Tag: Fitness

Water Tai Chi — It’s a workout!

A relaxing exercise that is a powerful strength and balance workout too? That’s what Water Tai Chi is. Drawing on the fundamentals of the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi, this water exercise adds support for the entire body while challenging every movement with resistance in an ever changing physical environment. The class was designed…

Not a wimp

Susan Dawson-Cook I encourage participants of my Stretch Plus class to utilize the bar along the wall when practicing balance if they feel unsafe doing the activities unsupported. A week ago, someone burst out with, “I’m not a wimp.” This comment wasn’t intended to be harmful, but it speaks to the approach many people take…

Now available In-Home personal training

Gwen Lewis Do you not want to go to the gym to work out? Would you like the convenience and privacy of working out in your own home? Do you have a hard time getting out of the house or in and out the car, yet still want to live independently in your home? Are…

Holiday season pep talk

Susan Dawson-Cook Family is coming into town, parties are scheduled every night of the week and shopping and package mailing need to get done. The excitement and chaos of the holiday season has arrived. Soon that sabotaging voice in your head says, “I don’t have time to exercise and I need to splurge to deal…

Joe Pinella offers free Healing Movements training

Bill Brown Healing Movements is a class using Chi Gong and Tai Chi Kung which involves a series of postures and exercises including slow, circular movements, regulated breathing, focused meditation and self-massage. Here in SaddleBrooke you have the opportunity to try it without any cost because your first experience is a free trial. Joe Pinella…

Tai Chi – back to school special

Carol Emerson Growing up, Ken and I always looked forward to getting back to school each year. It was exciting to get back with our friends and to begin our new classes. So it is here in SaddleBrooke; we look forward to the return of our snowbird students and to the new students that will…

Indoor cycling – it is a guy thing

Indoor cyclists Gary Haslett, Keith Dickmann and Tom Oetlinger

Kathy DeMerritt You may be wondering why a gal is writing about indoor cycling being a guy thing – well, read on. Until recently the ratio of guys to gals was low in the sessions. Today popularity is increasing among guys who want to enjoy the benefits of indoor cycling. We would like to encourage more male participation.…

SaddleBrooke Fitness Centers safe and fun for all

Susan Dawson-Cook When I speak to new prospective clients on the phone, they often worry that they will feel uncomfortable at the fitness centers. I understand these concerns because I’ve worked out in many facilities where everyone is wearing the most fashionable and form-fitting outfit; most of their bodies look fit enough for the Olympics;…

Did you know?

Gwen Lewis Eight daily habits and how they affect the life expectancy of the average American: 1. Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day takes seven to eight years off your life. 2. Having one drink a day actually increases your life expectancy by about a year. But every additional drink per day decreases it…