Health and Fitness Classes at Cottonwood

Ila MacKerman

Since the COVID-19 situation arose, some things came to a screeching halt. Health and fitness took a backseat to everything else.

We are back teaching Monday and Wednesday morning at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Strength and Balance and Tai Chi classes are mild, and everyone can participate and go at their own level. Mobility is an important key to help with muscle strength and joint range of motion. Core strength helps with center of gravity, which helps with ADL (Active Daily Living). Metabolic conditioning for the cardio respiratory system—this gives us the ability to burn calories even at rest.

Comfortable workout shoes are required. Other equipment is provided. The cost is $2.

Other classes are at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Fitness Center, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Core Express) and from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. (Tai Chi). The cost is $3 per class. Core Express incorporates cardio, strength, and core work (for all levels).

Contact Ila MacKerman at 480-540-9269.