. More details inside.

August 19 – “Off the Couch” Beginners 5k Race Training Begins.
Free race training for all registered participants of our first annual “Off the Couch” Beginners 5k. The meet and greet with our training coaches will take place on Monday, August 19th. The “Couch to 5K Training Course” will start the following day, Tuesday, August 20th available at 11:30-12:00pm or at 5:30-6:00pm. Please contact Tiffany Forbis, Employee Wellness Coordinator at 731-425-6849 or email at to register or for any additional information.

August 20 – Breakdown and Benefits of Exercise
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we talk on the benefits of exercise as well as go in depth with the benefits and how it affects the body as a whole. Once leaving the class you will be able to see how exercise is not just something we all should partake in but why it is so beneficial from a health perspective.

August 24 – Community Health Fair
Join us from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a FREE community-wide health fair with educational booths and screenings from the Kirkland Cancer Center, West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center, the Women’s Center, West Tennessee Neurosciences, LIFT Health Clinic, “Ask the Trainer” by LIFT Wellness Center, vision screening by Employer Services ,and many more!

August 27 – Low-Stress Diets
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Power of Awakening begins with Seeing and LIFTING the Awareness of Eating Habits. Goal: Learning to eat Healthy, and Become Healthy, begins with Eating the right food for the Immune System in Times of Stress, and Facing Stress in a Stressful World.
Diabetes Clinics – Tuesdays in August from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Information workshops with an overview of diabetes, nutrition, fitness/exercise, and medication/pharmaceutical solutions.
Save the Date:

October 3 – “Off the Couch” Beginners 5k
November 2 – Jackson Hero Urban Challenge
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