Tag: Fitness

Tai Chi and arthritis

  Carol Emerson Lately, I’ve been learning first-hand how tai chi can help with arthritis. I turned 70 and as many of you may have experienced, things can start to go awry. Well, it seems I have some arthritis! And one thing I’ve found is that doing tai chi, especially the exercise we call “tai…

Tai Chi – it’s good for what ails you!

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi integrates elements of movement, mind, and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. All movements involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, correct…

Tai Chi

  Carol Emerson Black belts Carol and Ken Emerson are proud to announce the promotion of nine students in their belt ranking system. Promotions are based on a student’s accomplishment in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association core curriculum, which consists of the three internal martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, XingYi Chuan and BaGua…

A new tennis dynamic dance at SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

  Jay Clayton Wilson Remember when the University of Arizona tennis teams visited our courts for the Skin Cancer Research Fundraiser? Remember how the players did that rather awkward looking, seemingly uncoordinated dance around the court before they started hitting? That dance is what this article is all about. It will be called the Dynamic…

Tai Chi for health and wellness

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is practiced all over the world but it is not always easy to find a class that is convenient. It just couldn’t be more convenient than right here in SaddleBrooke! Your instructors are third degree black belts, certified through the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association (www.chingyikungfu.com). Tai Chi is well…

Beginning Tai Chi Class

  Carol Emerson We are very happy to announce the addition of a weekday beginning Tai Chi class to the schedule. The class will be on Tuesdays from 9:05-10:05 a.m. Hope you can come. Tai Chi has always been a key component of Chinese health and fitness practices. With its gentle movements and meditative aspects,…

Tai Chi classes

  Carol Emerson Practicing the ancient martial art of Tai Chi is so beneficial to us as we get “a little older” that it should be “the preferred mode of training,” according to scientists. Researchers have found that older people who regularly performed the traditional Chinese “mind and body” technique were less likely to suffer…

Move to the Music Series begins

Bonnie Schoenfelder The fall session of Move to the Music was busy burning calories in advance of the holidays. Now the holidays are over. The cookies have been eaten. The fruitcake has been surreptitiously hidden, never to be found again and the waistband on the jeans is a little snug – what should you do?…

Recreation and Activities Fair

  Candy Armstrong, Fitness, Wellness and Recreation Committee Join us for the annual Recreation and Activities Fair 2018, Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the SBHOA Two MountainView Ballroom. Saturday, January 27, 2018, is the date for the SaddleBrooke HOA Two Recreation and Activities Fair. The event will run from 8:30 to…

They came; they walked; they raised money!

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore Thanks to the efforts of 212 registered walkers, 21 corporate sponsors, seven individual sponsors and 32 hardworking volunteers, the 21st annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon on October 28 raised $10,592. Perfect weather and careful planning by the SBCO events committee helped ensure that everyone enjoyed the morning’s walk and hearty breakfast. This…