Confused about which events, venues, activities are now fully open, which are partially open and which remain on-line? If you are, you’re not alone. Covid-19 and it’s aftermath continue to challenge. Many people claim to have “FOGO” (Fear of Going Out) even after having been vaccinated. According to a recent article in Psychology Today, returning to activities and “life-as-normal” may bring confusion, anxiety and stress. Author Dr. Andrea Bonior suggests: 1) Ease back into your old routine; there is no (one specific) right way; 2) Set aside time for self-care during this period of change.

Easing back into exercise is a great way to start. It builds health and confidence. Free Fitness classes are back in Burger and are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:00. Group exercise is one way to socialize. JoRene has expanded her repertoire to include Pilates and yoga. Bodies need strength, endurance, flexibility, stretching and balance. So do minds. These classes challenge those who forgot to exercise during the covid year and those who never missed a Zoom session. Each body is different. All bodies benefit.

A marathon runner never ran a race before walking to the corner and back home. When you put Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 class, on your “to-do” list, you’ll be half-way there.

Disclaimer for all:
Equipment for JoRene’s class: Non-skid mats, 3# hand weights, athletic shoes (supportive but not too grippy,) and a water bottle – hydration revitalizes. Fragrance-Free, please. Share the floor with kindness.

Word to the wise: For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed for quick aerobic moves. A fall may cause serious injury. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, well-supervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness… altering each exercise to prevent injury.  Be careful dear ones. Welcome!


Evening Bocce

Thursday, August 19, an evening event of bocce and food was held at the Bocce Ball Courts. A group of 28 people attended. A special

Work-Out Wearables

Do clothes make the exercise easier? From Summer Olympics to Seniors in Oakmont, that is the question. Though not ready for Vogue, OHI regulars dress for success, fitness success. Join them and join the red carpet of daring designs.

9/11 Memories and Exercise

Today we remember the day that shocked and shook the world with a painful look back. This is also a time to look ahead at how to mitigate lingering negative responses. Living in constant concern, anxiety and fear robs the good from each day. Deep breathing and reading comics may be ways to cope. Talking to a positive person might be another. And still a third: exercise.

Classes in October and November

OTLC is in the process of revamping the technology classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector is being installed. Fourteen old computer desks have