Tag: Fitness

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…

Tai Chi is the perfect training practice as we age

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 falls…

Hikers enjoy fall picnic

On October 6 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club held its fall picnic at Catalina State Park. Picnic committee members shown are Elaine Fagan, Martha Hackworth, Mary Jo Swartzberg, Joyce Mauriczi and Lissa White; not pictured: Pat Morris, LaVerne Kyriss and Harriett Pearson; photo by Sue Bush.

Sue Bush Eighty-five members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club gathered at Catalina State Park on Friday, October 6 for the fall picnic meeting. Each year the club holds a picnic in the fall and the spring and members can do a hike beforehand or just come for the food and conversation. Before lunch Dave Corrigan,…

Hiking Club visits Sedona

Left to right: SaddleBrooke Hikers at Boynton Canyon in Sedona: Mark Schwartz, Lonnie Bright, Dave Sorenson, Roberta Litchfield, Margaret Valair, Marlene D’Ambrosio, JP Blount, Joe D’Ambrosio and Cindy Blount.

David Sorenson On October 16 and 17, eleven hikers from the Saddlebrooke Hiking Club hiked Boynton Canyon, Devil’s Bridge and the West Fork of Oak Creek. Boynton Canyon is the ancestral home of the Yavapai and Sinagua peoples and is also considered a vortex. Devil’s Bridge is a land bridge that is 100 feet above…

It’s time to begin Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient system of exercise that originated in the Taoist temples of China over 2000 years ago. The monks of the temples developed Tai Chi as a way to keep themselves physically fit while spending many hours in meditation and also as a means (they hoped) to obtain longevity, even…