St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fitness Fundraiser
Saturday March 21st 1-4pm
Basket Raffles and refreshments
Members and non-members welcome at no charge, donations are encouraged
Kids’ swim from 2-3pm (adult supervision required)
Aerobics class sampler from 2-3:30pm
Fitness Challenge and Basket Raffle winners announced at 4pm
Connected Warriors at the Riverwalk Athletic Club
Free Yoga to Vets and their families, non-members welcome
Every Thursday beginning March 5th from 12-1pm
NEW: Cinema Cycle Every Sunday at 2pm in the month of March!!
Sunday March 1st: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Sunday March 8th: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Sunday March 15th: The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King
Sunday March 22nd: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Sunday March 29th: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
This is an independent ride with no instructor so you can work at your own pace. Stay for a portion of the movie or the whole thing, it’s your ride!!
Virtual Cycling Week: 15th-21st
New Membership Rates Effective March 1st, 2015
1 Month Prepay: $59*
3 Month Prepay: $139
6 Month Prepay: $249
12 Month Prepay: $439*
Convenience Pay: $70 Enrollment, $39 monthly auto-draft*
* Student, Senior, Family, Veteran, and Corporate discounts available.
RAC Featured Class: Chi Gong
Ancient Practice Brings Modern Results
Developed thousands of years ago by Taoists in ancient China, Chi Gong is a practice which combines postural training, breathing techniques, mental imagery, and gentle movements to guide the flow of energy or “chi” through the body.
Some of the documented benefits of Qi Gong include:
• Increases flexibility and joint mobility
• Mental relaxation
• Stimulates immune system
• Reduces stress
• Improves sleep
• Increases energy and mental clarity
• Occasional remission of chronic and debilitating illnesses
• Slowing of the biomarkers for aging
• Reduced risk of stroke and cardiac events
To say “Chii Gong” is a bit like saying “dance,” since there are many different forms of Chi Gong, all designed with different styles and purposes.
Whether you are young or old, weak or strong, or overweight or slender, you can perform Chi Gong to gain or maintain optimal health and well-being from the inside out. Consistent practice will bring about improvement in energy, metabolism, balance, flexibility, centered calm and clarity.
Certified Instructor Rick Gridley teaches Chi Gong at RAC every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm.