TAHOE, Calif.— Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.
Endurance Training Program
Pre-summer training with an eight-week course designed to help athletes (of all levels) pre-train for summer sports. Benefits include: VO2 test to determine your heart rate zones; pre- and post-class functional assessment; supervised strength and power circuit training; individualized daily workout plan; educational seminars: Understanding Training Periodization (April 14, 5:15 p.m.) and Understanding Your VO2 Test (April 21, 5:15 p.m.). Course runs April 14-June 5, Mondays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Cost is $225. Limited to 10 participants. Call 530-587-3769 to register. Taught by Certified Personal Trainer Lynette Talbott. Class is open to all ability levels. Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which began on April 7. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope and strength at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. OA is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they are powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit www.oa.org, locally www.nnsi.oar2.org or call 775-745-6807.
Affordable lab screenings
A simple way to start taking charge of your health. Affordable lab tests and screenings each month at two convenient locations, the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station in Truckee, Calif. and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village. No appointment is necessary. Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare.
Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Second Friday of the month, 8-9 a.m., April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. For more information call 775-833-4100.
Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, Calif., inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 a.m., April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. For more information call 530-582-3277.
Salsa — again
Starting April 16 on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Salsa (novice-level), a very popular energetic Latin dance with crisp turns and sharp moves! It originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. Novice Salsa is fun and fast … but not too fast! The goal of novice-level dancing is to become comfortable with basic dance fundamentals, then apply them to a style of dance.
Register: Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department at 980 Incline Way.
New member orientation
If you are a new member to the Incline Village Recreation Center, sign up for a complimentary “get acquainted” orientation. New members will receive a facility tour, an overview of the fitness/weight room, and some helpful program and class information. Call 775-832-1350 to make an appointment.
Daylong meditation instruction
Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays, April 27 and May 18, noon-5 p.m., For Goodness Sake Truckee, with Polly Ryan, MA.
Appropriate for beginning and advanced students. Focus on both seated and walking meditation: development of Shamatha (meditative quiescence) and Vipassana (meditative insight) through the exploration of techniques taught in the Satipatana (Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and Anipanasati (Mindfulness of Breathing) Sutras. Take a sack lunch for a 30-minute lunch break. Suggested donation: $40-60 per session. No one turned away for lack of funds. Also available by Web Ex. Register at FGS, call 530-550-8981.