Practice News & Calendar – December (2013)
Dear Practice Friends,
One of our newer members of the Practice community, Janice Sudkamp, was kind enough to recommend an excellent book to me,Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond, by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. The book has been out since 2007, and I downloaded the audiobook and enjoyed it as I drove back and forth to my sister’s house in Indiana for the Thanksgiving holiday.
There are actually two versions of the book, one for women and one for men. Much of the material in both books is similar because the authors present aging and fitness through the lens of evolutionary biology, and over 90% of the systems that we share that affect our metabolism and our aging is identical. Still each book discusses sex differences, such as the reduction of testosterone in men as they age, and the changes that occur with menopause in women.
What comes through loud and clear to me as central to the text are are the ideas that: 1) much of our aging is related to lifestyle choices; 2) the choices we make every day set us up for either decay or growth; and 3) staying in a growth mode requires exercise, good nutrition, and commitment.
As Janice pointed out to me in our discussion, one of the reasons that she enjoys coming to Practice is the way in which our values and our approach to fitness mirrors the truths reveals inYounger Next Year. I agree. Our mission is help you to realize your potential, which in terms of fitness translates to looking great, feeling great, and moving well, not just now, but for the rest of your life! As we move into the new year, our goal is to help you think about the future, both near and far, in order to find a “best fit” that will have you looking, feeling and moving, “younger next year.”
On behalf of the staff at Practice, I want to wish you a very happy holiday!
Monthly Class Calendar and 2014 Rates
The studio will be closed 12/25 and January 1 for Christmas and New Year holidays.
Hatha Yoga is cancelled for Tuesday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 31
The 12p Group Reformer class on Thursdays will move to 1130a for the winter.
New Pricing for 2014
Effective January 1st, we’ll be introducing some price changes for 2014:
- Regular Instructor rates for Privates, Duets and Trios will increase slightly, while still remaining one of the most competitively priced studios in Dayton, Ohio
- Rates for Group Reformer & Equipment classes as well as Pilates Matwork and Yoga classes will remain the same for 2014.
- 30 Minute class rates for Jumpboard, TRX, and the new CORE Athletic Conditioning class (starting in January) will decrease for 2014, making them a great value!
- Senior Instructor Rates will remain the same for 2014.
Clients with packages for privates, duets and trios will be honored at 2013 rates until they are used up. Up to December 31st, clients can purchase a package of (up to 16 sessions) privates, duets or trios at 2013 prices using their house account or other form of payment. Click on the link below for a pdf copy of the new rate card for 2014:
Welcome to Practice!
A warm welcome goes out to our newest members of the Practice community, who started with us in November:
Angie Williams Lyons
We are thrilled to have you with us. Welcome aboard!
Happily, I can reveal that the baker is a member of our Practice community, Arundi Venkayya, editor by day, cookie aficionado by nights and weekends. Her side business is called Bitty Bits, named after her twin daughters. If you are interested in placing an order for the upcoming holidays (please do it soon!) you can reach her email@example.com.
NEW! Refer a friend for a STOTT PILATES® Professional Education Course and Receive $50!
Contact Patrick Przyborowski at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell phone at (937) 609-4170.
January 10-12, 24-26
March 6, 7, 8, 9
March 20, 21, 22, 23
April 4, 5
Pilates with Medicine Ball
Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 3
Matwork Flow Conditioning Sequence Workout
Matwork Strength & Mobility
Mini Stability Ball Workout
Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4
*Space is limited to 12 people per course.
Research: Taking Aspirin at Night May Boost Heart Benefits
This is a big one! From the NY Times’ “Well” section, Anahad O’Connor writes:
“Millions of adults take an aspirin every morning to ward off heart disease. But a new study suggests that the pills might be most effective if taken right before bed.”
Research: Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression
From the Health section of the NY Times, Carey Benedict writes: “The first of four studies on the special relationship between sleep and depression suggests that when antidepressants and insomnia therapy are used together, recovery happens faster.”
7 Reasons to Do Moderate Intensity Exercise More Often
From the Livestrong.com website, this slideshow offers some excellent reasons for balancing your workout regimen with moderate levels of exercise that include living longer, reduced risk of injury, better sleep and improving blood sugar and insulin levels.
Research: Mother’s Exercise May Boost Baby’s Brain
Also by Gretchen Reynolds writing in the NY Time’s Phys Ed section: “If a woman is physically active during pregnancy, she may boost the development of her unborn child’s brain, according to a heart-tugging new study of expectant mothers and their newborns.”
How cool is that?
Research: The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise
Once again from Gretchen Reynolds (she does great writing on wellness and fitness) in the NY Times’ Well column, “a new study suggests a moderate daily exercise session can blunt the harmful effects of overeating and being inactive, which too many of us will be doing as the holidays approach.”