Walking is great in general because you’re grounded and not airborne as in Running, especially when over the years a number of us has gained a few pounds. Running now becomes an issue, for our joints, feet, and heart. Walking allows us to build gradually, our endurance and strength, without putting us at Risk! Power walking & Race walking is Walking at different speeds with added techniques to posture and stride. This too is fun, because this is Cardio, getting your heart rate up without putting you at Risk! Power walking the tempo is slower, Race walking quicker, they both are easy to learn and burn lots of calories. Cardio Machines are also available
Treadmills, Elliptical machine, Recumbent Bikes and Spin Bikes are there for your convenience and for when the weather is rainy.
Meri's yoga stretch and body sculpt class Stretching is a great way to improve your flexibility and relieve stiffness. After a great run with John slow poses of stretching will take place to warm you up for body sculpting yoga. Meri will take you through a series of poses that you will use your breath, balance and strength at a slow pace to achieve a peaceful meditative strong practice.
Aqua Fitness is a combination of cardio & strength training.
Shallow Water: In shallow water it’s grounded strength movements using water pressure to build muscle. Because of the medium you’re in, any movement effects all muscles, and feels refreshing and fun.
Deep Water: In Deep Water you can work all muscles, without fear of a lot of pressure on feet and joints. With buoyancy belts (Aqua Joggers) you can run in the pool the same as running on a track but without the constant jarring that leads to injury. Also in deep water you are using more muscles to establish balance, which means you’re burning more calories. This is so refreshing when it’s hot outside and you don’t want to work out just moving about is working out! This Is Not a Swimming Class! You don’t have to know how to swim. That’s what’s so great about it leave your fear of the water at home, and get comfortable.
Strength Training is building muscle so you can function optimally, without pain and fatigue, and increase the ability to burn calories more efficiently. We have free weights and machines to help you accomplish this task! Universal machine, Weight benches, Battling Ropes, TRX and more.
An RN for over 35 years, Luanne Pennesi carries expertise in Adult medicine, Oncology, Chinese Medicine and Natural Health. Your consultation with Luanne is designed to address your personal health needs. She can answer questions about health, direct you to appropriate Integrative practitioners and coach you on your way to wellness. She takes a comprehensive approach to every imbalance of the mind/body and utilizes Gary Null’s world renowned natural protocols as she individualizes your blueprint for optimal well-being.
Swedish massage: The classic relaxing massage comforts the muscles, enhances the circulation and soothes the nerves. Organic oils are used with time- tested, stress-releasing strokes. Swedish massage can be lighter or deeper pressure, but it is an overall, gentle, flowing technique.
Stone massage: Gently heated or cooled stones are used to warm, relax and soothe tense muscles and relieve tightness. Smooth, polished, Basalt or marble stones are coated with organic oils and moved over the skin to apply comforting therapeutic pressure. This massage is considered deeper work, but the heat and smooth, convex curves of the stones allow for a relaxing, comforting experience.
Connective tissue therapy: Fascia is web of tissue that runs contiguously head to toe and wraps and penetrates the musculature, bone and joint tissues. The fascia, with its relationship to bone is the organ most responsible for posture. It is very responsive and can be gently manipulated to release tension and improve function. CTT can be combined with other modalities and is slow and deliberate. It is targeted toward releasing the structural patterns which constrain integrated, healthy movement of muscle and bone. Connective tissue therapy is considered deeper work and is done with feedback from the client. The sustained strokes are done slowly and gently within the client’s comfort range.
Face Massage and Rejuvenation: Age-old Ayurvedic techniques are used to release patterns that create wrinkles. This relaxing massage stimulates the healing pulses which improve skin tone, soften the skin, enhance elasticity, improve the supply of nutrients delivered to the facial and neck skin areas, promotes better blood and lymphatic circulation reducing puffiness and under-eye issues. This is a very gentle massage using specialized toning strokes and energetic work and which provides a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.