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St. Anthony’s Hospital Free Lecture Provides Tips on Starting and Sticking With an Exercise Program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2010) – Ready to start – or re-start – an active lifestyle but not sure how to begin? Want to avoid sports injuries that can disrupt your workout routine?

A free lecture designed to help anyone interested in safely starting up and sticking with an exercise program will be held at the St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon) on Wednesday, September 29, 5:30 p.m., meeting rooms A & B.

Victor Lizardi, an ACSM-certified health and fitness specialist, will present “Starting an Exercise Program: Get Started and Stay Motivated.” The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Lizardi will provide tips for goal-setting, talk about nutritional needs and the importance of proper hydration, suggest aerobic, muscular strength and flexibility activities that should be part of a well-rounded workout program and discuss what individuals must do to successfully increase fitness, reduce stress and improve their overall health.

To register, call (727) 953-9129 or visit The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off of Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. In 1997, St. Anthony’s became part of BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement between the Tampa Bay area’s leading not-for-profit hospitals. St. Anthony’s has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

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