Rotarians get tips for exercises

Phil Barney and Barbara Barr

Who doesn’t need more exercise in the new year? At their January 3 meeting, members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were shown simple home exercises by fitness coach Janis Bottai of Vital Moves to help them stay in shape. Janis shared four types of exercise needed for the human body.

Next, Janis shared home exercises we can all do. For example, to help maintain balance and prevent falls, one can walk heel to toe along tile grout lines in their house, and walk sideways to strengthen the lateral thigh muscles. Quadriceps muscles, also important for balance, can be strengthened by doing squats or by sitting on the edge of a chair and standing upright with three sets of five initially, and increasing the number as strength allows.

Of course, a more effective way to fulfill that resolution to get more fit is to sign up for one of the numerous fitness classes offered at the HOA fitness centers. You can find information on these class offerings online. There is also information on these classes at the HOA offices and the Fitness Centers.

In addition to being a philanthropic group, Rotary is a community of life-long learners. While much of Rotary’s focus is on making contributions to our community and state, as well as nationally and internationally, Rotarians gather weekly to hear speakers on a wealth of different topics. If this sounds like something of interest to you, come visit our friendly club and learn more about Rotary.

For those who would like to join us for lunch, meals will be served before the program, beginning at 11:15 a.m. There are three menu choices ranging from $7.50 to $11. If you want to learn more about Rotary, our meeting begins at noon. The programs generally begin around 12:25 p.m. and our speakers are always excellent.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is an award-winning club that is packed with energetic volunteers of all ages coming together as friends in Rotary to make a difference in the world. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to anyone who is retired, living or working in SaddleBrooke Ranch, SaddleBrooke and all surrounding communities. If this sounds like something of interest to you, come join us for lunch on any Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse and meet some of our members. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected]