Even after the holidays, OHI members look happy in their sweaters. JoRene demonstrates that even antlers can’t stop her from maintaining a perfect plank, perfect for core and much, much more.

Holidays, 2021 may be just a memory but 2022 offers new-days, filled with potential and possibilities. These days offer a start to undo, unwrap, unearth.
Undo clutter of not only holiday glitter, but also the mind clutter of motivational dampening thoughts. Self-sabotaging undermines goals and enthusiasm. Undo those paralyzing thoughts and….
Unwrap walking shoes; take a short jaunt to the mailbox, the corner or to a neighbor’s home to say “happy new year.”
Unearth reasons to move forward, more on….indeed, just move. Physical movement improves mind and emotion, not to mention the body.

Behavioral psychologists tell us “It takes thirty days to change a habit.” Why not go for this month? Could your goal, during the next four weeks, be to get up early and walk each day for twenty minutes? (Set your alarm and put shoes next to bed.) Is it to drink six glasses of water daily? (One glass before and one after each meal.) Are you setting a goal to lose five pounds? (Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound of fat, it’s estimated that if you cut—or burn—an extra 650 calories a day, you’d lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week.) Perhaps your goal is to exercise with JoRene during the entire month of January?

Get a head start on January, make a goal. You’ll be so proud of yourself.

Equipment for JoRene’s class: Non-skid mats, 3# hand weights, athletic shoes, 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 prior to 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!


OSC Upcoming Events

Singles MixerIntroduction to Swing/JitterbugWhen: Friday, January 21, 2022, 6 PMWhere: East Rec CenterPlease repeat the prior blurb about the swing/jitterbug event Singles MixerSave the date:

Canine Club 2022 Calendar

Save The Date – Small Dog Play Day. The first event of the New Year is a Small Dog Play Date at Happy Tails Dog Park on Saturday, January 8th, 10 AM – Noon.

Dancing in Circles and Squares

Square dances begin with four couples in a square but are often cued by the caller to “circle to the left” or “circle right”. So,

Boomers welcome new treasurer

By Carolita Carr Welcome to new Treasurer If you attended the Holiday party last month, then you know Boomers has a new Treasurer. Virginia Fuentes