Tag: Fitness

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…

EZ Riders ride in any kind o weather

Three new EZ Riders, front, left to right: are Linda Ryan, Ted Reingold and Deanna McCann. Back row, four of the EZ Rider leaders: Keith Dickmann, Sy Efron, Marje Valenti and Gary Haslett

Jim Ryan Raining? No problem. Hot? No problem. Cold? No problem. EZ Riders indoor cyclists can ride in any type of weather and you are invited to saddle up. Indoor cycling on a specially designed computerized stationary bike is the perfect way to increase your cardio strength, balance and endurance. The sessions are led by…

Tai Chi classes

Carol Emerson Many of us find that while we used to run, do yoga and play sports, our bodies just can’t take that kind of physical stress anymore. Tai Chi provides a great alternative. Although it is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength,…

Summer exercise

Susan Dawson-Cook As Tucson temperatures rise to a thermometer-bursting 115 degrees, I know I’m not the only one trying to nudge a rebelling body into motion. The heat is draining. And sometimes, it can be downright dangerous. Several people have died in recent weeks hiking in this scorching heat with inadequate water. It’s important to…

Tai Chi news

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient art related to Chinese medicine. It consists of meditative movement, breathing and intentional relaxation practiced with the goal of bringing our bodies and minds into a greater state of health, harmony and balance. By practicing Tai Chi, we learn to deepen our breathing and clear our thoughts as…

Live young

Susan Dawson-Cook, M.S. Remember when your mom told you to act your age? A request that made sense for you to obey as a youth might not be in your best interest now. Rebel against acting your age as an older adult and you’ll experience increased vitality, fitness and health. Living Young is just one…

Train and live for good posture

Susan Dawson-Cook Improving and maintaining optimal posture takes effort. When your body feels tired, gravity can quickly drag you into a slouch. Eventually, poor posture can become chronic. You can improve balance by changing your workouts and becoming more mindful about posture throughout your day. People with optimal posture have a balance of muscle tissues…