By lisawaite9

USA VS WORLD


Dear Squash Members,

We would like to invite you to a fun filled afternoon on Friday the 15th of March starting at 3pm.

Since we have a variety of players at the club, we thought it would be a great way to get everyone together and have this mixer. We will have two teams consisting of squash players from USA matched up against a foreign team. (Best of 3 games)

 

Everyone is welcome to bring his or her own beverages, and your hometown food if you would like.

 

Sign ups will be taken at the front desk with no entry fee!

I really look forward to this fun filled afternoon and I hope to see you all there!

 

From

Shaun Cardoza

By lisawaite9

BEAT THE BAG

Put more power in your punch with Sean O'Connor.  This 8 week Spring Training class begins Saturday, March 9th at 11:30am, Studio 1.

BOKWA

An energizing and addictive cardio dance workout where participants draw numbers and letters with their feet. Be one of the first people in Connecticut to try this easy to follow, new dance sensation.

March 16th at 10:30am and March 20th at 8:30am, Studio 1, with Karen.

YOGA & QIGONG

Using gentle flowing sequences, breath exercises, meditation and discussion we will explore how these two ancient practices calm the mind and allow us to bring our awareness fully into the moment.

Friday, April 5th, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Studio 2, with Terri and Julie.

 

By lisawaite9
You have to reach a certain age to appreciate the phrase, "As long as you have your health". 
I think up until the time I was 45, I never really understood why the old folks would say that so much.

Hey I lost my job!...."As long as you have your health!"
My house took a beating from sandy!..."As long as you have your health!"

What does having your health mean? I think if you asked a thousand people, you could possibly get a thousand
different answers. What I do know is that with every passing year, having good health moves up on my bucket list.

What good is that hiking trip with the family, if you're too out of shape to go on it?
Or, you finally reach the point where your kids want to ski with you, but they
are tired of waiting for you because you're moving too slow.

It's one thing to have good health as we live, but I feel it's much better to live well as
you have good health.

I am not sure I can come up with a better reason for getting your body to the gym every day.
Keeping your body in shape to handle all that life throws at you should be at the top of all of our lists.
Stay healthy my friends!:))

-Tim Taylor
By lisawaite9

Everyday Nutrition with Carrie and Sylvia

Nutrition Tips, Recipes, Food Samples and More!

 

Monday, March 11, 8:30~10:00 am, Go Nuts for Nut Milk with Carrie

Watch and learn how to make your own nut milk!  Discover the benefits and enjoy samples.  Recipes and informational handouts will be available.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 9:30~11:00 am, 50 Shades of Greens with Sylvia

Educate yourself on the vast selection of greens offered at your local grocery store. Learn simple ways to prepare them to insure a nutritional energy boost.  Samples and recipes provided!

 

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30~7:00 pm, Go Nuts for Nut Milk with Carrie

Watch and learn how to make your own nut milk!  Discover the benefits and enjoy samples.  Recipes and informational handouts will be available.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 8:30~10:00 am, Get Juiced with Carrie

Watch and learn how to make nutritious and delicious juice drinks.  Enjoy samples and take home recipes.  Handouts will be available on the benefits of each healthy beverage!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00~7:30 pm, 50 Shades of Greens with Sylvia

Educate yourself on the vast selection of greens offered at your local grocery store. Learn simple ways to prepare them to insure a nutritional energy boost.  Samples and recipes provided!

 

Thursday, March 14, 9:30~11:00 am, Super Snacks, Super Foods with Sylvia

Learn which foods you can grab on the run to help maintain balanced blood sugar, relieve the stress of mood swings, and maintain a high energy level.  Never feel hungry or food deprived again!

 

Saturday, March 15, 8:30~10:00 am, Your Nutrition: Q and A with Carrie and Sylvia

Bring your nutrition questions to the experts!  Let Carrie and Sylvia help you live your most nutritious life. 

 

  Carrie Saxonmeyer                                                                                                                        

 

Carrie received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach TrainingProgram.  During her training, she studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts.  Her teachers included: Dr.Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr.Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr.David  Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center; Dr.Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.  Her education has equipped Carrie with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive care. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, Carrie works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.  To make an appointment, please email: csaxonmeyer@yahoo.com.

 

 

   Sylvia Horowitz

 

Sylvia has lived a life dedicated to health and fitness. In 1996, she took her commitment to the next level and became a professional personal trainer at Southport Racquet Club in Southport, CT. With her M.S. in Nutrition in hand, she quickly became the club’s resident nutritionist, offering private counseling sessions, planning special club events focused on nutrition and organizing weight loss support groups for members.  Sylvia is also a dedicated yogini, and she has studied with some of the most highly respected yoga teachers in the world, including Bikram Choudhury, Baron Baptiste, Jimmy Barkin, Shiva Rea, Mitchel Bleier, David Life and Sharon Gannon. Sylvia is committed to putting 100% of her energy into all of her endeavors, and that’s exactly what she will give to you if you seek out her expertise. Sylvia has her M.S. in Nutrition; University of Bridgeport, is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR and AED certified as well as, Yoga Alliance Certified.   To make an appointment, please email: sylviae9@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By lisawaite9

Why do yoga?
by John Tunney 

Why do yoga?

The short answer is that yoga makes you feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up -- all at the same time.

For many people, that's enough of an answer. But there's more if you're interested.

For starters, yoga is good for what ails you. Specifically, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. What's more, yoga:

  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Improves concentration and creativity
  • Lowers fat
  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Creates sense of well being and calm.
And that's just the surface stuff. In fact, most of the benefits mentioned above are secondary to yoga's original purpose.

Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. The original yogis were reacting, in part, to India's ancient Vedic religion, which emphasized rituals. The yogis wanted a direct spiritual experience -- one on one -- not symbolic ritual. So they developed yoga.
Yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the classical language of India.