Fitness & Exercise 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. Also, anytime you are training with resistance, remember that proper technique is important in maximizing the effectiveness of the training and in preventing injury.
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.
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FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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. 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: Celeste Cregan 8:00am Wed/Fri Temporarily Unavailable
High Level/ Can be Modified for All Levels Level III
Barre Bootcamp is full-body conditioning class based on the Barre Above (TM) technique. This trifecta low impact workout incorporates lower, upper, and core exercises with a focus on flexibility, balance, stability, and strength. It is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates with the added bonus of optional cardio bursts! Bring in your own chair if you choose to use for balance. I will guide you at an appropriate and safe tempo for the class to accommodate barre and barre-less workouts. Great music!! Big Smiles!! Fun!!
Instructor: Rod Dunnett 9:30am Tues/Thurs Starting on November 10!
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’ll 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 Restarting on November 5!
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.
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 11:00am 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.
Essentrics© Aging Backwards
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 11:00am 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!
Strength & Stretch
Instructor: Julia Darrah 8:00am Tues/Thurs, 9:00am Saturdays Temporarily Unavailable
Can be Modified for All Levels Level lI
Focus will be on a different muscle group each class to improve strength, balance and flexibility. This energetic, fun and useful class includes flexibility training (stretching) for the muscle groups used in each particular session. Exercise modifications will be provided for participants at any fitness level. Experienced beginners to advanced exercisers are welcome.
Total Body Tone
Instructor: Gina Rhine 9:30am Thursdays NEW!
Can be Modified for All Levels Level II
A barefoot, body weight, non‐impact class that includes simple arm exercises and leg work: plies, squats, lunges. This class will involve light weights (1‐3 pounds) or a thera‐band, plus a yoga block and mat. Weights are not required if you have shoulder issues. Pre and post stretch included. People who have taken barre classes, Yoga, or Pilates will see familiar movements. NOTE: Residents need to be able to provide all necessary equipment to take this class.
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.
Instructor: Twila Keim 8:00am Mondays
Can be Modified for All Levels Level II
This class combines Yoga and Pilates for a total body workout. Develop your core strength and stabilization through Pilates poses and improve your flexibility, muscular strength, posture, and alignment through yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation.
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 Sessions (2 clients)
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. 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 clients)
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 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.