January 1, 2015

Fitness & Wellness Open House Thurs., Jan. 8

Come to the
CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House 
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8th
Chehalem Aquatic & Wellness Center


Thomas Jefferson said, “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is committed to enhancing fitness and wellness in our community. We all know that good health is key to a good life. Park and rec believes that taking care of yourself should be fun, friendly, and not break the bank.

Experience what CPRD has to offer at the CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 8th.  Watch or try sample fitness classes, take in demonstrations, get your blood pressure checked, chat with a physical therapist. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event, including membership to the fitness center; massage and acupuncture; certificates for free admission to brand new offerings, including classes on healthy eating, adult jazz dance, deep water exercise, and adult swimming; as well as Zumba and Tai Chi; plus prizes from Chehalem Glenn Golf Course.

“It’s easier to keep moving than to stop and start moving again later,” says Karen Maas, part of the fitness center team at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. “Staying active and staying healthy will make it a lot easier to mature further and further. Your mental and spiritual aspects will be healthier if your body is healthier. It’s a healthy philosophy to keep active, to eat right, and we have ways to keep active here.”
“Inactivity is the number one cause of morbidity, more than how you diet or other things that you can do for your health,” says Dr. Nathan Phelps, a local physical therapist who offers free monthly events at Chehalem Senior Center. “It all cascades and is the stem of all bad things that can happen to you healthwise. A lot of times, people don’t take care of themselves because they’re taking care of everything else. It’s important for everyone to make time for themselves. You’re better able to tolerate things throughout the day when you’re exercising and moving. Activity lightens your mood.”

CPRD exercise instructors agree. “Tai Chi has helped me get over stressful times in my life,” says Mike Roberts, who teaches Tai Chi with his wife Helen Voong at Chehalem Armory. He says the slow, refined movements help relax muscles and calm the mind while improving balance, strength and flexibility. Mike studied Tai Chi in Malaysia, and taught in Europe for 17 years.
CPRD offers an ever-evolving array of activities and services for health, fitness and wellness. Activities throughout the year include various sports, plus Zumba, yoga, horseback riding, ice skating, gymnastics, and of course, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. At Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, take advantage of the pool, hot tub, sauna, plus exercise equipment, personal training and massage therapy. People of any age can take advantage of deeply discounted massage, acupuncture, and foot clinics at Chehalem Senior Center. CPRD offers CPR, First Aid and AED certification classes each month. To learn more, attend the open house Jan. 8th or visit cprdnewberg.org.

This article appeared in the January 2014 issue of Chehalem Business Connection, a special publication from Newberg Graphic.

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