Announcing Kathy Lawrence
Working with a personal trainer is one of the most successful ways to improve your health and fitness and to help make lifestyle changes that you may not be able to achieve on your own. If you want to accelerate your progress, fitness training can move you to the next level. Your workouts will be more efficient, effective and results-driven.
Each sport has unique demands for length of activity and movements required. Athletes can benefit from a program designed to enhance individual performance and sharpen specific skills. Whether you’re a recreational athlete or high-level athlete, sport-specific training can increase your agility and conditioning and help prevent injury.
Learn more about Kathy Lawrence.
Plant Sale and Free Gardening Seminars
April 18th, starting at 10:00 AM
WHS has some truly special plants that will be welcome additions to your home, including: Night-blooming Cereus, Einsteinian Begonia (direct lineage with Einstein’s favorite plant), Wandering Iris (Prophet Plant), Bromeliad (secretly pirated from Hawaii by SW), unusual varieties of garden plants,
Kathy Hopwood’s beautiful garden art will be available. While you’re here, find out about caring for gardens and houseplants in our short Free Gardening Seminars.
Cardio Circuit Class with Melanie Dean
8-class series, Tuesdays 12:00-12:50PM, begins 4/21
Research has proven that regular exercise is critically important for both our physical and mental well-being. We all need well-designed cardio activity. This intimate class, limited to seven students, could be your perfect beginning to a healthier heart. WHS instructor and Exercise Physiologist, Melanie Dean, has extensive experience designing and instructing cardiovascular training programs, so she can tailor your cardio routine for optimal results.
This circuit class may include the following stations: treadmill, elliptical trainer, Airdyne cycle, step station, recumbent bicycle and resistance training. Taking care of your heart is serious business, but if history is any judge, Melanie will keep you working hard and laughing at the same time.
Tai Chi/Qigong Fundamentals I
Intro Class, Wednesday 6:00-7:10 PM, 4/1
10-class series, Wednesdays 6:00-7:10 PM, 4/8
Registration required. Click here
Experience Tai Chi (Taiijiquan) and Qigong in a 10-class series that explores the basics of breathing, movement, and the ancient philosophy that informs both these practices. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and system of meditative movement used worldwide for fitness, stress reduction, balance, and well-being. Principles of motion based on Yin and Yang, body mechanics, proper alignment, knee safety, and whole body coordination serve as an introduction to further study.
The healing properties of Tai Chi derive from Qigong: the cultivation and movement of Qi or life energy to induce physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual equilibrium. We focus in this course on the dynamics of the Tai Chi Diagram, considered the “Master Key” to all styles of Tai Chi, and on a 16-movement routine derived from the Wu/Hao style.
When you have completed this class, you may transition into our fundamentals II class. Read more.