Hot enough for ‘ya? “Dog Days of Summer” are here, if you believe Hellenistic astrology. These ancient Greeks connected the hottest, most uncomfortable weather with the rising of the star system, Sirius (“Dog Star.”) They described this part of the year as one of heat, droughts, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, mad dogs and bad luck.

Coping with such bad star power can undo even the most enthusiastic exercise student. Summer lethargy and summer anxiety are negatives. Light exercising and intentional self-care are positives. Following upbeat OHI leader JoRene as she leads each class with fun, variety and common sense is a big positive. Put positives into your summer of 2021 and see if you aren’t enjoying life a bit more than described by our Greek forefathers.

In the Free Fitness classes, listening to your own body is one of the first tenents to successful outcomes. Drinking water, before feeling thirsty, is a must during these “Dog Days of Summer.” Skål!

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