Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Dance in February, free trial classInnerRhythms Dance Centre invites you to dance in February. For all new dancers who sign up during February for studio classes in ballet, hip-hop, breakin’, modern, tap, jazz, or contemporary dance, the annual registration fee (a value of $25-$35) will be waived. InnerRhythms loves their Mini dancers. Minis dance for 28 days for $28 in “Mini’s” classes (ages 3-6). Check out class listings and availability at http://www.innerrhythms.org and call to reserve a free trial class. InnerRhythms Dance Centre is located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee’s Tri-Counties Bank Plaza. For more information, email email@example.com or call 530-550-8464. Feb. 8 Free Ski Wax ClinicTahoe Donner Cross Country will offer an opportunity for skiers to take the mystery out of waxing and learn from the masters. A wax clinic with waxing wizards Ralph Johnson and Glenn Jobe will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m. in the public wax room. Call 530-587-9484 or visit tahoedonner.com/cross-country for more information.Pilates Reformer Community Day and grand opening classPilates instructor Tina Cook will work with clients at the CR Johnson Healing Center on a full-time basis. Along with teaching on-call private classes on the Healing Center’s Balanced Body Pilates equipment, Tina will instruct weekly Monday and Wednesday group mat Pilates classes at 9:30 a.m. On Monday, Feb. 11, Tina will teach a grand opening Pilates class at 9:30 a.m. for $10. Participants may purchase discounted package deals on future Pilates classes. This first class will be capped at 10 participants.Tina will host a small group Pilates Reformer Community Day on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center. Each class will range from three to six people, so book today at 530-587-4453. The CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee.Coaches needed for Girls on the Run, orientation announcedGirls on the Run – Sierras is accepting volunteer applications for coaches and running buddies to serve as positive adult role models for the Spring 2013 Season. The evidence-based program instills self-esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. The afterschool program meets twice a week for 10 weeks and culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K fun run.The spring season starts March 18 at Alder Creek Middle School, Glenshire Elementary, Truckee Elementary, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Lake Elementary, Incline Elementary, Incline Middle, and Lake Tahoe School.Previous coaching experience is not required. GOTR provides training for all volunteers. Attend the Volunteer Orientation on Monday, Feb. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Uncorked in Truckee. Contact Danielle at 530-567-2144 or complete a volunteer application at http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org/volunteer.Announcing a New Year’s ‘Rebelution’Now that the holiday “stuff your face” time has come and gone and 2013 is well underway, make a New Year’s “Rebelution” to ditch the extra belly fat and redefine yourself in 2013 with Rebel Fitness Academy’s six-week holiday bulge bootcamp. What to expect: Live session with Registered Dietitian Maria Martin; weekly teleconferences with Maria; unlimited email support with Maria; full six-week supply of RD shakes, teas, detox, etc.; twice weekly training at Rebel Fitness Academy; one-on-one FMS injury risk movement evaluation; one-on-one nine-point body composition evaluation; take-home exercises; weekly weigh-ins; morning or evening classes; and only 16 participants. The Rebelution will run Feb. 19-March 28, with 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. classes at Rebel Fitness Academy, 12277 Soaring Way, No. 103. Cost is $499. Call 530-550-7777 or email info@rebelfitnessacademy.Climbing Wall open to the publicTruckee-Donner Recreation & Park District has opened their indoor climbing walls for public use on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 5:30-8 p.m. Try your skills on their 29-foot wall, equipped with automatic belays, routes from 5.5 to 5.12 and a separate bouldering wall. Problems VB-V6. Drop in fees are $6 with shoe rentals for $3 and harnesses for $2.WOW: Women of winterWOW is synonymous with women skiing with women: sharing, collaborating, encouraging, supportive, taking skiing to new levels, exploring, adventuring, laughing, and being part of an incredible girl tribe.Join the Wednesday Black Diamond series or 3-Day Program and let the adventure begin. Wednesday WOW are Black Diamond sessions for advanced to expert skiers to challenge and improve black diamond skiing on Feb. 6, 13, 27 and March 6, 13, and 20.The 3-Day Program, Feb. 24-26, is designed to help you break through to Black Diamond skiing or improve your Black Diamond skiing for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers. Ski, laugh, focus under the guidance of the WOW team. Saturday night orientation will be held Feb. 23. Meet at 8 a.m. on Sunday to organize and confirm groups.Is your entire group novice or intermediate skiers? You can have your own WOW at your pace. Gather eight or more women and you have a group. Booking requires payment for a minimum of eight participants. Standard cancellation policies apply.Call 530-452-4349, 800-403-0206, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Top 10 Nutrition and Exercise TipsPresented by Jill Whisler, RD and Wendy Buchanan, MS, March 5, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. No-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 donation suggested.How often do you stop and reflect about your eating regimes? Do they foster your athletic goals? Are you ready to mix up your routine in activity and nutrition? Join Registered Dietitian Jill Whisler and Exercise Physiologist Wendy Buchanan for the top 10 nutrition and exercise tips for peak performance and health. Jill and Wendy are with the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance. They offer a number of special wellness programs throughout the year in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System.Jill Whisler is a registered dietitian, certification from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Adult and Childhood Weight Management, certified health and fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. Jill has three children and is competing in the Worlds Championship International Triathlon at London in September.Wendy Buchanan, MS, is lead exercise physiologist, and certified exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the main exercise physiologist for cardiac rehabilitation at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Wendy grew up in Tahoe, competed in Downhill ski racing for UC Boulder and is now giving back by teaching kids at Squaw on the weekends. Wendy has two boys and loves to hike, swim, cycle and ski.Contact Heather Segale, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, 775-881-7562, email@example.com.Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Andesite Ridge Trail Head on Saturday, Feb. 16. From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn left and go under the overpass. Turn left again and head down the frontage road to the PCT trail head to park. Snowshoe on the snow-packed road among the frosty trees until you reach the trail. From there, it is a gradual climb to the top, displaying panoramic views of Castle Peak, and the Summit. Don’t forget the snowshoes!Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192.NASTC AIARE Certified Avalanche Level 1 ClassThis three-day intensive seminar follows the AIARE curriculum on basic avalanche safety, Feb. 8-10. It is designed to give students an understanding of avalanche formation, what are the factors and conditions that increase the likelihood of avalanche danger, “nature’s billboard” observation skills, the ability to use an avalanche transceiver and probe, companion rescue skills and how to dig a snow study pit. This is a minimum amount of know-how if you want to travel, ski or ride in the backcountry or sidecountry safely. There is time spent daily in the classroom and in the field. Visit http://www.skiNASTC.com for more information.Ki Gong/Tai ChiTruckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining Room, Estates Drive, Truckee, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Open to all. Gentle movements with coordinated deep breathing. Enhance health, immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.RDdetox to improve athletic performanceSports nutrition tips:No. 1: It’s all about the habits and routines you practice most of the time. You can’t expect to perform at your best if you only eat healthy or balanced the morning of an event. Learn nutrition regimes that work for you pre-exercise and during recovery. No 2: Maintain a healthy weight. Weight is king. Do you feel like you would be more efficient if you weighed a little less? No 3: Get protein, carbohydrates, and fat at every meal. Do you eat the same foods, yet continue to challenge your body and expect it to change?Challenge your habits and fine-tune your sports nutrition regimes. RDdetox will help you utilize whole foods and practice nutritional habits that can change your body composition, blood sugar levels, and your energy, while you obtain a healthier weight. This powerful 21-day challenge will get you ready for the next sport season. Utilize the off-season to obtain your weight goals and test your body on its efficiency. Visit: http://www.RDdetox.com for more information.Pilates Group ReformerTahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Pilates will transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Teach your body and mind to build symmetry and coordination creating a balanced, evenly conditioned body. Pilates is an education in body awareness counteracting common postural problems due to sitting at a desk, certain sport activities, and stress. Pilates is great for sports performance, general fitness conditioning and recovery from injury or illness.Pre-registration is required. Visit tfhd.com for info.Jazzercise new student specialTwo weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music – all ages are welcome.Get great results at our friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.