IMPORTANT: GOOD HEALTH IS A CHOICE NOT AN ACCIDENT!!! Paying special attention to the person we love most, ourselves.
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, 28 February 2009, Church for Sanctuary will launch a new service for those interested in mind body and spirit fitness. These classes will start at ten o’clock and end at eleven o’clock. All classes will be held on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted. A one hour time frame is allotted so that participants can plan their day. But I will be in no hurry to run off, and will be available to continue either our discussions or training.
The fee is a $20.00 dollar donation in cash with donations being collected on the first Saturday of the month and will cover the month. Breaking down to donations of $5.00 per week. A real bargain considering the benefits serious participants will achieve. There are no obligations and participants can discontinue participation at any time but there will be no return of donation fess for any remaining weeks for the month. Participants will not be joining anything, nor will addresses or phone numbers be collected. There will be no donation fee necessary (but donations will be accepted by those willing to make such donation) for Saturday 28 February 2009. Official classes will start Saturday, 07 March 2009, with your $20.00 donations being accepted then. However, for the month of March, four $5.00 dollar donations will be accepted. It is not the intent of this clergyman/trainer to accept donations from people who may conclude that such a fitness program is not for them.
This first class is designed to answer any questions that likely participants might have, 28 February 09. With the class starting, Saturday, 07 March 2009, the focus will be on developing cardiovascular endurance. The class structure will depend upon fitness levels of the participants. Most likely, we will start with walking and gradually move into jogging. Classes will also introduce upper body strength conditioning. Moving onto the stretching of your muscles, as an important component to complete body conditioning. In some instances stretching can help eliminate pain. Some pain is caused by physical inactivity. Many uncomfortable parts of the body that cause discomfort and minor pain. Sometimes causing disruption of sleep which can be eliminated through gentle strength and stretching conditioning, including lower back discomfort.
Without question, we are what we eat, drink and think, so the combination of activities for mind body and spirit can improve your overall fitness level. Yep, we will be discussing mind activities to stimulate blood flow to the brain which might help retard the onset of dementia. Science is still out on this one, but not for me, discover why on Saturday. Perhaps turning you into a person you never thought possible.
You should know that I have been at this for at least 55 years. The news has all been good up to now. So here is the down side, aging is not our friend, in many ways it diminishes the quality of life. But it can be slowed down, and even helping us to regain some of that old vigor. Which is the primary purpose, of my fitness classes.
For those of you fortunate enough to be young, these classes are for you, too. Because what I teach will give you a leg up on the quality of your life as the years advance. I should know, as I am 72, extremely healthy, with great recuperative powers, never hospitalized or on any medications except for pulled muscles and dental work.
This past Saturday, the 21, I turned in a 21 mile run, just for the fun of running. I must say, none of what I teach in my fitness classes has any expectations for encouraging participants to run such distances. Such distances are completely unnecessary for fitness of the mind, body and spirit.
One last thought, obviously what has been said will be expand upon during classes, but nothing said, is intended to counter your patient/doctor relationship. Always share with your doctor, what you are learning and practicing in my classes. The two of you know what you are capable of doing when it comes to over all fitness classes. His or her advice should be primary to your participation in my fitness classes.
To get an idea of the scope of the classes; it might be helpful to a previous posting, just clink on the calender date 22 February 2009. These classes are not designed to promote Christianity; however, on occasions a scriptural reference might be made to like the scriptures referenced in that posting. Because we are a unit of mind, body, spirit and synchronized by God.
These classes are primarily designed for people 50-80 years of age. With the exception of this Saturday, 28 February 2009. All ages are welcome, and if there is sufficient interest, classes will be formed for other ages, including classes for teenagers which can be conducted at the site or at the home where the parents live. Also for those a little shy, classes can be conducted in your home. For retirees, and other people classes can be formed on other days beside Saturdays.
These classes are not about, who can do the most by speed or strength because that is often the way of fools. It it about fitness for the mind body and spirit. Accomplished in moderation, and at the level of each participants comfortable ability. We will work as a unit encouraging and helping each other.
IDENTIFYING ME: I’ll be wearing red training shorts, with either a long sleeve or short sleeve gray shirt, with non matching socks one red and the other blue and white training shoes. I wear glasses, and have white hair, and will be near the first picnic table under the trees, near the river.
LOCATION and DIRECTIONS —- Classes will be conducted at Rotary Riverview Park in Temple Terrace. There is ample parking and shade from the trees. The park is located just off of Fowler Avenue. If you are traveling East on Fowler, get in the left turning lane after you cross the Hillsborough River bridge. Turn left and you will see Fisherman’s Landing Apartment complex, turn left again and that will be Rotary Park. If traveling West on Fowler, at the first traffic light past I-75 exits, turn right. There you will see Fisherman’s Landing Apartment complex, turn left and proceed to the park. If coming off I-75, directions are the same as those traveling West on Fowler.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me through the navigation link. I never answer the phone when I do not recognize the number, so please leave a message and your number and I’ll return your call. I do this to avoid to what amounts to spam. Because as we all know, that there are fools out there trying to peddle something that we neither want or need. After all, we know were to go to buy what we want and need. So spammers reading this get a life and leave us alone.