Tag: fitness

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…

Energy yoga classes November schedule

Paullene Caraher Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, third floor, at the following times: Morning classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Afternoon classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Energy Yoga includes tapping and slapping the body to…

Fit and Fun Wellness Group

Susan Reynhout Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s – times of celebration; times of temptation, too. Do you have a plan to stay healthy during the season? It’s common to pack on 5-10 pounds during the holiday season, but there are ways you can eat both healthy and well! Don’t deprive yourself of such treats, but…

Zumba with Mary

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

Introducing a new yoga crew

Yoga teachers (left to right): Brianne, Vanessa, Chris, Noell and Kary Sinkule; not pictured, Cindy

Noell Hyman Kary Sinkule began teaching yoga at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Country Club in April, 2016, with a focus on healing and rehabilitation. Her students wanted more. To meet the demand, this past summer, Kary brought in a team of teachers who share her goals. We have spent the last few months establishing a…

Yoga for men

Sheila Axtman If you have been curious about yoga or maybe even attended a class but were uncomfortable being one of the few or only man in class, this is your chance to practice yoga in classes designed for men. For the months of November and December, I will be teaching yoga classes for men.…