Tag: fitness

Yoga – Vinyasa style

  Sheila Axtman It’s February, a great month to celebrate the things that make you feel good: The people you love, chocolate and yoga. Practicing yoga releases endorphins in your brain. You feel relaxed and happy. Vinyasa yoga also improves proprioception, strengthens and stretches your muscles and you become more flexible. It helps you feel…

Exercise to Latin and other rhythms

Lesly Holness Low impact and high energy. Burn calories and have fun at the same time! I exercise for confidence, strength and health. The feeling after a workout of accomplishment and stress relief is amazing. I guarantee you will have tons of fun and your stress level will go way down while your energy level…

Keep moving with Tai Chi

Kim Kubsch Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving! In our easy and gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class at Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room, we keep moving continuously for approximately one hour. Similar to a slow dance, but solo, all that matters is your safety…

Classes for better movement

  Noell Hyman I can’t tell you how excited I was when one of my Sun Lakes students this week showed me how much higher she can raise an arm that’s been giving her difficulty, just a few weeks after she started taking class. Our joints need two things to keep their proper mobility: Movement…

Are you Dancing Diva material?

Mary Lou Kaye Ladies Only. Do you have really fond memories of those Broadway and movie musicals? Want a really fun, unique and challenging way to exercise and keep fit and increase your flexibility, strength and balance? A new class has begun in the Dance Studio in the Cottonwood community. We’ll be doing a mix…

Tai Chi for self improvement

Kim Kubsch In this lifetime, your body is the only home you’ll ever have the chance to live in. No matter what condition your home is in, it’s always possible to launch an improvement project that will enhance your environment and your experiences. The same is true for the body you live in – start…

Hiking Club picnic features hiking tips from leaders

Judith Kuse On November 10, SLHC members and potential members gathered at Oasis Park in Sun Lakes I for the opening picnic. All were treated to a bountiful smorgasbord of fried chicken, salads, casseroles and desserts. After lunch, leaders of the club shared their advice for successful hiking. The list of safety tips-in-a-nutshell follows: Choose…

Yoga for all bodies

Noell Hyman You might think yoga is just for the “bendy people.” Or hippies. But that’s just not so, and especially not in the case of this new team I teach with here at Sun Lakes. We’ve been running yoga classes all summer with the express goal of helping people maintain or get back their…

Are you sitting on the fitness fence?

Sue Schwartz “To build or not to build.” That used to be the question, at least when it came to developing fitness and wellness centers for older adults. However, the International Council on Active Aging’s research shows that is no longer the case as, after eight years of renovations, expansions and new developments, 82% of…