Free health screenings valued at $500 at 5th Annual Heart Shape event

Heart Shape

February is heart month and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is proud to sponsor its 5th Annual Shape event on Saturday, February 4th, from 8 am – 12 pm at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, located at 232 Boone Heights Drive in Boone.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature free health screenings ($500 value), an opportunity to speak with a cardiac and vascular physician at the 10 am Health Talk, and free access to the Wellness Center. Those who attend the Health Talk will be entered to win a Fitbit.

Heart Shape will feature 15 free health screenings. Free screenings include:

Balance Heart Rate
Blood Glucose Low Back Screening
Blood Pressure Lower Extremity Strength
Cholesterol* Oximetry
Diabetes Risk Assessment Pocket EKG
Foot Pulses and Sensory Heart Healthy Eating
Healthy Lung Screening Stroke Risk Assessment
Height/ Weight/ BMI
*Criteria for the Cholesterol Screening:
  • Must be fasted; Do not eat after 8 pm the night before.
  • Screening is restricted to those not currently being treated for high cholesterol.
  • Attendees with a high cholesterol diagnosis and who are managing their high cholesterol with medications should consult with their family physician on a regular basis to manage their condition.

Physician Panel Health Talk

The annual Heart Shape Health Talk will be held by the fireplace in the lobby of The Rehabilitation Center (connected to the Wellness Center) at 10 am. This year, cardiac and vascular physicians will be on hand in a panel format to conduct an interactive Q&A Session about Health. A drawing for a FitBit will be conducted at the conclusion of the Health Talk.

Wellness Center Classes, Tours and Fitness Professionals

If you’re not already a member of the Wellness Center, Shape is a great opportunity to check out the facility and excellent fitness professionals. Pending availability, participants can take advantage of free fitness classes, get tours of the facility and talk with fitness professionals about your individual fitness goals. Event participants who are not already Wellness Center members can also see if they are eligible for a Silver Sneaker membership. For participants who are not eligible for Silver Sneakers, they may take advantage of an exclusive Shape only half price initiation fee.

The class schedule includes:

  • 9 am Yoga
  • 9:15 am Revolution (Spin)
  • 9:15 am Zumba
  • 10:30 am Yoga
  • 10:30 am Water Fitness

To pre-register for Heart Shape, visit To learn more about the Wellness Center, call 828-266-1060 or visit