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 experiences 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.
FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
All Association fitness instructors are certified and fully insured.
Aqua Aerobics New Time!
Instructor: Sandy Knight 8am Tues/Thurs 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. We use gloves, noodles and aqua dumb bells to add to the enjoyment of this workout finishing up with balance and stretching.
A Balanced Life 101
Instructor: Julia Darrah 9:00am Wed/Fri Low Impact Fitness Level l
If you are new to exercise, are unsure about where to begin, have a physical limitation, or are worried about your fitness in general, this class is your new “home” for a healthy addition to a balanced life. Total body exercises are specifically designed for entry level men and women and are gently introduced to build strength, gain balance, increase stamina and create confidence. You will learn how to use your own body as well as hand-held weights, bands, balls and other exercise tools for accomplishing all this and more. Chairs are used for seated and/or standing support. No experience required.
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 8:00am Wed/Fri High Level/ Can be Modified for All Levels Level III
This class starts with dynamic stretching and cardiovascular warmup, followed by a variety of interval training. This class can be modified to fit every level of fitness. While there is a 10-minute step aerobics portion included, that part of the class may be substituted with a cardio machine of your choice in the weight room.
Instructor: Gina Rhine 10:45am Mon 10:30am Wed/Fri 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.
Equipment Training & Orientation
Instructor: Julia Darrah 12pm Mon/Thurs All Levels/Great Way to Learn the Equipment Level l
Learn how to exercise correctly on strength training and cardio machines in the fitness center. You will be led safely through varying circuit routines in order to strengthen musculature and increase cardiovascular fitness. Entry-level to experienced exercisers are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 9:00am Tues/Thurs 1pm Wednesdays 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 10:15am Tues/Thurs Instructor: Mary McCrae 10:15am Saturdays 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!
Rhythm and Flow Drumming New Class!
Instructor: Sandy Knight 11:30pm Wed
All Levels/ Low Impact Fitness Level l
Who does not want to feel like a rock star? Drumming can have a positive effect on your health and may help with stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, addiction and more. Plus, it can help to make you happy, stimulates creative expression and can boost your immune system.
Strength & Stretch
Instructor: Julia Darrah 10:30 Mondays, 8:00 & 9:00am Saturdays Can be Modified for All Levels Level lI
Using assorted equipment or your own body weight, we will build strength in various muscle groups and learn good stretching techniques for the muscles we work in each session. We will do a different routine each week. Experienced beginners to advanced exercisers are welcome.
Strong and Fit
Instructor: Celeste Cregan 8:00am Tues/Thurs High Level / Can be Modified for All Levels Level III
This class is a total body/strength workout using dumbbells, weighted bars, stability and hand-held weighted balls, and body weight. The goal is to improve overall health and well-being, including increased bone, muscle, tendon, and ligament strength.
Instructor: Sandy Knight 10:30 Tues/Thurs Low Impact Fitness Level I
If you find yourself withdrawing from everyday activities that you enjoy, are sitting most of the day or feeling stiff and unable to move freely, this class is for you. In just 45 minutes you will go through a variety of activities designed to increase balance, strength and endurance.
Instructor: Julia Darrah 9:00am Tuesdays
High Level / Experienced Level lII
Each week you will find new and challenging ways to build and improve strength, function and flexibility using your entire body. You will use a variety of exercise tools and sometimes no equipment at all! This total-body functional training class is a complete, unique workout that will help take your fitness to the next level. this program is geared for the advanced exerciser.
Instructor: Twila Keim 8:15am Mondays 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.
Yoga-Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Instructor: Tom Beach 3:30pm Wednesdays 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 and work to improve and strengthen balance and flexibility
Instructor: Carol Darr, PhD 9:00am Thursdays
Can be Modified for All Levels Level lI
This is an alignment-oriented class consisting of mindful movement through a set of sequence of yoga poses, supported by mindful breath work throughout. This is a contemplative time to create and cultivate presence, allowing the body and mind to realign and promote healing energy to flow through the body and systematically increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance.
Instructor: Adriana Ziebell 9:30am Mondays 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.
Instructor: Gina Rhine 9:15am Wed/Fri High Level/High Energy Level III
This interval class training workout starts with 30 minutes of aerobics, then 20 minutes of strength, and ends with 10 minutes stretch/cool down.
Personal Training Available
Our Association Recognized, Certified, Insured Personal Trainers:
Gina Rhine / Celeste Cregan / Julia Darrah / Dave Moilanen
Personal Training Sessions
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 late spring, 2020. 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.
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 separately on the website and see if a session would be right for you.