Monday, January 13, 2014

Sample Saturdays

Shapes Shifters Pilates
1/25/14 9:00-10:00am
601 N National S #111 (Lofts at Jordan Creek) Pilates Small Group Session
Please RSVP at Shape Shifters

Estimated Time Run-Running Forum
1/18/14 8:00-8:30am
Ridge Runners 3057 S. Fremont Springfield, MO
Ridge Runners will be having a runner forum post Estimated time run, which starts at 8:00 am and should conclude at 8:30. This form is for beginning runners and those wanting to learn more about running

Essential Yoga
2/8/14 8:00-8:55 am
1343 E Montclair Spfld 658047
Class: Gentle Vinyasa This class is a relaxing and stretching class that starts slowly with a gentle warm-up and gradually builds up to stronger poses then slows down again for relaxation and meditation. Gentle Vinyasa is ideal if you are a newcomer to yoga, fatigued or stressed, or just looking for a less strenuous practice. *Please RSVP to for class registration

2/22/14 1:00-2:30pm 3:00-4:30pm
Intro to Scuba Facility Registration: Max of 6 per class.
Must register prior to class call 417-883-5151

3/15/14 1:00-2:00pm AquaZumba
Max of 20 participants; must register prior to class. 417-883-5151

Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park
4/5/14 9:30-12:00pm Family Fun Day at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park
3825 W Farm Road 146 • Springfield 65802
Events: Cow Train, Inflatables, Hay Rides

Bowling Outing for Sample Saturdays!
4/19/14 11:00-5:00pm
All 3 locations: Sunshine Enterprise Holiday
First come, first serve.
(2 game max) shoes and game rental included

Friday, December 13, 2013

Free Fitness Classes

Yoga Studio 72:

3170 E. Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65804

Friday, December 13th 10:45 am 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 14th 9:00 am 10:45 am

Bar Cardio

1730 E Republic Rd, Suite Q Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 554-0809

Saturday, Dec. 21st & 28th
8:30 am - Butt & Gut
9:30 am - Cardio Tap
10:30 am - Cardio Lite

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Free Tours of Fitness Center & Discounts

Tour the North and Meyer locations of CoxHealth Fitness Centers The Springfield Wellness department is teaming up with the Fitness Center to hold tours of the facilities on Wednesday (Meyer Center) and Thursday (North). Come see how accessible and inviting the fitness centers can be in our short 20-minute tour, and consider joining for 2014. Put your health first!

Meyer Center Tour
Wednesday, Dec. 11th  7 a.m., Noon, and 5 p.m.

Cox North Fitness Center Tour
Thursday, Dec. 12th  7:30 a.m., Noon, and 4:30 p.m.

All tour attendees will receive a free trial week to use at either CoxHealth Fitness Centers location and a 20 percent coupon to use off future massages, fitness classes and pro shop items.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Reduce Your Stress in Stages

You become AWARE that you have stress and that it might be a good idea to lower it.
 You determine WHY you want to lower your stress.
You figure out HOW you are going to lower your stress.

Breathe- Take a deep breath. Draw the oxygen into your belly. 
Relax- Tense all muscles for 7 seconds. Slowly relax each muscle, one at a time.
Take Inventory- Identify areas of tension in your body. Start with scalp, moving down.
Stretch- Unleash pent up stress by stretching your muscles out.
Listen- Research shows blood pressure lowers when people listen rather than talk.
Focus- Try to maintain sustained attention on only one thing at a time
Meditate- Find a quite space, a comfortable position and keep a passive attitude.
Visualize- Just imagine yourself relaxing deeply in whatever scene you choose.
Deep Relaxation- Simply count backwards from ten, very slowly.
Vigorous Exercise- Afterwards, you are less likely to be startled or lose your temper


You take ACTION and begin to exercise, mediate or do yoga.
You TRANSFORM your goal into a habit, understanding that you’ll experience a few set-backs along the way.
Source: Stop Stress This Minute, 2012 Wellness Council of America;

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sample Saturdays

What is standing between you and your better wellbeing? Get connected to your health and your community by participating in a new activity every week! Attend any or all of the following classes for FREE:
Aug 24          Tai Chi @ 8am
Sept 7          Intro to Hula Hooping
Sept 14         Walk and Tone
Sept 14         Start Running 9-11am
Sept 21         Intro to Yoga
Sept 28         Body Shock Basics
Oct 5           Beg. Boot Camp
Oct 12          Walk and Tone
Oct 19          Intro to Yoga
Oct 26          Body Shock Basics
 Nov 2          Beg. Boot Camp

·         No age limit
·         Kids are welcome
·         Show up and sign in upon arrival
·         Questions?  Call 417-269-9140

Time(s):  9:00am unless noted otherwise
                Duration-30 minutes
Location(s):  Meyer Center – outdoors on lawn
 Meet at Meyer Center lobby, 10 minutes prior to class
 3545 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65807