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The Aerobics Beyond the Y – Alleynews

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By Peter Molenaar

Visits to the Lake Street YWCA have become familiar to me, in the aftermath of thirty-five years hard labor at Smith Foundry. However, when worn ankles dictate, treadmills and elipticals wont do. It is from the vantage of a stationary bike that I am allowed to discreetly observe.

As for aerobics, evidently there are many women who have surpassed what I once was. One wonders why a world-wide movement of women has not been mobilized to fight ISIS. Sending our young men to war tends to make matters worse.

Recently, en route to burning 100 calories at 95rpm, the caption line on the big screen flashed BREAKING NEWS: NORTH KOREA THREATENS GUAM WITH MISSILE ATTACK. Amazingly, the elipticals and treadmills kept churning.

I happen to garden with the Koreans who founded the Community Peace Garden, at the junction of Highway 94 and Cedar Avenue. From them I received a copy of the spring issue of the Korean Quarterly with the front page caption: WAR PROVOCATION. The sum of Christine Hongs The Long, Dirty History was most impressive.

Unsurprisingly, few media outlets have reported on North Koreas overtures to the U.S., even as these, if pursued, might result in meaningful de-escalation on both sides. To be clear: peaceful alternatives are at hand. Far from being an intractable foe, North Korea has repeatedly asked the U.S. to sign a peace treaty that would bring the unresolved Korean War to a long-overdue end

Clearly, it is we who threaten them not they who threaten us. JUST SAY NO TO NUCLEAR WAR. Please. Yet, even I will return to the marvelous machines of the YWCA, as I intend to breathe for another thirty years.

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Prayer Workouts go beyond aerobics room – The Aquinas

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Sara MyersFaith Editor

Submitted Photo: Victoria Gazzillo

Seniors Victoria Gazzillo (left) and Mary Kate Halligan (right) co-founded prayer workouts as first-year students.

Seniors Mary Kate Halligan and Victoria Gazzillo began hosting Prayer Workouts two and a half years ago, during the Spring 2015 semester. Today the workout class has morphed into something Halligan said is much different than what they expected.

Prayer workouts are like many other workout classes, but also have a prayer component. Halligan this component said makes it unique from anything she had experienced before. She explained that during each class, they offer up the workout for a special intention.

The burn that you get from the workout the out of breathness, the feeling of wanting to give up thats something that we can offer up, so you can see the positive in the pain and use it as a prayer, Halligan said.

She stressed that aside from the prayer aspect, they are typical high intensity interval training workouts using body weight. They involve exercise such as push-ups, squats and burpees. The instructor counts of their set of repetitions, while the participants do whatever they can in that same amount of time. She said completing the intervals for time rather than repetitions makes the class more accessible to different fitness levels.

Thats why its good for any fitness level you could do 2 push-ups or you could do 25, and no matter what, everyones getting to a point where they are pushing themselves and its giving them something to offer up throughout, Halligan said.

Prayer workouts began after Gazzillo approached Halligan with an idea inspired by Hard As Nails Ministry, whose primary way to minister to people is through this type of workout. Having met in a faith context and knowing that Halligan was interested in fitness, Gazzillo reached out and the prayer workout classes began.

When the class first started, Halligan said it was primarily the two leaders and their friends. After printing posters and quarter sheets to reach out to a larger base, they have had people from faculty members to first year students participate in the workouts. She said the diversity contributes to a different dynamic each time.

As different offices around campus became more interested in the Prayer Workouts, they began to offer sponsorships and donations. Since the classes require no equipment and have no expenses, Halligan and Gazzillo have taken to using the sponsor money to provide fresh produce for local food pantries.

The produce is donated to the St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry in downtown Scranton and the Leahy Clinic in Leahy Hall. The reasoning behind this unconventional use of donations, Halligan said, came from the very nature of the classes.

Because it is a class focused on thinking outside yourself, not focusing on what you want to do but looking outward, thats kind of what we did, she explained. We looked outward, and we thought we might as well see if theyll still be willing to give money to do something like that.

Prayer Workouts are held every Monday at 7 p.m. and every Friday at 6 p.m. in the Byron Center Aerobics Room.

Meet Mary Kate Halligan

Mary Kate Halligan will begin the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program at The University next fall. Unlike most students who will enter that program and are currently exercise science majors, Halligan is a biology major. Growing up playing sports and greatly enjoying science, Halligan said she chose Physical Therapy because it marries those two field. She said she is particularly excited for the opportunity to get to know her patients, whom she will see three times a week for a couple of months, an opportunity which she explained not many other fields in the health care profession have.

Outside of academics and prayer workouts, Halligan enjoys participating in intramural club sports including volleyball, field hockey, softball, and baseball. She also particularly enjoys the retreats which are held at the Chapman Lake Retreat Center. Halligan said that her trip to the Mexico border with the International Service Program was probably the coolest thing she had done at The University thus far. She also is starting to interpret at the Leahy Clinic this semester.

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Gym – CLASSES – Shannon Leisure Centre

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Position in the Company:Leisure Attendant

Number of years in the leisure industry:17 years

Working at Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre since:2006

Qualifications:

Degrees:P.E. Master degree (2003, Lodz University, Poland)Diploma work topic: Steroids and supplements in amateur bodybuilding

P.E. Bachelor degree (2001, Lodz University, Poland)Diploma work topic: Steroids in amateur bodybuilding

Studies:Physical and Health

Position in the Company:Leisure Attendant

Number of years in the leisure industry:17 years

Working at Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre since:2006

Qualifications:

Degrees:P.E. Master degree (2003, Lodz University, Poland)Diploma work topic: Steroids and supplements in amateur bodybuilding

P.E. Bachelor degree (2001, Lodz University, Poland)Diploma work topic: Steroids in amateur bodybuilding

Studies:Physical and Health Education higher education studies (1998-2003 Lodz University, Poland)

Courses :Pool and beach lifeguard (WOPR, Water Voluntary Emergency Ambulance Service, Zgierz, Poland,1997/1999)Teaching methodology of volleyball (1999-2000, University Lodz)Sports camp tutor (1999, Malinowka, Poland)Water Sports camp (1999, Malinowka, Poland)Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, WaterPolo etc.Teaching methodology of handball (2000-2001, University Lodz)Psychology (1999-2002, University Lodz)Teaching methodology of swimming (1999-2002, University Lodz)Traditional and modern dances (1999-2000, University Lodz)Teaching methodology of soccer (2000-2001, University Lodz)Motor Boat Helmsman (2000, Polish Motor-Boat and Water Ski Association, Lodz, Poland)Winter sports camp (2000, Krynica, Poland)-Ski, Ice-skiting etc.Teaching methodology of basketball (1999-2000, University Lodz)Human anatomy (2000, University Lodz)Teaching methodology of athletics (1999-2001, University Lodz)Fun and games (1999-2000, University Lodz)Teaching methodology of gymnastics (1999-2001, University Lodz)Human physiology (2002, University Lodz)Physiotherapy (2002, University Lodz)Aerobics (2002, University Lodz)Sports nutrition (2002, University Lodz)Gym weight and cardiovascular training (2003, University Lodz)First aid (1997 WOPR, Zgierz, 1999 WOPR, 2000, UL, 2011 Shannon, 2013 Shannon)Addiction prevention (2004, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Behaviour management agression (2004, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Hyperactivity of children (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)School quality measurement (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Dyslexia symptoms and management (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)PADI Open Water Diver (2008, Stari Grad, Croatia)PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (2008, Stari Grad, Croatia)PADI Deep Diver Specialty (2008, Tenerife, Spain)IWS Pool Lifeguard (2010, Shannon Leisure Centre)PADI Nitrox Diver Specialty (2014, Abu Nuhas, Red Sea)PADI Wreck Diver Specialty (2014, Abu Nuhas, Red Sea)

Workshops:Strength development of younger children (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Pilates-intelligent gymnastics for everyone (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Teacher evaluation planning and results (2005, Teacher Development Centre, Lodz, Poland)Creating classes for elder people (2012, HES Ennis)Weightlifting (2014, KG Elite Performance, Dublin)

A little bit about me:I have been working in sports and education sector since 1997, mostly as pool lifeguard in outdoor and indoor swimming pools. For 5 years (2001-2006) I was working as a P.E. teacher and sports instructor. In 2006 I have moved to Ireland and started working for Shannon Leisure Centre as leisure attendant.

My interests are history, underwater archaeology, travels, books, sports and sports nutrition.

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Kicking rheumatoid arthritis – Jamaica Gleaner

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is seen as a monster in most people's closets, sending them on a terrifying rage, suffering from joint pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased movement of the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a number of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

According to certified personal trainer Carol McPherson, getting lots of exercise is an important part of coping with rheumatoid arthritis.

"My job is physically demanding and RA has hindered me from doing certain aerobics routines and exercises." she told Flair. "I would have flare-ups experiencing pain, stiffness and swelling in my knee from walking or standing for long periods. After my diagnosis, I did intense research on RA and found that exercise can help to improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints," McPherson explained.

With the correct treatment programme, McPherson and psychotherapist Desmond Thompson stress that exercise can strengthen the muscles around the joints, helping to maintain bone strength and enhance the quality of life for those suffering from the disease.

Before engaging in any form of exercise, it is important to stretch to prepare your muscles and joints for the exercise routine. You should also stretch after your exercises to prevent stiffness. It is OK to rest a day between your workouts, and take an extra day or two if your joints are painful or swollen.

With the help of McPherson and Thompson, today Flair shares a few exercises that persons suffering from RA can indulge in and feel much better for it.

There are three sets of exercises you can kick off RA with: range of motion exercises such as cycling, elliptical workout, strengthening exercises like leg presses, hip extensions, and aerobics exercises such as walking, cycling and making use of the treadmill.

These exercises relieve stiffness and increase your ability to move your joints through their full range of motion. Aerobics exercises help with your overall fitness, and strengthening exercises help to build strong muscles that support and protect your joints.

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Aerobics success for Pakuranga student – Times – Times Online – Auckland

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm


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The team. Photo supplied

Pakuranga head student Meg Sutton has just returned from a trip to Australia to compete in the FISAF (Federation of International Sports, Aerobics & Fitness) Australian Nationals.

Her team represented New Zealand in the Aerobics Adult Open Division an amazing achievement, as four of the five members are still in high school.

Having qualified for the World Championships in the Netherlands in October 2017, Megs team decided to attend the Australian Nationals to gauge how they would fare against such stiff competition.

The Australians and Czechs are the best in the world,' said Meg, So we wanted to see if we had any chance against them before committing to the World Champs.

They competed against the top team from each of the Australian states and, phenomenally, they placed third to the delight of Meg and her teammates.

We were staggered! she said.

Just really shocked, you know. It was the best five days and we didnt know what to expect. It was just amazing to place against teams who were 25 and older.

The team now faces a tough decision regarding the World Championships.

We dont have any sponsorship, so we would have to fund it ourselves, said Meg.

Plus, most of us are doing NCEA exams this year, so going away in October is a big ask.

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Local Gymnast from Doreen Wins Aerobics World Championship – PRWire (press release)

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Doreen junior gymnast and Chirolife regular Brooke claimed a world championship title at the International Aerobics Championships held in Phoenix Arizona this month.

The 12-year-old and her Junior Aerodance team, proudly representing Australia, competed in the AeroDance category, which consisted of individuals, mixed pairs, trios and teams across different division.

In addition to coming home with a bunch of medals, the girls came back with a sense of pride having competed on the international stage and with memories that will last a lifetime.

Both Brooke and her sister Chloe, also an elite national level gymnast, train hard on a weekly basis in a way thats comparable to the gruelling training rosters of professional athletes.

The sporty sisters know just how important keeping their bodies in balance is, both for their posture and flexibility as well as for their mental strength.

Brooke and Chloe benefit from regular chiropractic care here at Chirolife under the care of Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor).

On her recent achievement, Brooke remarked:

I could never have achieved the amazing result of being part of a World Championship winning team, without the help of Dr Ian!

We want to congratulate Brooke on her achievement and wish her all the best in future competitions.

Did you know? Aerobic gymnastics pairs technical execution and artistic choreography with pop music in a short routine.

Chiropractic care a great way to keep your body in balance so you can achieve gold in whatever you do!

About Chirolife: Chirolife is a chiropractic healthcare centre located in the Melbourne suburb of Rosanna. It is run by Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor) who has over two decades of experience in providing a natural alternative to healthcare for the local community.

About The International Aerobics Championship: The championships is the founding organization for sportaerobics/aerobic gymnastics worldwide. This year they presented their 28th Annual International Aerobic Championship in Phoenix, July 29-August 2, 2017.

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No-splash zone: Farmington city pool will not re-open next summer – Farmington Independent

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"Attendance numbers at the pool continue to decline, resulting in decreased revenue from user fees to cover the pool's operation and maintenance costs and an increase in the amount needed to subsidize the cost of pool operations and maintenance," said Randy Distad, director of city parks and recreation.

Farmington Mayor Todd Larson said: "It is costing way too much to keep it open and each year there are three or four problems, so it is costing a fortune and it has outlived its life."

In 2013, the city conducted a facility maintenance study and an aquatic feasibility study that concluded the outdoor pool needed $1.2 million in improvements to address deficiencies. Those issues included mechanical equipment, a new filtration system, electrical service and updates to the pool deck, pool shell and bathhouse.

Five years ago, city staff alerted the council about the pool needing significant improvements within five years to continue to operate, Distad said.

In November 2016, a city recreational referendum narrowly was defeated by city taxpayers. If passed, a city pool would have been part of a $12.3 million waterpark complex and new recreational ball fields and other improvements.

Declining attendance

City pool revenues in 2015 were $71,120, and in 2016 pool revenues were $67,419.

Paid admission numbers showed a decline from 2014 to 2017. Total pool attendance numbers for the summer 2014 season was 10,118, and in 2017 attendance dropped to 7,026.

In 2014, the pool was open 72 days with an average daily attendance of 141. In 2015, the pool was open 69 days with an average daily attendance of 134. In 2016 the pool was open for 63 days with an average daily attendance of 136.

This summer, the pool was open 61 days and the reported average daily attendance was 115.

Group swim lessons showed to be 234 in 2014, and 127 signed up to take lessons in 2017. Private swim lessons were also on the decline; there were 33 private lessons in 2014, and only nine private lessons in 2017.

In the past four years, water aerobics classes showed greater participation with 52 signed in 2014 and that number rose to 92 swimmers signed up for water aerobics classes this past summer.

Punch card swimming admissions declined in the past four years, however. Those numbers went from 3,680 in 2014, down to 1,890 cards in 2017.

Pool closing

The second draft of the tentative 2018 Farmington city budget calls for the city pool to close, according to Robin Hanson, city finance director.

"The draft budget assumes the pool is closed in 2018, and the potential savings kept in the 2018 budget would go toward demolition, fill and reclamation of the pool and bathhouse areas," Hanson said at the Aug. 21 meeting.

The city pool is located inside Evergreen Knoll Park, so tentative plans are to demolish the pool and fill it in to offer more green space at the park, Larson said.

The mayor said he understands the community will be disappointed since the pool is still used by some families and the neighborhood.

Larson said this financial decision had to be made since the pool has outlived its life and does not make financial sense.

As a native to Farmington, Larson recalled swimming in the pool as a boy, and said his family enjoyed the city pool when his children were growing up.

"People need to also understand the pool probably lived 10 years past its lifespan and we have been running on Band-Aids for a long time," he said.

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Ventnor aerobics instructor to turn 90 – Press of Atlantic City

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VENTNOR Dorothy Greene has been leading aerobics classes every day each summer at the Regency Towers Condominiums for decades.

And the residents there love her.

Ive lived in this building for 15 years, and every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Im in this pool with her, said Rita Reiter.

I told Dot that if she stops doing these exercises, Im going to sell my apartment, said Barbara Goldberg.

Greene, who lives in Pennsylvania and vacations in Ventnor every summer, turns 90 on Aug. 20.

She has been teaching daily, hourlong aerobics classes in the city for 30 years, Greene said.

This is vacation for me. I dont get paid here. I get paid there, she said. I lead an aerobics class at the Abington Club in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, during the year. I work there.

Thats where she got her start. She received a free two-week membership to the Abington Club.

I found out there was a pool. The leader of the pool suggested that I get certified, and I did. The rest is history, Greene said.

The buildings residents say they look up to her and throw her a celebration at the end of every year.

This is the best way to start the day, in the water with Dorothy, said Sigal Strauss. She is such an inspiration, and I want to be just like her when I reach 90.

Greenes favorite part of the class?

Just being with people and feeling good after Im done. Then I can sit the rest of the day, she said.

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FREE WATER AEROBICS EXERCISES & CHARTS

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Ethical Bribe Alert!We'd love to have you as part of our community!We have lots of fun exercises, tips and specials coming and would love to share them with you.So if you join our list, as a thank you, we'll immediately send you a link to get the following charts.Please see ourPRIVACY POLICYto understand who we are so you know we rarely send out emails.

Simply enter the your name and valid email into the BLUE form (bottom of page-says JOIN US FOR WORKOUT TIPS). Once you click SUBMIT, you'll get an immediately email after with a link to the charts.Thanks for visiting our site! We appreciate you!

Have you ever wondered how many calories you are buring during your water aerobics workouts? Our Workout Intensity Chart shows your workout levels, calories burned, what you are burning for fuel (protein, carbs or fat) and more. It is also the first to combine all three ways to monitor your workout levels in one chart; heart rate, percieved exhertion and "talk test". Included with the chart are the first few pages of our "Aquatic Workout Intensity Guidlelines" E-Book with the instructions on using the chart.

The quality of how you move or "stroke" your limbs through the water makes or breaks the results of your water aerobics workouts. We created a STROKE ANALYSIS CHART to help you understand your movements in water, because the more specific you are, the more you strengthen the targeted muscles and burn calories. It's all about truly feeling the resistance on the surfaces of the limbs toget your desired results!

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5 Reasons To Include Water Aerobics In Your Exercise Routine – Medical Daily

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Water aerobics have a reputation for being the workout of choice among senior citizens, but new trends like Aquapole, which takes the popular pole dancing class into the water, are bringing new interest to pool workouts. Created in Italy, the classes are now available worldwide and target the belly, shoulders, hips and heart. Whether you go old school and swim a few laps in the community pool or try out a fitness class, the benefits of water aerobics make them ideal for all age ranges and fitness levels. Read on for fivereasons you should consider switching up your workout this summer.

Read:Beer Yoga Is The Workout Class For People Who Dont Like Exercise

The Centers for Disease Control advises water-based exercise for people dealing with arthritis. Research has shown that these workouts can prevent symptoms from getting worse and actually improvejoint mobility. For osteoarthritis sufferers, exercising in the water can help with pain management, too.

Arthritic patients arent the only ones who need to worry about joint health. Cardiovascular activities such as running and Zumba are notably high impact, which could result in injuries. When you do an exercise on land, like jogging, you get an impact on your joints," Torben Hersborg, an osteopath from the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic, explained to The Daily Mail. But when you exercise in the water, you don't have any gravity forcing your body weight down onto your joints. In fact, the paper reports that the buoyancy of the water can reduce joint impact by 85 percent.

In general, exercise is linked with a rosier outlook. However, research has found that underwater fitness can decrease anxiety and depression for patients with fibromyalgia. The activity has also been shown to improve the health of pregnant women and their unborn children. Water has long been linkedto less stress and higher levels of happiness.

Plus, swimming is actually fun. People tend to enjoy swimming more than running or bike-riding, Hirofumi Tanaka, a professor of kinesiology and director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Lab at the University of Texas, told Time. Tanaka explains to the magazine that 50 percent of exercisers give up a new program within months, but swimmers usually stick with their workouts.

Read:Why Exercise Could Be The Perfect Cure For Cravings

According to the Cleveland Clinic, pool exercises burn between 400 to 500 calories per hour. As water has 12 times the resistance of air, youll benefit from both a strength and cardio workout. No equipment is necessary but incorporating kick boards, hand-held paddles and foam noodles can intensify your workout for an extra calorie burn.

Office workers usually spend hours hunched over their keyboards. A researcher at Indiana University who wrote a scientific handbook about swimming told Time he believes that switching up your position to work out horizontally could actually alleviate some of the damage associated with desk jobs.

Theres no hard impact on your back like there is with running, and instead of being bent forward like you would be on a bike, your back tends to be arched slightly in the opposite direction, Tanner said.

See Also:

Why Sunshine And Exercise Might Be The Best Way To Ward Off Heart Attacks

The Top Reasons You're So Tired When You Get Enough Sleep, From Lack Of Exercise To Dehydration

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