Wednesdays 9:15 am at Fitness Corner
Starts May 4 – 8 weeks • Members: $35 • Non Members: $70 (+ HST)
This 1 hour fitness class gets mom moving outside. There is light jogging/walk-running, lots of muscle strengthening and core strengthening. Must be at least 6 weeks post par-tum. Moms need to bring their own strollers, water bottle, old towel/blanket, and appropriate outdoor clothing. Taught by Tiffany Krause
Avoid disappointment! Pre-registration required!
December 19 • 7:30 pm at Fitness Corner South
Wine, cheese, cookies and camaraderie!
If you would like to participate in the cookie exchange (not mandatory) please bring 2 dozen.
(We are collecting toonie donations for the Canadian Mental Health Association Community Kitchen)
- Congratulations to Andre Arvanitis who came up with the name! (“Exo” means “outside” in Greek)
- Thanks to all who gave great suggestions – it was very hard to pick just one.
- The Exogym is available for use by gym members – small group training will resume again in the spring.
Buy a $25 (or more) gift certificate & get a Free Fitness Corner T-shirt!
- Great stocking stuffer!
World Diabetes Day falls in November each year. This is one day dedicated to raising awareness of the disease considered to be a global epidemic. Diabetes affects more than 250 million people world wide. If this disease is mismanaged or left untreated it will eventually cause complications in all areas of the body. Blindness, heart and kidney disease and amputations due to circulation problems are all complications of diabetes. It is now also thought of as a contributor to Alzheimer’s disease. Not good.
While type I or juvenile diabetes is non-preventable, type II (non-insulin dependent) which makes up 90% of all diabetes cases, is very preventable and even reversible through maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise schedule. If your physician has ever told you that your blood sugar levels are elevated or that you are a “borderline diabetic” there is much you can do to lower those levels and therefore lessen the associated health risks. Simply by keeping meal portion sizes small to moderate, consuming healthy, quality calorie foods and participating in moderate level activity on a regular basis you can control type II diabetes.More
A BIG Thank You to all volunteers, participants, and their sponsors at the Annual Terry Fox Run 2013
- Michelle Hunter, Tia Jesso, Kathy Alstein, Lianne VanGeel, Kathy Reece, Nanci Cameron, Becky Lutz, Diane Lutz
- Geordie Farrell
- Susan Cook
- Frank Vanderzwet, Earl Farrell, Bob Hunter, Bob Love
- Nanci Cameron, John Prinsen, Barb Elias, Ann and Alex Thain
- Jane Rae, Karen Alberts
- Jennifer Cooper, Holly Vanderzwet, Rieko Moorehead
FINISH LINE CHEER TEAM
- Murray and Joyce Thede
ENTERTAINMENT by “ROUGH IDEA”
- Wayne Marks, Dave Sullivan, Jim Scurfield, Bill Harper, Sandy Nelson
- Maria Bertrand, Dolores Spielmacher
SPECIAL THANKS to Saugeen Track and Field Club for km signs, Fitness Corner for post event refreshments, Shoreline Beacon and Saugeen times for Media coverage
THANK YOU to everyone who made this event another successful fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research!
Sunday September 15th is the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run. I’m sure many of you already know that Terry Fox was a very determined, young, man who having lost his leg to cancer, set out to run across our entire country to raise funds for awareness and research into that, often, devastating disease. Do you know all of his story?
Following a minor car accident in November 1976, Terry was left with a sore right knee. He mostly ignored the pain, since he was an athlete he was used to it, but when it continued into February of the next year he sought treatment and received painkillers. When the pain became debilitating in March of 1977 he again visited his family doctor who quickly diagnosed osteosarcoma. This is a cancer of the connective tissue and is the most common primary cancer of the bone. On March 9th, when he was only 18, Terry’s right leg was amputated just above the knee. The night before his surgery, Terry’s high school basketball coach visited him and not knowing what to say, he showed Terry an article about an amputee runner who had participated in the New York marathon. This planted the seed for Terry’s idea to run across Canada.More
Hormones could be hindering your weight loss plan. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone is normally high in the morning and naturally declines throughout the day. When we were hunters and gatherers cortisol was the hormone that signaled the body to slow down and store fat in stressful times of famine. Today’s stress usually has nothing to do with famine but the body’s response is the same. Cortisol is released and fat storage is encouraged. Since we are not in famine and continue to eat, perhaps high calorie foods, weight gain is the result. When cortisol levels are chronically elevated due to constant stress, health problems can arise. The weight gain due to this is most often around the body’s mid-section. This type of fat is known as visceral fat. It doesn’t lie beneath the surface of the skin but surrounds the abdominal organs and is strongly correlated to heart disease. Stress that is not managed keeps cortisol high. Excess cortisol also causes lack of sleep. Poor sleep also throws off two key appetite regulating hormones called leptin and ghrelin. When one is sleep derived the body decreases leptin, which is an appetite suppressant that tells us when we are full and increases ghrelin which is an appetite stimulant that tells us when to eat. Therefore when one is sleep deprived the body is signalling to eat even when it is not necessary. Managing stress can help balance cortisol, leptin and ghrelin levels and help you maintain a healthy weight. Exercise can help manage stress. Aerobic activities such as running, swimming or cycling help prevent heart disease and they tire you out therefore promoting better sleep habits. Mind/ body activities such as yoga and meditation teach methods to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and manage modern day stress.More
- Saturday Aug. 3- regular hours ( 9:15 am Cardio/Muscle Mix is on)
- Sunday Aug. 4- regular hours
Monday Aug. 5: Gym open 8:00 am- 8:00 pm
- 9:15 am Cardio Sculpt- is on
- All other classes cancelled
- Saturday Aug. 3- regular hours ( 9:15 am BUFF is cancelled, participants may attend the 9:15 am class in Port Elgin for free!)
- Sunday Aug 4. – regular hours (10:30 am Yoga is on)
Monday Aug 5: Gym open from 8:00- 8:00 pm
- All classes are cancelled (Participants may attend the 9:15 am class in Port Elgin for free!)