Monthly Specials For November

Sign up a friend for a year membership, and receive a $25.00 Gift Card
Gift Cards can be used for: Personal Training Pro Shop (supplements) Tanning Smoothies Membership Dues Membership Fees

November 11th is Veterans’ Day
Veterans and Active-Duty armed force members are eligible for the following membership discounts:

Paid in Full Yearly Membership:
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1year membership paid in full $504.00 Equates to $42.00 per month No Initiation Fee (save $79) Typical year Membership ($697) Total Savings $193.00!

EFT-Electronic Funds Transfer Yearly Memb.
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1 year EFT Membership $47.00 per Month No Initiation Fee (save $79.00) Typical year EFT Membership ($757.00) Total Savings of $193.00!!

Sweating For A Cure…. Great Success!
Diversified Fitness club would like to thank all of you who came out on Saturday, October 25th to attend group fitness classes, and donate money to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We would like to give a special thank you to Kidd Company for donating the Sweating for a Cure t-shirts. In total, we raised $943.50. That is great!!!!! Keep striving to help us raise money for future causes, and thanks again.

Physical Therapist’s Corner:

November Birthdays!!!!
Hamstring Strain
The hamstrings function to extend (straighten) the hip and flex (bend) the knee. The three muscles that make up the hamstring include the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembraosus. A “pulled” hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons. These injuries are easier to prevent than to cure. Factors that increase risk of hamstring injury: 1. Age: older individuals are at greater risk 2. Previous Injury 3. Flexibility: decreased flexibility increases risk 4. Hamstring Strength 5. Nerve impingement 6. Fatigue Hamstring strains are classified as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree of severity. 1. First degree: Excessive stretching or minor tearing of a few muscle fibers. Minimal swelling, walk normally 2. Second degree: Moderate tearing of muscle fibers with pain covering a larger area. A limp may be present, swelling, and difficulty straightening leg. 3. Third degree A complete muscle tear. Severe pain is present with swelling and walking is severely affected. Treatment includes rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). Stretching may be valuable, however caution should be taken to avoid aggressive stretching. If the symptoms do not change with self treatment in 2-3 weeks it’s advised that you see your physician for further treatment. For further questions, contact Diversified Physical Therapy at (989) 62-4040. If you have friends in need of therapy, remind them that they receive a free month at DFC if they take therapy at Diversified Physical Therapy.