LIFE'S HEALTHIER AT THE VILLAGE

The Benefits of Barre

Barre classes are all the rage right now and for good reason. These classes are inspired by techniques in ballet, Pilates, dance, yoga and functional technique. Some moves are done at the bar, some on the mat and some use mini balls, resistance bands or small hand weights to maximize results. With fun music and… Continue reading The Benefits of Barre

Back to Class – Group Fitness Class!

Come August, summer unofficially comes to a close in the Valley of the Sun. Residents are back in town from vacation, and schools are back in session. When it comes to fitness goals and routines, back-to-school time is an ideal time to get back into a routine. Attending group fitness classes for accountability and motivation… Continue reading Back to Class – Group Fitness Class!

Have You Ever Tried Taking A Barre Class?

It is a common misconception that you have to be a ballet dancer to do barre work.  But the reality is that there is absolutely no dance experience required.  It is true that barre is used extensively in ballet training and warm up exercises but barre work is an excellent workout in and of itself.… Continue reading Have You Ever Tried Taking A Barre Class?

Fun, Friendship & Community – Running Together is Better

By Abby Luedecke, Triathlon Coordinator at the Village DC Ranch Running, for the most part, is a solo sport. Many of us run to clear the mind, relieve stress, and give us time for self-reflection. Who couldn’t use some “alone time” every day? However, after 15 years of running, I’ve come to realize the invaluable… Continue reading Fun, Friendship & Community – Running Together is Better

How Good is Group Fitness?  Let Me Count the Ways.

I remember the first group fitness class I attended more than 35 years ago. The music, the instructor, the energy of all the other women there was intoxicating. I was completely sold. This was the fitness avenue I had been looking for but didn’t know it until that day. I had always been an amateur… Continue reading How Good is Group Fitness?  Let Me Count the Ways.

Hard Core – Pilates Gets Manly

If you walk into any Pilates class at any gym or health club, more likely than not the class will be dominated by women. While this trend has existed ever since Pilates started to become a popular exercise, men are quickly catching on to it’s benefits – including some of the world’s top athletes like… Continue reading Hard Core – Pilates Gets Manly

Suspension training — Up on the Roof!

Thanks to money made from the sale of some old spin bikes, Camelback Village Group Fitness Director Linda Hertzberg was able to have a steel beam structure and awning installed on the roof deck overlooking the tennis courts.

Gainey Village Instructor of the Week: Jesica Drago

The Gainey Village Instructor of the Week is Jesica Drago, this week you can bring any guest with you for free to any of Jesica’s classes. Below you will learn a little bit about Jesica. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Jumped into a river from a 60ft cliff. Do you prefer chocolate… Continue reading Gainey Village Instructor of the Week: Jesica Drago

Gainey Village Instructor of the Week – Deborah Garland

This weeks featured instructor is Deborah Garland, remember to bring a guest with you for FREE to any of Deborah’s classes this week.

Gainey Village Instructor of the Week: Margerie

10 things you might now have known about Margerie, remember if you come to any of Margerie’s classes this week you are invited to bring a guest for free: