Fitness, Exercise & Tennis Programs
DEL WEBB AT DOVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS PROGRAMS
Exercise reduces health risks, keeps excess weight at bay, strengthens your heart and boosts your mood. If you choose a class that you enjoy, you are more likely to do it regularly and truly experience its benefits. As with any exercise, if a certain movement or position hurts, try to modify the workout to avoid the aggravating activities.
Need help with the Life Fitness® or Precor® Equipment?
Contact Barb, your Lifestyle Coordinator
FITNESS CLASSES & TENNIS PROGRAMS
Fitness class registration is now online. Please follow the path to all registrations (green button). Each class opens for registration 48 hours in advance of class time, with the exception of the Fitness Hikes and Tennis Clinics*. Please contact the Saguaro Center Front Desk for help registering or to cancel your fitness reservation 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. Refunds after registration ends will not be honored. We are currently not accepting cash payments.
*Fitness Hikes opens one week in advance of hike and closes on the Thursday prior at 2pm.The Tennis Clinics open one week in advance but follow the 30 minutes prior to class start time closing.
Please note that Center-provided amenities such as mats, yoga blocks, bands and hand weights are not available during Phase 2 Amenity Reopening. Residents may bring their own equipment and instructors have modified their classes to meet these restrictions. Face coverings are required in all interior areas of the Saguaro Center. Temperature checks will be administered before class start for classes usually held indoors. Exceptions to mask requirements are when swimming or actively engaged in exercise.
All Association fitness instructors are certified and fully insured.
Instructor: Sandy Knight 11am Mon - Fri
High Energy, Low Impact Fitness Level lI
Standing in chest level water, using the powerful resistance of water, we utilize opposing muscle groups to create movement that increases heart rate, strength and stabilizing core work. Energetic music helps to keep the beat and encourages the maximum benefit allowed in water. Tuesdays and Thursdays are geared for beginners or those who are deconditioned and includes more stretching. The goal is to move, have fun and receive the health benefits in addition to enjoying the pool. Helpful items to bring to class: water bottle, aqua noodle, aqua shoes, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, aqua gloves and aqua dumbbells.
Instructor: Rod Dunnett 9:30am Mon/Fri
Starting in March Cardio Tennis will meet Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30am & Sunday at 10am
Can be Modified for All Levels Level I
Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all abilities. Supported by music and Rod, our resident Pro, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. For those of you that played “back in the day” you may find a renewed love for the game. You will hit loads of shots, including forehands, backhands, approach shots and volleys. Put your shots into practice with fun tennis games. You’ll never play one-on-one; your team mates will be with you all the way. Bring along your own racket if you have one, if not don’t worry as you might be able to borrow one. We have a few available. First come, first serve. You will be working up a sweat, so don’t forget to bring a water bottle too! Cardio Tennis is for anyone who wants to get fit and have a go at tennis. The class moves along quickly, so no one will be judging your skills, and it doesn’t matter whether the ball goes in or out.
Instructor: Gina Rhine 11am Thursdays
Low Impact Fitness Level I
The Egoscue Method is a series of highly effective exercises based on stretching, strength building and relaxation of the body resulting in a return to proper alignment. It is a form of postural therapy used to eliminate chronic pain and increase functional mobility. Participants should bring to class a mat, 2 blocks and a yoga strap. NOTE: Residents need to be able to provide all necessary equipment to take this class.
Essentrics© Barre Fusion Instructor: Celeste Cregan 11am Wed Now Outdoors!
High Level/ Can be Modified for All Levels Level II
A completely original workout based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance and the strengthening theories behind ballet which help to create long, lean flexible muscles. Eccentric training relies on the practice of active contraction of muscles occurring simultaneously to lengthen muscles and the healing principals of physiotherapy to create a pain free body. Celeste is progressively adding more elements of ballet barre techniques to this class to further strengthen your balance and flexibility.
Essentrics© Aging Backwards
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 11am Mon/Fri Now Outdoors!
Low Level Fitness Level I
Aging Backwards is a gentler version of Essentrics©. This class is still challenging and includes the benefits using everyday movement to build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility and mobility and encourage weight loss. It is never too late to take control of your body so that aging does not get in your way!
Fitness Hikes with Southwest Guided Adventures New Time!
Instructor: SW Guided Adventure Guides 9am - 11pm Fridays
Can be Modified for All Levels Level I & II
Join your neighbors for this weekly activity focused on general cardio, balance and overall health and wellness. Please work within your pain-free level of fitness. This is more than just a hike, your guides actively engage with you to monitor your mobility or balance issues and to work with you to maintain an overall better quality of life as we all age. The ultimate goal is to move and have fun. Listed here are some helpful items to bring with you for this class: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and sturdy shoes. Your guide will have a class participation list to ensure your paid enrollment. * Please note that registration closes on Thursday at 2pm for processing.
Functional Fitness Plus Stretch
Instructor: Gina Rhine 11am Tuesdays New!
Low Impact Fitness Level I
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. For example, a squat is a functional exercise because it trains the muscles used when you rise up and down from a chair or pick up low objects from the floor. This class is held indoors in the Acacia room with some elements moving outdoors. NOTE: Listed here are some helpful items to bring with you for this class: a mat, yoga blocks, strap, therapy bands.
Yoga-Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Instructor: Tom Beach 3:30pm Wednesdays Now Outdoors!
Can be Modified for All Levels Level II
If you are sports-minded and would like to apply the flexibility of yoga to your game, this class will keep you moving and pliable. You’ll flow continuously through strong sequences of traditional Sun Salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement.
Yoga with Twila
Instructor: Twila Keim 8am Mondays
Can be Modified for All Levels Level I
This class will start out with slow stretching, then progresses to slow sun salutations, then a slow flow to standing and strength poses. It then will work on your balance to then go back to the floor for core work and deep holding stretches. This class is indoors in the Acacia room.
Instructor: Adriana Ziebell 9:30am Mondays Now Outdoors!
High Level/High Energy Level II
A fitness program that combines Latin and International music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms and resistance training.
Our Association Recognized, Certified, Insured Personal Trainers:
Gina Rhine / Celeste Cregan / Julia Darrah / Dave Moilanen
Personal Training Sessions Call 485-0202 for more information
Del Webb at Dove Mountain strives to take active living to the next level with different tiers of personal training sessions. Two new sessions, designed by one of our own personal trainers will be available starting in January, 2021. Each session will be coached by one of our certified trainers who has developed her/his own 6-week course and will consist of a pre-program individual assessment of each client, and appropriate cardio and strength exercises using any equipment/rooms designated for fitness use at the Saguaro Center.
One-On-One Personal Training
If group classes are not for you and you need the motivation received from a personal trainer, this is for you. You pay as you train for these one hour, one-on-one sessions that are designed for your personal fitness needs. These are one hour, private sessions by appointment. These sessions will be conducted in the fitness center, outdoors or in the Acacia room.
Shared Personal Training (2 residents)
One of the factors that is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise is support from family members and friends. A great way to establish this support and build on it is by working out together for a one-hour session with one of our association personal trainers. In Shared Personal Training, you get the benefits of a trainer and a spouse or friend to support, encourage and motivate you to reach higher goals than you would on your own.
Small Group Specialty Training (4 - 6 residents)
Studies show that people who work out together in small groups receive more motivation from both their peers and the trainer than in a larger group exercise setting. This is an extremely cost-effective option for receiving the benefits of the “personal” attention they would get in a small group setting. Sessions are 6 weeks in duration, with two one-hour sessions per week.
If you want to save money by sharing the cost of personal training with friends and are motivated by working out with like-minded friends, Small Group Specialty Training is for you and your friends.
Look for more information for each Small Group Specialty Training program to come in the newsletter or posted on the website and see if a session would be right for you.
With our Association Recognized, Certified, Insured Tennis Professional
Rod Dunnett, USPTA Elite Professional
Call 485-0202 for more information and pricing
Rod is an Elite Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association. He has been the Director of Tennis for several private tennis clubs around the country. His highest national ranking was 34. He is also a new resident here at Del Webb at Dove Mountain.
1 hour lessons ideal for a resident player who is accomplished but wanting to improve, the beginner looking for a foundation or to a player that wants to rediscover the game.
Semi-Private Lessons, for Two
Ideal for couple players that still want to get individual training, but with a partner to increase skill knowledge and companionship.
Stroke of the Day Tennis Clinic, for Two to Four Residents
The clinic is designed for the more experienced player that would like to improve their level of play. Whether you want to be more consistent, increase power or accuracy this class is for you. These weekly one-hour tennis clinics will be designed around the needs of the participants. Singles and doubles strategies, ground strokes, net play, specialty shots, serves and return of serves are a few of the areas to be explored.
Group Clinics (3-6 players) six weeks consisting of two one-hour sessions per week
There will two levels of Group Clinics, beginner and advanced. All facets of the game will be worked on for a good foundation that will progress through the six weeks. Basic ground strokes, volleys, serve, return of serve. From there specialty shots, drop shot, lob, overheads and doubles strategy.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you or your family have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engage in physical activity. Do not start any fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.