American 1 and Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists to host finance and fitness event

JACKSON, MI (November 10, 2020) — American 1 Credit Union and Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (ORS) are teaming up to showcase the parallels between financial fitness and physical fitness on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 7pm. The free event will be hosted virtually in an online webinar for one hour.

“Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, Jackson’s community partner in health and wellness, is launching a new initiative in 2021 addressing the Four Pillars of Health and Wellness – physical activity, diet and nutrition, sleep, and mental health. In this webinar with American 1 Credit Union, we will be discussing how your financial fitness can deeply affect the four pillars and how to manage the stressors,” said Mark Stiles, Marketing Director for Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists.

Two experts from each organization will present practical tips on physical and financial wellness while referencing four pillars of health and wellness. From Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, David Arend, PT, DPT and Bethany Cuatt, LPTA, AT, ATC will present practical tips on physical fitness. And from American 1 Credit Union, Janelle Merritt, VP of Community Partnerships and Janis McCleery, Community Partnerships Specialist, both of which are Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors, will present practical tips on financial fitness.

“The idea of financial fitness and physical fitness discussed as a singular topic is not common practice, but research indicates a strong relationship between the two. With this partnership, we’re striving for a holistic approach to financial wellness in the communities we serve, and hosting a free virtual webinar is a proactive way to get this important information in front of the community during the pandemic,” said Janelle Merritt, VP of Community Partnerships at American 1 Credit Union.

For more information about the Finance and Fitness Virtual event and to RSVP, visit the ORS website at

The event will be moderated by Mark Stiles, Marketing Director from ORS and Michelle Pittenger from American 1 Credit Union. Participants watching the webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists during the virtual event.

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists is proud to be a locally owned and operated small business serving our neighbors for over 33 years, and we look forward to continuing our mission to provide rehabilitation, injury care, and prevention, and education to empower people in our communities to live a healthy, active life.

About American 1 Credit Union

Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 65,000 members, including over 250 employees, with 18 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Wayne, and Calhoun counties. American 1, recipient of the Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union Award for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.


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