Tag: fitness

Nuture your independence with Tai Chi

  Kim Kubsch More than one in three persons over the age of 65 falls each year, often at home. Once a fall occurs, you are three to four times more likely to fall again within six months. Up to 80% of these falls occur in the bathroom. Interesting that during our youth, we have…

Why have an indoor walking track?

  Carmela Hopkins Currently, we have no indoor walking track in Sun Lakes. Here’s why I think we would benefit from an indoor walking track: Health and Safety: 1. Its level, nonslip walking surface helps prevent trips/stumbles. 2. Its cushioned surface is easy on joints and easy on falls. 3. It is out of the…

Energy yoga classes June schedule

  Paullene Caraher Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, third floor. Mornings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. – Nidra Yoga on the second Tuesday (June 5) Afternoons: No Monday afternoon classes until the fall. Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.…

Gentle Tai Chi puts health in balance

  Kim Kubsch Did you know that the gentle martial art of tai chi can build strength and ease symptoms? Tai chi can be a great indoor movement to enjoy any time of year, but especially during our hot summers. At the same time, meet like-minded friends in Sun Lakes and share healthy lifestyle ideas.…

Movement for low back pain

  Noell Hyman Take a moment to notice the way you’re sitting right now. Is your back rounding backward? Think about how much you sit during the day and how often your spine might be rounding back, which is the opposite position the lower back is designed for. It is supposed to curve slightly inward…

Enjoy good posture and balance with Tai Chi

  Kim Kubsch In Tai Chi and Qigong, good posture centers around the principle of verticality. That means the head is centered over the torso, the torso rests over the hips and the hips are centered over the legs and feet, your base of support. The spine is literally the backbone of verticality. In this…

Zumba with Mary

  Mary Tyree March is here, and it’s time to celebrate the wearing of the green! Let’s start the party and get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Woohoo! Zumba® is your ticket for the most awesome workout ever. Move to great music with great people and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it.…

Yoga – Vinyasa style

  Sheila Axtman A couple of weeks ago after class, one of my students told me that she had felt too tired to come to class but came anyway. After class, she felt invigorated and energized, no longer tired. If you practice yoga, this has probably happened to you also. One of the many benefits…

Chair Yoga time change

  Noell Hyman New time! The Wednesday Chair Yoga class has been moved from 10:00 a.m. to noon. What should you expect from Chair Yoga, and who exactly would benefit from it? This class is great for anyone with injuries or illnesses that prevent you from many active forms of exercise, or anyone who has…

Exercise is the fountain of youth

  Lesly Holness Exercise is one of the most important pieces of any healthy lifestyle. Looking for the fountain of youth? Look no further. This class has all you need, and it’s actually fun too! Regular exercise strengthens your muscles and improves heart and lung function, and it can also reduce your risk of major…