We invite you to Bē Health & Well-Being® in Richmond Hill

Bē fit. Bē inspired. Bē healthy.

St. Joseph's/Candler and Raydient Places have developed a unique alliance for its newest community in Richmond Hill - Heartwood.

Residents of Heartwood will be encouraged to Bē fit, Bē inspired and Bē healthy with the assistance of a personal St. Joseph's/Candler Bē Health navigator who will blend access to a variety of medical services with healthy lifestyle choices and programs designed to prevent illness and improve the quality of life for the entire family. Each activity will seek to positively impact the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the Heartwood community. 

This unique healthcare model activated by St. Joseph's/Candler will expand beyond traditional healthcare services, putting residents at the epicenter of a revolutionary new way of thinking about their health, engaging the entire community of Richmond Hill to Bē Health & Well-Being®.

Service offerings and fitness classes

Activating the personal well-being of the Heartwood community is one of the goals of this strategic alliance. The elements of well-being can be broken into 4 main buckets: physical, emotional/mental, spiritual and social/societal. All of these elements of well-being are important attributes to the human condition and developing programming around these elements within the community will help residents enhance all or specific elements they would like to focus on.

All classes are taught at The Outfitters at Heartwood. Here's a glimpse of just a few of our classes:

  • Gentle Yoga - A slower and more gentle practice of yoga at a comfortable pace, allowing you to choose what works for you, creating less strain on muscles and joints. A great practice by anyone regardless of age, a perfect choice for students recovering from injuries, pain or limited mobility. More emphasis is spent on warming up, longer relaxation time, breath work and meditation for a fully rounded experience. Offered every Monday at 6:15 p.m.  Sign up for our next yoga class on our app for Google or Apple.
  • Flow Yoga - Called “Flow” Yoga as the poses blend in practice, a more dynamic style of class for students looking to grow their practice, synchronized with breath, creating your anchor as you move from pose to pose.  Excellent for your health, not only keeping you active, but also reducing stress and building strength outward and inward.  Warm up, Sun Salutations, stretching and balancing are part of every class.  Inner reflection and relaxation are used to close class. Offered every Friday at 9:15 a.m. and certain Saturdays at 10 a.m.  Sign up for our next yoga class on our app for Google or Apple.
  • POUND - You become the music in an exhilarating full body workout that combines cardio and strength training. Designed for all fitness levels. Offered every Monday at 4:30 p.m. Sign up for our next POUND class on our app for Google or Apple.
  • Generation POUND - This kid focused program that fuses movement and music! By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace creativity and Rock Out! This class is geared toward children 6 to 12 years of age. Offered every Monday at 3:30 p.m.  Sign up for our next Generation POUND class on our app for Google or Apple.
  • Hike the Hill - The Be Health Navigator will incorporate stretching and other exercises into this 2 mile hike to enhance your overall physical, emotional and social well-being. Designed for all fitness levels, just meet the Be Health navigator at the Outfitters Building for this group activity on the St. Joseph's/Candler walking trail. Offered every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.  Sign up for our next Hike the Hill on our app for Google or Apple.

View the January-March calendar.

Please note: Classes will be canceled if no one is registered 24 hours prior to the start of class. Please check the app for availability.

We are excited to announce our winter Kids Bē Health Camps. Upcoming camp dates are: Feb. 15-16 and March 15. Learn more here. 

And there's so much more! You can view all our upcoming classes and events and register on the Bē Health app available for free on the Google and Apple app stores. 

Get a discount! Buy a bundle of Bē Health and Well-Being classes! For Heartwood residents, we offer five classes for $60 and 10 classes for $100. For community members, five classes for $75 and 10 classes for $130. Please contact the Bē Health navigator at behealth@sjchs.org or 912-675-0524.

Classes subject to change based on community interest. We encourage residents to let the Bē Health navigator know if different classes may be of interest to you.

We also host monthly lectures. Check back soon for details on our next lecture.

Meet the Bē Health & Well-Being® Navigator

Our Bē Health & Well-Being® navigator at Heartwood is Sarah Hanson. She  is the activator of all community health and well-being activities, training and consulting offered through the Bē Health program. The Bē Health navigator will keep you up to date with all the services available to you and your family and serve as your mentor and "coach" with the goal of leading residents to a healthier lifestyle. Sarah can also refer you to additional services unique to your health care needs. For example, if a resident is interested in nutritional counseling, the Bē Health navigator can arrange for a dietitian to come on site for a consultation. 

The Bē Health navigator is onsite at The Outfitters at Heartwood (pictured above). To contact Sarah, you can email her at hansons@sjchs.org or call 912-675-0524.

About Sarah

Sarah Hanson is an experienced health and well-being educator with more than 15 years working in the industry. She recently left the City of Savannah where she served as the Health & Wellness Coordinator for more than 11 years to take on a new role as the Bē Health & Well-Being Navigator with St Joseph’s/Candler. She is skilled in disease management, occupational health and health and wellness coaching.

Sarah earned her Master's in Public Health from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a strong emphasis in resiliency and positive psychology. She has many tools to help increase resiliency and positivity toward increased success with lifestyle change. Sarah has received certifications from WellCoaches School of Coaching as a Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC); National Commission for Health Education credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES); YogaRenew as a certified Mindfulness Coach; and from Emory University Diabetes and Technical Center as a certified Lifestyle Coach for Diabetes Prevention. 

In addition, Sarah has completed a 95-hour Children's Yoga Training and is currently working on completion of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. 

Sarah is passionate about health education and helping others reach their health goals. As a health educator and wellness coach, she believes in creating positive motivation through coaching conversation by focusing on participants’ individual strengths and internal resources to succeed in their goals. She has extensive experience in partnering, coaching and training individuals who are navigating their way with pre-existing conditions and multiple challenges to see opportunities where obstacles previously resided.

Sarah also “walks her talk” being a wellness coach and lives her life based on her values of faith, family, health, food and travel. She has a passion for running and has completed 14 ultra marathons, mostly in the mountains. Additionally, she enjoys obstacle course races, biking and yoga. For relaxation, she likes spending time with her family, yoga, reading and just being present.

Bē Health & Well-Being® App

The Bē Health & Well-Being® app by St. Joseph's/Candler has an exclusive section just for Heartwood residents with specific community benefits. Join classes, contact the Bē Health navigator and receive the latest health content. Download for free now.

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Bē Health & Well-Being® Loyalty Program

An exclusive benefit for Heartwood residents is the Loyalty Program accessible through the Bē Health app. The Bē Health Loyalty Program is a jointly sponsored activity of St. Joseph's/Candler and Raydient Places. It will offer a fun and easy way to get discounts for specific activities, events, local retail, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. throughout the Heartwood community. Residents can earn points through healthy lifestyle choices and exercise that may be applied to various services and other offerings. 

Other Onsite Activities

Cultivating a healthy lifestyle for the entire family is one of the primary objectives of Bē Health & Well-Being® and the Heartwood community. That means planning fun activities to engage the entire family. Some of the highlights of other activities include:

  • Bē Health & Well-Being® Walking Trail Club - You'll meet the Bē Health navigator for a weekly group activity on the new walking trail that provides miles of safe walking trails. The Bē Health navigator will incorporate stretching and other exercises into the walk to enhance your overall physical, emotional and social well-being. The schedule will be based on interest and will be published in the Bē Health app.
  • Saturday Health/Fitness Events on the Lawn - The Heartwood community will offer Saturday family activities for residents on the lawn adjacent to The Outfitters at Heartwood during the month. Depending on the theme for the day, St. Joseph's/Candler Bē Health & Well-Being® will incorporate a health or fitness component into the day's event.
  • Community Lectures - Experts from St. Joseph's/Candler will provide community lectures on a variety of health care topics. You can access the list of topics, dates and times via your Bē Health app. All lectures will take place in The Outfitters at Heartwood. 
  • Kids Camps/Fitness Programs - During the summer months and some holidays, Bē Health & Well-Being® will offer various kids camps focused on fitness. The camp types will be customized to the fitness needs of the age groups registered and may include a focus on strength and training, weight control, diet and nutrition or simply overall fitness.

Expanded services coming Spring 2024

St. Joseph's/Candler will open a freestanding facility on the property across from The Outfitters at Heartwood in the spring of 2024 housing primary care, visiting specialists offices, urgent care and other healthcare management services. Bē Health & Well-Being ® services also will be expanded to include:

  • Annual health assessments for residents
  • Onsite screenings (heel scans, skin cancer, etc.)
  • Other health and wellness offerings



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