POP Meeting Monday to focus on safe and effective exercise

February 16, 2018

POP Meeting Monday to focus on safe and effective exercise

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting will feature a presentation by Jeff Herndon, director of therapy services at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Herndon will be discussing “Principles of safe and effective exercise.” 

The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower. 

Since exercise is an important component in successfully losing weight and keeping fit, it is important to learn how to get the most benefit from your exercise program. Monday night’s speaker will provide important information about effective exercise and techniques that will help you avoid injuries.

 A twenty-two year employee of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Jeff Herndon is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Physical Therapy. He subsequently earned a MBA and Nursing Home Administrator’s license. He also serves as a volunteer cross country and track coach at Somerset High School. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Herndon will be able to provide great insight and helpful hints about exercise programs for POP participants.

Pounds Off Pulaski is a 12-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.  During the 12-week POP challenge, weekly meetings are held each Monday.  Participants may weigh in beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the weekly program follows at 6:00 p.m.  Weekly meetings are designed to provide support, information, and helpful tools to help participants keep on track so they can reach their personal goals. 

In addition to the program and weigh-ins, POP incentive prizes are given out each Monday night. Participants can visit the POP blog at PoundsOffPulaski.blogspot.com to see how POP points are awarded and to find out the latest developments with the program.