Tag: fitness

A shot of yoga for pain relief

Noell Hyman “This is way better than narcotics!” a newer student said to me after his fourth Chair Yoga class ended at the Cottonwood Country Club. He’s been on a combination of opiates and morphine for pain in both the upper and lower back and for serious knee problems in both knees. In an effort…

Sync your brain and body with Tai Chi

Want a workout for your brain? Then add the movements of Tai Chi – an ideal way to exercise with purposeful, mindful movement. Often, we think of “mindful” as slow. The slower you go with Tai Chi, the more you have to work on keeping your thoughts on what you are doing to keep the…

Attention IronOaks new homeowners

  Attention IronOaks New Homeowners – You are eligible for a FREE round of golf for two, FREE week of fitness, FREE week of tennis and BOGO meal at Stone & Barrel or Grill on the Green. All you have to do is call the IronOaks Welcome Group, c/o Howard Lundgren, at 480-369-2015 or email…

Zumba with Mary

It’s the holidays again, and I can’t wait for that yummy pumpkin pie. It’s a fun time of year, and it’s always great to spend time with family and friends. Oh, but sooner or later, all that good food and lack of exercise catches up with us. I have the perfect solution to help you…

Falling is life, Getting up is living

Kim Kubsch On September 22, 2018, we will celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Especially in our golden years, be realistic that falling down is life, but getting back up is living! Tai Chi is the martial art that offers an opportunity to let go of stress and heal the body from the inside out.…

Energy Yoga classes August 2018 schedule

  Paullene Caraher Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene. Classes are held at SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, third floor. Mornings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Vacation: No classes the first two weeks of August. Morning classes will resume on August 13. Afternoon classes will start up again in September…

Fit and Fun Health and Wellness Group

  Susan Reynhout Health is truly a matter of choice. That means every little choice we make concerning the food we put into our body matters. In today’s toxic food environment, it matters more than ever. Good nutrition improves wellbeing and improves one’s health. Understanding the basis of good health is necessary to begin taking…

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.…